Meal Program Information

Meal Program Information

Welcome Letter to Parents from Food Services

Information about the Pleasanton Unified School District Food Services Dept.
Frank Castro, Director of Food Services 925.426.4414

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2014-2015 Reduced Meal Eligibility / Application

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Eligibility Scales

2014-15 Nutrition Information K-12

Breakfast Program:

• Free/Reduced Meal: Reduced price.30    Full Pay Meals $2.50
• Offered at Middle and High school cafeterias.
• Served before the start of school.
• Brunch offered at Amador High School.
• Choice of entrée, with fruit, juice & 1% Low fat milk or fat free flavored milk.
• A selection of Ala Carte Items is available for purchase.

Lunch Program:
Elementary Schools:

• Free/Reduced Meals: Reduced price $.40      Full Pay Meals: $3.50
• Lunch includes choice of entrée, fruit, salad bar & 1% low fat milk or fat free flavored milk
• Any additional milk may be purchased for $.50 or soy milk for $1.00

Middle School:

• Free/Reduced Meals: Reduced price $.40   Full Pay Meals: $4.00
• Lunch includes choice of entrée, fruit, salad bar & 1% low fat milk or fat free flavored milk
• Any additional milk may be purchased for $.50 or soy milk for $1.00
• A selection of Ala Carte Items is available for purchase.

High School:

• Free/Reduced Meals: Reduced price $.40   Full Pay Meals: $4.00 Café Meals $5.00
• Lunch includes choice of entrée, fruit, salad bar & 1% low fat milk or fat free flavored milk
• Any additional milk may be purchased for $.50 or soy milk for $1.00
• A selection of Ala Carte Items is available for purchase.

New *ID cards for meals:

• Students must now present their student ID cards in order to access their lunch accounts. Card scanners will be available at all points of sale. K-5 students will access their cards within the lunch line area. Secondary school students will needs to carry their ID cards with them while at school.

Returned Checks Policy:

• There will be a $20.00 NSF charge for the returned check.
• After one NSF Check has been received payment will only be accepted in cash, money order or Online payment.

Applications for free and reduced meals:

• The prior year’s eligibility is good for the first 30 days of school.
• A new application must be completed and processed every school year.
• Parents are responsible for any charges prior to approve eligibility.

Prepayment of Meals/Viewing Child’s meal account:

• Meals may be paid in cash, Check (Made out to CNS) or credit card.
• To open an online account to view students balance or pay by credit/debit card:
• Log onto www.myschoolbucks.com
• Follow the online directions for opening an account.
• If you need assistance or your child’s ID number please call 925.426.4417

Please Note: Parents are responsible for all charged meals unless Food Services has been notified with a request that their student not be allowed to charge to their accounts.

Neg. Balances:

Students with negative lunch account balances will be dealt with in the following manner -

• K-12 – Parents have the ability to set low balance warnings for their online payment accounts.
• K-5 – Students will be made aware of low balance and negative balance via verbal reminder and letters for Wednesday envelopes(placed in teacher mail box on Tuesday by cafe manager) When students reach a negative balance of $10.50 (3 lunches) they will be given a sunbutter and jelly sandwich, milk and fruit at no charge until balance is made positive.
• 6-8 – Students will be verbally made aware of low balances and negative balances. Students with a negative balance of (-$5) or more will not be allowed to “charge” food. Students exceeding the negative balance threshold during a transaction will be allowed to complete the entire transaction and not asked to return food. Students may resume food purchases as soon as online account is positive (up to 48 hours after online deposit) or with cash.
• 9-12 – Students will be verbally made aware of low balances and negative balances. Students with a negative balance will not be allowed to “charge” food. Students exceeding the negative balance threshold during a transaction will be allowed to complete the entire transaction and not asked to return food. Students may resume food purchases as soon as online account is positive (up to 48 hours after online deposit) or with cash.

For your convenience, credit card charges can be made online, simply log in to www.myschoolbucks.com and open an up an account. You can make payments, view your child’s account balance and set up low balance email notifications anytime.

If your child owes money at the start of the school year, this was a debt from the prior year. Please pay this bill promptly. You may also designate that your child can never charge and we will record that request on the account.

Remember that you may have applied for free or reduced meals and have a pending application but you must pay for all school meals until you receive an approval letter. Please assist us in making the meal experience pleasant every day by ensuring your child has adequate funds available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have. (925.426.4417)

All meals meet or exceed USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

In an effort to provide nutrient rich meals to students new USDA regulations focus on the healthy nutritional benefits of milk and no longer allow us to offer water as part of the lunch meal. CNS encourages all students to carry refillable water bottles for proper hydration and to support “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” efforts.

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