Cafeteria/Food Services

 Meals


The District is required to provide increased servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while limiting sodium, fat, and total protein. In addition, under the Paid Lunch Equity Provision, the District must make progress toward raising the price for a paid lunch to equal the Federal reimbursement amount for a free lunch. A la carte prices will be posted in the cafeterias.

Under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), the Iroquois District will be offering a free breakfast and lunch to all students from Pre-K to 12th grade at both the Iroquois Elementary School and the Iroquois Jr./Sr. High School for the 2018/2019 School Year. For this school year, applications for the free/reduced price meal program are not required in order to qualify for free meals.

However, in order to qualify for other programs and grants which are based on household income levels, the District will be sending out an income data collection survey to gather this information. This survey is being sent home with the students during their first week of school. If you don't receive the survey or need an additional copy, it can also be downloaded from the link below.

We encourage families to submit their completed income surveys so that we may continue to qualify for these programs benefiting our students.

 
2018/2019 ISD INCOME DATA COLLECTION SURVEY


Offer vs. Serve Message    Offer vs. Service Message


Cafeteria Accounts


Individual cafeteria accounts are assigned to each student for accounting purposes for the purchase of meals served in school cafeterias. Our food service utilizes the PrimeroEdge system for managing student accounts. Procedures for purchasing and collecting money for individual student accounts are in place that ensure that the identity of each student and their information is protected. Students may not use another student’s account to purchase a meal or a la carte items.

Iroquois Elementary School Elementary students may deposit money in advance on the first day of each week for a la carte items. All students have an account, which can be accessed by providing the food service cashier with their name. Please review the guidelines listed below:

  • Students may pay on their account at any time;
  • If a student has charges, the system will pay off these charges first and then give the student credits (if the student has money left over);
  • Students may not "charge" snack items. Money for a la carte items must be available in their cafeteria account.

Iroquois High School - Junior and Senior High students may deposit money in advance for a la carte items. In order to activate a high school student account, each student has a 8-digit school ID number at the cashier checkout line. The student will enter his/her number on a keypad, which then brings up their individual account.

With the PrimeroEdge system, parents/guardians will have access to their child's account information, including account balances and purchases, make secure online payments at any time at www.schoolcafe.com.

  • Set up hassle-free automatic payments for each student.
  • Receive low balance email messages.

Payment Instructions


Lunch Charge Policy

Students are not permitted to "charge" for a la carte items such as milk, snacks, or ice cream.

All charges from previous school years will be included in the lunch charge status of students.

The complete Meal Charges and Procedures for Collection of Deficient Account Balances can be downloaded HERE.


Cafeteria Account Flag Form

If you, as the parent/guardian, specifically do not want your child to use his/her cafeteria account for services or purchases, we can place a flag on his/her account that will restrict those choices. Please complete a Cafeteria Account Flag Form, which will be passed out in homerooms, and return it to the Food Service Office. Your child’s account will be adjusted according to your wishes.


Special Dietary Needs

The Nutrition Group and Iroquois School District are able to handle any special dietary needs that a student may require. Substitutions are made on a case-by-case basis only when supported by a medical statement. Please contact Denise Pyle, RDN/FSD to discuss any special dietary needs.



Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form,(AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
                 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                 Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


nutrition group logoFood services at Iroquois School District are provided by The Nutrition Group, Inc. The Nutrition Group provides nourishing meals to students in K-12 schools. Our employees focus more time, attention and local support on your schools than any other food management company.


For more information about The Nutrition Group, Inc., check out their website:
http://www.thenutritiongroup.biz/k-12-meal-services.shtml

For employment opportunities in the Iroquois food service departments managed by the Nutrition Group, please contact them directly, by calling (814) 899-7643 ext. 1509.


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