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Food Service Department

2016-2017 Meal Prices

Breakfast

Elementary: $1.35
Middle & High School: $1.50

Lunch

Elementary (PK - 5): $2.00

  • Pine Street, Daycare, Preschool

Secondary (6-15) $2.50 and $3.25

Milk

All Schools $ .50

Adults

$0.85 more than the student meal

Breakfast Information / Menus (All Schools)

Breakfast Information

Fremont Public Schools offers a nutritional breakfast each morning to students at all grade levels.  A variety of items are offered each day including cereal, cracker items, muffins, fresh fruit, canned fruit, fruit juice, yogurt, cheese stick, and milk.   At least once a week a hot entree is offered at Pathfinder and Daisy Brook and twice a week at the middle and high school.

All students are encouraged to eat breakfast.  If a student has been approved for free or reduced meals, this also qualifies them for breakfast as well as lunch.  Paid breakfast is $1.35 elem./$1.50 secondary and reduced breakfast is 30 cents at all grade levels.

High School Lunch Menu

PDF DocumentHigh School Lunch Menu 2/21/17 to 4/21/17

Daily Breakfast Options:

A large variety of breakfast items are offered each day. Hot breakfast items are offered once or twice a week, along with a large variety of prepackaged cereals, other bread items like muffins, cinnamon roll, cereal bar, yogurt, cheese stick, variety of fresh and canned fruits, and milk. A fruit or juice is required for a complete breakfast this year. We encourage your child(ren) to eat a school breakfast to start their day.

Daily Lunch Options:

Most parents have no idea what food options their children may have during lunch at Fremont Public Schools. Unless a parent has visited the lunchroom, it is difficult to realize the variety of foods offered each day.

If you have a middle or high school student menus are posted several places in the schools and extra menus are available in the office or from the kitchen to take home.

The high school lunch options are varied and exciting and were well received last year. Students will have five separate stations of a variety of foods to choose from. Prepayment of lunch money is encouraged and speeds up service on all lines. Only one cashier line will accept cash; all other lines will require prepayment. Deposits of $100 or more qualify for a 6% bonus added to the student's account.

#1 - HOMETOWN SPECIALS - regular lunch line for $2.50, must include a fruit or vegetable - Price includes choice of 2-3 hot entrees, cold sandwiches/wraps, vegetables, lettuce salad, canned and fresh fruit, additional bread, milk and sometimes dessert. A stop at the "Fresh Express" station is also included but does not include meat & cheese items. These extra protein items will be charged .50 - $1.00. Extra French Fries taken from other food lines will be charged 75 cents.

#2 -BUFFET WORLD - complete lunch $3, must include a fruit or vegetable - This line will offer a partially self-serve buffet station. Possible options will include a Pasta Bar, Sub Bar, Tex/Mex Bar, Hamburger Bar, and an Asian Bar. Topping choices will be self-serve, along with vegetables, salads, canned and fresh fruit choices, and milk. A stop at the "Fresh Express" station is also included but does not include the meat & cheese items. These extra protein items will be charged .50 - $1.00. Extra French Fries taken from other food lines will be charged 75 cents.

#3 - FRESH EXPRESS - complete salad bar lunch $3, includes all offerings. A lettuce salad included on your tray with lunch from other stations is free, but meat and cheese items are not included. Meat & cheese items will be charged 50 - $1.00 each. This station will offer a romaine salad mix, meat toppings, fresh fruit, vegetable items, and many salad toppings. A variety of prepackaged dressings will be available; extra dressings are 50 cents.

#4 - CRUST N STUFF - complete lunch $2.50 - $3.25, must include a fruit or vegetable - This station will offer a variety of local vendor products, such as pizza, Subway and lunch box subs, and Arby's sandwiches. French fries, canned and fresh fruit choices, and milk are included in this meal. A stop at the "Fresh Express" station is also included but does not include meat & cheese items. Extra protein items will be charged .50 - $1.00.

#5 - PACKER ALLEY - complete lunch $2.50, must include a fruit or vegetable - This station will offer Bosco Breadsticks, cheeseburger and/or a chicken sandwich lunch each day. French fries, lettuce salad, canned and fresh fruit choices, and milk are included in this meal. Other items offered at ala carte prices will be pretzels, drinks, snacks, and ice cream products.

