Procedures To Setting Up An Account To View Your Student’s Meal History And Making A Deposit
- Create an Account To View Meal History at: www.SendMoneyToSchool.com. This is a free service. You will need your student’s ID number to sign up or to add additional students to your account. This number can be found on your Middle School or High School class schedule. If you need additional assistance please call 517-333-7473 or 333-7474.
- All students with a negative balance will receive an e-mail notice every Friday. If the food service department does not receive payment once your High School/Middle School student charges two meals or elementary student reaches a negative balance of 10.00, we will offer an alternative meal until payment is received.
- Making a Deposit into your Student’s Account
| 1)||You can make a Deposit Online with the following charge cards: Visa, MasterCard or Discover. SendMoneyToSchool provides a safe, secure, and convenient way to make a deposit into your student’s meal account. Please note there is a 2.25 flat fee with each deposit. This fee is used, in part, to offset the cost of operating and maintaining this web site. First time users will have to create an account before making a deposit.|
| 2)||In addition, a check or cash can be deposited at any school building. Cashiers accept deposits at breakfast and at lunch at the Middle School & High School. All Elementary buildings have food service deposit boxes in the front office with envelopes. Please check to make sure the student’s name is on the envelope. Daily, all envelopes are deposited into the student’s accounts at approximately 9:00 am.|
| 3)||Online deposits take approximately 15-20 minutes to process.|
Checks can be addressed to: East Lansing Public Schools Food Service Dept.
Free & Reduced Meal Applications- Please Complete One Application per Family
- A new application MUST be completed every year. You will receive a letter in the mail confirming your student(s) status. Free & Reduced Applications are connected to other programs within the school district for example: Pay to Participate programs offered in the fall, spring and summer community programs. You will want to keep your letter for these reasons.
- The quickest and most efficient way to complete a free and reduced application is to complete an application online at www.LunchApp.com. After you complete the on line process the application goes directly to the East Lansing Public Schools Food Service Office.
- If you do not have Internet access, all buildings will have paper copies available in the office. Please return completed applications back to the Food Service Staff in the building or you can mail your application to:
East Lansing High School, 509 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
Attn: Food Service Dept.
If you have any questions please contact Sandy Leach at 517-333-7473, email at: email@example.com.
- If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals this does not include milk when your student brings a meal from home. Your student will be charged .50 for milk, due to the USDA only allows complete meals at the free and reduced price.
If your student has a food allergy you will need the MDE allergy form completed by your doctor. The school district will need this on file before making a substitution. This form is available at each school building and online at www.elps.k12.mi.us, food service tab, under allergies. Please call Sandy Leach if you have any questions at 517-333-7473, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- High School and Middle School students will be able to choose from a variety of lunch stations with some Ala Carte items available. HS/MS students will use their ID Cards either by laser swipe or keypad at which time his/her photo will display for verification at the register. You have the option of putting a restriction on your student’s meal account at anytime. Menus are posted in the cafeteria and on line.
- Elementary School students will use their ID cards to purchase meals and milk. Menus are sent home monthly and they are also available on the school district’s website, www.elps.k12.mi.us.
Your student is already signed up for the meal program as soon as they are enrolled in school. You have the option of putting a restriction or block on your student’s meal account. To do so please call Sandy Leach at 517-333-7473 or Maureen O’Connor at 517-333-7474.
- Breakfast is available approximately 30 minutes before school each day in all buildings.
The Elementary Breakfast Menu is located at the bottom of the Lunch Menu. The High School & Middle School Breakfast Menu is located in the cafeteria.
- We encourage students to select at least 3 out of the 5 food groups offered for lunch from the choices of: Main Entree, Vegetable, Fruit, Bread, & Milk and 3 out of the 4 food groups offered for breakfast.
- Vegetarian entrees are offered daily at the High School and Middle School, which include: veggie burger,hummus/pita, cheese pizza, yogurt parfait, etc. Elementary menus are marked with afor meatless entrees.
- The whole grain items will be marked with asymbol. Self-serve Food Bars are available at all of the elementary buildings for students to select a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
- Michigan Monday is a program we offer during the harvest months to give students a chance to try a variety of local Michigan produce. They will be featured on the menu with asymbol.
- All of the Chartwells menus offer wholesome, nutrient dense foods. We emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, lean meats, plant based proteins and limit sodium, saturated and trans fats and sugar. We promote scratch cooking where possible and encourage variety and nutritional balance menus that meet or exceed the gold level status of the HealthierUS School Challenge.
Parents...........Did you Know?
NONE of the menu items are fried, and ALL of our foods contain zero grams of trans fat per serving! We further reduce unhealthy fats by offering lean meats, white meat chicken, reduced fat cheeses, all natural low fat yogurt, light mayonnaise & salad dressings, and exclusively skim and 1% milk from Michigan farmers who pledge not to use artificial hormones in their herds. Whole grain menu items are available daily, for example whole wheat bread, pasta, or crackers, brown rice, and whole grain corn taco shells and rounds contain NO hydrogenated oils. We prepare our food without added salt and sugars and are seasoned with herbs, spices, and low sodium broth to make them flavorful. Fish
when included on the menu includes only sustainable species. We purchase exclusively cage free shell eggs.
Chartwells is committed to the HealthierUS Schools Challenge
Our comprehensive wellness program, establishes nutrition standards that meet or exceed gold level status of the HealthierUS School Challenge
Chartwells supports the purchase of locally grown, sustainable foods
Purchasing locally grown produce contributes to local economies and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We support and participate in the Farm To School Network.
Buying local provides students with greater access to nutrient-rich, great tasting foods.
All cans and plastics in the food service production kitchen have been recycled for the past two years to help decrease our carbon footprint.
In Addition, we have initiated Trim Trax. This is a Chartwells sustainable program for building awareness
and minimizing the impact of food waste. We will be reducing the costs and carbon footprint of disposal as well as on the front end, where you have to factor in the energy to processing, packaging and delivery of the food in the first place.