School Lunch Meals and Procedures
Lunch, which includes milk, is $2.75 per day, or $13.75 weekly. Reduced price lunch is 40¢ per day or $2.00 weekly. An a la carte milk 50¢ and juice 50¢ are also available for purchase at lunch time (these prices are subject to change). The menu is printed monthly and will be e-mailed home. If you would like a printed copy sent home with your child monthly please inform your child’s teacher. School menus may also be viewed online.
Special Milk Program
Available to ½ day Kindergarten students only. Cost of milk per day 30¢. Cost for half school year is $27.00. Cost for Full year $54.00.
Milk and juice are available for purchase by Kindergarten (AM/PM) and Grade One students during their morning snack. Snack in Grade Two will be at the discretion of the teachers and snack food may be brought from home. If you have questions about snack time, please call the school. Please note that full day KG and grade one students who are eligible for free and reduced price breakfast and lunch must pay 50¢ for snack milk or juice if they wish to purchase it at snack time.
Breakfast is $1.65 per day, $8.25 per week. Reduced price is 30¢ per day or $1.50 per week. Breakfast selection may include: cold cereal, bagel, pancakes, warm muffin, fruit, juice or milk. We alternate days for the breakfast menu.
The Food Service Department uses an automated Point-of-Sale system. Each student has a meal account, which is used when making purchases. Payments are made in advance. The district issues your student’s ID number. Parents are strongly advised to make payments in advance. Parents are asked to send money, by check if possible, made out to Exeter School Meals, in a sealed envelope with student’s name, teacher’s name, and amount of money written on it. It is recommended that payments be made prior to students purchasing items from the meal program. It is preferred payments are made on the fist day of the school week for ease in the classroom. Payments are accepted at any time. Meal money is collected in the first day of each school week early in the morning. If necessary, meals can be paid for daily in the cafeteria. You may also pay by credit card by creating an account for your student at myschoolbucks.com, there is a small fee charged by the company for this service. You can also view account activity at this site at no charge. Any money left on your child’s meal account at the end of the school year moves forward with them.
Students who received free or reduced price meals last year are eligible to receive free or reduced meals for the for the first 30 operating days of school or until a determination (free, reduced, or denied) has been made on the student’s new application. All students will be given new forms during the first week of school; they should be completed and returned to school as quickly as possible. A NEW APPLICATION IS REQUIRED EACH YEAR.
Applications will be posted in August of each year. If you do not see a link here, please check the SAU 16 Food Services Page for details.
The School Food Service Director notes that parents need to reapply for free/reduced benefits each year. If you have any questions about the meal program please contact Jeanne Pierce, School Nutrition Director at 775-8449.
The School Meal Program strongly recommends that if you are new to the school district you submit an application for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program prior to the first day of school. If you feel you may qualify and did not receive this benefit during the previous school year, or if you have a new student being enrolled in in the district.
If you did receive free or reduced price meals during the previous school year and have a new student enrolling in the district please contact the Food Service office to inform us of the name of the new student so we may add them to the program. You are still required to submit a new application each year. If a new application is not received and approved before the deadline, your child’s meal status will return to paid. Until your application has been approved you are required to pay for your child’s meals and/or snack milk.
If you do not wish to download the form, you may also pick up an application at the school’s main office or for immediate processing, fill one out at Exeter High School by appointment (call 775-8449 or 775-8488) beginning in August.
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