The TPS Food Service Department strives to provide nutritious and well-balanced meals for TPS students. Using the guidelines developed by the USDA, school menus are designed to meet the dietary and nutritional needs of all students. Separate breakfast and lunch menus are prepared for elementary school students and high school students.
What’s For Lunch?
Along with the daily special, students have the option to purchase an array of a la carte items. The daily specials are highlighted on the monthly student menus that can be downloaded below:
PRICES AND CHARGE POLICY
Breakfast (Kdg.-8th Grade) - No Cost
Lunch (Kdg.-8th Grade) - No Cost
Breakfast - $1.25; Reduced - 30 cents
Lunch - $2.50; Reduced - 40 cents
To avoid being charged, parents/guardians are encourage to monitor and/or pay their child’s email account by sending cash or a check to the cafeteria manager. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to pay for or pack a child’s lunch when sending him/her to school. However, the School Food Service Program recognizes there might be occasions when a parent/guardian forgets to do so and therefore, as a courtesy to families, the following charge policy is in place:
High School Students:
- Up to three (3) meals are provided.
- A la carte items cannot be charged.
- Money remaining in a student’s account will carried forward to the next school year.
- Meal modifications are made for students with special diets that have a Special Diet Request form, signed by a physician, on file with the school cafeteria.
- The “Free & Reduced Meal Program” is available for families experiencing financial difficulties.
Unpaid Charges: To avoid unpaid charges, parents/guardians are encouraged to monitor and/or pay on their child’s meal account. Schools recognize the importance of eating a healthy meal while at school, and have worked with their cafeteria manager on plan to remind parents when charges are near their limit. Once the student nears his/her charging limit, the cafeteria manager, could provide any of the following reminders in an effort to help the student continue to receive school meals:
- Student receives a verbal reminder
- Parent/guardian receives a written not or letter via the student or by mail
Since it is not a wise fiscal practice for the Food Service Department to carry over unpaid charges from year to year, parents/guardians must be responsible to pay off their child’s account. Any unpaid charges at the end of the school year remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian and will follow the student to the next year.