East Union CSD Breakfast/Lunch Program
East Union CSD Nutrition Program
Meal Account Information
Since May 27, 2014, the East Union Community School District has not allowed family meal accounts to incur a negative balance. Upon a negative balance, there will be three warnings issued before a student is placed on the MODIFIED MEAL LIST. Once a student is placed on the modified meal list, they will not be able to eat school breakfast and will be offered a sunbutter and jelly sandwich and a milk in lieu of the regular lunch. This does not affect students who receive free meals. The student(s) will remain on the Modified Meal List until the account has a positive balance.
To avoid a negative balance, a notification is sent out each Tuesday. When a family meal account becomes low, the parents/guardians will be notified that there is a week or less of meals left in the family meal account. If money is not put into the account before the account reaches zero or lower, the student(s) will either need to bring a lunch from home or will receive a modified meal following three negative warnings. Families will be notified daily, when their account has reached a negative balance.
Parents are encouraged to provide an email to enable the Nutrition Department to communicate more efficiently. If no email is available, students in grades PreK-5 will receive printed low balance, negative balance and/or Modified Meal notifications and 6th through 12th graders will receive an email.
When a primary student is placed on the modified meal list, a modified meal will be delivered to the elementary office and it will be delivered to the student in their classroom as if it was dropped off by a parent. Secondary students will have to notify the kitchen that they need a modified meal and they will be able to pick it up as they go through the lunch line.
*At any time throughout the school year, if parents/families are having difficulty paying for meals or if the financial situation has changed, we encourage parents/guardians to fill out a Free/Reduced Meal Application. Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office. Call 641-347-5704 if you have any questions or want to request an application be sent to you.
Payment to the Family Meal Account
EU Breakfast Program Information
A choice of:
100% fruit juice and fruit are both available at each breakfast
Plus a choice of
skim white milk,
skim chocolate milk,
skim strawberry milk, or
1% white milk.
THERE WILL BE NO BREAKFAST WHEN THERE IS A LATE START
EU Lunch Program Information
Lunch Menu can be found on the school website. Any changes made to the menu at school are reflected on this menu and are in bold type to indicate a change has been made.
Students in grades 3rd-12th
These students are served their main entree, then they are able to serve themselves for the rest of their meal. A fruit and veggie bar is always available with each lunch.
Students in grades PreK-2
These students are served each item. The fruit and veggie bar is not included with their meals. They are offered less choices to help the line move faster.
The staff meals are the same as the high school meals. The higher cost of the adult meals does NOT mean that bigger servings are taken. The higher price reflects the total reimbursement of the student meals.
Parents and friends are encouraged to come and have lunch and/or breakfast with our students. We do, however, ask that the visitor pay at the end of the lunch line and that they have the correct change as the Nutrition Department does not keep change on hand. This helps to keep the line moving faster to ensure that the students get as much time to eat as possible.
The cost for anyone that is not an EUCSD enrolled student, whether it is a child or an adult, is $3.75. If correct change is not available, the remaining amount can be deposited to the student’s family meal account.
Adults and students in grades 6-12 are able to purchase ‘extras’ and second meals if there is a positive balance in the Family Meal Account. If adults or students take more than one helping, they will be charged accordingly. This will include all items on the lunch line, as well as condiments. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the serving size when they are serving themselves, as they will be charged for any extras. Students and Adults who do not have money in their accounts will not be allowed ‘extra’ or second meals. It is the responsibility of the everyone who eats school meals to know their account balance each day before taking extras. Family Meal Account balances can be checked on the same site as is used to check grades. All charges and deposits are displayed.
Parents are encouraged to discuss with their children what is expected of them. It is the parent’s responsibility to let their child(ren) know if they approve of them purchasing extras.
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