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Lunch Program

School Year 2017-2018

 

**New Loan Lunch Policy

Elementary Schools: Students that do not have enough money for a meal will be “loaned” the amount that is short (up to a maximum of five meals).  The amount of money loaned will be charged to the student’s lunch account.  After five “loan meals”, students will receive an alternative lunch consisting of a sun butter and jelly sandwich, fruit cup and low-fat white milk in place of the regular menu.  Alternative lunches will be charged to the student’s lunch account at the same price as a regular lunch.  A note will be sent home on days “loan meals” are given.  A letter will be sent home to notify parents that an alternative lunch will be given after the fifth loan meal has been given. An email will also be generated by the lunch account system to notify parents of negative balances.  Parents are responsible for uncollected balances.  Unpaid balances will carry over from year to year. 

Middle School: Students that do not have enough money for a meal will be “loaned” the amount that is short (up to a maximum of three meals).  The amount of money loaned will be charged to the student’s lunch account.  After three “loan meals”, students will receive an alternative lunch consisting of a sun butter and jelly sandwich, fruit cup and low-fat white milk in place of the regular menu.  Alternative lunches will be charged to the student’s lunch account at the same price as a regular lunch.  Students will receive verbal notification that they are only allowed three loan meals.  An email will be generated by the lunch account system to notify parents of negative balances.  Parents are responsible for uncollected balances.  Unpaid balances will carry over from year to year.  Students with an uncollected balance will not be allowed to purchase ala carte. 

 

**New Breakfast

Middle School: A hot breakfast will be offered at CMS daily 7:50am to 8:10am and late start Wednesday 8:50am to 9:10am. 

Full Price (includes milk) $1.60

Reduce Price (includes milk) $0.30

Milk (only) $0.50

Elementary Schools:  Breakfast will continue to be offered daily at Northeast, Northwest and Southeast 7:50am to 8:10am and late start Wednesday 8:50am to 9:10am.

Full Price (includes milk) $1.35

Reduce Price (includes milk) $0.30

Milk (only) $0.50

*There is no charge for students approved for Free meals. 

Payment:  Cash, check or electronic payment is accepted.  Cash or check payments are given to the lunchroom cashier at the time of purchase.  Change will not be given to Elementary students.  Change will be deposited into their lunch account to be used for future breakfast and/or lunch purchases. 

 

Meal Payments

We encourage parents to prepay for meals in advance.  We accept cash, check or electronic payments.  All students have a lunch account in the food service accounting system, known as Meal Magic.  Lunch/Breakfast payments are deposited into student’s lunch accounts.  When students purchase a meal, the cost is deducted from their account.

Elementary Schools:  Full Price (includes milk) $2.55, Reduce Price (includes milk) $0.40, Milk (only) $0.50

Middle School:  Full Price (includes milk) $2.80, Reduce Price (includes milk) $0.40, Milk (only) $0.50

**There is no charge for students approved for Free meals. 

Electronic payments (All):  Create an online account with our parent payment portal, SendMoneyToSchool.com, to make credit or debit card or electronic check payments (transaction fees apply), view student lunch account purchase histories and setup a low balance email reminders.  A link to the SMTS website is on the District’s Lunch Program webpage.  You will need your student’s lunch ID number to create an online account.  Kindergarten students will automatically receive a letter on the first day of school with their lunch ID number.  Please call the Food Service Department to obtain an ID number at (708)423-0950 x2160 or email dmichicich@d124.org.  SMTS accounts will stay active and follow your student through their years in D124.  You can add a new student to an existing account. 

Elementary Schools cash or check payments:  Your student will hand their lunch payment to their homeroom teacher in the morning during attendance.  Change will not be given and the total amount of cash/check will be deposited into their lunch account.  Send all cash or check payments in an envelope marked “Food Service” and it must include the student’s first and last name.  Make checks payable to D124 Food Service.  If you have more than one student at the same school you can write only one check and indicate how much is to go into each student’s account. 

Middle School cash or check payments:  Cash or check payments are given directly to the lunchroom cashier at the time of meal purchase.  Change from cash payments can either be given back to the student or deposited into their lunch account.  Change will not be given for check payments as it will be deposited into their lunch account.  Make checks payable to D124 Food Service. 

 

Ordering Lunch

Elementary Schools:  At lunch, we offer one hot entrée and two cold entrees daily.  We strongly encourage parents/guardians to keep the colored menu copy available at home to review with your student so they know which menu option they would like to order.  Students are responsible for ordering lunch daily and must raise their hand when the lunch count is taken in their homeroom during morning attendance. 

Middle School: Students pick up their lunch when they go through the lunch line.  We offer several entrée options daily.  Students scan the bar code on the back of their student ID at the register to access their lunch account.  Ala Carte items are available for CMS students to purchase during lunch, prices vary from $0.45 - $1.25. 

 ID Numbers

Need an ID number to create an online account with SendMoneyToSchool.com?  Contact The Director of Food Services, Deb Michicich, at 708-423-0950 ext 2160 or dmichicich@d124.org.