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Food Service
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Mrs. Judy Baumann
Firelands Food Service Director
(440) 965-5821 ext. 1011
Welcome to the Firelands Food Service web page. I hope that you find this information helpful to you and your family. If  I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me!
Meal Assistance
An updated meal application must be filled out every school year.  For those that don't return an updated form at the beginning of the year, your child's meal status will change to denied 30 days after the start of school. Meal assistance applications can be submitted anytime throughout the school year. Only 1 application needed per household. 
All applications are processed the first week of school and notification are mailed to households.  If you are unsure if your child qualified please contact Judy Baumann 440-965-5821 ext 1011.
Direct Certification is run several times throughout the year.  Any student qualifying for free meals through Direct Certification (a list received from the State) will receive a notification letter.  This letter, in bold letters at the top will read "NOTIFICATION FOR FREE MEALS". Please take time to read this letter as it contains important information. If you receive this letter at the start of the school year, you DO NOT need to fill out a meal application.
School fees are not automatically waived if your child qualifies for free meals.  YOU MUST return the bottom portion of the direct cert letter or mark the appropriate box on the meal application.  
Food Service Forms
Parent Links
Charge Procedure for School Meals
Charge procedure for all schools: Click here
Pay For It
Pay for it news

I am excited to announce that the PayForIt.net mobile app is now available for IOS (Apple) and Android. The PayForIt.net Mobile App provides the ability to make payments to replenish Lunch Accounts and view purchase history. The PayForIt mobile app is a free download.

Notice: You MUST first sign up on a computer before you can use the mobile app. You will need your child's student pin number.  Contact Mrs. Judy Baumann, Food Service Director at 440-965-5821 ext. 1011 for assistance.

The Pay for It Program allows you to put money on your child's account with a credit card (with a small convenience fee). This program has many features such as providing you with your child's lunch account balance and also a short report of what has been purchased on their account. This part of the program can be utilized even if you choose not to make an online payment. There is no fee to use the reporting system but you will be required to enter a credit card number. You can sign up for Pay for It by logging into www.payforit.net and then follow the instructions that are listed. Under 'my account' it allows you to set up email reminders as well. The student I.D. number that your child enters into the pin pad to purchase a meal is needed to set up a "Pay for It" account.  If your child does not know the number please contact Mrs. Judy Baumann.
Subs Needed

The Food Service Department of the Firelands Local School District is currently seeking Substitute Kitchen help. 

This is not a contracted position.  Once you complete the proper paper work your name is put on a list for subbing in the kitchens. You will be called on an as needed basis.
All interested individuals will need to complete an Employment Application and pass a Criminal Background Check, before being placed on the Substitute Calling List.
Save the application to your computer and email to lseman@firelandsschools.org
Please call the Board Office at 440-965-5821 for more information.
Cafeteria News
Just a few of our fresh offerings


Students enjoying some fresh apples from Quarry Hill Orchards. Brooke Gammie talked about Farm to School and sampled a couple varieties of apples with the students.

Some of the new and exciting items we are offering. 
We are part of a program where we get some wonderful
fresh produce.  Our students are served fresh romaine salads,
bananas,  baby carrots and local grown apples to name a few.
What Makes A Meal / 5 Components

What Makes A Meal

1.Meat/Meat Alternate (yogurt or cheese)
SAMS and FES: Breakfast in the classroom. Breakfast is served at all 3 schools for any student interested.  If your child qualifies for meal assistance they can get breakfast for .30 or free depending on meal status. Breakfast is served as soon as students get off the bus.  Elementary and Middle school students pick up a breakfast and take it back to their classroom.
NEW THIS YEAR: SAMS students**Breakfast in the classroom**
Food Assistance
Information for food assistance in Lorain/Erie counties
Lorain County Job & Family Services -Ohio Direction Card 
Lorain County food pantries - Faith Based
Greater Lorain County - United Way
Lorain County Office on Aging - Emergency Pantries 
Lorain and Erie Counties Second Harvest Food Bank help - Second Harvest Partner by location 
Summer months:
Click on this link to find a phone number for locations where meals are served during the summer months.
Click on this link for an interactive county map to see what areas offer summer meals. Please click on the county that you live in.
If you have school-aged student(s) in need of breakfast and/or lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877. You will receive a message back with a location closest to you where they can receive free summer meals.

Meal Prices


FHS - $2.95
SAMS - $2.85 
FES - $2.65
Reduced - .40 
Milk - .50 


All schools - $1.50
Reduced -.30
Milk -.50 



4 components are offered. Students must take 3 of the 4, one must be 1/2 cup fruit or juice.
May decline milk  

*Grains or combination grain & meat (All of the main items = 2 components)

We encourage students to take all components

NEW: Online menu w/nutritionals for 2017-2018
1. Select the school menu link below
2. Then select the month once on the link
3.  Click on a menu item to see all nutritionals for each item
*** You can see all school menus under one link. Just click on the green (change school and menu button) on the top left of menu and select school and month
***Check out the My School Menu App
 My School Menus
FHS 2017-2018 Menu's

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