Our district uses the NutriKids POS (point of sales) system for the paying and accounting of student lunches. You can sign up and pay/view your child’s balances and eating habits at www.schoolbucks.com. Each student is given a PIN to daily access his/her lunch/breakfast account. This number is used throughout all their years in the district. Our lunch system runs much more efficiently if parents pay ahead either by signing up and paying online (there is a minimal transaction fee) or by sending a check in with their student’s name and PIN in the memo section. Payments can also be placed in an envelope and put in the dropbox located in the Main Office. Be sure to write the student’s name and PIN on the check/envelope.
Monthly menus are available upon request in the office or online. The cost of a value meal is as follows: full priced student lunch--$2.85, reduced price student lunch--$0.40, and adult or second student lunch--$4.00. Although we allow students to purchase a single main item ($2.25), we encourage them to opt for the value meal. The value meal consists of choosing up to 5 items. Choices include: salad bar, fresh fruit, canned fruit, one main item, a side item(s), and milk. To qualify as a value meal, the student must choose at least 3 things, and it must include 1 cup of fruit, vegetable, or a combo of the two, as well as a main item.
Milk, juice, and water are available for a cost ranging from $0.50 to $1.00. In accordance with the Wellness Policy, soda is not sold in the district.
FREE & REDUCED MEAL FORMS
Each student will receive a form for Free and Reduced Meals during the first week of school. If you are interested in free or reduced price meals, please fill it out and return this form as soon as possible. Those students who received free or reduced lunch in June will have that status carried over to the new school year, but a new form must be submitted if the child is to access the program beyond October 15th. Should there be a sudden change to a household’s income within the school year, a new free/reduced form can be submitted anytime, just ask the Kitchen Manager or the office for a form. If you have any questions or need help filling out the form, you may call the Food Service Director at 729-9961 ext. 238.
A “grab and go” breakfast is offered daily. Students receiving a free lunch will be able to receive a free breakfast. Students receiving reduced lunch also qualify for free breakfast. All other students must pay $2.00. Adults must pay $2.50. A variety of options will be available each morning, but students opting for the value breakfast MUST select at least one main item and one fruit choice. The breakfast program will begin on the first day of school.
LUNCH ROOM DECORUM
Students enter the Cafeteria on the right side. When you enter, you may either get in line or take a seat. Service will stop 5 minutes before the lunch period ends. You are expected to choose a table to sit at during lunch and should be at that table unless you are making purchases, getting condiments/napkins, or clearing your table. Please do not visit people at other tables during the lunch period.
Please be respectful, use good table manners, speak in a quiet voice and with appropriate language, and be aware of overall noise level. If the lights should dim at any time, please bring the noise level to zero and wait for announcement or instructions.