Mrs. Alice Garner
Child Nutrition Program
Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria. Students eating breakfast are expected to be in their respective homerooms on time. The "offer versus served" breakfast program requires four menu component choices to be offered to all students daily, but a minimum of three components must be selected.
The cafeteria offers a variety of lunch menus, which includes sandwiches, salads, and hot line choices. The "offer vs. served" program which states that five component choices are offered daily but a minimum of three components must be selected, is observed by students eating lunch.
Regular price for a student breakfast is $1.75 and reduced is $0.30. Regular price for a student lunch is $2.75, and reduced price is $0.40. Payments are accepted for meals and extra sales items sold in the cafeteria. Parents may prepay for breakfast, lunch and extra sale items by the week, month or year. Prices for faculty are $2.00 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.
Payment for meals cannot be combined with other school expenses. Returned checks are referred to Invision, which specializes in check recovery. Inquiries regarding student account balances shall be made to the cafeteria manager. Refunds from advanced payments for students who withdraw from school will be made if a written request is submitted to the Child Nutrition office by June 1st.
It is the parent's responsibility to track the child's nutrition account. Account balances, positive or negative, roll over at the end of each school year. Students in grades seven and eight have limited charge privileges. They are allowed to charge for the day and repay the loan the following day. Students are not allowed to charge any supplemental sale items (ice cream, juice, etc.). Parents will be contacted, if necessary, when the student borrows money excessively.
Petal School District offers automated prepayments of meal accounts via the telephone or internet. Parents may log on to MyPaymentsPlus for FREE or telephone 1.877.237.0946.
Free registration gives you 24/7 access to:
- Student cafeteria balances and purchase history
- Prepayments for breakfast/lunch, with auto-pay capability
- Low balance e-mail reminders
- AP exam registration and payment
- On-line open house and orientation
- Summer school registration and payment
- Other fees and activities such as yearbooks, uniforms, field trips and more!
Students who bring lunch from home may purchase water and milk products only. Extra sales of individual components of the meal are limited to those students who have purchased a complete meal. Students should not purchase extra food for those who have not purchased a plate.
The Petal School District uses the Family Free and Reduced Price Meal Application. Only one form per family which lists all family members must be completed each year.
Competitive food items will not be sold, delivered to or brought to the school campus during normal school hours. Regulations governing the federal lunch and breakfast program permit substitutions for children with milk allergies. A statement from a recognized medical authority supporting the milk allergy must be submitted to the cafeteria to be kept on file.
All students are to remain on campus during the lunch period. No one will be permitted to leave the campus to eat his/her noon meal, regardless of the distance traveled. Students may either eat in the school cafeteria or bring their lunches. Students are reminded that other classes are being held while they are out for lunch and therefore, students who are out for lunch are not to go into the area where classes are in session.
When eating a meal in the cafeteria:
- Trays should be picked up quickly to avoid delaying the line. No one should crowd or try to get ahead of others by coming through the side door.
- All milk cartons and debris from the tables should be removed and taken to the trash containers so that tables will be clear for others.
- Pleasing manners should be used at all times.
- Carbonated beverages in original containers are not allowed in the cafeteria at any time.
- Trays and cartons should not be removed from the cafeteria.
All teachers and students are urged to take advantage of the well-balanced meals served on the non- profit basis. To ensure that students are not in the position of having to decide between non-nutritious and nutritious foods, no food items will be sold on the school campus one hour prior to or during any meal service period. Please call the
Child Nutrition Office at 601-545-3020 for further information concerning these products.