EFFECTIVE FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY:THE NUTRISLICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE-ORDER SYSTEM IS NOW OFFICIALLY LIVE AND READY TO GO! UTILIZING THIS PRE-ORDER WILL NOW ALLOW THE FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENTTO HAVE AN ACCURATE FORECAST, ESPECIALLY SINCE ALL MEALS WILL NOW BE SERVEDFREE OF CHARGE THROUGH THE FEDERALLY-FUNDED SSO PROGRAM WHICH RUNSTHROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020, OR UNTIL FUNDS ARE EXHAUSTED.SIMPLY LOG IN AND SELECT THE DATE AND MEAL PERIOD THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. FROM THERE YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO SELECT EITHER THE MAIN ENTREE OR THE ALTERNATE ENTREE. ALL SIDES AND MILK WILL BE OFFERED AT SCHOOL TO THE STUDENTSIN ADDITION TO THE ENTREE.Click the following link for a general walkthrough that explains the process in detail:Welcome Back Students!Not soon after the school year started, the FDA announced changes and waivers to the national school lunch option. As such, we are excited to announce that we are able to provide all of our students with free meals, regardless of meal status. Here is the flyer with more information on this and what changes this will cause at our schools:Chartwells K-12 and Strongsville City SchoolsFood Services Department440-572-7058
Cafeteria News 2020-2021
Breakfast is 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 lunches are also eligible for free breakfasts. 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 charging. 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.
High School students may also charge up to two meals (or go into the negative balance for two meals). Emails will be sent to the parents when charging occurs so funds can be added to the account. However, please be aware that all negative balances at year end will be transferred to the students' school fees. Therefore, it is best for students 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 19, 2021. Students can still use their account during this time if they have money on it or if they pay cash. Any remaining negative balance must be paid by the end of the school year or it will be moved to your student's 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 $0.10 to $2.75.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program was included in the email dated August 18 titled "SCS Meal Distribution During Remote Learning 2.0." The form is also on our website below. This form needs to be filled out each school year to be considered to stay on the program. The cutoff date this year is October 8, 2020--your form needs to be returned by that date for your students to stay on the program if they were on it last school year.
For those families applying for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal 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 it directly to our office at 18199 Cook Ave, Strongsville, OH 44136, and we will process immediately. You will be notified in writing your qualification for benefits under the program. Please submit your application before September 14, 2020, if you'd like to be considered to waive instructional school fees. Families can apply any time during the school year if your situation changes.
If you received a letter from our office stating you are directly certified to receive free meals for school year 2020-2021, do not complete the application. However if you’d like to be considered for a fee waiver for your students' instructional fees, you must sign the letter you received 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 online by going to www.strongnet.org and clicking on the "Menus" icon to access the Food Services Page. All of our menus can also be accessed 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, so please try it out!
The elementary menus will feature the menu of the day PLUS a weekly alternate entree (please note during Remote Learning 2.0 we are offering one entree). All meals are served with the appropriate side dishes and milk. Milk may be purchased separately for $0.60/carton. We offer 1% Lowfat, 1% Chocolate, and Fat-Free Strawberry.
Lunch sign up is done every morning in the elementary classrooms. Students are to 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 has accurate counts. Please review these procedures with your elementary student.
The High School and Middle School menus include multiple different stations and options. All meals include a choice of entree, fruit, vegetables, and milk.
LUNCH PRICES AND PAYING FOR LUNCH
Student lunches (including milk) are $3.00 for elementary schools and $3.25 for the Middle and High Schools. Milk can be purchased separately 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.
We encourage parents to put money on their child's lunch account. Strongsville Schools use a Point of Sale (POS) system. There are several advantages of this system, the best being total anonymity as to if your child receives free or reduced-price meals--no one knows except the cashier.
To put money on your student’s account you may send in a check made out to SCS with your student, 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 their account spending, and you can set low-balance limits to automatically replenish their account so your student never runs low on money. Finally, a student can always pay with cash.
MILK SUBSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS
The Ohio Department of Education sets the policy on how schools handle students who have medical or special dietary needs in regards to receiving a cup of water in place of the milk component. If your child has a life-threatening allergy/disability, we will require documentation from a licensed physician that describes the child’s condition in order to substitute water. Please include the physician’s name and phone number, should there be questions.
Here is a helpful download of the cooking instructions for our microwave/oven-ready meals--Please read thoroughly and call us if you have any questions:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________STRONGSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICES440-572-7058Michael 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 ElementaryBreakfast Prices: Lunch Prices:Elementary & Middle School: $2.00 Elementary: $3.00High School: $2.25 Middle School & High School: $3.25Milk: $0.60 Milk: $0.60Faculty & Staff:Adult Breakfast: $2.75Adult Lunch: $3.75This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider
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