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: If you want to ensure that your child is spending their allotted money on a "balanced lunch" and not on ala carte items, it is highly recommended that you prepay for lunches and indicate on your check or write a note stating your preference. The computer can be coded with your wishes and prevent your child from spending his/her lunch money on other items of less nutritional value. Deposits of $100 or more qualify for a 6% bonus added to their account.

 

Middle School / Quest Lunch Menus

PDF DocumentMiddle School Lunch Menu  2/21/17 - 3/17/17

Daily Breakfast Options

A large variety of breakfast items are offered each day. Hot breakfast items are offered once or twice a week, along with a large variety of prepackaged cereals, other bread items like muffins, cinnamon roll, cereal bar, yogurt, cheese stick, variety of fresh and canned fruits, and milk. A fruit or juice is required for a complete breakfast this year. We encourage your child(ren) to eat a school breakfast to start their day.

Daily Lunch Options

The Food Service Department offers your middle school student at least five choices daily for a nutritious balanced school lunch.

MAIN STREET - regular lunch line for $2.50 - Student lunch includes choice of pizza, sandwiches, premade salads, and 2 other hot items each day. Students also have a choice of vegetables, lettuce salad, numerous fruit/juices, milk and sometimes dessert. Prepayment is required for this line. Deposits of $100 or more qualify for a 6% bonus added to the student's account.

SIDE STREET – Most meals $2.50, Wednesday subs are $3.25 must include a Fruit or Vegetable – This line will offer a regular food bar lunch at least twice a week, such as Mon. – Mexican style or salad bar; Tues. – pizza; Wed. – Subway and Lunch Pail subs $3.25; Thurs. – Pizza; Fri. - Arby’s and chicken fries. Students will also have the choice of vegetables, fruits, milk and sometimes dessert. Prepayment into a student’s account is required for this line.

THE ALLEY - regular lunch and ala carte items - Two main items with fruit or vegetable will be offered to qualify for a school lunch for $2.50. Hot lunch items may include Bosco cheese breadsticks, chicken products and sandwiches, as well as fresh and canned fruits and salads. Other items like pretzels, cookies, string cheese, yogurt, snack items, various drinks, and some ice cream products are offered daily at ala carte prices. Students may pay cash or use their computer account for this line.

Parents please note: If you want to ensure that your child is spending their allotted money on a balanced lunch and not on ala carte items, it is highly recommended that you prepay for lunches and indicate on your check or write a note stating your preference. The computer can be coded with your wishes and prevent your child from spending his/her lunch money on other items of less nutritional value. Deposits of $100 or more qualify for a 6% bonus added to their account.

Elementary (Daisy Brook / Pathfinder) Lunch Menus

PDF DocumentElementary Lunch Menu  2/21/17 - 3/17/17

Daily Breakfast Options:

A large variety of breakfast items are offered each day. Hot breakfast items are offered once or twice a week, along with a large variety of prepackaged cereals, other bread items like muffins, cinnamon roll, cereal bar, yogurt, cheese stick, variety of fresh and canned fruits, and milk. A fruit or juice is required for a complete breakfast this year. We encourage your child(ren) to eat a school breakfast to start their day.

Daily Lunch Options:

These schools follow the basic elementary menu of three main entrée choices each day for $2.00. However, along with the listed menu items, students are offered two vegetable choices, four to five fruit choices, and chocolate and/or white milk. Desserts or extra items are offered occasionally. A fruit or vegetable is required for a complete lunch.

Parents please note: If you want to ensure that your child is spending their allotted money on a balanced lunch and not on ala carte items, it is highly recommended that you prepay for lunches and indicate on your check or write a note stating your preference. The computer can be coded with your wishes and prevent your child from spending his/her lunch money on other items of less nutritional value. Deposits of $100 or more qualify for a 6% bonus added to their account.

Deposits, Histories, and Lunch Applications On-Line

The food service staff will continue to serve the students of Fremont Public Schools with a variety of quality foods throughout this school year. Breakfast and lunch will be offered starting Monday, August 29. 

On scheduled half days, breakfast will be served but there will be no lunch. On weather delay days, some schools will serve breakfast if there is a need; lunch will be available at the normal times.

Deposits, Histories, and Lunch Applications On-Line

The food service department’s POS cash register system, Meal Magic, allows parents to access their children’s accounts, view histories, make credit card deposits, and apply for free or reduced lunches on-line with a secure internet connection. If you have computer/software problems with either of these services, please call the Meal Magic Corporation at 1-877-383-3100 and select support.

