Chartwells K-12 and Strongsville City SchoolsFood Services Department440-572-7058
**IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS**
As we approach the end of the school year, please note that students who do not have money on their accounts will not be allowed to charge meals beginning May 22 through the end of the school year. We apologize for the inconvenience, but students cannot carry a negative balance into the 2019-2020 school year.
Cafeteria News 2018 - 2019
Breakfast is currently served in all Strongsville Schools. There are many benefits to eating breakfast daily. Please encourage your children to take advantage of this opportunity. All students who receive free lunch are also eligible for free breakfast. Students who receive reduced lunches pay $0.30 for breakfast, all with no additional paperwork. Breakfast at the Elementary and Middle Schools costs $2.00 and is served beginning 20 minutes before school. Breakfast at the Strongsville High School costs $2.25 and is served from 6:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. daily.
For Elementary and Middle School students, they may charge two meals (or go into the negative balance for two meals). Once a student has reached the maximum charges, the POS system will not allow any more. The student would then be given an alternate lunch of a cheese sandwich, fruit, vegetables, and milk at no charge. Parents will be notified if their elementary child’s account falls into a negative balance with a note home.
There is no charging for any meals at the High School level. Students will need to have money in hand or on their student account.
To allow time to collect outstanding balances before summer, our cash registers will not allow students to charge meals if they don’t have money on their account beginning on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Students can use their account during this time if they have money on it or if they pay cash. Any remaining balance must be paid by the end of the school year or it will be moved to your school fee account.
A LA CARTE SELECTIONS
Each school offers a variety of items that can be purchased separately from the meal. All chips are baked, all ice cream is low fat, and each item must meet certain calorie restrictions. Students may purchase a la carte items using cash or their lunch account. Prices range from $0.25 to $2.75.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE LUNCHES
The application for the Free and Reduced Lunch program is included in the opening day packet that went home to all students. The form is also on our website below.
For those families applying for the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program, please use one form per family. List all family members on the application. You can return the form to any of the schools or send directly to our office at 18199 Cook Ave, Strongsville, OH 44136, and we will process immediately. You will be notified in writing if you qualify for benefits under the program. Students who were on the Free and Reduced program last year still need a new application every year; however, to allow time to submit the application, they will remain on the status they were on at the closing of last year for a couple of weeks. Please submit your application before September 15, 2018 before this grace period runs out. Families can apply any time during the school year if your situation changes.
If you received a letter from our office stating you were pre-approved to receive free meals for school year 2018-19, do not complete the application. However if you’d like to be considered for a fee waiver for your instructional fees, you must sign the letter where indicated and return it to our office or you will be responsible for your fees.
Each month a menu will be sent home with all elementary students. You can also find it on-line by going to the Food Services web page at Strongnet.org and clicking on the "Menus" icon. All of our menus are also available on your smartphone by downloading the free NutriSlice app. The NutriSlice app contains menu information, nutritional and allergen information for menu items and photographs, so please try it out.
The elementary menus will feature the menu of the day PLUS a weekly alternate entree. All meals are served with the appropriate side dishes and a milk. Milk may be purchased separately for $0.60/carton. We offer 1% Chocolate, Fat-Free Strawberry, and 1% White.
The High School and Middle School menus include multiple different stations and options. All meals include their choice of entrée, fruit, vegetables, and milk.
Lunch sign up is done every morning in your elementary classrooms. Students will indicate if they are buying the regular lunch or the alternate. Our cafeterias cook what is needed based on that sign up every morning, so it is important to sign up for the lunch the student wants so the cafeteria staff can get accurate counts. Please review these procedures with your student.
LUNCH PRICES AND PAYING FOR LUNCH
Student lunches (including milk) are $3.00 for elementary and $3.25 for middle and high school. Milk can be purchased for $0.60, and extras or a la carte items are priced from $0.25 to $2.75, depending on what the student buys. Reduced lunch cost is $0.40.
Strongsville Schools use a Point of Sale (POS) system. Students are required to enter their six digit student ID number, so please practice with your children so they are prepared.
We encourage parents to put money on their child's lunch account. To put money on your student’s account you may send in a check with your student made out to SCS, and the Cafeteria staff will post that money to your student’s account. Please include their name and ID number on the check. You may also sign up for a PaySchools Central account to fund their account with a credit card or your checking account. The link to PaySchools Central is below. PaySchools Central does charge a fee for their service; however, it gives you access to view account spending, and you can set low-balance limits to automatically replenish their account so your student never runs low on lunch money. Another option of course is for the student to pay with cash.
MILK SUBSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL NEEDS
The Ohio Department of Education sets the policy on how schools handle students who have medical needs in regards to milk. If your child has a life-threatening allergy or disability, we will require documentation from a licensed physician that describes the child’s condition. Please include the physician’s name and phone number, should there be questions. Additionally the doctor should specify what the appropriate substitution should be.
This year we will be creating Share Tables in all of our schools. Students will be able to put things on the Share Tables that they do not want such as unopened milk or fruit. Other students will be able to take an additional helping of a food or beverage from the Share Table at no cost. This will help to eliminate waste in all of our schools.
Please consider using Strongsville Food Services to cater your student’s birthday treats this year. We can provide cupcakes, cookies, or ice cream treats at a low cost for your son or daughter delivered right to the cafeteria for their special day. We also can provide treats for classroom parties, PTA events, or special student lunches as well. The catering menu link is below--please allow a 2-week lead time for cupcake orders. Please call 440-572-7058 to discuss how we might be able to help with your catering needs. Senior parents, please look for a Graduation Party catering menu in your senior information packet.STRONGSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICES 440-572-7058Michael Nowosielski, Director of Dining Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)Tammy Ray, Secretary (email@example.com)Cafeteria ManagersLinda Koncz Chapman Elementary Julie Andersen Strongsville Middle SchoolVicki Ladesic Kinsner Elementary Jean Shuleva Strongsville High SchoolRobin Janosky Muraski ElementaryKaren McManamon Surrarrer ElementaryJennifer Fathauer Whitney Elementary
Lunch Prices: Breakfast Prices:
Elementary: $3.00 Elementary and Middle School $2.00Secondary: $3.25 High School $2.25
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Food Service Links:
FREE & REDUCED ONLINE APPLICATION (TO COMPLETE ONLINE)
PAYFORIT.NET (LINK)--OLD SYSTEM AS OF 3/19--PLEASE USE PAYSCHOOLS CENTRAL