Nutrition for Success Program (Food Services)
Mrs. Kathleen Smith
Food Services Director
Union Springs Central School District believes that one of the most important ways in which we can help our children perform better in the classroom is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and bodies. Therefore, we offer well-balanced healthy meals in our schools every day at a minimal cost.
Keeping Kids Healthy
As we comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, we continue to alter menus so that offerings are lower in sodium content. We have also added items sold ala carte under the Smart Snack Standards. These items are restricted in calories, sugar, fat, and sodium, and they also have higher whole grain content.
My School BucksIn addition to purchasing food with cash each day, students can use a pre-pay system called My School Bucks, which eliminates the need for carrying money. The online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. *Please note, the system DOES NOT disclose whether or not a student receives free or reduced price meals.
Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com to create an account. Upon signing in, parents can see the entire history, including all transactions made by the student. You can also check balances and set up low balances alerts with an online account. For questions about this system, or to find out your child’s balance at any time, call the cafeteria office at (315) 889-4120.
These accounts are pre-pay accounts (debit), not charge accounts. You may add money to your child’s account online anytime at myschoolbucks.com, or you can add money to your child’s account by sending a check to the Union Springs School Lunch Program. Please remember to keep your child's account current.
Due to problems with accumulated charges and lack of payment, we now require that students pay when purchasing food, either with cash or with money already in their My School Bucks account. A STUDENT MAY ONLY CHARGE TWO TIMES AFTER THEY REACH A ZERO BALANCE, and after that, they will be provided with a district approved alternative meal until the account is brought up-to-date.
If you have any questions, contact My School Bucks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (855) 832-5226, visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help, or contact Food Services Manager, Kathy Smith, at (315) 889-4120 or email@example.com.