Antietam School District’s Food Service System

    Below is important information as to how the District’s Food Service System operates. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Hartman at (610) 779-2606, ext 4114 or by email at chartman@antietamsd.org.


     2022 - 2023

       Changes due to the return to pre-COVID government guidelines.  




    2022/2023 School Year Meal Prices:


      • Primary/Elementary; Paid Student $1.55; Reduced Student $.30; Adult $2.50
      • Middle/Senior; Paid Student $1.75; Reduced Student $.30; Adult $2.50


    • Primary; Paid Student $2.80; Reduced Student $.40; Adult $4.25
    • Elementary; Paid Student $2.80; Reduced Student $.40; Adult $4.25
    • Middle/Senior; A-Line Paid Student $3.25; Ala-Cart w/Salad Bar Paid Student $3.50; Reduced Student $.40; Adult $4.25

    ID Numbers

    Upon registration, all children are assigned a student ID number, which they will retain until graduation.  All children will also receive a student ID badge/card. All students will scan their ID badges/cards at the cash register when they purchase their meals.   Primary/Elementary teachers will retain the ID badges/cards of their students throughout the day. MSHS students MUST have their student ID card with them in the lunch line in order to purchase meals. 

    Assistance will be provided at the cash registers of all school buildings for new students.


    Online Deposits

    Online deposits are accessible through Skyward Family Access. Please contact your building secretary with questions about Skyward Family Access. Once in Family Access, click on the FOODSERVICE tab along the left side of screen. Click on the “MAKE A PAYMENT” button, which will take you to the efunds website.  Click on the “Register Here” under New User section and follow the directions at this site for setting up your online payments. All payments/deposits made online will be credited to the student’s Food Service Meal Account that same day. 

     Deposits made at School

    All deposits made to the Food Service Meal Account POS system should be brought in a sealed envelope with the child’s full name and the amount of the deposit clearly printed on the outside of the envelope. If the envelope contains a deposit for more than one student, each student’s name and amount to be deposited MUST be noted as well. Checks should be made payable to the Antietam School District Cafeteria Fund. 


    Middle/Senior High School and Elementary students MUST deposit their envelopes into the lockbox located in their cafeteria before school starts or during the lunch period. Due to time restraints, NO DEPOSITS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE LUNCH LINE. 


    Primary students are not permitted to have money in the lunch line. All money must be placed in a sealed envelope (clearly labeled) and deposited before school in the black drop-box in the office.

     Charging/Negative balances

    Please see the section of Policy 808 – Food Service for details on charging and handling of negative food service balances located on the Antietam School District website.  No a la carte items may be charged. All a la carte items must be paid in cash or the student must have sufficient money in their account to cover the cost of the food item. The district encourages you to keep your child’s account up to date.


    End of Year Balances

    All Food Service Account balances will remain in your child’s account for use the next school year. Graduating senior account balances will be transferred to an active sibling account. In the event of no active sibling, a refund check will be issued to parent if balance is over $5.00.


    Food Allergy Accommodations

    The school nurse will ONLY notify cafeteria staff of student food allergies upon receipt of a “Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service” form completed by a student’s Healthcare Provider (an incomplete form will delay processing). Please contact your school nurse for form.


    Note: If your child has a milk/dairy allergy: The milk substitute is soy milk only. No other substitute will be provided.  Free soy milk will only be provided as part of the meal if the student is purchasing a lunch.  Soy milk will be available for purchase if your child is packing a lunch.  Fruit juice cannot be substituted for milk, fruit juice is considered a fruit option. Bottled water will not be substituted for milk, but may be purchased at an additional charge.


                                                                      FREE/REDUCED APPLICATION PROCESS


    PLEASE APPLY FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS EVEN IF YOU HAVE A MT PENN PRIMARY OR MT PENN ELEMENTARY STUDENT. You may qualify for additional benefits beyond free meals at school.

     NEW STUDENTSRegardless of your meal status in your previous school district, you will need to apply for FREE/REDUCED status here at Antietam. Until an electronic application is submitted, your student(s) will remain ‘paid full price’ and you will be responsible for any monies owed up to the time an electronic application is completed. The application through the Antietam site requires a SKYWARD username and password. At the time of registration, you can request that the username and password be emailed to you as soon as your student(s) are entered into the system, so you can complete the application process quickly. If you have not completed an application prior to your student’s first day, you will be encouraged to do so when you drop your child off in the school office, where there is a computer available for this purpose. Please follow the attached procedures for completion of the application.  You may also apply online through www.COMPASS.STATE.PA.US

     CURRENT STUDENTS: IF you have not already received a letter, notifying you that your child/children are directly certified to receive FREE meals, please access the online application through SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS.  Follow the attached procedures.  You may also apply online through www.COMPASS.STATE.PA.US.  If you do not have access to a computer there is one available in each of the school offices for your use. 

     Older Siblings in District:  If you have a Kindergarten student, please contact Cathy Hartman at chartman@antietamsd.org requesting to add him/her to the older sibling’s 2021-2022 application. This is NOT done automatically.  All new students are entered into Skyward with a “PAID” full price meal status and you will be responsible for any monies owed up to the time an electronic application is completed.




    Nondiscrimination Statement: (This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.) 

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    • a) Mail:
    • S. Department of Agriculture
    • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    • 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    • Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    • b) Fax:
    • (202) 690-7442; or
    • c) E-mail:
    • intake@usda.gov
    • This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    ATTENTION: If you speak Spanish, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Contact your child’s school.
    ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Comuníquese con la escuela de su niño.



                                                                                                          **Note** The Spanish menu is shown just below the English menu.