Bethel Public Schools. Bethel, Connecticut

School Lunch Information

 

School lunches have a new look with many more healthy choices for your child every day!  For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government has issued new nutrition standards for meals served to America’s schoolchildren, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Click here for more information.

The Bethel Board of Education contracts with Sodexo Food Services to provide school lunch to Bethel students. We strive to provide a high quality lunch program which meets or exceeds all state and federal guidelines.

Lunch prices are approved by the Board of Education each year and are currently set for the 2013-2014 school year as follows:

High School/Middle School
Breakfast - $2.00 (full price)
Breakfast (reduced) $.30
Lunch - $2.95 (full price)
Lunch (reduced) $.40

Elementary School
Breakfast - $2.00 (full price)
Breakfast (reduced) $.30
Lunch - $2.55 (full price)
Lunch (reduced) $.40

Bethel also offers families the opportunity to apply for free or reduced meals. Guidelines are established by the Federal Government and forms are available at each school. Please note: applications for free or reduced meals are strictly confidential. Should a child qualify for either free or reduced meals, the debit system will treat the child as if he/she has paid for lunch and no one will be able to tell that the child is receiving his/her meals at a reduced rate. Download the Application for Free or Reduced Lunch:

Free/Reduced Lunch Application - English Version

 Free/Reduced Lunch Application - Spanish Version

To obtain a copy of the Student Deposit Form, click on the appropriate "Student Deposit Form" link:

Elementary/Johnson Student Deposit Form

Middle/High School Deposit Form

 

CHARGE POLICY  Elementary and Middle School student whose accounts are at a negative balance will be allowed three hot meal charges.  High School students will be allowed one lunch charge.  Accounts must be brought current to ensure your child will continue to receive hot lunch, otherwise they will receive a cheese sandwich, milk, fruit and vegetable until their account is brought current.  This cheese sandwich meal will be considered a charged meal and will continue to accrue at $2.55 at the elementary level and $2.95 at the Middle School level.  Students at the High School will not be offered a cheese sandwich alternative.

FOOD ALLERGIES Food allergies can be life-threatening. To minimize the chance of accidental exposure to a food that may trigger an allergic reaction, Sodexo provides "right to know" information in every school cafeteria. The information -- kept in a binder -- lists ingredients in school food that are common causes of food allergies. They include:

  • Milk and milk products
  • Egg and egg products
  • Peanut and peanut products
  • Tree nut and tree nut products
  • Soy and soy products
  • Fish and fish products
  • Shellfish and shellfish products

Any student with a severe food allergy should NOT assume that a food is safe to eat and should always ask before eating cafeteria food. That student's parent or guardian should contact the school nurse to discuss dietary needs and restrictions.

mySchoolBucks. Manage your child’s lunch account online! Make payments! View account balances! No more forgotten lunch money! Get through the serving line faster! Spend more time with friends and have more time to enjoy meals!

Please visit the website at :   www.myschoolbucks.com

mySchoolBucks offers:

Safety - Virtually eliminates worries about your child carrying money to school

  • Convenience - Make payments when it's convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • Control
    • Receive low balance email reminders (set your own limits!)
    • Monitor your student's account balances online
    • View your student's cafeteria purchases
    • Efficiency - Make payments for all your children in one easy step, even if they attend different schools in the district
    • Flexibility-
      • Make payments using your VISA®, Master Card® or Discover® credit/debit card
      • Option to have payments made automatically each month
      • Receive deposit confirmations sent directly to your email account

Money deposited into mySchoolBucks.com will typically arrive at the school the same day. You can set your low balance settings to remind when it's time to add more money.  

Should you encounter any problems with mySchoolBucks.com and need online support, you may dial 855-832-5226.

You may also contact Amanda Riley, General Manager, at rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us or (203) 794-8722, for questions about the Food Service Program.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • All of our milk and Coleman's All-Natural products are antibiotic and hormone free
  • Breads and bread products are 100% whole grain and contain no high fructose corn syrup
  • We serve a 100% all-natural yogurt with no artificial ingredients
  • Sodexo buys is produce locally whenever it is available
  • In addition: Menus are subject to change Prepaid meals are encouraged
  • Low-fat chocolate and unflavored milk is available daily  

For questions about the Food Service program, please contact Amanda Riley, General Manager - School Lunch Program, at 203-794-8722 or online at rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us. For questions about the Free and Reduced program, please contact the Central Office at 203-794-8722. rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us

Menus are prepared on a monthly basis and can be found by clicking on the link noted below. To see the school lunch menus please click here.

Bethel Public Schools
P.O. Box 253, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801 - Phone: 203.794.8601 - Fax: 203.794.8723