Food Service

Food Service

welcome Back Letter

Dear Parents:

     Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! The food service department at Bloom-Carroll Schools is looking forward to working together to ensure our students will get great healthy meals. Things will look a little different as we are taking extra precautions to keep our students safe while getting school meals. From prepackaging more food items to using extra cleaning measures, we will make sure our students get their meals safely. We are always working to offer our students healthier and tastier choices. Students will have a choice of the Regular Menu Lunch, a Sack Lunch, or their choice of a Chef’s Salad. 

     School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Our breakfast and lunch prices are as follows;

  • New this year!: Parents have the option to have meals sent home for their children for the days that they are doing classwork from home. Free and reduced also applies. Parents can request meals at www.bloomcarroll.org.  Fill out the form and we will send a meal home with that student for the next day and in some cases, two days.
  • Breakfast Program
    1. Reduced Price: .30         -Students, pre-K-12: 1.25         -Adults: 1.60
    2. Offered at all schools in the cafeteria
    3. Served before the start of school
    4. Breakfast includes choice of daily entrée, fruit and juice, 1% Low fat milk or Non-fat chocolate milk
    5. All breakfast items are made with whole grains and meet the National School Lunch Program meal requirements
  • Lunch Program:
    1. Reduced Price: .40   
    2. Preschool: 1.50   *K-8: 2.90   *9-12: 3.00    *Adults: 3.70
    3. Lunch includes choice of hot entrees, fresh made Chef’s salads, fresh fruit and vegetable choices, 1% low fat white milk or nonfat chocolate milk
  • Prepay: We would like to encourage parents to use EZ Pay to pay for student meals instead of sending money to minimize contact by touching cash. Parents can find EZPay on the school’s website under parent resources. Parents can add money to student accounts online by using the link to EZPAY from the school’s website. There is no charge to use the EZPAY service. Parents can also set it up to receive low balance alerts even if they do not use it to add money to their child’s account. Go to the school’s website, www.bloomcarroll.org and select the EZPAY link. With this service, parents can:
  • Check account balance
  • Set reminders to notify parents when the account is low
  • Track spending by viewing student’s cafeteria purchases
  • Add money to student accounts
  • The service is free to use
  • Any remaining balance will transfer to the next school year 
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONSIf your child(ren) were eligible for free/reduced meals last year and you would like to keep your benefits, please remember to submit a new free/reduced form. Last year’s eligibility will expire on October 9, 2020. Please fill out a new application before that date to assure there is no interruption in your child’s benefits. Any charges accrued after the expiration date will be your responsibility. Families can fill out an application for free and reduced meals online. If you would like to see if your family qualifies, please fill out a form. You can apply online by going to www.bloomcarroll.org, bulldog portal, parent resources, then you will find the link to the free and reduced application. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Children need healthy meals to learn. We offer healthy meals every day at our schools. And this year, we are making sure your child has the opportunity to have school meals while at home for remote learning. We are looking forward to a great year! Please contact our food service department if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and cooperation. 

Marilyn Enyart
Food Service Supervisor
614-834-6751

Remote Meal Request

During these uncertain times, the Bloom-Carroll Local School District is offering meal service during times of remote instruction.  To get started with this process, please fill out the Remote Meal Request Form
 
We encourage ALL families to take advantage of this service.  Students do NOT need to qualify for free/reduced lunch for this service; however school lunch prices may apply to free, reduced, or regular lunch price students.  For those required to pay reduced or regular lunch prices, please keep your child's EZPay Lunch Account updated with funds.  Funds will be deducted from your account if requesting a lunch.  
 

THIS FORM SHOULD ONLY BE COMPLETED IF YOU ARE REQUESTING A MEAL FOR YOUR CHILD ON THEIR SCHEDULED REMOTE DAYS (YELLOW STATUS LEVELS). MEALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CHILD TO PICK UP UPON LEAVING SCHOOL ON THEIR IN-PERSON DAYS FOR THEIR REMOTE LEARNING DAYS.

Updates for Back-to-School

We would like for parents to use EZ Pay to pay for student meals instead of sending money to minimize contact with cash. Parents can find EZPay on the school’s website under parent resources. 

 

If a parent has already applied for free or reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year, they need to apply again. (Our system wasn’t ready for the new year, so any new applications were lost). 

