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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 - 2023
Changes due to the return to pre-COVID government guidelines.
MT PENN PRIMARY AND MT PENN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS MAY RECEIVE 1 BREAKFAST AND 1 LUNCH AT NO COST EACH DAY.
ANTIETAM MIDDLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FREE/REDUCED PRICED LUNCHES.
BREAKFAST IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS!
Due to a recent waiver issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Department of Food and Nutrition (DFN), the Antietam Middle-Senior High students will now be able to enjoy one free breakfast per day for the 2022-2023 school year. A bagged breakfast will be available for your student to pick up in the cafeteria and take to their first period class. They will still need to scan their ID or enter their number, but they will not be charged for the meal.
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
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 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.
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 YOUR MT PENN PRIMARY OR MT PENN ELEMENTARY STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR FREE MEALS THIS YEAR! You may qualify for additional benefits beyond free meals at school.
NEW STUDENTS: Regardless 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 email@example.com 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.
PRIOR YEAR FREE/REDUCED STATUS ONLY COVERS THE FIRST 30 DAYS OF THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR. A NEW APPLICATION WILL NEED TO BE 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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.