• Chartwells K-12 and Strongsville City Schools
    Food Services Department
    440.572.7058 

    Cafeteria News 2017 - 2018

    NOTICE: FREE & REDUCED APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 3, 2017 TO REMAIN ON THE PROGRAM WITH NO LAPSE

    BREAKFAST INFORMATION

    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 am – 8:30 am daily. 

    CHARGING POLICY

    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 anymore.  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 Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  Students can use their account during this time if they have money on it, or they can 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 $.40 to $2.50.

    FREE AND REDUCED-PRICED 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-Priced 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 whatever status they were on at the closing of last year for a couple of weeks. Please submit your application before September 15, 2017 before this grace period runs out. Families can apply anytime 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 2017-18, do not complete the application that is attached to this packet.  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.

    LUNCH CHOICES

    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 Apple. All of our menus are also available on your smartphone by downloading the free NutriSlice app. The NutriSlice app contains menu information as well as nutritional and allergen information for menu items and photographs for please try it out. 

    The elementary menus will feature the menu of the day PLUS a weekly alternate entree. All meals are service with the appropriate side dishes and a milk.  Milk may be purchased separately for $.60/carton.  We offer Fat Free Chocolate or 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 you want so the cafeteria staff can get accurate counts.  Please review these procedures with your student.

    LUNCH PRICES AND PAYING FOR LUNCH

    Student lunches (includes milk) are $3.00 for elementary and $3.25 for middle and high school.  Milk can be purchased for $.60 and extras or a la carte items are priced from $.10 to $2.50, depending on what the student buys.  Reduced lunch cost is $0.40.

    Strongsville Schools uses 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.

    To put money on your student’s account you may send in a check with your student and the Cafeteria staff will post that money to your student’s account. Please included their name and id number on the check. You may also sign up for a PayForIt account to fund their account with a credit card or your checking account. The link to PayForIt is below.  PayForIt does charge a fee for their service, however, it gives you access to view their lunch spending and you can set low balance limits to automatically replenish their account so your student never runs low on lunch money. Lastly of course a student can always 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.

    SHARE TABLES

    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.

    CATERING

    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 will be added to our website shortly. 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 440-572-7058  
     
    Michael Nowosielski, Director of Dining Services  (mnowosielski@scsmustangs.org)
    Cindy Vaccariello, Secretary  (cvaccariello@scsmustangs.org)
    Cafeteria Managers
     
    Linda Koncz                        Chapman Elementary          Julie Anderson           Strongsville Middle School
    Vicki Ladesic             Kinsner Elementary             Jean Shuleva               Strongsville High School 
    Robin Janosky           Muraski Elementary
    Karen McManamon     Surrarrer Elementary
    Renee Seefedlt           Whitney Elementary
       

    Lunch Prices:                         Breakfast Prices: 

    Elementary: $3.00                             Elementary and Middle School $2.00

    Secondary:  $3.25                             High School $2.25

    Milk:           $0.60

      

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider

     


    Food Service Links:

    FREE & REDUCED APPLICATION -(TO DOWNLOAD & COMPLETE) - 2017-18

    FREE & REDUCED ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - 2017-18 

    FREE & REDUCED ONLINE APPLICATION (TO COMPLETE ONLINE)

    PAY FOR IT - PARENT USERGUIDE

    PAYFORIT.NET (LINK)

    SHARED FOOD GUIDELINES

    CATERING MENU - BIRTHDAY TREATS ETC.