We are looking forward to serving your child
this year. The information provided below is intended to help
you become more familiar with our program and address some frequently
asked questions. If, at any time, you have additional questions
or concerns, please feel free to speak to your child's cafeteria
manager or contact the Child Nutrition office at 369-0270.
- Menus - School menus are planned
by a registered dietitian, and they are consistent with the
Recommended Daily Allowances, age appropriate caloric goals,
and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Moreover, we offer
menu items that have a high degree of acceptance by students.
Each month, elementary students receive a printed menu to
take home. Secondary students receive a restaurant-style menu
at the beginning of the school year.
- Meal Service - We offer both breakfast
and lunch to all students in the district. Serving times vary
slightly from school to school.
- Pre-Payment of Meals - Parents are
encouraged to place money in their child's account to reduce
the need for carrying cash, which can be lost or stolen. You
may send a check or cash with your child, or you are welcome
to visit the cafeteria manager anytime between 7:00 A.M. and
2:00 P.M. You will receive a letter from our office if any
returned checks are listed on your child's account. Payment
for meals by check will be suspended until restitution is
made on an insufficient check. In addition, cashiers will
not accept bills greater than $20.00 from students.
- A La Carte Items - Many schools offer
items not planned on the menu such as cookies, yogurt, popsicles,
etc. We refer to these as a la carte items since they are
priced individually, not as a unit. If you do not want your
child to use money in his/her account for these purchases,
please visit your child's cafeteria manager to make arrangements
to block the account.
- Charging Meals - When a full-paying
student has charged the total value of a breakfast and
($2.90 for Elementary
and $3.30 for Secondary),
the student will be offered a toasted cheese sandwich and
carton of milk
until the parent places money on the account. Methods for
notification of low account balances vary from school to
so please contact your child's cafeteria manager if you have
questions or concerns.
On behalf of all Child Nutrition employees,
thank you for the opportunity to serve your child.
Robin Wantland, MS, RD, LD
Director of Child Nutrition Services