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Because there are so many students in the cafeteria at one time it can become very noisy and confusing. Therefore, it is important that you obey all the rules of the cafeteria.

  • You must enter in an orderly manner.
  • You are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times to those who work in the kitchen and those teachers who are on lunch duty.
  • Students at each table are expected to clean the table prior to being dismissed.
  • Everyone must pitch in to keep the cafeteria clean.
  • The floor should remain clean of food, papers, etc. It is your responsibility to keep your area clean. If there are consistent issues with cafeteria behavior/cleanliness, school administration will use an assigned seat model in the cafeteria.
Food Service Department (website)
64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545
 
Beth Nichols,
Food Service Director - 508-841-8819
 

There will be no charge for meals for the 2022-23 school year

Menus

The monthly menu is printed in the Chronicle. The menu is also posted on the Shrewsbury Public Schools Home Page website. The Food Service is committed to serving what is on the printed menu.

Food Service Information

Breakfast Program

A Breakfast Program is offered daily at the Middle Schools before the school day begins. A variety of cereals, fruits, pastries, morning breads, yogurts, juice and milk are offered daily. All meals meet the state requirements for good nutrition.  Breakfast concludes each morning at 8:05. Students must sign-in for attendance purposes prior to 8:05. Breakfast will be served at the Middle Schools.

*With a grant provided by the state for 2022-2023, fees for a standard school breakfast have been waived.  All students are eligible for school lunch at no cost for families, regardless of their income.  If students want a second breakfast, they will be charged for the cost of the additional breakfast.

Families with financial need may qualify for a reduced-price breakfast or a free breakfast.

Lunch Program

A Lunch Program is offered daily at the Middle School. A minimum of two entrees is offered daily. In addition a variety of sandwiches, soups, milks, 100% juice, fruits, vegetables, and breads are offered daily. All meals meet the state requirements for good nutrition.

*With a grant provided by the state for 2022-2023, fees for a standard school lunch has been waived.  All students are eligible for school lunch at no cost for families, regardless of their income.  If students want a second lunch, they will be charged for the cost of the additional lunch.

Families with financial need may qualify for a reduced price lunch or a free lunch.

Free and Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Applications

Free and reduced price meals are available to students if there is financial need.  Applications are available online: lunchapp.com at the Food Service website. Applications must be submitted this school year by October 11th, 2022 to continue eligibility. If you need an application at any time during the year or help filling the application out call the Food Service office at 508-841-8819 and one will be mailed to you. Eligibility is governed by guidelines set by the Department of Education. A written notification will be sent to all families stating what program they qualify for.

*With a grant provided by the state for 2022-2023, fees for a standard school breakfast and lunch has been waived.  All students are eligible for school breakfast and lunch at no cost for families, regardless of their income.  If students want a second breakfast and/or lunch, they will be charged for the cost of the additional breakfast/lunch.

A-La-Carte Items

A-la-carte items (ex. cookies, chips, etc.) are offered daily for an additional charge.  The grant program provided by the state for 2022-2023 does not cover the charge for a-la-carte items.  Additionally, students that are eligible for reduced or free school lunch will be charged for a-la-carte items, as they are not included in a standard breakfast or standard lunch program.

Point of Sale System and Prepaid Lunch Plan

The Meal Magic Point of Sale System is available to allow parents to put money on their child's account for meal or a-la-carte purchases. Any amount of money can be added to a student's account. This system eliminates the need for cash or tickets. Cash can also be used for purchases. Parents can send a check or cash with their child to give to the cafeteria cashier at their school. The cashier will add this money to the student's account. Checks should be made out to the Food Service Department. In the check memo section, please note the student's name whose account should be credited.

To take advantage of monthly promotions offered by the Food Service Department checks must be mailed to the Food Service Department 64 Holden Street Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545.

Parents can also use the online system, SchoolPay, to add money to their students account.

Monthly promotions cannot be applied at the schools. Checks or cash will be credited at face value at the schools.

*With a grant provided by the state for 2022-2023, fees for a standard school lunch has been waived.  All students are eligible for school lunch at no cost for families, regardless of their income.  If students want a second lunch, they will be charged for the cost of the additional lunch.

Meals to Go

An after hours meal program is available daily for students during the school year for an additional cost. Students must order their meal by 8AM of the day the meal is requested. Bag meals include a sandwich, beverage, snack and fruit.  Order forms are available at the school store, the cafeteria and in the serving area.

*With a grant provided by the state for 2022-2023, fees for a standard school lunch has been waived.  All students are eligible for school lunch at no cost for families, regardless of their income.  If students want a second lunch, they will be charged for the cost of the additional lunch.

Food Service Department

Please contact the Food Service Department with any questions, suggestions, or ideas. The Food Service Department is located at Shrewsbury High School, 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury, MA.01545. The telephone number is 508-841-8819. The Middle Schools have managers on site available to speak with you. Oak Middle School Manager - 508-841-1217.

Please visit our web page on the Shrewsbury Home Page website at https://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/foodsvc/.

Allergy Aware

In order to create a safe school environment for all students, Shrewsbury Public School buildings and classrooms are designated as “Allergy Aware”. This indicates an effort on the part of the school to make the community (students, staff, families, etc) aware that there are students with food allergies in the classroom or building, and for that reason to ask that they be respectful of those around them who might have allergies by refraining from bringing foods that contain allergens into school as much as possible, and that they never share food of any kind while at school or on the bus.

  • Allergy Aware tables will be available in cafeterias at the elementary and middle schools. Students with allergies can choose to sit at these tables along with non-allergic students whose lunch does not contain allergens. Again, sharing/trading of food is not permitted.
  • We will require that parents not send in edible treats for celebrations. In accordance with the District’s Wellness Policy, foods used for these events must be purchased through Food Services.
  • For special celebrations involving food, teams will secure written permission from each family allowing participation in the event after gaining administrative and nursing approval.
  • Staff will be encouraged to use rewards other than food.
  • Health teachers will be encouraged to discuss healthy diet and nutrition issues as well as food allergy topics with students whenever possible.

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