1. How do I open a lunch account for my student?
you enroll your student in school they are automatically issued a Food
Services meal account. They are assigned a 4 digit pin number which they
will type into a key pad if they choose to buy a meal or a drink.
2. How do I deposit money into their FS meal account?
send either cash or a check with the student’s full name written in the
memo section to school with them. They can either take it to the office
(where it will be put in the FS mailbox) or drop it off in the kitchen
at the beginning of the day with the FS staff. Payment may be for one
day, one week, or several weeks at a time. The entire amount of the
check must be deposited into the student’s account (no change back can
You may also pay online with your Debit or Credit card.
This option is available through the Skyward/ Family Access Portal of the school
districts website and clicking the link to Food Service and then the
link that states "pay with outside vendor". This will take you to a
company called Revtrak. There will be a $1.75 fee per transaction for
this service. You may make payments to all of your students in one
3. Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we do!!. You may make online
payments to your students Food Service Account through the Skyward/Family
Access Portal of the district website and clicking on the link to Food
Service and then to the one that states "pay with outside vendor". There
will be a $1.75 fee per transaction for this service. You may pay for
all of your students in one transaction (shopping cart).
4. If I send in cash with my student can he/she get change?
really depends. A minimum of change is kept at each school. They can
only make change for small dollar amounts. If the student needs to be
given change he/she needs to tell the cashier before handing them the
money. The majority of all cash transactions are deposits, and the
cashiers rarely give change unless it is asked for.
5. What if I forget to send lunch money to school?
may charge up to $10.00 on their meal account. Once the student has
reached the charge limit they must either have money in hand or bring a
lunch from home. Meals must be paid for at the time of service. It is
the parent and/or guardian’s responsibility for ensuring that their
child has money in his/her account or brings a meal from home. Students
will be notified when their meal account is low by either stamping their
hands (elementary) or verbal account balance (secondary). An automated
phone call also goes out every Tuesday and Thursday evening to all
households who owe on their meal account as a reminder. An emergency
meal of a cheese sandwich and juice will be offered at no cost to
students who come through the line, but have exceeded the charge limit.
6. How much do meals cost?
|Elementary Prices 2016-2017
|Paid Student Breakfast
|Reduced Student Breakfast
|Paid Student Lunch
|Reduced Student Lunch
|Secondary Prices 2016-2017
|Paid Student Breakfast
|Reduced Student Breakfast
|Paid Student Lunch
|Reduced Student Lunch
student has a life threatening food allergy / non-life threatening food
allergy / physical disability; is there any way Food & Nutrition
Services can help?
Substitution and/or accommodations can be made for students with Life Threatening allergies and/or Life Threatening physical
disabilities. A Diet Prescription form or medical statement must be
submitted to the Food Service office to allow the substitution. It must
include: An identification of the medical or other special dietary
condition which restricts the child’s diet. The food or foods to be
omitted from the child’s diet The food or choice of foods to be
substituted. The Diet Prescription form or medical statement must be
signed by your physician or recognized medical authority No
substitutions can be made to our menus without either the Diet
Prescription form or medical statement on file. No substitutions are
allowed for non-life threatening reasons. Those students may take
advantage of the other offerings that day and make their own
8. Can we request food substitutions for religious and/or personal reasons?
No. All food substitutions must be prescribed by your physician or medical authority for a Life Threatening medical reason.
9. How do I check what my student is buying with their meal account?
may contact either the Food Service staff at your school or the Food
Service Office. We would be happy to print off a report and either mail,
e-mail, or send it home with your child.
may also check all of their account activity online through the Skyward/Family
Access Portal of the school districts website. Just click the Food
Service tab on the left side of the screen. From there you may print a
Customer Meal Statement if you wish.
10. If my student changes schools, does their money go with them?
Yes, if they change schools within the North Kitsap School District their money and free/reduced status will follow them there.
11. We are leaving the NK School District, how do I have the money in my students meal account refunded to me?
contact the Food Service office: (360) 396-3279. Refunds will be
given. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the check to be mailed to you.