In order to deposit money on-line, parents must set up an account and password. Please go to sendmoneytoschool.com External Link and click on the sign-up link, put in your e-mail address, password and answer any other questions.

You will need to know your student’s ID# in order to access his/her account. If you do not know your student’s ID#, please call the food service director at 231-924-8160 to get this information.

Once on the website, you can deposit money on-line by credit/debit card or checking account, and view your student’s balance and history. All deposits will be received into your child’s account within 15 minutes and you can make deposits for more than one child using only one transaction

There is no minimum deposit, but there is a base fee of $2.65 for credit cards and an ACH fee of $1 per transaction for all deposits made online. A bonus amount of six percent will be deposited into your child’s account for any deposits of $100 or more per child, which would offset the online service fee.

Apply for free and reduced meals on-line by going to www.lunchapp.com/, External Link select Fremont Public Schools, and answer the questions. When using this site, you will no longer need to send in the paper application and, in most cases, your approval will be in one business day or less. Documentation of your income may still be requested during the verification period.

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Computerized Prepaid Breakfasts and Lunches

Computerized Prepaid Breakfasts and Lunches – How Does it Work?

Students who were eligible for free and reduced price meals last May will automatically qualify for the same meal program benefits until September 30. During the month of September a new application must be filled out and approved. This year the school district is requiring “all” families to complete a family lunch application.  This allows the school district to receive funding for a variety of grants and programs. An application is included in this newsletter, available at all schools, and available on line at  www.lunchapp.com/, External Link , please fill one out as soon as possible. If a new application is not received by September 30, students will be charged for full priced meals.

All students should be listed on one family application. The application has been updated, so please read the instructions carefully and fill out the application completely. If a new application is not filled out and approved, students will be charged full price as of October 1.

Fremont Public Schools Food Service Department operates with computerized cash registers in all schools. This computer system operates on the same database as the Skyward school student databse. Therefore names, addresses, grades, etc. will be accurate per the school office.

Lunch balances, whether positive or negative, will also be carried forward to the next grade and school.

“Overdue” slips were sent home several times at the end of the school year to let you know your child’s balance. If you would like to know your child’s balance at any time, you can call 231-924-8160. Pink “overdue” slips will be sent out to all elementary parents on Thursdays during the school year to keep you informed of your child’s balance. Please watch for these slips in your elementary student’s school bag. Middle and high school students will be verbally reminded when their balance is low or overdrawn. If you have an email address on file, overdue or low balance notification reminders will be sent weekly to your email address.

The computerized cash registers operate on a “prepayment debit” system, not on a “charging” system. Students/ parents should deposit a lump sum into their account to purchase breakfasts, lunches, or ala carte items. To promote a larger prepayment amount, the Food Service Department will offer parents a “6 percent BONUS” for any deposits of $100 or more per student. This bonus amount will be added directly into your child’s account. On-line credit/debit card and checking account deposits can be made at www.sendmoneytoschool.com. External Link

All money for student meals must be sent in an envelope with the student name, ID number and amount deposited written on the outside of the envelope so the cashier can correctly deposit it. Family deposits can be made in one envelope/check as long as it is clear how much money is to be deposited for each child. Checks are recommended, and you can include the student ID number in the memo section. For all cash deposits, the envelope acts as a receipt for the deposit. Lunch envelopes are available in each school office, cafeteria, and in many classrooms.

As a courtesy to parents and students, the students may be allowed to charge occasionally, but repayment is expected promptly.  Reminder notes and phone calls will be made frequently to remind parents that their child owes money.  Once a child owes $15 or more, the principal or secretary will be contacting the parents regarding the debt.  If the debt is not paid promptly, the principal will periodically notify the parents that the child will not be able to participate in a school activity such as a field trip, party, dance, field day, etc. until the food service debt is paid.

Detailed student meal histories are available through the computer system and on-line by setting up an account at www.sendmoneytoschool.com External Link Parents and students are expected to keep track of their student balances or call the food service cashier in your child’s building if you are unsure of the current balance. Elementary students with a negative balance of $1.00 or more will receive a pink “overdue slip” each Thursday to take home. This slip explains the procedure in place for handling negative accounts and lists all building cashier’s phone numbers.

If you have any questions regarding the food service program or student balances, please contact Director of Food Services Denise McDaniel at 231-924-8160.

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500 Woodrow
Fremont, MI 49412
Phone: (231) 924-8160
Fax: (231) 924-7403

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McDaniel, Denise
Director of Food Services