Smethport Area School District Smethport Area School District
414 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749-1522

Smethport Area School District

Lunch Program


Lunch Menu


Due to NEW government regulations, ALL students MUST take either a 1/2 cup of fruit or a 1/2 cup of vegetables with their lunch in order for it to be considered a reimbursable lunch.

AVAILABLE DAILY AT LUNCH

Elementary students may substitute a yogurt in place of the main entree each day. A sandwich is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and an individual salad is provided for ALL students on Tuesday and Thursday in place of the main entree. The rest of the regular lunch is then served with the substitute.

High school students may substitute a salad bar or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or yogurt in place of the main entree. The rest of the regular lunch is then served with the substitute.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Updated October 14, 2015

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call 211
  • Call 1-866-3Hungry or 1-877-8Hambre
  • Text "MEALPA" to 877877 during the summer months
  • Visit the website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org


Smethport Area School District just made managing your child's school meal account easier and eliminates the worry of lost or forgotten lunch money with MealpayPlus. By using MealpayPlus you can make payments to your child's meal account online quickly and securely for a small program fee or just simply check your child's account balance for free 24/7. Effective August 1, 2009, the program fee associated with deposits made through MealpayPlus will be 4.75% of the total transaction. This change is due to steadily increasing credit card processing and development costs. Many other MealpayPlus services remain free, such as receiving low balance email reminders, checking purchase history, and viewing balances. Signing up is FREE and easy, just click on MealpayPlus under quick links or click here. Please note that if you make a payment through MealpayPlus, it takes a couple of days to be credited into your child's account. The money may not be immediately availalbe. If you have any questions or concerns on your child(ren)s lunch account(s), please contact Toni Morris, Food Service Director, at 887-5543.


ELEMENTARY

  • If an account has a negative balance, no extras or doubles may be purchased.
  • Negative balance reminder slips will be given to the Elementary students to take home every couple of weeks.
  • Any cafeteria charges over $10.00 will result in an Elementary student's lunch consisting of a white milk and cheese sandwich. The account will continue to be charged.
  • The elementary homeroom teacher will be given a slip to send home with the student, letting the parent/guardian know that the child owes $10.00 or more.
  • If money is not received the next day before lunch, the student will then receive the cheese sandwich and white milk.
  • THE ACCOUNT WILL CONTINUE TO BE CHARGED.
  • All money should be taken to the cafeteria in the morning before 10:00 a.m.
  • Any money brought to the cafeteria will be applied towards the negative balance.
  • No money will be accepted through the lunch lines.
  • No Elementary students may participate in field trips unless the account is paid in full.
  • All accounts must be paid in full at the end of each school year. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • If charges are not paid in full, your child will be unable to charge anything in the cafeteria, including lunch, for the next school year until they are paid.

There are no Ala Carte items in the Elementary Cafeteria except milk; however, a student who purchases lunch may also buy extra menu items. Extra menu items are any single item on the menu. Students are charged for any extras that they choose and must have money in their lunch account to cover these. Students receiving free or reduced meals may also buy extra if there is money available in their account. Any student who receives free lunches and purchases a milk only is charged $0.45. The milk is NOT free when purchased without a lunch.

First and Second grade students will be putting in their ID#'s in the cafeteria at lunch time. Please go over these numbers with your child.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • If an account has a negative balance, no extras or doubles may be purchased.
  • Any cafeteria charges over $10.00 will result in a High School student being denied a lunch.
  • STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN LUNCH ACCOUNT. They need to check and keep track of their balance as they go through the lunch line each day. Cafeteria workers are there to assist the students.
  • If a student owes over $10.00, the cafeteria worker will let the student know that they will be denied a lunch until their account is PAID IN FULL.
  • All money should be taken to the cafeteria in the morning before 10:00 a.m.
  • Any money brought to the cafeteria will be applied towards the negative balance.
  • No money will be accepted through the lunch lines.
  • No High School students may participate in field trips unless the account is paid in full.
  • All accounts must be paid in full at the end of each school year. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • If charges are not paid, your child will be unable to charge anything in the cafeteria for the next school year until charges are paid.

