The Parchment School District food service staff would like to thank you for showing an interest in our food service program. Food service for the Parchment School District is operated by Chartwells. Our students are very important to us. We strive to make their meal times fun and nutritious. Questions and comments are always encouraged please call (269) 488-1127 or e-mail the director, Holly Pence.
Parents can add money to their child's lunch account by visiting Parchment's PaySchools website. Payment is made using a credit card or e-check.
Parents can now monitor the items being purchased by their child, and view a current balance online. The student's identification number is required to establish an account. Please call 488-1127 if you have questions.
Check My Childs Account
The USDA has recently issued new school meal requirements for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. These standards will be effective beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. This means students will see some changes in the foods served at school. Chartwells School Dining Services manages the food service department at Parchment School District and has already begun incorporating several positive initiatives that will allow a smooth transition to the new meal requirements.
Your student will experience the new USDA requirements when they dine in their school cafeteria. One vital change is the requirement for a student to select at least Ĺ cup of fruit or vegetable to make up a complete meal. There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, and milk. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being the fruit and/or vegetable selection. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price. For more details of what your student can expect to see in their school dining center, please read the letter from the Food Service Director.
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We offer free or reduced-price school meals for those who need it.
Application Instructions (PDF)
A new application must be completed every year. If you do not submit a new form within 30 operating days, your child will automatically be charged the full price meal following that time frame. You will be responsible for the charges incurred because of the late submission. Only one application per family is needed. Applications are available with the link above or at any school office in the district. If you think there is a possibility that you might qualify, please fill it out as soon as possible. Please make sure you follow directions carefully as failure to do so may cause delays in the final approval process. This information is highly confidential and treated with the utmost respect. Children qualifying receive the identical lunch and go through the same serving line as the paying child. You will be notified of your status after we receive your application and it is processed. Read more about the free/reduced-price meal program.
Barclay Hills Education Center Menus (PDF)
High School Lunch Menus (PDF)
Middle School Lunch Menus (PDF)
Elementary Lunch Menus (PDF)
We serve breakfast and lunch at all buildings throughout the district. All meals include: one entree, milk, and as many fruits and vegetables as each student would like during that meal. Standard meal prices are listed below. Click here for additional details.
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|Milk $ .40|
If your child has an allergy please inform us. We will need you to provide us with a doctor's note to let us know what to properly substitute for them.
This Policy is designed for the convenience of the parents and students. Students will be allowed to charge A SCHOOL MEAL ONLY up to two times ($3.50). Low balance letters will be sent home on a regular basis. An ALTERNATE meal will be offered to those students with two or more charges on their account.
Any catering needs can be provided to you by Parchment Food Service. And remember 100% of profits go back to the district. Please contact Holly Pence at 488-1127 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here are some informational nutrition websites for parents and students.
The Parchment School District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well being of the District's students. Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well being and his/her ability to learn. Schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by
The District believes the effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
The School Board has set goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits in the areas of nutrition education, physical education, physical activity, and maintaining a quality food service program that promotes the well-being of our students. View the complete Parchment School Board wellness policy.