The Springfield School District participates in the National School Lunch Program to assist parents in providing lunches for their child/ren. An application is included for you to fill out and return. Upon approval, your child/ren is eligible to receive free or reduced lunches. Utilizing the National School Lunch Program assists the school district in obtaining Title 1 and grant money from the government which helps keep the district resident’s taxes to a minimum. If you were approved last year you MUST reapply this year.
The National School Lunch Program is making great strides to provide healthier meals for students. More fruits and vegetables are included and must be purchased. It is important to inform your child/ren that they MUST pick up a fruit or vegetable to qualify for the student lunch price listed below. Otherwise, the meal will be charged a la carte prices which will be higher. Please refer to the Springfield SD website for full details. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Hollenbeck at the information below.
All the schools of the Springfield School District are on a computerized debit system in the cafeteria that allows students to use a PIN (personal identification number) to purchase lunches, snacks, or drinks. The student enters his/her PIN into the pin pad on the lunch line. The account information, including the student’s picture, appears on the screen for the cashier to view. The information is on a safe and secure server. Please stress to your child/ren that their PIN number is private and should not be given out to anyone except the cashier. The cost of the food purchase will automatically be deducted from the account without the need for cash. You are not required to make advance payments for the account because the system still has the ability to act as a cash register. All students MUST enter their PIN number to be able to make any purchase.
You are able to view your child/ren account from home for free at any time on the myschoolBucks website. You also have the ability to put money on your child’s account with a credit card or debit from your checking account through the internet for a small fee. The address is www.myschoolbucks.com. Below there is information on how to set up the internet account for each child. The site will ask for a student number. The number is a nine (9) digit ID number which is 10000 plus their PIN number.
If your child/ren are approved for free or reduced lunches, he/she only has to enter his/her PIN number in the point of sale system at the school where they attend. The information will already be entered into the system. The child’s confidentiality is guaranteed because there is nothing on the screen of the point of sale system that indicates the child to be free or reduced. The price of a reduced lunch is $.40. The free or reduced lunch does not include a la carte items (snacks, bottled water, ice cream).
Lunch prices are: Elementary schools – all lunches $2.60. Middle School – all lunches $2.85. High School is all a la carte.
If your child/ren pays for their lunch, you can put money on their account so that you do not have to find money every day to give to your child or they can pay on a daily basis. If you are putting money on your child’s account, make the check out to “Springfield School District” and put your child’s name, school, and PIN number in the “memo” section of the check. Please enclose the check in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front of the envelope. It can be mailed to the address below or sent with your child to school. If you are sending money in for more than one child that is in different schools, please send separate checks. You also have the ability to put money on your child’s account with a credit card or debit from your checking account through the internet for a small fee.
Menus and lunch information is listed below.
If anyone is interested in working in the cafeteria for Chartwells at Springfield SD, the hours coincide with your child’s schedule and it is a great group of people to work with. If interested, please contact Gail Hollenbeck at information below. Hope to see you.
Director of Dining Services
My address to send checks is:
Gail Hollenbeck, FSD
Springfield School District
111 W. Leamy Avenue
Springfield, PA 19064
- Related Files
- Lunch Menus
- National School Lunch Program
- USDA Summer Food Service Program
- Nutrition/Allergy Information
We have great news! We have completed the setup for your school district’s mySchoolBucks website. As a reminder, mySchoolBucks provides a number of key features you will find beneficial including:
- Scheduled recurring payments
- Automatic deposits when your child’s account balance runs low
- Extended purchase history for the past 90 days
- Low balance email notifications
- Access mySchoolBucks from your mobile device
- Use the new mySchoolBucks website for all of your cafeteria payments.
- Important Things to Note About mySchoolBucks:
- All payments that you have made through Cafe PrePay have been received by your school district and will be reflected in the balances you see on mySchoolBucks. More specifically, there will be no need for parents or schools to transfer any payments over to mySchoolBucks....it has all be done automatically as part of the transition.
- We certainly hope you'll make deposits to your child's account using mySchoolBucks. However, parents can view their students' balances/purchases on mySchoolBucks even if they don't choose to use the site for depositing to the students account. To do so though, a parent will have to create an account on mySchoolBucks and add their students to their household. The instructions at the link below will guide you in doing this simple step quickly:
Breakfast at ETR
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Online Application for Free and Reduced
Lifeline - Overcoming the Digital Divide
Lifeline is the FCC's program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. Currently, Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service purchased from participating providers in the marketplace. On March 31, 2016, the FCC approved rules to modernize Lifeline so that subscribers can also purchase discounted broadband from participating providers. Discounts will apply to stand-alone broadband, bundled voice-broadband packages - either fixed or mobile - and stand-alone voice service. Watch this page for an announcement of when these new rules take effect. These modernizations will help ensure that low-income consumers can afford 21st-century broadband and the access it provides to jobs, education and opportunities.
The USDA is coordinating a "Summer Food Service Program," which provides free meals to any child or teen 18 years and under, during the summer months. For more information, and for designated summer food service program sites, please use the links below.