It’s proven when kids eat a well-nourished meal they learn better and play harder. That’s why we concentrate on serving fresh, nutritious and tasty choices.
We prepare foods in our own school kitchens and buy local produce, milk and whole grain breads. We’ve added many new items to our menu in the past few years. Join us for breakfast and lunch at one of our buildings; we look forward to serving you!
- Student Meal Accounts
- Student Meal Payments
- Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
- Balance Notifications
- Refund or Transfer Information
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Every student is issued a meal account accessed by a PIN number they use to purchase meals. It is the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian to keep adequate funds in the account for purchases. Nutrition Services provides weekly low funds reminders via a caller system, emails and letters of notification to families.
Online at Campus Parent Portal
Nutrition Services uses an Internet food service payment option, through Campus Parent Portal. Please note, payments can only be taken online and not through the Campus Parent mobile app.
If you send cash with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID or cafeteria PIN number on the envelope. Cash is deposited into your child's account the same day it is received. Send cash at your own risk, cash is not preferred due to the inability to trace payments. Nutrition Services is not responsible for lost/stolen cash payments.
If you send a check with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID or key pad number on the envelope.
- Checks are deposited into your child's account the same day it is received by the kitchen manager
- Make the check payable to: Spring Lake Park Schools
- Write students' full name and student ID or key pad number in the memo area of the check
A new application must be completed every year to continue meal benefits. Students who qualify for free or reduced meals by submitting a new application each school year will receive meals at no charge.
- New applications are mailed to each household in August
- Important note: Prior year eligibility status will remain in effect only until October 2018 then automatically rolls into full pay status
Notifications for balances negative $5 and below
On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., families whose student’s meal account balance is negative $5 and below will receive an email and text message including the balance and a reminder to add funds for each student. These messages will be sent every Wednesday for each student whose account is negative $5 and below.
Automated low balance notifications
Families also have the opportunity to set up automated notifications for a specified dollar amount in Campus Parent Portal. Families can select to receive email and/or text notification or use the Campus Parent mobile app and setup push notifications. For example, a family may choose to be notified whenever their student’s meal account balance is below $10. These messages will be sent daily based on the dollar amount selected.
If your student(s) leaves the district and there is a positive balance in their account please click here to complete a Refund/Transfer Form.
- If the balance goes unclaimed it will be transferred into an angel account
- For graduating students to request a refund/transfer, the deadline is July 15 of each year
Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Click here to view more tips on how to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.