Families who choose to participate in the school lunch program must pre-order meals at least 6 days in advance. All school lunch orders include milk. Parents sending a lunch from home may also pre-order milk for their students; milk must be pre-ordered at least 6 days in advance. Parents are encouraged to order as far in advance as the menu allows.
Whenever possible we try to serve the specific lunch you order, but there are occasions when your student will be presented with an alternative that meets the nutritional requirements and your child’s specific dietary restrictions.
The school does not receive any reimbursement when a meal is not received by the student. Students who are at school but fail to pick up their lunch three or more times over a two-week period may have future lunch orders canceled until the student and parent/guardian meet with a school director and receive approval from the food service director. If meal orders have been canceled, students are welcome to go to the lunchroom to request an available meal.
Our lunches are made 24 hours in advance, so we must have at least 48 hours notice to cancel a meal. To cancel meals, contact email@example.com.
Canceled meals can be credited to your school lunch account. No cash or credit/debit refunds. If we have to cancel lunches due to COVID-19, refunds will be available.
It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a lunch or pre-order lunch for their student(s). If a student arrives at school without a lunch or with insufficient food to eat, the school lunch staff may offer a school lunch. The meal charge (if applicable) will be added to the student’s account. The lunch staff will notify the parents of the meal charge.
If your student has food allergies or dietary restrictions that you would prefer we NOT serve them a school lunch, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student has unpaid meal charges in excess of $10, the lunch staff may offer them an emergency meal (containing fruit, vegetables, and milk).
In accordance with the National School Lunch Program and USDA guidelines, American Preparatory Academy provides an equal opportunity to participate in the school lunch program for students with food allergies or conditions that impact food consumption. Parents will disclose student health conditions, including food allergies, during registration. Parents must also contact email@example.com to order special meals through the school lunch program. Once the student is set up to receive special meals, parents can order normally.
All items in the school lunch program are nut-free. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free meals are included on the regular menu. Other allergies are accommodated as needed.
If a food accommodation requires adjustments to the NSLP meal pattern, the parent will complete a Special Diet Form, available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The food service manager will work with school directors, the school nurse, and follow a 504 plan as appropriate.
Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and drink water throughout the day. Water is available via drinking fountains and refill stations. Milk is included with the purchase of a school lunch, and is available to be purchased separately for students bringing a home lunch. The following beverages are not allowed at school: drinks with red dye (they will stain the carpets), soda, and drinks containing stimulants of any kind, including caffeine or herbal stimulants.
Sale of Food and Beverages
All food and beverages sold on campus during the school day (any time before school and 30 minutes after school) will meet the Smart Snacks in School nutrition guidelines as required by NSLP standards. Each campus may apply for up to 3 exemptions per year, as allowed by USBE. School directors will complete an exemption form and submit it email@example.com where it will be kept with other National School Lunch Program records. Fundraiser Exemption Form
American Preparatory Academy does not participate in the sale of foodstuffs to students from vending machines.
Concessions and other food sold or distributed after school hours, for fundraisers or special events, are permitted. Caffeinated sodas and energy drinks are not allowed to be sold or provided to students on the school premises.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.