Picture of Elementary School Kitchen Staff holding utensils
Picture of Elementary School Kitchen Staff

Welcome Parents, Staff and Students to the 2020-2021 School Year!

At Armada Area Schools we offer a Breakfast at all buildings.  Daily Breakfast is served from 8:20 to 8:40 in the Elementary cafeteria, $.30 for reduced students and $1.75 for full pay students.  Middle School also serves Breakfast from 7:05 until 7:22, and High School from 7:15 until 7:30, the cost for Breakfast at both Middle and High is $.30 for reduced and $2.00 for full pay students.  Breakfast includes a variety of fresh fruits, cereal, breakfast breads, cereal bars, juice and milk.  Stop and try us out, I think you will be amazed at the variety and quality of the selections offered.  Students can choose “a grab and Go” Style Breakfast, at all buildings for this 20-21 School Year.

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. Research shows that students benefit from eating breakfast in two primary ways. First, students’ overall dietary health is positively affected by breakfast consumption, particularly meals provided through the School Breakfast Program. Second, there is significant evidence of positive academic effects due to breakfast consumption. Schools experience improvements in standardized test scores and improvements in school attendance in addition to other outcomes that create positive learning environments. Offering school breakfast to all students helps ensure that they are well nourished and ready to learn.

Lunch is also a very important part of the day.  We offer a menu with a variety of food choices that repeats every 4 weeks.     All meals meet the standards set in place by USDA, meeting whole grain, calorie, fat/saturated fats, sodium and Fruit and vegetable requirements.  We hope the students enjoy the variety.  We do our best to add and change the menu to suit the needs of students. Lunch Price at Krause is $.40 for Reduced and $3.00 for Full Pay students.  At the High School and the Middle School, reduced are also $.40 and Full Pay students are $3.10.  Payments accepted are as follows: check, Cash, or visit our online payment link, https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/55612/ 

Students who select the Face to Face instruction, we will be serving lunch and breakfast daily, and ask for the support from parents to utilize the online payment system, to add money to their child’s lunch account. Please contact Food Services for the Student ID# needed to use Efunds, to pay online.   If Virtual Learning is selected, please reach out to Food Service Dept., (586)784-2666, to arrange a 5 day meal pick up, at a cost of Free, Reduced daily, $.30 each Breakfast, $.40 per lunch, or Full Pay $1.75 per Breakfast at Krause, $3.00 per Lunch at Krause, and at Armada Middle and High School $2.00 daily for Breakfast, and $3.00 per Lunch daily.   We will be adding a pre order system soon; parents will have the option to pre order meals, up to 5 days in advance.

If you have a Kindergartner, or Readiness student, you must fill out a new application for them, even if you have other students receiving benefits in the district.  They do not automatically get added to your 19/20 benefits.   To avoid any unexpected charges, please get in new application online or turn paper application in as soon as possible.  Food service office has up to 10 days to process, so please turn in as soon as completed.

Armada Area Schools Free and Reduced Applicants may wish to visit www.lunchapp.com to fill out the application online.  This is the most efficient and easiest way to get your application approved.  You can also fill out this paper application that is included with this letter, return it ASAP to the office at any of the buildings.  Even if you have benefits that will carry over from the 19/20 School year, they will expire on October 13, 2020 it is best practice to turn this application in at beginning of year to avoid any lapse in coverage.

The Food Service Staff and I are very committed to serving the students, your children, the highest quality breakfast and lunch selections we can with a smile and caring approach. To ensure food safety, and compliance with our Local Health Department Standards we are implementing additional measures to ensure every meal is safe, and following the COVID guidelines for meals.   Please feel Free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 

Sincerely,

 

Missy Elliott

Food Service Supervisor

Armada Area Schools

(586) 784-2666

melliott@armadaschools.org

ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS, ONLINE APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH  www.lunchapp.com.

FAQ about National School Lunch Programs

Summer Meal Outreach, please click on the link below to find summer meals.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

E-funds

Instructions for E-Funds

How to Apply for Free & Reduced LunchPDF Document  

Printable Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Click here for non-english lunch application.

 

Boost Your Brain With Breakfast

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Negative Balance Policy

Any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact Missy Elliott, Armada Area Schools Food Service Director at (586) 784-2666.

Improvements made to the High School Kitchen utilizing the Smarter Lunch Fund Grant