- Lunch Menu
- Free Lunch Application
- Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement
- Wellness Policy
- Lunch Procedure
The Department of Nutrition Services' mission is to provide nutritious and delicious meals, ensuring that every student has the fuel they need to thrive academically and physically. All meals served at our schools meet the National School Lunch Program federal nutritional standards. Our program needs the support of students & families - please make time to talk to your children about the food they eat. Our goal is to encourage lifelong healthy eating habits. Healthy food can be interesting & fun!
Did you know there are more than 10,000 varieties of apples?
Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/how-file-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: email@example.com.
Walsh / Reed / Ludwig / Oak Prairie
2023-24 Lunch Procedure
Every morning the teachers take a “lunch count” for the day. Students must raise their hand when the teacher takes the “lunch count”. They will need to pick whether they want a hot lunch or a yogurt lunch in the morning. Lunches are prepared based on this count therefore students cannot change their choice of lunch after the morning count.
Free and reduced lunch:
We encourage all District 92 families to apply for free and reduced-priced meal benefits annually. Eligible students are entitled to school lunch at a free or reduced cost daily. Applications can be completed online at www.d92.org.
For assistance in completing the meal application, please contact Penny Gustafson at 815-838-8031 ext. 7504
Paying for Lunch:
Each student receives a student ID card with their name and ID number on it. At the elementary level, all students have a student ID card located in their homerooms. Oak Prairie students are responsible for keeping their own cards and must have them to purchase any item from the cafeteria.
After walking through the lunch line the card is swiped through the POS (point of sale) station which will deduct the amount of the lunch from the student’s previous balance. If your student’s student ID card is lost, it will be replaced at no cost the first time. Thereafter a fee of $5.00 will be charged each time the card is replaced.
Negative Lunch Balance Procedure:
Notification of negative lunch balances will no longer be sent home from school via paper. All families will be notified by email and text message when a student's account goes negative. The cost of these loan lunches will be deducted from the next prepayment sent to the school for the student’s account. Families can monitor their student’s accounts on www.Myschoolbucks.com or the MySchoolBucks app. Once you have established an account, please check the box to have an email reminder sent to you when your balance is low. If you do not have email access, please notify the Food Service Department, and other arrangements will be made for you to monitor your balance.
If a parent(s)/guardian(s)regularly fails to provide meal money and does not qualify for meal benefits, the Administration will address this directly with the parent(s)/guardian(s) as needed. Students with a negative balance are not allowed to purchase a la carte items.
Two Payment Methods:
Online Payments can be made with a credit card or debit card by going to www.MySchoolBucks.com. This will instruct you how you can register on the site for free and be able to view your student’s purchase history and account balances.
All meal payments must be made in advance. Your student will hand in the money/check to their homeroom teacher in the morning. That money is sent to the office and picked up by the food service staff to be deposited in your student’s account. Meal payment (cash or check) should be placed in an envelope marked “School Lunch” and must include the following information:
Student name, ID #, Grade/Teacher, and amount of payment.
*Checks are to be made payable to Will County District 92
If you have more than one student at the same school you need to only write one check and indicate how much is going to each student’s account. Money left in the student’s account at the end of the school year will carry over to the next year.
Student Lunch Cost $3.30
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Director of Food Services
Phone: 815-838-8031 ext. 1131
This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider