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Spencerville Local Schools
 

Food Service Information for Families for 2024-25

Welcome to the Food Service Department. We support learning by serving nutritional breakfast and lunch meals. The wellness policy forSpencerville Local Schools provides additional, detailed information and goals. Please, contact Deb Kill, Food Service Supervisor, at 419-647-4111 ext. 3206 or killd@svbearcats.org if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

 

School Menus & Meal Prices
  • Breakfast and lunch menus are posted on the Café/Food Service web page.
  • Breakfast is $1.65 for K-4th grade and $1.75 for 5th-8th grade.
  • Lunch prices are $3.00 for K-4th grade and $3.25 for 5th-8th grade.
  • Students who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive school breakfast and lunch for free the 2024-25
 
Breakfast at School
  • Please talk with your children about whether or not you would like them to purchase breakfast at school. Students will often join their friends for breakfast, and we do not want any surprises when you check your child’s lunch account balance. Breakfast service is available every morning unless there is a weather or planned delay.
  • Breakfast served in the Cafeteria, K-4th grade-8:20-8:40, 5th-12th grade-7:20-7:40.
  • Breakfast information flyer
 
All menus are subject to change.

K-4 Menus

5-12 Menus

 

CHARGE POLICY:
Breakfast: K-12th grade will not be permitted to charge a breakfast meal
 
Lunch: K-6th Grade: After a student has charged three times, the student will receive a peanut butter sandwich milk until the charges have been paid in full.
 
7th - 12th Grade: One charge will be allowed when necessary, with no further charges until the first charge has been paid in full.

Paying for School Meals

  • You can add funds to your child’s account, set recurring payments, add low balance notifications and see what your child is buying at www.payschoolscentral.com.
  • Checks and cash are also accepted. Payments should be sent to school in an envelope clearly labeled with your child’s student ID number and name, and turned into your child’s teacher or the main office.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

  • You may qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Meals. New applications are required each school year. The link for the 24-25 SY meal application will be sent to you in an email through Final Forms.
  • If your child qualifies for free lunches, they are also eligible to receive free breakfast.
  • You can apply online at www.payschoolscentral.com using the last four digits of your child’s pin code. Paper applications are available for download on  the school website www.spencervillebearcats.com under Café/Food Service web page (Free/Reduced App) or in the main office.
  • Please complete an online application or return the paper application to the main office.

What's in a Meal?
The Spencerville School Local School District participates in the USDA-funded National School Breakfast & Lunch
Programs and follow their nutritional guidelines and meal pattern.

  • Breakfast includes: One entree consisting of whole grains, two fruit options (100% juice or no-sugar-added canned or fresh fruit) and fat free flavored milk or 1% white milk. *Students must take 2 of the 3 items, 1 being a fruit option to make a full meal according to the USDA.
  • Lunch includes: One entree comprised of lean proteins and whole grains, ½ cup fruit option (100% juice or nosugar added canned or fresh fruit), ½ cup vegetable option (fresh or low sodium canned/frozen) and fat free flavored milk or 1% white milk, 
    • *Grades 9-12 can choose two fruits and two vegetables options.
    • *All students must take 3 of the 5 items, 1 being a fruit or vegetable option to make a full meal according to the USDA.

Please contact the school nurse if your student has any food allergies or medical issues. The USDA requires a doctor’s note before any  substitutions can be made. Medical Form is posted on the School Nurse web page.

Offer vs Serve Policy:

Offer vs Serve provision of the school lunch program means students are offered five food components each day from within the federally-required traditional lunch pattern. Spencerville Local School offers this to students in grades K-12. All students are encouraged to take all items offered on the meal. However, under Offer vs Serve, students need only take a minimum of three of the five food components offered one of which must be a fruit or a vegetable component.  Offer Vs. Serve allows students to refuse a food item they do not like, encourages freedom of choice, and helps to eliminate waste.

 

USDA Meal Guidelines: 
https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/nutrition-standards-school-meals

Nondiscrimination Statement: 
https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1660141704/homeelidak12ohus/uqmvmcsnwgiauszycxjk/NondiscriminationStatement2022.pdf

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