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We hope you find this information helpful. Please find the menus for this week under the "Lunch Menu" tab on the home page.
For the 2023-2024 school year, every student will receive one breakfast and one lunch per day at no cost.
Breakfast is served to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students each morning from 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. Students must be in the breakfast line by 7:45 a.m. in order to be served breakfast. Children who wish to eat breakfast at school should report directly to the cafeteria. If a child goes to class first, he or she will likely be too late for breakfast and will be turned away. Arrival after 7:45 a.m. will not allow the child time to eat, take his or her tray to the scullery, and arrive in class on time. Only late arriving bus students are served after 7:45 a.m.
Preschool students (4K) in full-day classes should report directly to the preschool classrooms. These classes will enter the cafeteria following the WPS News Show and eat breakfast together with their teachers.
Children participating in the school breakfast program should be able to come to the cafeteria and follow the procedures explained by the adults on duty. Children who are hesitant about eating breakfast in the cafeteria (and still require the parent to be nearby) should become more familiar and comfortable with lunch procedures before beginning to participate in the school breakfast program. We regret that we are unable to provide breakfast for parents.
● A well-balanced lunch meeting USDA guidelines is provided for students each day.
● Weekly menus are posted in the cafeteria, on the school website, and in classroom newsletters.
● If a student is allergic to milk or milk products, juice may be substituted. Any request to substitute juice for milk must be accompanied by a letter from a physician and submitted to the school nurse. The nurse will notify the cafeteria manager. Any other food allergies should be handled in the same manner. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the teacher and the nurse each year that the student has allergies to milk or foods or any special dietary restrictions. Documentation of the type and quantity of food consumption will only be collected and reported to parents as prescribed by a physician.
● If there is a question regarding the meal account, please contact Jordan Hyatt at 476-2089
Every student will be assigned an individual meal account. Students will be charged for individual items purchased that were not included in their school breakfast or lunch. Payments made to this account, work similar to a debit card.
Low balance notices will be sent home on Tuesdays. You should deposit additional money into your child’s account as soon as you receive a low balance notice. Be sure to look for this notice in your child’s bookbag on Tuesdays. Payments should be sent to the child’s teacher. Be sure to place the money/check in an envelope and include the account number on a check. Please write the child’s name, account number, and the teacher’s name on the envelope. Payments can also be made online through the K-12 payment center link found on the WPS website.
Money cannot be accepted for other items if the meal account has an outstanding balance. This includes field trips, pictures, t-shirts, books, etc. Funds remaining in the accounts of second graders at the end of the school year will be refunded. Funds in the accounts of students at other grade levels will be carried forward unless a refund is requested.
Lunches from Home/Outside Food
Lunches from home should consist of nutritious foods and be contained in a lunchbox labeled with the child’s name. There can be no sharing of food brought from home. Also, parents should ensure that food brought from home remains at the proper temperature for safety. Access to refrigerators is not guaranteed. Therefore, lunches that need to remain chilled should contain a cold pack or frozen juice box. Foods cannot be microwaved at school unless prescribed by a physician.
Students bringing drinks from home should not bring canned sodas, glass bottles, or carbonated drinks. Opened drink containers may not be carried from the cafeteria as they easily spill creating sticky messes in the classrooms. The following nutritional guidelines are provided as needed.