Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),
As the beginning of the school year quickly approaches, we want to extend a warm welcome back to school and back to the café! Owen J Roberts School District Food Services and Chartwells K12 are eager to welcome you and your student back to the school café! New flavors, events, and food and wellness education are sure to inspire a healthy and fun 2019-2020 school year!
Chartwells K12 chefs and dietitians have been hard at work testing and developing fresh, new menus for the coming school year that include a wide variety of healthy and delicious options. These menus were created using student input from surveys, tastings and everyday conversations, as well as local food trends, flavors and produce. Infusing fresh and local flavors into the school menu is a priority for our chefs, and we are proud to support local farmers and companies, bringing students the freshest possible produce while supporting the District. A wide variety of exciting meal entrees with appropriate sides and milk, as well as various snack and a la carte items will be available. School menus, including nutrition and allergen information, are available via Nutrislice by visiting www.ojrsd.nutrislice.com or by downloading the Free Nutrislice App from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
A meal consists of five (5) meal program components: a meat/protein, a bread/starch, a vegetable, a fruit and a milk. A student must take at least three (3) different components, one (1) must be a fruit or vegetable, in order to purchase a meal. If fewer than three (3) components are chosen a la carte pricing must be charged. Regardless of meal eligibility status (paid/free/reduced), all additional meals on the same day will be sold at a la carte prices.
The 2019-20 meal prices are:
Our POS System & Software provides complete confidentiality for all students’ meal status, whether paid, free or reduced.
- Students are issued a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by the School District.
- The PIN must be used for all cafeteria POS transactions, including Cash Sales.
- Student accounts are set up as an Open Account (unrestricted purchases). If you wish, you may set your student’s accounts as Meals Only (no a la carte purchases) or May Not Charge (student would need money on account or cash to make purchases). Please contact the Food Service Office to have these changes made.
- Students are able to purchase or charge a reimbursable meal at each breakfast and lunch. No student will ever be denied a reimbursable meal.
- A la carte items are not sold or charged if a student has insufficient funds to cover the cost of the items they wish to purchase.
- Please refer to the OJRSD Cafeteria Charge Policy for further information on Charging Meals.
- Daily cash sales are accepted. Accounts may be funded by cash, check, money order or SchoolPay (via Credit Card).
- Participation in the debit system via SchoolPay is optional. Instructions for setting up SchoolPay account(s) is on the District Website.
- Payments made via SchoolPay may take up to one (1) hour to show in our POS.
- Auto-replenishment or e-mail notifications for a low-balance threshold (designated by the parent) can be set up in SchoolPay.
- Purchase history by student is available on SchoolPay.
- Checks and money orders should be made payable to: OJRSD Food Service.
- Checks returned by the bank will be charged-back in full, plus any applicable fees, to the student’s account.
- Food Services reserves the right to insist upon cash or money order payments after a maximum of three (3) returned checks on any student’s account.
- POS Balances are transferred to students’ accounts throughout the District in each successive year.
- No cash refunds are issued to students at any time. Refunds will be issued to parents, upon request, via check or Credit Card. Please email, Stephanie Shoemaker at email@example.com.
- Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who qualify. To apply please complete an application by visiting schoolcafe.com or obtain a paper application from the school office(s).If a student has a food allergy or medical condition, parents must send a written doctor’s note to the school nurse. For dietary substitutions, federal regulations require students to have a written doctor’s note. The nurse will forward this information to food service personnel. This information will be entered into the POS so that the cashier may be discretely alerted once the student’s ID number has been entered. Should a student need a special dietary menu to meet their needs, please schedule a meeting with the food service director at (610)469-5127.All parent requests should be updated annually for student requirements or restrictions that do not require a doctor’s note. To do this, parents must notify the food service offices at 610-469-5701.
- Parent Requests:
- Special Dietary Needs:
All additional information regarding Food Services at Owen J Roberts School District can be located on the District website. The direct link is https://www.ojrsd.com/foodservice.
We are looking forward to an exciting new year!
District Director of Dining Services
This information is brought to you by Department of Education through Chartwells at Owen J Roberts School District.
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