Feeding Independent Productive Citizens
If your child is signed up to be an online student when school starts back, he or she is still eligible to receive school meals if they are still enrolled in Madison County Schools. An information sheet was provided with your information packet and laptops but this is a summary.
The meals must be pre-ordered by Friday at noon and will be ready for pick up on Mondays between 11:00 and 12:00 at the office of your student's base school. Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches (or however many school days we have that week) all based on our USDA meal patterns for your child's grade level. Meals include fruit, veggies, whole grains, lean meats and low fat milk. We must receive your order for the meals by Friday at noon to plan for the meals on Monday. Food is frozen and refrigerated and while it can be consumed as is, some things will be best heated according to instructions we will give. If you have multiple children at multiple schools we can do all meals at one school so call your elementary school to schedule. Make sure you tell the lunch manager who you need to get meals for.
Pricing is as follows: If your student qualifies for free meals, it will be no cost, reduced students will be $2.00 for the 5 day week and paid students will be $10.50 for elementary and $11.75 for middle and high for the week. We request you pre-pay through the parent portal or with cash or check at the time of pick-up. Any extra cash will be put on your child's meal account as offices won't be able to make change. If the account isn't paid at the time of pick up we can not make further meals until charges are paid up. Where can you buy the groceries for a week's worth of meals for under $12 or even free?
To qualify for free or reduced meals we must have a free/ reduced meal application for SY 20-21 on file for your student. A paper copy will be in your information packet but you can go online and apply through the Parent Portal under More>Meal Benefits. This is best done on a computer, not mobile device. You can also download a paper copy at https://tinyurl.com/MadisonCoSNP-FR-APP As always, only certain School Nutrition people need-to-know your meal status and we do not share information with the main school staff. We do use our total numbers of free and reduced students in the district for school funding and services, so we encourage you to fill out a form to see if you qualify.
If you have questions please contact us at 706-795-2191 ext 1029
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