New for 2019 … the district welcomes Aramark into GF Nation as the new Food Services provider for the 2019-2020 school year! The Food Services team takes pride in serving nutritionally-balanced, varied, and tasty menu items in each school cafeteria. We look forward to what Aramark will bring to our lunch tables in the coming year! Visit https://glensfalls.schooldish.com to learn more about Aramark’s nutritional services.
When the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act went into effect in 2010, one of the requirements was that school districts gradually increase their student lunch prices until the revenue per lunch matches the federal free reimbursement level. To comply with this regulation, lunch prices in each of Glens Falls City Schools will increase by fifteen cents to $2.50 for the 2019-2020 school year. Breakfast prices will remain the same, at $1.75. As a reminder to parents and guardians, free and reduced-price lunches are available to students whose families meet certain eligibility guidelines.
The district encourages parents to use the online school meal payment plan, MySchoolBucks—a secure, web-based system that allows you to put deposits into your child’s meal account, see exactly what he/she bought for lunch on any given day, and even receive a low-balance e-mail alert when your child needs more meal money. To get started, or log in as a returning user, just click the “MySchoolBucks” icon to the right. ->
Although students may bring in money each day, it is very helpful if parents pre-pay meal money into their child’s account. For instance, $25.00 would pay for the next ten lunches purchased. Checks can be made out to Glens Falls City School District and sent into school with your child, if your family does not use the online payment system, MySchoolBucks. Checks—NOT CASH—are great ways for us to keep a paper trail, especially when payments are traveling to school in our younger students’ backpacks.
Students at GFSD are given an account with a PIN number to press on a keypad in the lunch line when purchasing lunch, milk, or other food items. Each month’s menu offerings for breakfast and lunch are available on the district’s web site, or at https://glensfalls.schooldish.com/SchoolMenus
Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Free and reduced-price meals are available to children who meet federal guidelines. Applications are mailed to every family with enrolled students in August and are listed below in Adobe PDF format. Additional hard copies are available in any school’s main office. Only one application is needed per family. Completed applications should be returned to the main office of your child’s school.
Charging school meals
It is the District’s goal to provide students with access to nutritious no- or low-cost meals each school day and to ensure that a student whose parent/guardian has unpaid meal charges is not shamed or treated differently than a student whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal charges. To read the entirety of the District’s policy on meal charging and prohibition against meal shaming, please click here: Policy 5660