enjoying their lunchbreak
Good nutrition = better learning
Apply for Free & Reduced Meals
Good nutrition is vital for growing bodies and
minds. Our school participates in
the National School Lunch Program, which offers nutritious meals for
students for free or at a reduced cost,
based on household size and income. The 2013-14 school year application form
is now available for downloading or printing and only
has to be
completed once to cover all children in your family.
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: FREE AND REDUCED
LUNCH APPLICATION FOR 2013-14 (PDF)
If you need
assistance with completing the application, please email Food Service Manager
Barbara Moore-Cootware or call her at 295-6618. All information is confidential. If you are aware
of an extended family or relative who may be eligible to apply for this
service, please consider sharing this form with them.
CLICK HERE TO
DOWNLOAD A FUN AND INFORMATIVE FLIER ABOUT HEALTHY SCHOOL MEALS
Monthly Lunch Menus
Menus are updated monthly. Lunch items are subject
High School and Elementary Lunch Menu
- link to menus page
Breakfast & Lunch Prices
mySchoolBucks online meal account system
Schoharie Central School’s Food Service Department provides parents and guardians with a convenient and secure
online payment service called mySchoolBucks.com.
This website will allows parents and
guardians to deposit money directly into a child's school meal account
and view balance/purchase information for the past 90 days. Having money
in a child’s account prior to his or her entering the cafeteria allows
lunch lines to move along much faster and gives children more time to
eat and be with friends.
Parents/guardians may access mySchoolBucks.com by
to create and then add money to their child’s school meal account.
All that's needed is the child’s name, school, and
student ID number. Instructions are being provided with a letter to
parents; click here to download a pdf of
the letter and instructions .
Parents and guardians also should know:
- If you have more than one child in the district,
you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
- Payments may be made with a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or
debit card. You may also make a payment using an e-check.
- To use the online prepayment service, a
convenience fee of $1.95 per deposit transaction will be assessed to
cover bank fees. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will
only be assessed the $1.95 fee once per deposit transaction.
- You may fund up to $120 per child, but a family
may pay for all of their children on a single transaction.
- Schoharie Central School will not profit from the
use of this site.
- Parents and guardians who choose not to take
advantage of the online payment service may continue to make advance
payments via check made payable to Schoharie Central School Lunch Fund.
Please remember to write your child’s full name on the check.
Food Services office with any questions at (518) 295-6618.
Link to mySchoolBucks online payment system:
NUTRIkids POS system is convenient, confidential,
Schoharie Central School's computerized
Point of Sale (POS) payment system, NUTRIkids,
can be used for all meals
purchased in the cafeteria. Individual student ID numbers, personal meal
accounts, food allergy information, confidentiality and ability for
parents to easily deposit money into their children's account all add up
to a system that's convenient and promotes healthy eating.
Click here for
School Lunch Fund
The SCS School Lunch Program strongly encourages
parents to make payments to their child’s account by the week or month,
in the form of a check if possible, as that is the easiest way to keep
track of balances. Checks can be made payable to SCS School Lunch Fund.
For elementary students please remember to put payments in an envelope
labeled with the child’s full name (and names of any siblings that are
to receive account payments) and teacher’s name.
Meal Charging Policy
Students that have “debits” or negative balance in their account are not
permitted to purchase snacks (e.g., ice cream, chips, etc.). Also,
students may “charge” or debit the POS up to $9. Then
parents will be contacted, and students will be offered a peanut butter
sandwich and milk until the charges/debits are paid.
School Lunch/Breakfast Account Status Receipts
With the launch of the Point of Sale (POS)
cash register system, SCS began printing a cash register
receipt for students who are putting money in their account and for students
having debits or a negative account balance.
The receipts are given to students when the
transaction is made and contain the account balance. If the receipt has
“Balance CR,” that means credit, and the student has a positive balance
in their account, if the receipt has “Balance DB,” that means debit, and
the student has a negative balance (or “charges) on their account.
Parents should contact
Barbara Moore-Cootware, School Lunch Manager, at 295-6618, if they see any
discrepancies with the reported balance, or wish to check on an account
balance. The POS system maintains a transaction report for each student
and this report can be provided to parents if there are any questions
regarding a students account.
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