• Food Service DirectorJudy DiNatale

    Office Phone: 603-895-6616 ext. 2345

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    Looking for Free and Reduced Price School Meals Information?

    It's that time again! Every household must reapply for Meal eligibility each school year. * Even if you qualified for Free or Reduced Price meal benefits in June, it is important that you reapply for 2017-2018 as soon as possible.   Application packets were mailed home to each household in August.  For additional copies, please see information and application below.  

    When filling out the application, please be sure to complete all sections indicated.  We are unable to process incomplete applications.  Feel free to call our office at 895-6616 x 2345 if you have any questions.

    Applications may be processed at any time during the school year.  If you have had a change in finances and believe that you may qualify, please submit completed applications to your school's food service department.  

    *IMPORTANT REMINDER- Last year's Free or Reduced eligibility is about to expire.  If you have not done so yet, pleas reapply this week!  If you believe that you have reapplied, but have not recieved a confirmation letter yet, please contact our office right away!  We don't want anyone to loose out on these benefits!

     

    Charging of School Lunch Procedure

    May, 2017

     The Raymond School District recognizes the value of good nutrition to our students’ health and educational well-being.  The School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and makes balanced meals available to students every day that school is in session.   As a part of that program, these meals must meet specific nutritional patterns and guidelines.  Federal regulations also require that meals must be provided in a financially responsible manner, without enabling the growth of student accounts in the negative.

    In order to keep parents/guardians informed, a copy of this procedure is included in our weekly balance email sent out each Friday to all households.  Additionally, it is attached to the Free & Reduced Price Meals application as well as being posted on the Food Service page of the District web site.

     Raymond School Food Services operates as a debit system, with accounts for each child. Monthly, weekly or daily prepayments are encouraged for meals, milk only and/or snacks.  These may be made by check, cash or on line thru mySchoolbucks.com.  Cash is also accepted in the serving lines. 

     Parents/Guardians are expected to be responsible for not letting the account become past due.  The mySchoolbucks.com site also enables households to set up their own individualized low-balance reminder email.

     If an account should fall below zero, notifications are made in the following manner:  Emails are sent out to all households with negative balances on Mondays and Thursday.  Payment should be made the following day.

     Students will continue to receive the regular menued meal.  The price that the student normally pays will be charged to the student’s account.  Payment is expected the following day.

     Students may not charge Breakfast, Milk only or a la carte items in any school. 

     Households are also reminded that applications for Free & Reduced Price meals may be processed at any time during the school year.  Applications are available to download and print from the school website.  Paper copies may be requested thru the School’s Food Service Office.

     All staff may also set up debit accounts or pay cash in line.  Credit will not be extended to staff.

     If any account reaches $25 past due, a phone call will be made to the household.  Parents/Guardians will be expected to provide payment at that time. 

     If any account reaches $50 past due, the building Principal will call the household. 

     The Raymond School District reserves the right to further pursue any balance due thru legal channels.

     

     

    **If you have any questions, please contact Judy DiNatale, Food Service Director at 895-6616 ext. 2345.

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