Sue PetonicFood Services Supervisor
330-908-6213Food Services News & Updates:PLEASE NOTE: BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES ARE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS BENEFIT! ALSO, PLEASE SUBMIT A FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY QUALIFY - YOUR FEES COULD BE WAIVED OR REDUCED.
Please be advised that, due to the increasing number of non-sufficient checks received by the district and the subsequent costs incurred, the cafeterias will be operated on a CASH OR MONEY ON ACCOUNT ONLY
basis. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE CAFETERIAS
. We strongly urge you to manage your children's accounts online by visiting http://www.myschoolaccount.com/
. In an effort to offer you more options to pay, we have added an ONLINE CREDIT CARD OPTION
. Credit cards WILL NOT
be accepted in the cafeterias. Online deposits to your children's accounts can still be made via electric fund transfer from your checking and/or savings account. When making deposits, please be advised that it may take 24-48 hours
for the funds to post to your account.
You may apply for Free/Reduced Meals throughout the school year. If your family financial situation changes at any time, please complete an application and return it to your child's school or the Board of Education. We offer a "grace period" at the beginning of each school year for those who were on the free or reduced meal program the previous year. This "grace period" provides time for submission and processing of current years' applications. The last day of this "grace period" is September 30th of every year. Please make certain you have submitted a new application prior to that date in order to retain your child(ren)'s meal benefits.Did you know?
The school lunch program at Nordonia Hills City Schools operates according to the offer vs.serve
format. What this means to the students is that lunch will consist of five different choices (components)
from each of the required food groups. Students must choose at least three components
in order for the district to claim a reimbursable meal from the government. The government pays the district a small stipend for each reimbursable breakfast and lunch served to students. We also make use of government offered food commodities whenever possible in order to control costs. All menus are heart-healthy and provide daily nutrients appropriate for your child's age. We are always adding new menu items, so stay tuned!*ATTENTION - "NO MONEY" POLICY*
Because school food service departments are self-funded and the USDA does not permit participants in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program to allow negative student balances, children who have no money to pay for lunch are permitted to accumulate up to $10.00
in debt and then will be offered cereal and milk or a cheese sandwich and milk at no charge (up to three occurrences)
until their account is replenished or they have cash. Because of the high percentage of children with peanut allergies, we no longer offer peanut butter & jelly sandwiches as a "no money" alternative. Any unpaid charges at the end of the quarter will be transferred to school fees for collection. Please be aware that children are not permitted to buy "extras" if their account is in arrears. Nordonia Hills City Schools Food Service Department mantains a donor fund for special circumstances. Families can confidentially contact Sue Petonic at 330-908-6213. Thank you.