Helpful Tips for Parents

  • How much will my student's meal cost?

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    All students enrolled in Clarke County School District eat at no cost!  This means, it will not cost you a dime for them to eat breakfast, lunch, and after-school snack at school!  

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  • What if I want to eat with my student and bring their sibling, can we eat for free too?

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    Only the children who are enrolled in the school district get to eat for free because we are only reimbursed for meals served to students.  However, we love it when parents and siblings join us for meals!  The cost for breakfast is $2.50, and lunch is $3.75.  It is still the best deal in town!  Where else can you eat out for less than $4.00?  Please be sure to bring cash.  We do not accept checks from visitors.

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  • What if my student wants to buy a milk, extra entree, or second meal?

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    Students are allowed to purchase additional food items at both breakfast and lunch.  It is important that your student either have money on their account or in their pocket in order to pay for these items at the time they are purchased.  A la carte purchases cannot be charged to a student or adult account.

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  • How do I find out what is being served in my child's school cafeteria?

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    Each month's menu is posted on our website about a week before the month begins.  You can download them here, and then post it in a designated location at your home.

    Discuss the menu with your child to coach them on what to select for breakfast and/or lunch before you drop them off at school or before they get on the bus each day.

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  • Who should I contact with questions/concerns about the school nutrition program?

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    For information about menu items, contact the school nutrition manager, who can discuss everything from meal preparation methods to waiting time in line.

    For more detailed questions, the nutrition manager may refer you to the nutrition director who oversees cafeteria operations, procurement, and menu planning for the entire school district.

    Don't forget to ask your child's teacher about classroom policies regarding food rewards and items served during classroom activities or snack time.

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  • My child came home today saying the cashier made them pick up a fruit or a vegetable. Why is that?

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    In order for your student's breakfast and lunch to be considered reimbursable, they must select a fruit at breakfast and a fruit or vegetable at lunch.  Often, our students do not have money on their accounts or in their pockets to pay for a la carte items, so cashiers encourage them to select a menu item from the serving line to ensure their meal meets reimbursable meal guidelines.

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  • When I went to school, they only offered white milk. Why do you offer flavored milk?

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    We believe that offering a variety of options in our meal program is important, and we apply that belief to milk choices too.  Milk is not only nutrient-dense, but the nutrients that one gets from milk are also particulary important for our school-age children.  We work closely with our milk vendor to purchase the most low-sugar versions of flavored milk available, but if a child will only drink chocolate milk, then we believe it is important to offer chocolate, so that your child gets a good dose of protein, calcium, and vitamin D with their school meal.

    For more detailed information regarding flavored milk in schools, please visit, The Dairy Alliance's page on flavored milk.  Click here.

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Helpful Tips for Teachers

  • How much are meals for teachers?

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    Breakfast is $2.50, and lunch is $3.75 for teachers.

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  • I am new to this district, how do I open a meal account?

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    Talk with your school's nutrition manager.  Your manager will request a teacher ID be issued for you.  Once you receive the ID number, then you can create an account on MyPaymentsPlus, which will allow you to monitor your account balance as well as make payments. To navigate to the MyPaymentsPlus page, please click here.

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  • How do teacher's pay for their meals?

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    Just like last year, we are asking CCSD employees to create accounts on MyPaymentsPlus, so that they will have money on their account when they choose to eat with us.  In order to provide you with time to create this account and add money, you will have until Friday, August 30th to get all set up.  Starting on Tuesday, September 3rd, CCSD employees will need to pay online when they need to add money to their meal account.  Please note that there is no longer a payment processing fee on MyPaymentsPlus, so if you add $20.00 to your account, all you pay is $20.00! (Yay!!)  If you have any questions, please contact our School Nutrition office at 706.354.1138.

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