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Aug
17

Food and Nutrition Services Updates for 2018-2019 School Year

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School meals are a healthy option, a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall!

Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications

We are pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online. The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, ANYWHERE even from a Smartphone. The application is available in English and Español, and you can find it HERE and on the Food and Nutrition web page.

We encourage all families to apply online this school year. Your data is transmitted to the food service office the same day youapply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. We will promptly send a letter to you informing you of your results.

If you chose not to apply online, we will be sending home paper applications from the individual schools the first week of school. Please complete and return promptly for processing.

Sign up for MySchoolBucks.com for Online Meal Payments

We are pleased to announce the return of our online meal pay feature for Waltham families. To sign up go online to set up an account at Myschoolbucks.com or download the APP for FREE on your Smartphones. If you previously had an a account, all information remains the same and all funds transfer to this new school year.

This service provides the following for Waltham parents:

  • Make payments when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Receive low balance email reminders 
  • Monitor your student’s account balances
  • online 
  • View all your student’s cafeteria purchases 

Make payments using Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. A $1.95 convenience fee will be applied when you make payments to your child’s account, but you will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. We still accept checks and
cash at your child’s school for no additional charge. Checks should made payable to WPS Food Service.

Your children’s health is our number one priority!

Students who are well-fed are more likely to be focused and ready to learn. Building a healthier student body is the mission of the Waltham School Nutrition Department. Our mission represents our commitment of providing well-balanced meals to help students succeed and build a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Under the direction of our Food Service Director and Dietitian, Waltham will continue to provide great tasting nutritious meals that meet the Federal nutrition guidelines. In addition, we will be creating some exciting new nutrition initiatives that promise to be a tremendous benefit to the entire school community.

We look forward to serving up nutrition and feeding hungry minds this school year.

Meal Prices

•Breakfast $1.00 •Breakfast Reduced $.30

•Elementary Lunch $2.00 •Middle & High School Lunch $2.25 •Reduced Lunch $0.40

•Milk (8 oz) $.50 • 100% Juice (4 oz) $.50
Questions?

Student Account or Free & Reduced Application Questions

Amy Caissie (781) 314-5493 or Amycaissie@walthampublicschools.org

Food Service Questions:
April Liles, Director (781) 314-5495 or Aprilliles@walthampublicschools.org

 

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