 

Please make sure parents reapply for the 2020-2021 school year if they were receiving benefits last year. Meal benefits expire on Friday, October 9, 2020.

 

We will have take-home meals available for students for days that they are working from home. More information to come soon.

Meal Prices

The food service department of Bloom-Carroll Local School District looks forward to working together to ensure our students will get great healthy meals. We are always working to offer our students healthier and tastier choices.  Student will have a choice of the Regular Menu Lunch, a Sack Lunch or their choice of a Chef's Salad.

School Meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!  Our breakfast and lunch prices are as follows:
 
Breakfast: 
  • Reduced Price: .30
  • Students: Pre K-12 $1.25
  • Adults: $1.60

Breakfast includes choice of daily entree, fruit and juice, 1% low fat milk or non-fat chocolate milk.  All breakfast items are made with whole grains and meet the National School Lunch Program meal requirements.

Lunch 

  • Reduced Price: .40
  • Preschool Students: $1.50
  • Students K-8: $2.90 
  • Students 9-12: $3.00
  • Adults: $3.70

Lunch includes choice of hot entrees, fresh made Chef's Salad, fresh fruit and vegetable choices, 1% low fat milk or non-fat chocolate milk. 

Pre-Payment 

We strongly encourage parents to pre-pay for their child's meals on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Parent can add money to their child's account by cash or check in the school cafeteria, or online through EZPAY from the district's website. This is a no charge service and parents can receive low balance alerts, if desired.  Using EZPAY, parents can:

  • Check account balances
  • Set reminders to notify parents when the account is low on funds
  • Track spending by viewing your child's cafeteria purchases
  • Add money to student accounts
  • Pay other student fees 

If you would like to send money with your child, please let us know if you would like to receive change, otherwise, the entire amount will be placed on the student's account. 

If you have more than one child, you can send one check for all student's, just send a note to designate student names and how much you would like applied to each of your children's accounts.  

Guidlelines for Meal Charging

Families are expected to provide money for each student’s meal account on a regular and consistent basis. Our food service department understands that sometimes a student will forget or lose their money, so we do allow charges to a limit. Unpaid charges place a financial strain on the Food Service Department, so please understand that this is to be paid back right away. We will let your child know if they are running low on money in their account and remind them if they are out of money. Parents can also designate that their child may never charge or make certain purchases. To put any purchasing restrictions on a student’s account or if you are unsure of a charge, please contact us.

Lunch Charge Policy:

Grades K-12 will be permitted to charge a limit of three regular meals.

When a student has reached the charge limit, an alternate meal will be provided. An alternate meal will include a sandwich, fruit, and milk.

Students that have charged the limit will not be permitted to purchase a breakfast unless they have cash.

Students are not permitted to charge extras or a  la cart items at any time.

Students with charges will not be permitted to purchase extras until the charges have been paid. Any extra money given to the cashier will be used to pay outstanding charges.

Students should make every attempt to avoid charging by call a parent for lunch money. Any charges will be carried over to school fees. Failure to pay charges/fees may result in the withholding of diploma/transcript.

Lunch Charge Notification Procedures:

Students will be alerted about low balances daily by the cashier.

Charge notices will be emailed to the parent upon reaching a negative account balance. 

Parents will receive a mailed letter after the three-charge limit is reached.

Parents will receive a phone call from the Food Service Supervisor for collection after five charges (three regular and 2 alternative).

Any unpaid meal charges will be turned over to the Treasurer’s Department for collection. Unresolved lunch charges will remain on student’s fees and must be paid prior to participating in graduation ceremonies.

*Parents can add money to student accounts by cash or check in the school cafeteria or online by using the link to EZPAY from the school’s website. There is no charge to use this service. Parents can also set it up to receive low balance alerts even if they do not use it to add money to their child’s account. Go to the school’s website, www.bloomcarroll.org and select the EZPAY link. 

With this service, parents can:
  • Check account balance
  • Set reminders to notify parents when the account is low
  • Track spending by viewing student’s cafeteria purchases
  • Add money to student accounts
  • The service is free to use
  • Any remaining balance will transfer to the next school year 
*Families can also fill out an application for free and reduced meals online. Go to the schools website and click on the school meals online application under the Parent Resources heading. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Contact Information

Picture of Mrs. Marilyn Enyart, Food Services Director
Director of Food Service
614-834-6751
 
 All lunch menus can be found on the "Documents and Handbooks" section of our website.

Links

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