enjoying their lunchbreak
Good nutrition = better learning
Apply for Free & Reduced Meals
Good nutrition is vital for growing bodies and
minds. Schoharie Central School District 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.
is available for downloading or printing and only
has to be
completed once to cover all children in your family.
DOWNLOAD FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS APPLICATION
If you need assistance with completing the
application, please email Food Services Director
Barbara Moore 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.
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
How are lunches planned?
Schoharie Central School District plans meals
according to nutrition, portion and serving guidelines that have been
set by New York State and the federal government to ensure children are
offered meals that provide the nutrition they need and to encourage
healthy eating habits.
The guidelines were established as part of the
U.S. Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Schoharie works with suppliers to find foods that
both meet the guidelines and are appealing to students. Food services
staff also develop ideas to make eating healthy fun for students, such
as a make your own pizza and veggie burritos, while meeting the
Meal prices are determined in part by portion sizes
and numbers of servings for each age group. According to New York State
guidelines, Schoharie plans lunch sizes and total weekly portions for
students in three categories: kindergarten-grade 6, grades 7 and 8. and
grades 9-12, and breakfast sizes and portions for K- grade 6 and grades
7-12. Meal prices are set for K- grade 6 and grades 7-12.
Federally required daily calorie counts
The federal government had set the following minimum
and maximum number of calories per day for students:
K- grade 6: 550-650 calories per day
Grades 7 & 8: 600-700 calories per day
Grades 9-12: 750-850 calories per day
As with meals, federal and state guidelines govern
the ingredients, portion sizes and calorie counts for any snacks that
are made available for sale to students during school hours.
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mySchoolBucks online meal account system
Schoharie’s Food Services 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 District 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 District participates in NUTRIkids,
an online system used in conjunction with mySchoolBucks. 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.
School Lunch Fund
The Schoharie Central School District 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 Schoharie Central School
District 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.
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Meal Charging Policy
Students who have debits or negative balances in their accounts are not
permitted to purchase snacks ( 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, Schoharie 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
Food Services Director, 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 student's account.
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Child Nutrition Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies,
the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from
discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any
program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large
print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the
Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who
are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than
To file a program complaint of discrimination,
complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA
office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter
all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)
632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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