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Students enjoying their lunchbreak

Monthly menus

Menus are updated monthly. Lunch items are subject to change.

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Think breakfast

The New York State Education Department's New York State Child Nutrition Program offers a fun, information-filled website about breakfast and more. Visit the website at

Good nutrition = better learning
Apply for Free & Reduced Meals

Good nutrition is vital for growing bodies and minds. Schoharie Central School District participates in the National School Lunch Program, which offers nutritious meals for students for free or at a reduced cost, based on household size and income.

The application is available from the Food Services office and as

A PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION, and only has to be completed once to cover all children in your family. An income eligibility chart is included with the application.

If you need assistance with completing the application, please email the food services director Myra Trumbull at or call her at (518) 295-6618.

All information is confidential. If you are aware of an extended family or relative who may be eligible to apply for this service, please consider sharing this form with them.  

How are lunches planned?

Schoharie Central School District plans meals according to nutrition, portion and serving guidelines that have been set by New York State and the federal government to ensure children are offered meals that provide the nutrition they need and to encourage healthy eating habits.

The guidelines were established as part of the U.S. Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, website

Schoharie works with suppliers to find foods that both meet the guidelines and are appealing to students. Food services staff also develop ideas to make eating healthy fun for students, such as a make your own pizza and veggie burritos, while meeting the guidelines.

Meal pricing

Meal prices are determined in part by portion sizes and numbers of servings for each age group. According to New York State guidelines, Schoharie plans lunch sizes and total weekly portions for students in three categories: kindergarten-grade 6, grades 7 and 8. and grades 9-12, and breakfast sizes and portions for K- grade 6 and grades 7-12. Meal prices are set for K- grade 6 and grades 7-12.

Visit the meal pricing information page for current prices and detailed information.

Federally required daily calorie counts

The federal government had set the following minimum and maximum number of calories per day for students:

K- grade 6: 550-650 calories per day

Grades 7 & 8: 600-700 calories per day

Grades 9-12: 750-850 calories per day


As with meals, federal and state guidelines govern the ingredients, portion sizes and calorie counts for any snacks that are made available for sale to students during school hours.

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mySchoolBucks online meal account system

Schoharie’s Food Services Department provides parents and guardians with a convenient and secure online payment service called

This website will allows parents and guardians to deposit money directly into a child's school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past 90 days. Having money in a child’s account prior to his or her entering the cafeteria allows lunch lines to move along much faster and gives children more time to eat and be with friends.mySchoolBuckssmalllogo

Parents/guardians may access may access to create and then add money to their child’s school meal account.

All that's needed is the child’s name, school, and student ID number. You may download a pdf of the letter and instructions or contact the Food Services office for assistance at (518) 295-6618.

Parents and guardians also should know:

- If you have more than one child in the district, you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
- Payments may be made with a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit card. You may also make a payment using an e-check.

- To use the online prepayment service, a convenience fee of $2.29 per deposit transaction will be assessed to cover bank fees. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the $2.29 fee once per deposit transaction.

- You may fund up to $120 per child, but a family may pay for all of their children on a single transaction.

- Schoharie Central School District will not profit from the use of this site.

- Parents and guardians who choose not to take advantage of the online payment service may continue to make advance payments via check made payable to Schoharie Central School Lunch Fund. Please remember to write your child’s full name on the check.

Contact the Food Services office with any questions.

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Link to mySchoolBucks online payment system:

NUTRIkids POS system is convenient, confidential, health-promoting

Schoharie Central School District participates in NUTRIkids, an online system used in conjunction with mySchoolBucks. Individual student ID numbers, personal meal accounts, food allergy information, confidentiality and ability for parents to easily deposit money into their children's account all add up to a system that's convenient and promotes healthy eating.

School Lunch Fund

The Schoharie Central School District School Lunch Program strongly encourages parents to make payments to their child’s account by the week or month, in the form of a check if possible, as that is the easiest way to keep track of balances. Checks can be made payable to Schoharie Central School District School Lunch Fund. For elementary students please remember to put payments in an envelope labeled with the child’s full name (and names of any siblings that are to receive account payments) and teacher’s name.

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Meal Charging Policy - info for parents/guardians

a) Students may charge up to five reimbursable meals (that are available to all students), and will not be permitted to exceed this limit until the outstanding charges are paid in full;

b) If a student's prepaid meal card or account has been exhausted, he or she will be given a grace period where no more than five reimbursable meals (that are available to all students) may be charged, to allow time for the meal card or account to be replenished.

c) The only item permitted to be charged is a complete meal. A la carte items such as milk, snacks or ice cream may not be charged;

d) The District's point-of-sale system will track all charges and payments;

e) If a student comes to school without a lunch, and has exceeded the maximum reimbursable-meal limit, the District may provide a reimbursable meal (that is available to all students) so that he or she does not go hungry that day;

f) As appropriate, District administration may contact Social Services to report a student's consistent failure to arrive at school with a meal.

Unpaid meal charges will be addressed directly with the student's parent or guardian who is responsible for providing funds for meal purchases; discreet notifications of exhausted or deficit balances will be sent at appropriate intervals during the school year.

The notification may include a repayment schedule, but will not charge any interest or fees related to meals charged during the grace period. District administration will further consider the benefits of attempted collections and the costs that would be expended in collection attempts.

Adults must pay for their meals at the time of service or set up prepaid accounts.

We encourage you to communicate with our food services director with any questions or concerns you have regarding our meal charging policy.

School Lunch/Breakfast Account Status Receipts

With the launch of the Point of Sale (POS) cash register system, Schoharie began printing a cash register receipt for students who are putting money in their account and for students having debits or a negative account balance.

The receipts are given to students when the transaction is made and contain the account balance. If the receipt has “Balance CR,” that means credit, and the student has a positive balance in their account, if the receipt has “Balance DB,” that means debit, and the student has a negative balance (or “charges) on their account.

Parents should contact the food services manager if they see any discrepancies with the reported balance, or wish to check on an account balance. The POS system maintains a transaction report for each student, and this report can be provided to parents if there are any questions regarding a student's account.

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Child Nutrition 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:, 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) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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Food Services
Myra Trumbull, Director
(518) 295-6618
Fax (518) 295-9515

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