Cafeteria Policies

Standard lunch purchased in our school cafeteria includes entrée, vegetable/fruit and milk. The cost for students in grades Pre-K through grade 4 is $3.50. The cost of lunch for grades 5-8 is $3.75. Additional food and snacks will be charged accordingly.

Students may purchase meals with cash, or parents may pre-pay for lunch using our PowerLunch Program. Students may purchase milk, water, and other food items ala carte. Pre-K and Kindergarten students may purchase milk for snack time on a weekly basis. Arrangements for these drinks can be added through the teacher.

Parents must give permission for students to have their lunch, drinks, and snacks deducted from the online lunch account balance (by completing the appropriate form). It is the parents’ responsibility to check balances to ensure that an evasive balance does not accrue on the paid lunch account. Parents may utilize the capabilities of PowerSchool to check the account balance.

If a student’s lunch account becomes delinquent by $30.00, the family will be notified by a letter (sent home with the student) that the regular hot lunch may not be purchased until the account has been made current. If a student that has a $30.00 delinquent account does not have lunch, a cheese sandwich lunch will be provided for that student, and the account will be charged, so that no student will stay in school without lunch.

The student dining room facilities are provided for lunches and special occasions. Students using these facilities are expected to maintain a clean, orderly atmosphere. Food and beverages are not to be taken out of the student dining room. All refuse must be deposited in receptacles provided. Students are not permitted in the kitchen area of the cafeteria (except during Cooking Club).

Lunchroom tables are to be left clean by the students using them. Failure to do so will be reported by the proctors, and repeated offenses will result in disciplinary action and the restriction of a student (or students) to an assigned table.

Proctors both in the cafeteria and outside of it are the school authorities in charge of supervision. Their directives to students should be obeyed. Students are to use the lavatory off the cafeteria area. If a student has a lunch time appointment with the office or a specific teacher, a pass should be presented to the lunchroom teacher/monitor. If an emergency necessitates a visit to the nurse’s office, the lunchroom monitor should be notified so that assistance may be arranged.