Foods & Nutrition

EVENING PICK UP MEAL ORDER FORM FOR CHILDREN ON DISTANCE LEARNING

For those students on distance learning (including those learning from home on hybrid), the hours for pick up at rear of Bethel High School are:
• 10 AM and 12 PM, Monday-Friday or
• Monday or Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for families who completed the Evening Pick Up Meal Order Form.
If you have not ordered for evening pickup using the form, there will not be meals prepared for you. These evening pickups will be on a reservation only basis. You must complete the form.
PLEASE NOTE: You will no longer need to fill out daily hybrid/distance learning meal forms for pickup between 10 a.m. and 12:00 noon as you will be served the meal/meals that have been prepared. Due to the increased volume of meals that will be served under this program, we will not be able to accommodate individual choices at this time. We appreciate your understanding.


MENUS:

To access your child's school menu, please follow the link below.
https://bethel.sodexomyway.com/


WHAT IF I WANT TO SEND PAYMENT IN WITH MY CHILD TO BE PUT ON THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNT?
You may send in cash or check. We ask that you send payment in with a deposit form.
Please select the appropriate form:

 
Elementary (Berry/Rockwell/Johnson) 
Middle/High



HOW MUCH IS SCHOOL LUNCH?
$3.00 Elementary - reduced students $.40
$3.35 Middle/High School - reduced students $.40

WHAT DOES MY CHILD GET WITH THEIR LUNCH?
A child must take an entree item and at least one fruit or vegetable. Students are allowed to take up to three sides, including milk. We encourage students to take plenty of fruits and vegetables.

IS BREAKFAST AVAILABLE?
Yes, we serve breakfast at all five schools. The cost of breakfast is $2.30. Students who are approved for Free and Reduced lunches qualify for Free breakfast.

WHAT IF MY CHILD FORGETS THEIR HOME LUNCH AND HAS NO MONEY ON THEIR ACCOUNT?
The Bethel Board of Education allows students to charge up to three (3) lunches at the elementary and middle school levels, two (2) lunch at the high school level.

When a student at the elementary and middle school levels have more than three charged lunches, they will have their regular lunch replaced with a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk. The cost of this meal will be added to the account balance (Elementary $3.00/Secondary $3.35).

At the high school level, students are permitted to charge two (2) meals. No alternative meal is offered.

Students in elementary schools will have a negative balance letter sent home once a month if their account is running a negative balance.


                    Board of Education Policy
                    Board of Education Regulation
    
We understand that these are challenging economic times and if you are experiencing financial difficulties, there are applications for free and reduced meals through the link below, at any of the school main offices or at the Bethel Board of Education Business Office at 1 School Street, Bethel, CT.

ARE SNACKS SOLD AT LUNCH?
Yes...all snacks sold meet the State of Connecticut Health Snack Initiative and include assorted baked chips ($1.00), reduced fat cookies ($.50), low-fat ice cream ($1.00) and approved drinks (water & juice - $.50 - $1.50 at elementary level, $1.25 - $2.50 at secondary level.)

Snacks are sold at lunch service daily (or as time allows) at all schools.  Students can only get a snack if they have money on their account or have cash at time of purchase.  We do not allow snacks to be charged.  We sell snacks to students from 1st grade to 12th grade.  Elementary students are limited to ONE snack per day.  Kindergarten students are not permitted to purchase snacks. 

IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PURCHASE SNACK OR WOULD LIKE TO LIMIT THEIR ABILITY TO DO SO, PLEASE CONTACT AMANDA RILEY, FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR AT rileyr@bethel.k12.ct.us.



CAN I PAY ONLINE?
Yes, visit www.myschoolbucks.com to set up an account for your child. You will need your child's ID# to set this up. Contact Amanda Riley, Food Service Director, for this information at: 
rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us


INFORMATION ABOUT FREE/REDUCED LUNCH?
You may apply for free/reduced lunch at any time during the school year. If your child/children was/were approved in the prior school year, they will carry-over for the first thirty (30) operating school days. You must re-apply every school year. If we do not receive a new application within the first thirty (30) operating school days, on the 31st day your child/children will be removed from the program. To re-apply, please print either the Free/Reduced Lunch Application (English) or the Free/Reduced Lunch Application (Spanish)  and send to the main office of your child's school or to the Bethel Board of Education, Attention: Theresa Yonsky, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT, 06801. ONE APPLICATION PER FAMILY.

INFORMATION ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, he/she may qualify for SNAP. The name of this program used to be called Food Stamps. Please click on the following for additional program information:  
Addendum C - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (English)


WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
We are working diligently on offering more gluten-free and vegetarian options. If your child has a food allergy that is a medical disability, please contact your school nurse to find out how to get proper paperwork completed by your child's doctor so that we can facilitate any special needs.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Riley, Food Service Director, at rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us or (203) 794-8722.