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Breakfast & Lunch Program

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the first day of school. Prices for 2017-2018:

Lunch K-5:

• 5 Days (one week) $ 12.00 - $2.40 per day
• 20 Days $ 48.00



•5 Days (one week) $ 8.50 - $1.70 per day



Parents may deposit whatever amount they wish in the child's lunch account. Extra milk (for lunch) per half pint is 40 cents. Students are to bring money for their account on the first day of school. Students may bring their own lunches, but all lunches must be eaten in the lunchroom. If your account balance is below a negative $5 (per child/per family) your account will be blocked). Your child(ren) will be served a peanut butter sandwich and a milk once they have a negative $5 balance.


Parents of elementary students should check with their children often to determine if they need lunch money. The secretary will email a note home when the lunch account reaches a balance of -$0.01 or below per child/per family. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to send appropriate funds with the child to the office. If it has not been paid by the following Friday you will need to call the office to make arrangements with the superintendent.


Our meal program is capable of emailing a daily notice when your account gets below the appropriate balance (for those of you who have email addresses). We will send an email (every day if you have one, for your convenience) when the balance gets to -$.01 and below.


Free and reduced price meals are available for those who are eligible. Forms for this are in the office. Please do not hesitate to fill out these forms. Our school funding is better for those who are eligible and have been approved.



1. Students will use quiet voices when talking.

2. All food, utensils, or napkins which fall to the floor should be picked up and disposed of properly.

3. Students will use good manners.

4. No running in the lunchroom or on the way to and from lunch.


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint, write to the USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. SAFETY PATROL



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Junior High- 712-379-3114
High School- 712-379-3114

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