School Lunch Policy

FOOD SERVICE (Breakfast & Lunch)

Food Service staff will be available in each building during registration time to give the parents/guardians information about the school food service program this year.  Please read the following Food Service Account Policy which is in effect this school year.  Food Service staff will also be available during the registration times for anyone wishing to make a deposit into their student’s account.  School Lunch prices for the 2017-2018 School Year will be as follows:  Elementary (K-5) - $2.70, Secondary (6-12) - $2.90, Cruisin’ Café (7-12) - $4.30, Reduced Meal Prices -  $.40 and Adults - $3.55, Cruisin’ Adult-$5.00.  Premium Lunch prices will be offered.  Breakfast prices will be:  Elementary (K-6) - $1.65, Secondary (7-12) - $1.65, Reduced Prices -   $ .30 and Adults - $2.45.  Free/reduced meal applications will be mailed to district households.  If you do not receive one, you may pick one up at the Business Office.  We will also have applications available during registration time.  This application should be returned to the Business Office prior to the start of school.

Breakfast Period: Elementary 7:50 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.

                            CMS/CHS 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Lunch Period: Elementary K-4 students will be eating lunch on a rotation basis between

 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

                        The 5-6 lunch period will be 11:19 a.m. to 11:49 a.m.

 

2017-2018 FOOD SERVICE ACCOUNT POLICY

 

The Chamberlain School Board’s policy regarding food service account balances effective for the 2017-2018 school year is as follows:

 

The policy will be enforced with High School and Middle School Students as follows:

  • The food service computer will give the cashier a “low balance” warning whenever a student’s individual account is $10.00 or below.

    Day 1:  Students are told the account balance is low and they need to bring money.

    Day 2:  Students are told the account balance is low and they need to bring money.  Students are offered a written notice to take home.

    Day 3:  If the student does not bring money and the cashier still gets the “low balance” message; a verbal/written reminder will be given to the student.  They will not be able to purchase a meal or ala carte item on their account if the balance is too low.  Balances cannot go below $0.

    Day 4:  Students with an account that is too low to make a purchase will be given a written/verbal reminder to bring lunch money and their account will be closed.  If an email and/or cell phone number is provided, parents/guardians have the option of receiving these messages via email and/or text message.  They will be offered an “alternative meal” (see below).

  • Low balance statements are printed daily and students with a low balance may pick up their low balance statement during the lunch period.  It is expected that High School and Middle School students be responsible for their own food service account balance.
  • Parents and/or students can check their account balance by calling the Food Service Office at the school or by logging on to exschoolpay.com for additional info in our annual food service mailing or by logging on to ezschoolpay.com.  Look for additional information in the upcoming Free & Reduced Lunch mailing and on the district website.

    The policy will be enforced with Elementary Students as follows:

  • The food service computer will give the cashier a “low balance” warning whenever a student’s individual account is at $10.00 or below.
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    Day 1:  Students are told the account balance is low and they need to bring money.  Students will be offered a written reminder to take home.

    Day 2:  If the student does not bring money and the cashier still gets the “low balance” message; students are told the account balance is low and they need to bring money.  The cashier will offer a written reminder to the student to take home to the parents.

    Day 3:  If the student does not bring and the cashier still gets the “low balance” message; the students are told the account balance is low and they need to bring money.  The cashier will offer a written reminder to the student.

    Day 4:  If the account balance is too low, the students will not be able to purchase a meal.  Balances cannot go below $0.  Students are offered an “alternative meal”

     (see below).  A written reminder to bring lunch money will be given to the student to take home. If an email and/or cell phone number is provided, parents/guardians have the option of receiving these messages via email and/or text message.

  • Statements for elementary students with a low or zero balance will be sent home weekly.  Parents should check student’s backpacks for food service account statements.
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  • Parents and/or students can check their account balance by calling the Food Service Office at the school or by logging on to ezschoolpay.com.  Look for additional information in the Free & Reduced Lunch mailing and the district website.

 

Alternative Meal

Paid and Reduced Price Students with a balance that is too low to purchase the regular lunch meal cannot eat the regular meal until money is put into their lunch account.  They will be offered an alternative meal of a cheese sandwich, fruit & veggie bar and milk.  They can receive the alternative meal a maximum of five (5) times during the school year.  When a student has used all alternative meals, he/she will have the opportunity to call home during the lunch period; however, the student will not be provided food by the school district.  Students eligible for free meals will be allowed to receive the regular meal but must have money in their account to purchase extra entrees or extra milk.

 

If your student has used all five (5) alternative meals for the school year, other payment arrangements may be made through the Business Manager.  This only applies to full and reduced price families.

 

After thirty (30) days of a negative balance, collection procedures will be initiated on all negative balance accounts, starting with a letter to the responsible party.  If there is no response, a second letter will be sent.  After it is judged that the usual methods to collect the money owed the district have failed, then action will be taken to collect in small claims court.

 

Outside Food and Beverage Policy

The District does not allow the delivery of food and beverages from outside vendors or fast food establishments for a student’s breakfast or lunch meal.  All meals are to be provided by the District’s Food Service or a prepared meal from home may be sent with your student.  No soda pop is allowed during the breakfast and lunch serving time. 

 

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to Holly Nagel, Business Manager, at

(605) 234-4478.

 

Diet Modifications

Families are responsible for notifying the School Food Service if their child requires a diet modification because of a life threatening disability.  A licensed physician must provide specific written medical documentation.  Please contact the Food Service Office for more information.








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