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Orange Elementary Food Service is committed to serving safe, nutritious and well balanced meals to all students and staff. We want to educate students by providing healthy choices and introducing them to new healthy choices so that they may make good choices to keep their bodies fueled and maintain healthy weight.
Check out the monthly menus and new things happening in our three cafeterias.
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS FAMILY APPLICATION
The diet of school children needs to be planned with special care because they are so active. Students are expected to eat a lunch every day at school (even early release days).
Currently, for $8.75 per full week or $1.75 per day, any child is provided with a balanced lunch. Normally lunches are not sold by the day. Payment is encouraged on the first day of the week for that week's lunches, no matter how many lunches a child is purchasing. If a child is absent on collection day, they will be allowed to make payment for that portion of the week that remains on the day that they return to school. Credit for meals not eaten due to absence will be given the following week.
The Orange Elementary Food Service does not accept checks for less than $10.00. Cash should be sent for all amounts less than $10.00. If checks are returned to us by the Town Treasurer for insufficient funds TWICE, we will no longer accept a check from you. This policy has been adopted due to the cost of collecting on bad checks for small amounts.
Bills for money owed to the cafeteria are sent out each week at all three schools to keep you up to date on student balances. You may call 978-544-1127 at any time to inquire about your child's account.
If your child's account reaches a balance over due of $30.00, you will be sent a letter by mail. This letter will notify you that if payment is not received within one week, your child will not be allowed to charge any further lunches. They will have to bring a lunch from home until the balance is paid.
Children who bring a cold lunch from home may purchase 8oz. milk for $.30 per day or a 10oz. for $.50.
Milk, ice cream and other snacks, meeting the wellness guidelines, may be purchased daily. Students should eat their entire lunch before purchasing a treat. If a child is missing recess because of work or behavior no treat may be purchased. Milk may be purchased. All accounts are now automated. If you do not wish your student to purchase à la carte items, please notify the Food Service Department and we will red flag the account so the cashier will know to only allow lunch sale. When an account has ANY outstanding balance, the student is not allowed to purchase any à la carte item (snack, drink or ice cream). If a student comes to the cashier with money to buy à la carte, the money will be accepted but put on the account towards the outstanding balance. If nutritional information is needed about any item, please call 978-544-1127.
Applications for free and reduced price lunch may be obtained at any time during the school year. Parents who think they might qualify should return the form to school with the required information. The school nurse has been designated as the one who determines which children are eligible for free lunch based on Federal Government guidelines. Reduced priced lunches are $.40 per day, $2.00 per week.
Based on the expectation of continued grant funding, breakfast will be offered at no cost to any student enrolled in the Orange Elementary Schools.
We Value Your Input
Questions about School Breakfast or Lunch??
Contact Brian Vysocky, Food Service Director
Fisher Hill School, 978-544-1127