Food Service

The Food Service Department strives to provide Grand Ledge
Public Schools' students with well-balanced, nutritious food choices. 

Below you can view menus, make deposits to your child's
food service account, check your child's food service balance,
ee what your child has purchased and apply for our Free and
Reduced Breakfast and Lunch program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us:

Darrin Gyurich, Director
Dining Services
Gyurichd@glcomets.net
517-925-5733

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Breakfast Information

School breakfast provies 1/4 of your child's daily nutrition needs.  Research shows breakfast provides fuel for learning and boosts brain power.  Grand Ledge Public Schools offers breakfast at each school as listed below.

Breakfast Times and Cost 16-17

Breakfast is available for all students.  And, if you qualify for free or reduced lunch prices, you also qualify for the free or reduced breakfast prices.

Breakfast menus can be found under the Food Service Menus on this page.

Food Service Payment Policy

 

Grand Ledge Public Schools

Food Service

Payment Policy

Grand Ledge Public Schools Food Service utilizes a computerized debit card system to track all lunches sold to students. The system assists in keeping accurate account information as well as increases the speed of the cafeteria lines. The student number is used as the account number so there is no need to apply for an account.

Student lunch accounts operate as a debit system. Each time a student purchases a lunch, the cashier removes, or debits, the money from that account. All student lunch accounts must be pre-paid in order for a child to properly pay for his meal.

Pre-payment for lunches can be done daily, weekly or monthly. To deposit money into your child’s lunch account, simply visit the district website: www.glcomets.net. Open the Food Service Dept. webpage under “Our District” and then open Send Money to School. Money may also be delivered to your child’s school. When making a deposit at the school, please place the check or money in an envelope and print your child’s name on the envelope. If depositing money into multiple accounts with one check, you must list all the children you wish to receive funds and how much money you would like in each account. Account history is also available through the Send Money to School site or you can contact the Food Service Department 925-5733.

 

                                   Free & Reduced Meals

If families have a financial situation where the purchase of school lunches is difficult, a child may qualify for free or reduced price meals. The application process is very simple and confidential. There is no overt identification of students whose families qualify for free or reduced meals. Applications can be completed on the Food Service Department website under Free & Reduced Breakfast / Lunch Application or you can pick up an application from the school office.

 

                                       Charging Policy

Elementary Level

If a student forgets his/her lunch money or is unable to pay, they will still be able to charge the lunch to their account. Full payment is expected on the next day. A child may only charge three meals.

If payment is not received after charging three meals, the child will no longer be able to receive a hot lunch and instead will be offered 2 cheese sticks, graham crackers, fruit and milk. A $1.20 charge will be added to the child’s account. After receiving the alternate meal for five days in a row, the building principal will be notified for further investigation and resolution.

If a student has a negative balance but is using money to pay for the current day’s menu, a standard hot lunch meal will be provided.

Parents or guardians are responsible for keeping track of their child’s account balance. Account information and low balance eMail reminders can be found and set up through Send Money to School on the Food Service webpage under Our District at www.glcomets.net. Questions can also be directed to the Food Service office by calling 925-5733.

Secondary Level

If a student forgets his/her lunch money or is unable to pay, they will be able to charge the lunch to their account. Full payment is expected on the next day. A child may only charge three meals. If payment is not received after charging three meals, the child will no longer be able to receive a hot lunch. In addition, the child will not be allowed to charge a` la carte items such as bottle water or package snacks.

If a student has a negative balance but is using money to pay for the current day’s menu, a standard hot lunch meal will be provided.

Parents or guardians are responsible for keeping track of their child’s account balance. Account information and low balance eMail reminders can be found and set up through Send Money to School on the Food Service webpage under Our District at www.glcomets.net. Questions can also be directed to the Food Service office by calling 925-5733. .

 

                                       Uncollectable / Delinquent Debt

Bad debt is uncollectible / delinquent debt that has been determined to be uncollectable by the end of the school year in which the debt was incurred. If the uncollectable / delinquent debt cannot be recovered by the School Meals Program in the year the debt was incurred, it is classified as bad debt. Once classified as bad debt, non-Federal funding sources must reimburse the NSFSA for the total amount of the bad debt. Funds may come from the district general fund, State or local funding, school or community organizations such as the PTA, or any other non-Federal source. Once the uncollectable / delinquent debt charges are converted to bad debt, records relating to those charges must be maintained in accordance with the record retention requirements in 7 CFR 210.9(b) (17) and 7 CFR 210.15(b).

The Business Office will conduct periodic reviews of all food service accounts. Any surplus funds from the National School Lunch Program shall be used to reduce the cost of the service to students or to purchase cafeteria equipment. Surplus funds from a` la carte foods purchased using funds from the nonprofit food service account must accrue to the nonprofit food service account. Bad debt incurred through the inability to collect lunch payment from students is not an allowable cost chargeable to any Federal program. Any related collection costs, including legal costs, arising from such bad debt after they have been determined to be uncollectable are also unallowable.

Free & Reduced Breakfast / Lunch Application

Parents are encouraged to complete the application online.  A new application must be completed each year, but only one (1) application is needed per family.  Confirmation of the student(s) status will be sent via U.S. Mail.

To apply, simply click here and then click "Apply". 

Lunch Menus

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Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Program

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Click/tap on the icon above to find a ‘Meet Up and Eat Up’ summer food program site near you. Once on the map, tap the     to see locations.  Find a location near you and tap on it.  You will find all the details for that location on left side of the page.  

You can also text 'FOOD' to 877-877 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY for assistance locating free and nutritious summer meals.

If you have questions, please eMail:  MDE-SFSP@michigan.gov

Send Money to School

  

This site allows parents to make deposits into their child's school lunch account.  (Please note, there will be a small fee for each deposit to help offset the cost of operating and maintaining this site.)  Parents are also able to view their child's account activity and see what has been purchased.  To create an account, click the logo below and then click on "Create an Account".

 

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Check or cash deposits will still be accepted at school buildings.  Please place your check (with the student's name noted on the check)/ or cash in an envelope and address the envelope to "Food Service".  If you are sending cash, please include the student's name on the envelope.  Teachers will collect envelopes each day.  Checks should be made payable to:  Grand Ledge Public Schools Food Service.

Wellness Policy

Grand Ledge Public Schools

Board of Education

Operations Policy

 
Category IX: Students
 
 
Subject: Wellness
 
IP508
 
 
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As required by law, the Board of Education establishes the following student wellness policy for the Grand Ledge Public School District.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well being of the District’s students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student’s health and well-being and his / her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools’ meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

The Board, however, believes this 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 health behaviors and habits.

A.R.IP508

Adopted: June 26, 2006 

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and the 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 prohibitied from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disaiblity, 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 discimrination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, 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:

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

FAX:   (202) 690-7442

eMAIL:  program.intake@usda.gov.

 

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