For HCS Staff and Teachers

Afterschool Snacks

Schools may qualify for afterschool snacks through a USDA Program. Please complete our After School Snacks Application each year and return to Shelia White at [email protected] or fax (423) 498-6699.

To qualify for the program, USDA guidelines require the school provide "organized, regularly scheduled activities in a structured and supervised environment, including an educational or enrichment activity." These activities must occur after the school day is over. We are only able to provide snacks for programs that are located at a Hamilton County School where we already serve meals.

Additionally, sites must qualify based on "area eligibility". Please see the list below for qualifying sites for 2023-24.

Training is required for all new programs and/or new staff and must be completed prior to starting the snack program. We ask for at least two weeks notice to ensure food is ordered and training can be completed.

Please contact Shelia White with questions, [email protected] or (423) 498-7275.

2023-24 Eligible Sites

  • Alpine Crest Elementary
  • Barger Academy
  • Battle Academy
  • Bess T Shepherd
  • Big Ridge Elementary
  • Brainerd High
  • Brown Academy
  • Brown Middle
  • Calvin Donaldson Elementary
  • Central High
  • Clifton Hills
  • Daisy Elementary
  • Dalewood Middle
  • Dupont
  • East Brainerd Elementary
  • East Hamilton High
  • East Hamilton Middle
  • East Lake Academy
  • East Lake Elementary
  • East Ridge Elementary
  • East Ridge High
  • East Ridge Middle
  • East Side Elementary
  • Hardy Elementary
  • Harrison Elementary
  • Hixson Elementary
  • Hixson Middle
  • Hixson High
  • The Howard School
  • Hunter Middle
  • Lookout Mountain Elementary
  • Lookout Valley Elementary
  • Lookout Valley Middle/High
  • Middle Valley Elementary
  • Normal Park Lower/Upper
  • Ooltewah Elementary
  • Ooltewah High
  • Ooltewah Middle
  • Orchard Knob Elementary
  • Orchard Knob Middle
  • Red Bank Elementary
  • Red Bank High
  • Red Bank Middle
  • Rivermont Elementary
  • Sequoyah High
  • Snow Hill Elementary
  • Soddy Daisy High
  • Soddy Daisy Middle
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Tyner High
  • Tyner Middle
  • Wallace A Smith Elementary
  • Wolftever Creek Elementary

The following schools do not qualify for afterschool snacks: Allen Elementary, Apison Elementary, CCA, Chattanooga State Middle High College, CSAS, CSLA, Hamilton County STEM, Hamilton County Virtual School, Loftis Middle, McConnell Elementary, Nolan Elementary, North Hamilton County Elementary, Sale Creek Middle High, Signal Mountain Middle High, Soddy Elementary, Thrasher Elementary, and Westview Elementary.

P-EBT Program

P-EBT cards are mailed to the students' homes

Please refer parents to our office at 423-498-7275 to explain benefits and troubleshoot.

More information can be found here.

PIN Numbers

Staff PIN numbers are the last 5 digits of your employee ID.

Example: If your employee ID is 123456, your PIN is 23456.

If you are creating an account on LINQ Connect, it will ask for your Staff ID when linking yourself to your account. This is S+ your full employee ID.

Example: If your employee ID is 123456, your Staff ID on LINQ Connect is S123456.

Using School Kitchens

We are happy to assist school or community groups in the use of our school kitchens for special functions. We do require a School Nutrition employee to be present during the function. This SN employee will provide you with:

  • A tour of the kitchen facilities
  • Assistance in finding tools needed
  • Guidance on using each piece of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Monitoring of food safety and employee/volunteer safety practices
  • Troubleshooting issues that arise

This employee also helps protect our assets by ensuring equipment is properly used and our inventory is accounted for.

Your group will be billed for the employee's hourly wages plus benefits for the time worked. FLSA law does not allow the employee to volunteer their time.

To request use of school kitchen facilities, complete the Request for Special Activity Function Form and return to the cafeteria manager at that school.