A reimbursable meal is offered daily. We encourage students to take all 5 components that are offered to give your child a balanced meal as well as save you money. A 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable is required to be on a tray to count as a type A reimbursable meal. If your child chooses not to take the required fruit or vegetable, they will be charged a la carte prices.
ONLINE MEAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
We encourage you to complete an online meal application at www.payschoolscentral.com. If your child/children are approved, the meal status goes into effect immediately. Please reach out to Mrs. Baumann if you have any questions 440-965-5821 ext 1011. Meal applications are monitored and looked over for accuracy. A verification process takes place mid October for any questionable applications.
If you received a Direct Certification letter, please sign and return the letter to Mrs. Baumann or your child's school office. This is the process to waive the school fees. If you receive a Direct Certification letter, do not complete a meal application, your child is already approved for free meals.
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN SHORTAGES
Nationwide food supply chain shortages due to issues with labor, transportation, and raw materials continue to affect breakfast and lunch menus. For example, there are long term shortages for bread, bottles for drinks ( like Gatorade), eggs, condiment packets, and much more. These shortages may force us to make substitutions at short notice. This will continue into the 2022-2023 school year.
If you have concerns about your child’s meals, you can call Judy Baumann, Food Service Director, at 440-965-5821 ext. 1011, or the head cook at your child’s building.
Our Food Service department is self-supporting. For every breakfast and lunch distributed, the Food Service department will receive federal reimbursements, which supports the department.
For online menus visit www.myschoolmenus.com. Menus can be filtered for allergens and/or nutritionals. They can also be printed. Download the free My School Menu app and the Firelands Local Schools free app.
FES students will eat in their classrooms due to increased enrollment . K-1 students will be served. 2-5 students will walk to the kitchen to get lunch, then take their meals to their classroom. Breakfast is picked up in the gym and taken back to their homeroom.
FMS and FHS students will eat in the cafeteria.
If you are in need of school fees being waived an online meal application must be completed and you must be approved using your income or assistance received as a guide. Go to www.payschoolscentral.com for the online application.
If you have any questions please contact Judy Baumann, Food Service Director at 440-965-5821 ext. 1011 or [email protected]