Food Service Information
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FAMILIES - January 22, 2019
Dear Steilacoom Historical School District Families,
If your family has been impacted by the federal government furlough/shutdown, your student may temporarily qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Households with furloughed federal employees are welcome to apply to determine eligibility for school meals. When you apply the district will look at your recent income history to determine eligibility.
You can apply for free or reduced-price meals by asking your child’s school for an application, visiting the Student Nutrition page of our district website or by submitting an application through Skyward Family Access.
If you have any questions, please contact Student Nutrition at 253-983-2229.
If your family needs any other support during this government shutdown, please contact your student’s school.
MEAL PRICES 2018-19
Breakfast Lunch Approved Free = $0.00 Approved Free = $0.00 Approved Reduced = $0.00 Approved Reduced K-3rd Grade = $0.00
Approved Reduced 4th-12th Grade = $.40
Paid K-5th Grade = $1.65 Paid K-5th Grade = $2.85 Paid 6th-12th Grade = $1.90 Paid 6th-12th Grade = $3.10 A La Carte Milk = $0.65 A La Carte Milk = $0.65 Adult = $2.50 Adult = $4.00WHAT MAKES A SCHOOL LUNCH?With the implementation of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, school lunches have changed compared to past generations. In order to complete a meal, students will need to take 3 of 5 meal components (or alternative protein), bread, fruit, vegetable and liquid milk; 1 of those 3 components must be a minimum of ½ cup of fruit or vegetable (both breakfast and lunch). We offer our full Produce Bar with a selection of fruit & veggies for all students purchasing a meal!This system gives students more flexibility of choice. For instance, a student could take ½ cup of fruit, 1 cup of vegetables and 1 milk and this would be counted as a meal. Students can take multiple fruits or vegetables, as well. However, students will still only be allowed up to 1 entrée and 1 milk to count towards their meal. If a student would like additional entrées or milks, they will be charged an à la cart price for each additional item. Adult meals follow the same guidelines as student meals.Lots of choices are available for breakfast and lunch! Click on the Menus link on the left side of the page to see what is being offered for breakfast and lunch at your child’s school!STUDENT FOOD SERVICE ACCOUNTSLow Balance NotificationsThrough Family Access you can sign up to receive emails when your child's account balance gets low. Log in to Family Access, select the student (if you have multiple), then go to your account settings. Mark the box under Food Service, then save the changes. Please double check that your account information has the correct email address and that notifications are not going to your junk mail folder. If these notifications are not helpful to your family, you can also turn them off this way. [This setting is reset to “send” periodically throughout the year.]Pin NumbersStudents are given a 5-digit PIN when they enter the District. They use this number to access their account during lunch. Students are 100% responsible for their PIN -- DO NOT give out this number to friends to “borrow.” There is a picture system in place to help identify students to ensure they are using the correct number. Students of all ages are encouraged to learn their PIN quickly (including leading zeroes). For the younger students, we also use a card or roster system, and for any student forgetting their number we can look their account up by name.Charging on AccountsParents are expected to monitor their child’s account. Family Access is the best method for this. The District standard for breakfast and lunch account balances is to maintain enough funds in the account to cover all purchases. Charges below a positive balance are restricted to 5 lunches, or -$14.25 for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and -$15.50 for students in 6th-12th grade. Students are allowed to charge à la carte items (such as bottled juice, water, pizza sticks, or extra entrées) as long as the student has a positive balance. Milk by itself also counts as an à la carte purchase. Any student wanting to eat whose balance is below the allowable amount will be offered a cheese sandwich, white milk, and a piece of fruit as an emergency meal. Emergency meals are not intended to be in lieu of bringing the account positive.Putting Money On Your Child's AccountMoney can be added to your child’s account any time through Touchbase, the district's online payment service. Check or cash are accepted on site during normal school hours. Checks should be made out to your child's school and must include their PIN and full name.
Feel free to contact the Food Services Department at any time — we welcome your questions, thoughts, and feedback. Please call us at (253) 983-2229 or send us an email.Lance McMurphy, Director of Food Service (email@example.com)Janet Best, Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org)