A student who purchases lunch may also buy extra menu items. Extra menu items are any single item on the menu. Students are charged for any extras that they choose and must have money in their lunch account to cover these. Students receiving free or reduced meals may also buy extra if there is money available in their account. Any student who receives free lunches and purchases a milk only is charged $0.45. The milk is NOT free when purchased without a lunch.

High school students can purchase items from the vending machines but they must be purchased with cash. Soda pop is not available for purchase during school hours. All vending machine selections are analyzed and are in compliance with the nutritional guidelines specified in the Wellness Policy.


Lunch Program

Children need healthy meals to learn. Smethport Area School District offers healthy meals every school day.

A reminder to parents or guardians that if your financial status changes throughout the year, you are encouraged to call 887-5543 to request a lunch form be mailed to you.

Please take the time to click on this link for more information regarding free meals or reduced price meals.


Encourage your son/daughter to learn his/her student account number.


Elementary Lunch Prices

Cafeteria Prices ~ Daily / Weekly / Average Monthly

Elementary Student Lunches ~ $1.80 / $9.00 / $36.00

Reduced Lunches ~ $0.40 / $2.00 / $ 8.00

Elementary Cafeteria News

If a student forgets his/her home-packed lunch or money for lunch, he/she may charge a lunch. The Elementary Cafeteria allows charges up to $10.00. However, charges are discouraged and should be covered with an account deposit as soon as possible.

  • If a parent does not wish their child to buy extras they may request this in writing to the Food Service Director, Toni Morris, who will then put a "block" on the account for extras. The cafeteria may deny the purchase of extras if there are insufficient funds left in the account to cover the extras.
  • Phone calls will NOT be made to parents. However, parents may call to check on an account balance at 887-5012 ext. 309 or through the MealpayPlus system online at MealpayPlus or by phone at 1-877-237-0946. Please note that if you make a payment through MealpayPlus, it takes a couple of days to be credited into your child's account. The money may not be immediately availalbe.

Students may bring lunches from home rather than eating a cafeteria-prepared lunch. It is assumed that such a lunch has the parent's approval. However, it is requested that no soda pop be brought to school to drink at lunch time. Also, students bringing candy, potato chips, corn chips, and so forth should only bring enough for themselves. Many parents do not want their child(ren) to eat such food at lunch time, so we request that students not share any item with their friends.

With the Point of Sale system, we encourage parents to send in lunch money for their child's account in advance. Charges are discouraged. The average daily, weekly, and monthly prices for breakfast and lunch are listed for your reference. Please also keep in mind that your deposit will need to cover any extra menu items that your child may purchase. You may deposit as much money as you would like into your child's account. Deposits to cover more than one week at a time are encouraged, but not mandatory. If possible, deposits should be made by check. If that is not possible, cash is also accepted. Checks can be mailed to the school payable to the Smethport Cafeteria Fund : attention Toni Morris, or sent to school with your child. You must fill out a School Lunch Deposit Slip with your child's account number, amount of the deposit, and the child's name, or have this information with the deposit. These deposits should be made before 10:00 a.m. A cafeteria employee will sign the School Lunch Deposit Slip when it is received and return a copy to your child as your receipt. If the student has a negative balance, any money brought to the cafeteria will be applied towards the negative balance.

The charge maximum of $10.00 will be permitted through the end of the year. However, all charges must be paid by the end of the school year. No Elementary student may participate in field trips at the end of the year unless their account it paid in full. Again, reminders will be sent home but phone calls to parents will NOT be made. Any money left in accounts at the end of the school year will be available to the student at the beginning of the next school year.

If you have any questions about your child's account, please feel free to contact Toni Morris at the Elementary Cafeteria at 887-5012 ext. 309.


High School Lunch Prices

Cafeteria Prices ~ Daily / Weekly / Average Monthly

High School Student Lunches ~ $1.90 / $9.50 / $38.00

Reduced Lunches ~ $0.40 / $2.00 / $8.00


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