Cafeteria Staff and Information
FOOD SERVICES: Offer vs. Serve: Midway Elementary School cafeteria stresses good nutrition and follows the patterns for meals as advised by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each lunch menus made up daily of five food items – a meat or meat alternative, two or more servings of vegetables or fruit to total ¾ c., a serving of bread or bread alternative, one serving of milk (1 c.). Three of the food items above must be chosen.
Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 7:35 am. Each breakfast meal is made up of four food items – one each or two of one serving of meat or meat alternative or a bread or bread alternative, one serving of fruit or vegetable (1/2 c.), and one serving of milk (1c.). Two of the food items for breakfast must be chosen. To avoid plate waste, we do allow students to choose food items, although we encourage all students to choose all items.
The Midway Elementary School cafeteria operates under the Micro-Check System of collecting meal fees. The Micro-Check Program works as follows:
1. Lunches are sold by the meal. Each meal will cost $2.50 for full paid, $.40 for reduced paid, and adult lunch for $3.50. Our computer system will allow as many meals placed in your child’s account as you wish. Our school is making the recommendation that students purchase a minimum of 10 meals at one time.
2. Lexington One also serves breakfast in each school. Each breakfast meal will cost $1.25 for full paid, $.30 for reduced paid and adult breakfast for $2.00.
3. First through fourth grade students may purchase extra milk and orange, apple, and/or grape juice will be available for sale at $.50 for milk and $.25 for juice and be sold on a daily basis only. Correct change is preferred, but not required. Juice cannot be used as an exchange for milk unless prescribed by a physician as having a milk allergy. (Allergy forms may be obtained from the cafeteria manager or cashier).
4. Each student will receive a plastic meal card that will be used for the entire year. When the student purchases a meal, the plastic card is entered into the account machine and a meal is deducted from the student’s account.
5. Options for students who ate free or reduced meals last year and have not applied or have not been approved for the same this school year include:
• Apply for free or reduced meals if they have not done so
• Purchase meal tickets at regular price
• Bring a lunch from home
6. In order for a student to receive a school meal, they must either buy a meal or be on the free or reduced plan.
7. Students who currently receive free or reduced meals are required to complete a new application at the beginning of each school year. This can be done at registration.
8. All students in the cafeteria should have a school meal tray or a meal brought from home.
Students are not permitted to charge more than 3 meals at a time. When your child owes meal money, a written notice will be sent home with your child. The menus are sent home at the beginning of each month with the school newsletter. Post it on your refrigerator. This is a great way to keep track of meal purchases. If an emergency situation arises, please contact the school principal to make special arrangements.