The Marblehead School Lunch Program is proud to observe and abide by the following Civil Rights Statement:
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
Urgent Notice of a New Protocol Regarding Debts with the Marblehead Public Schools (effective Monday, 03/16/2015) - School Lunch Program
Due to the increasing number of school lunch accounts with negative balances the Marblehead Public Schools will be forced to implement the following protocol regarding negative balances with the Marblehead School Lunch Program.
Federal regulations require that lunch is offered to all students. The regulations do not require that lunch be given to students without money, either on their account or in hand, to pay for that meal.
Therefore, any student with a negative balance greater than $10.00 will be discretely notified of the deficiency at the register prior to being given an alternative meal at both breakfast and lunch. On the next occasion that they come through line they will be given a lunch consisting of cheese sandwich with fruit and milk. Breakfast, where offered, will consist of a plain bagel, fruit, and milk. These meals will be charged at the appropriate lunch or breakfast price. This will continue until the balance is paid completely.
Until such time as the balance is paid in full, no snacks will be available to any student with a negative balance. No snack transaction will be allowed that will result in a negative balance.
Negative balances may affect your student’s eligibility/ability to participate in extracurricular activities or sports where fees are required. High school seniors will have to satisfy this obligation prior to the end of their senior year as it has become an obligation.
Payment may be made at your child’s school. It is recommended that payment be made by check with your child’s name and ID number on the memo line. Checks should be made out to Marblehead School Lunch Program. You may also pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com. There is a modest fee charged by the vendor for this service.
Please be advised that, effective 9/1/2014, no change will be given in the K-3 elementary schools. Any money presented in excess of the price of lunch will be applied to your student's account. Please make sure that all payments are in a baggie or envelope that is clearly labeled with your child's name. Receipts will be given to your student for any cash payment of $5.00 or more.
You may still pay by check. Checks should be made out to Marblehead School Lunch Program. There is a $25.00 fee for all returned checks.
NOW! Pay for Student Meals Online
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Marblehead Public Schools is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit or debit card. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!
- Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
- Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
- Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
- Flexibility - Make payments using credit or debit cards.
- Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.
Enrollment is easy!
- Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
- You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
- Add your students using their school name and student ID.
- Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
- Visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help/FAQ’s
Richard Kelleher, Food Service Director
Other questions about using money on account to purchase non-meal food items have arisen. In our original communications to you, we stated that the funds would only be available for the purchase of meals. The system has the capacity to allow a variety of account permissions for each student. If you wish to make funds unavailable to your student for anything but lunch purchases, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set these restrictions on your student's account. They can be modified at any time. All of the snacks we offer fall within the guidelines established by the Act for Healthier Children and the National School Lunch Program regulations regarding competitive foods.
Expiring Meal Benefits! Deadline to reapply is 9/30/2014. This will make sure there is no lapse in benefits.
Important notice to all parents whose children are receiving Free or Reduced Priced Meal Benefit. The benefits for which your household qualified last school year (2013-14) will be continued until September 30, 2014 of the new school year (2014-15). If you wish to continue receiving benefits after that date, you must complete a new application each school year. As usual, applications will be sent home on the first day of school and are available on the school’s web site. If you have any questions, please email Richard Kelleher or call 781-639-3120 x-3163.
Due to issues surrounding confidentiality, a separate application for the waiver or modification of participation or athletic fees will be used going forward. This form will available in your child’s school or on the Marblehead Public Schools web page. (www.marbleheadschools.org)
Important Information from Your Lunch Program
Breakfast $1.75 at all levels
Elementary Schools $2.75
Village School $3.00
Marblehead HS $3.50 or $4.25 for Deli Lunch
Milk $ .75
Adult Meals $4.00, plus tax
At the High School, made to order sandwiches will have the premium of $.75 added as with student lunches. The price for the adult, made to order sandwich will be $5.05 ($4.75 +$.30 tax).
Due to the Act for Healthier, Hunger-Free Children and the Massachusetts laws regarding foods sold during breakfast and lunch, there will be no second portions available for purchase at any level. Menus and portions are written and produced according to the strict regulations set forth in the law. All snack (ala carte) items meet the requirements set forth in the laws.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are accepted all year long!
You may download an application under 'Free/Reduced Meals Application' using the link on the right-hand side of this page.
Thank you all for your questions and comments. They are always welcome!