School Lunch & Breakfast Program Information

Food Allergies

Parents/guardians must notify the school nurse regarding their child’s food allergies. Any special request in the preparation of a child’s food should be mentioned to the cafeteria manager at that specific school. Again, this is an extremely important issue that must be addressed for safety precautions.

Kindergarten Snacks

Kindergarten students are NOT eligible for free or reduced snacks.

 

They must pay for snacks for the week or bring it from home.

 

The snack will consist of an 8 oz. Milk or juice and snack of the day.

 

The cost is $ .75 per day, $ 3.75 per week.

 

Snack money should be handed – in on Mondays during ticket sales.

 

Please keep separate from lunch money, we ask that you please mark your child’s name, classroom and deposit the money in a separate envelope.

 

If your child is absent, the child can hand – in snack money the following day.

 

If a parent / guardian wish to pay by check, please make check payable to: The Agawam School Lunch Department

 

Again, kindergarten students are ONLY eligible for Free or Reduce Lunches and he or she will obtain an application on the first day of school.

 


Meal Charging Policy

The goal of the school breakfast and lunch program is to provide healthy meals for all students each day. The Agawam Public Schools will not deny students a meal. Students may receive an alternative meal and milk option should the cost of the meal not be accounted for in accordance with this policy. Free and Reduced Applications are always available throughout the year to help families in need.

 

 

School Committee Policy File: JQ - 1

Message from Department of Agriculture

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Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs
School Lunch Prices 2017-2018

Our department sells approximately 2,800 student lunches per day. It is my responsibility to keep lunch prices as affordable as possible for the students and parents/guardians of Agawam especially during tough economic times.  

·         Menus are posted monthly at www.agawampublicschools.org 1) click on your school 2) click on lunch menu 3) click on the month. Please note: Menus will be distributed in the month of September “only” to Elementary and Middle Schools students.  We also post the menus locally and if a student needs a copy, please request it with a Cafeteria staff member.

·         Lunch prices are $2.70 per lunch at the Elementary and Middle Schools ($13.50 per week) and $ 2.95 per lunch at the Junior High and Senior High Schools ($14.75 per week).  

·         Ala carte milk cost $.40 cents per carton grades (K-8) and $.50 cents per container grades (9-12).

·         Kindergarten snacks cost $.75 cents per day, $3.75 per week.

·         The School Lunch Department offers fresh baked, reduced fat, Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Trays (K – 4) delivered to your child’s class for their birthday or any other Special Event. Please contact your school for more information.