Food Services

Important information for the 2020-21 school year

Please note the following changes to food service procedures:

  • To limit contact with items, when in the lunch line, students will have to order all of their items — milk type, entrée, fruit, vegetable, condiments and cutlery items.
  • All elementary classrooms, which is where those students will be eating, will be stocked with extra napkins straws and silverware.
  • Access to snack items, ice cream and beverages will be limited due to policies regarding social distancing, time restraints and availability of the products.

Curbside meal pickup

  • Gold Group will pick-up on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Blue Group will pick-up on Thursday and Friday.
  • Parents will drive to the drop-off circle at the Elementary School to pick up meals from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Students will have their choice of peanut butter and jelly, ham or turkey sandwiches or a yogurt meal. Ham and turkey will only be available while supplies last.
  • These will be cold, bagged meals.


  • All meals are available to all students free of charge during the 2020-21 school year.

Meal delivery

  • Meals will be delivered on Wednesdays to those children whose parents have signed up for it through Food Service Manager Lindsay Van Auken. Parents must give permission to the school to drop off meals at their homes.
  • These will be cold, bagged meals.

Free and reduced lunch applications

  • Applications for free and reduced meals are available for download here and in all school offices.
  • If you received a letter in the mail informing you that your child/children are receiving free meals this year, PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN AN APPLICATION, SEND IT BACK IN BLANK, with a note stating that it can be returned to the Food Service Department.
  • For more information about eligibility for free/reduced school meals, refer to the links to the right. Contact Lindsay VanAuken at 518-661-8222 with any questions.

Payment for meals

When sending money in for your child/children’s meal accounts, please send it in an envelope or sealed bag with their name(s), teacher(s) and how you want the amount split. You can include more than one student’s money in an envelope/bag, and the students can be in different school buildings.

Pre-pay for meals through MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks logo for food services page

You can access your child’s school lunch account online at 

Use your existing PayPal account, credit card or debit card to make prepayments to your children’s accounts through the MySchoolBucks website. In the cafeterias, students use the point of sale system to access the funds in their accounts when they purchase meals.

MySchoolBucks payments include a program convenience fee of $2.49 per payment. 

Through the system, you also have the opportunity to monitor your children’s purchase history. The web-based reports provide all dates and times that your children purchased breakfast or lunch in the past 30 days.