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Food Service Program

St. Paul's has been blessed to receive Hot Lunch services in coordination with the Holmen School District. These lunches are served hot and ready for those who wish to utilize this service.

For any questions concerning our food service program, please contact our Food Service Director, Katy Miller at

kmiller@stpaulsonalaska.org.

Important Food Service Information

Pricing

Student Lunch: USDA is providing FREE meals for the 2021-2022 SY*
Adult/Staff/Visitor Lunch: $4.65 (includes one milk)
A la carte milk: $.50

Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDMP): $37.00 per semester or $74 a year

Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDLP)

New for the 2021-2022 school year is the Wisconsin School Day Milk Program, also referred to as Milk Break. Milk will now be offered during snack break to students in 4k-4th grade. Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced program also qualify for free/reduced milk! The fee for the milk break program is $74.00 a year. This can be split into two payments paid per semester.

Ordering Lunch

Our food service begins August 25, 2021, the first day of school.  Please ensure your child is prepared to order and that payment for lunches has been made prior to ordering.  If you are a parent or visitor and plan to order a hot lunch on a given day, please let the school office know by 8:00 am the day you plan to eat hot lunch. 

 

Lunch orders are taken daily by your child’s teacher.  Each day there are two main entrée options.  In addition, each day a preorder will be taken by the teachers to give Holmen an indication of how many lunches they need to prepare for the next day.  It is important for your child to know their daily option and for the next day if they are taking hot or cold lunch as it affects our order and preorder numbers. Thank you in advance!

If your child will be late for school due to an appointment or other circumstance, please send him/her with a cold lunch or call the school office to order lunch for your child by 8 am that day. Since our lunches are ordered we cannot guarantee we will have a hot lunch for your child if they come to school late and are in need of a hot lunch.

 

If your child orders a lunch, but goes home sick or leaves for an appointment, you will not be charged for that lunch.  However, St. Paul’s will still be charged.  Please help your child understand their daily schedule so that extra lunches are not ordered.  We would like to continue to keep the cost of hot lunches affordable where additional program costs may increase the price of student lunches in the future.

Foodservice Payments and Balances

We use Educate as our food service processing system.  Each family has one food service account for all children.  Please note, this is a different system from TADS where you conduct your tuition management.  You will need a separate username and password to log in and view your food service balance and history.  Links to Educate can be found on ParentSquare and on our website.  If you have any questions on how to log in to Educate, please contact the Food Service Director.

If you have a positive balances that has been carried over from last school year, please login to Educate to find your balance.  Any unused account balance at the end of the year will be carried over to the next school year.  If you have an eighth grader with no children returning, or withdrawing during the school year, a refund will be made to accounts greater than $1.

Foodservice account payments are accepted daily.  You may send payment with your child or drop off your payment in the school office.  As of now, we do not have a way to accept credit card payments, therefore we accept cash and check. Please make checks out to St. Paul’s. Please place cash payments in an envelope that is clearly labeled with the student or family name.

Wisconsin School Day Milk Program can be paid per semester or yearly. Checks should be made out to St. Paul’s School and turned into the office. Payment is due August 31st, 2021.

Negative Balances

According to DPI regulations, we are not allowed to have family lunch accounts keep a negative balance.  There are many ways in which we help remind you to make payments if you do have a negative balance or are close to a negative balance.


Note: All notifications will be sent to the parent/guardian that was selected during TADS enrollment. If that contact needs to be changed throughout the year, please contact the Food Service Director.


Throughout the year, if your account is $10 or less you will receive an automated weekly message alerting you that payment for your account needs to be paid soon.  If your family account goes negative, you will receive an automated message daily until payment is made. The Board of Education has approved a policy that if your account goes negative $30 and you do not make payment, your children may be at risk for not receiving hot lunch meals until payment is made.  Therefore, it is important to utilize Educate and make payments when necessary to ensure your child receives lunch and help us ensure that DPI regulations are met. 


To answer any further questions you may have, you can find the negative balance policy under “Files” in ParentSquare or you can contact the Food Service Director.

Free and Reduced

As a part of the National School Lunch Program and Wisconsin School Day Milk Program, St. Paul’s is able to offer qualifying students free and reduced meals and milk during Milk Break (WSDMP).  If you are interested in applying for Free and Reduced at any time during the school year, you can do so in three easy steps.

  1. Read through the FAQs Sheet

  2. Read through the Application Instructions.

  3. Print a copy of the Free and Reduced Application and fill it out.


Once an application is complete, please return it to the school office.  You will be notified of a decision within 72 hours by the Food Service Director.  If you have any questions or need help filling out an application, please contact the Food Service Director.

Public Release Summer Options for School Lunch 2021-2022

Wellness Policy

St. Paul’s has a local wellness policy, which guides our efforts in creating a healthy environment where students can learn and grow.  For more information, please see our Wellness Policy.

Volunteers are always welcome!

Our food service program depends heavily upon our wonderful parent and church member volunteers.  Openings are now available for serving and checking!  If you are a member of ParentSquare you may join the Food Service group located under “Participate” > “Groups” and sign up to be a member.  You will then receive foodservice communications and posts and have the ability to sign up on the posted calendars within ParentSquare. 

 

If you have grandparents or other special volunteers that would like to help, you may sign them up within ParentSquare.  Please do so under your login and add their name in the notes section.  If you are not a member of ParentSquare, please sign up using the posted paper calendars located in the church/school kitchen. 

Daily, we need two servers and one checker.  There is some light set up and clean up before and after lunch.  These positions begin at 11 am and end at 1 pm. In most cases, you are done earlier.  As a volunteer, you do receive a free meal for serving! 

There is no prior serving or checking experience needed.  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does require some annual training. There is a one-hour Civil Rights training that needs to be completed prior to volunteering.  Some volunteers help a specific day every week, while others help out as their schedule allows.  If you would like to be added to our sub list in the event a volunteer is unable to work on a scheduled day please let the Food Service Director know. Thank you in advance to all of our wonderful volunteers!