12. How do I apply for Free/ Reduced lunches?
The North Kitsap School District participates in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program.
You may apply for Free / Reduced meals at any time during the school year.
are available online, in your school office, the Food Service office,
and in your schools FS kitchen. Most students will also have an
application sent home with them the first week of school.
~Fill out the application as completely as possible (one application per household) including:
All students' full names w/schools they attend and their personal income
Names of all members of the household with their incomes
Case numbers for Basic Food,TANF, FDPIR or either the student or family member
Signature of an adult household member
Social Security Number of signer (last 4 only)
~If your student receives Basic Food or TANF you must include the case number on the application (no SSN# is needed).
~If your student is a foster child please check the box marked Foster Child.
your student drop it off in your school kitchen with the Food Service
staff. We have 10 business days to process the application (it usually
takes 24-48 hours).
You are responsible for all charges until your application is approved.
automated phone call will notify you of the application results. The
calls go out each Friday. If you don't hear from us, please call the
Food Service Office at (360)396-3279.
have been approved, in order to receive the free/reduced rate, your
student must choose a complete meal. That means 3 out of the 4 four food
items, in the appropriate amounts at breakfast and 3 out of the 5
food items in the appropriate amounts at lunch. They will also be
required to take at least 1/2 cup of fruit & or vegetables with
lunch in order for it to be considered a complete meal.
Anything else will be considered Ala Carte and your student will be charged accordingly.
new application must be submitted each school year (It cannot be
submitted on last years form). Your child’s status from the prior year
will roll over to the next school year for the first 30 school days or
until we receive a new application and their eligibility has been updated. After the 30 days a new application
must be on file. All charges accrued between when the old one expires
and the new one is approved are the parent and/or guardians
responsibility to pay back.
13. Will my student’s pin number always be the same?
Yes, they will keep the same number until they move away from the North Kitsap School District or graduate.
14. What is considered a Lunch and what is considered Ala Carte?
“lunch” is 3 out of the 5 food components in the appropriate amounts
(grains, milk, fruit, vegetables, meat/meat alternative). Most entrees
account for 2 food components. Students are required to choose 1/2 cup
of a fruit and/or vegetable. Everything else is considered ala carte and
will be priced accordingly.
15. Can my student buy extra food (Ala Carte)?
students may buy with their meal accounts; breakfast, lunch, milk and
juice. If they wish to buy an extra entrée with their meal (Super
Breakfast / Super Lunch), using their meal account, you must send us a
note letting the cashier know they have your permission. A wanding
message will be added to their account for the cashier to see when the
student enters their pin number. The note will be kept on file in the
Food Service Office.
Secondary students may use
their meal account to buy any food/snack items available to them. If you
do not wish for them to use their meal account in this manner please
contact your FS kitchen and ask to speak with the Head Cook. Please go
to the Secondary Menu link for pricing on Ala Carte items.
16. Are school meals healthy?
question! Yes, North Kitsap School menus offer the recommended daily
allowance of nutrients by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child
Nutrition Guidelines. Breakfast contributes ¼ of the USDA’s daily
nutrient requirements and Lunch contributes 1/3. In addition, NK School
menus are analyzed by computer software to ensure that certain nutrient
levels are met
17. What is included with the price of a meal?
includes: 1-2 oz. protein, 1-2 servings of bread/grains, 1/2 cup
vegetables, 1/2 cup fruit, 8 oz. milk. Breakfast includes: 1 oz.
bread/grains, 1 oz. protein Or
2 oz. bread/grains PLUS ½ cup
juice, 1/2 cup fruit and 8 oz. milk. Anything else your student wishes
to choose will be considered Ala-Carte and will be priced accordingly.
18. My student is going on a field trip; can he/she get a sack lunch?
sack lunches are available to all students for when they go on field
trips. “Sack Lunch Forms” are available online, in your school office
and in the FS kitchen at your school. Forms should be sent home to
parents along with the field trip permission form. They must be filled
out, signed and returned to the FS kitchen at your school 5 school
lunch days before the field trip. Students may use their lunch credits
(free, reduced price or paid) or send cash for the sack lunch