Nutrition Services Information for Kindergarten Registration
The favorite food in town will be available at great prices to all Grapevine-Colleyville ISD students and staff during the 2017-2018 school year. Prices are as follows; Breakfast $1.35, Lunch $2.70 for elementary students. Students eligible for reduced priced meals may receive breakfast for $0.30 and lunch $0.40. The meal price for all adult staff and guests is $3.45. All school prepared meals are nutritionally balanced, of exceptional quality and variety, and provide up to one-third of your child's daily nutrition requirements. A school lunch menu is sent home with students in August.
Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Eligibility
Nutrition Services participates in both the federally funded National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs, which make nutritious meals available free or at a reduced-price to eligible students. To apply for meal benefits please go online to www.schoollunchapp.com, fill out one application for all of the students in your household. Applications are available in both English and Spanish. If you have questions or need help in completing an application, please contact the Nutrition Services Department, 817-251- 5617.
Nutrikids Accounting System
Nutrition Services maintains accountability standards with a computerized system by Nutrikids called My School Bucks. Students may prepay for meals for any number of days in advance before school or during meals. Once your child is enrolled in school and has received his or her 6-digit ID number, you may prepay for meals at the school cafeteria with a check or cash or online with a credit card. Visit the Nutrition Services website for instructions for online prepayments at www.gcisd-k12.org.
Students receive a 4-digit meal code which allows them to access their account. Purchases of breakfast, lunch, or a la carte items are deducted from the account when the student uses his or her meal code. The computer keeps a comprehensive record of prepayments, daily purchases and charges. Parents may request a transaction report by contacting the cafeteria manager. Each student has his or her own meal account. Meal codes are confidential and should not be shared. Discrepancies in student accounts need to be reported to the Nutrition Services Department immediately. Refunds or account adjustments will only be considered within the last 30 operating days from the date the discrepancy is reported. Until your child’s information is downloaded into the Nutrikids software system, your child’s account will not be accessible for prepayments and you will need to send meal money on a daily basis. You will need to monitor your child’s meal account to ensure that they always have a positive balance. Students who do not have a positive balance will only be allowed to charge a school meal.
Note on Meal Account Form
Restrictions may be placed on your child’s meal account by completing the Note on Meal Account form located inside of the printed school lunch menu. You may restrict the purchase of specific items or note food allergies on this form.
Visit the district website at www.gcisd-k12.org throughout the year for additional information from Nutrition Services. Check out GCISD Nutrition services on Facebook and Twitter! We look forward to serving your child this fall!
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