***Please click on blue link below to fill out Grab & Go Survey:
***Beginning 3/19/2020 between 11am-1pm (Mon.-Fri.), Gateway Food Services will be distributing FREE "Grab & Go" breakfasts & lunches from both outside our Chester Gymnasium, as well as our Gateway MS/HS Cafeteria. All families (regardless of qualifying income) with children 18 yrs. & under are welcome to visit either school to pick up meals. Please stay in your vehicles and we will be happy to serve you! If you cannot pick up meals in person, you may send a friend or family member to do so. Children DO NOT have to be present in order to receive meals. Our hope is that this will help in aiding our Gateway Community during this very difficult time.***
Wishing everyone good health, wellness, & safety,
~Your Gateway Food Services Team
The Gateway Regional School District Food Services program offers nutritional breakfast and lunch options for all of our students. We use local foods whenever possible and bake many items on our menu from scratch.
Meals May Be Paid Online: NEW!!!!
How do I Enroll?
- Go to www.myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app and register for your free account.
- Add your students using their school name and birth date.
- Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, please visit www.myschoolbucks.com and click Help or call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at 1-855-832-5226.
Lunch and Breakfast
Meal prices for the 2018-2019 school year:
$1.50 for breakfast (all grades)
$2.60 for elementary lunch
$2.85 for grades 5-12
$ .50 for milk purchased alone
Adult meals are $2.15 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. (All adult meal prices are shown with tax included)
Families May Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. If your child qualifies for free or reduced meals, they might also be eligible for free or reduced cost health insurance through Mass Health. Call 1-800-841-2900 to learn more.
Gateway’s school nutrition staff are passionate about ensuring students have access to healthy school meals to support academic achievement. “No one wants to see a child go hungry or feel any shame during mealtime-we dedicate our lives to providing access to healthy, balanced meals to all students. Cafeteria staff has no desire to deny any child the opportunity to eat a meal in the GRSD Cafeteria’s. WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT TAKE A MEAL AWAY FROM A STUDENT. As participants in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, we work diligently to enroll all eligible students in the free or reduced price meal program. Federal funds cover the costs of enrolled students, but we need to charge non-enrolled students to help cover food and labor costs. Parents and school administrators must work together to strike a balance and develop meal charging procedures that respect students, while preventing escalating unpaid meal debts.
The following privileges/procedures will take effect SY18.
High School: All students are presumed to be responsible enough to bring money with them daily or pre-pay their meals.
Middle School: Middle School Students are also presumed to be responsible enough to bring money with them daily. However we recognized that they may forget on occasion. Students will be allowed to charge 1 meal to be paid the next day
The student will take the responsibility to check his/her meal account and will not take a meal and try to charge if there is a negative balance.
Chester and Littleville Elementary: The computerized point of sale tracks those accounts that have a negative balance. Notices will be sent home on Fridays. If your child owes money to the cafeteria we would appreciate your prompt response. If after ten days of charging and no payment has been made, the parent is responsible for sending their child with a meal from home. If the student brings no meal; he/she will be given a cold sandwich, fruit, veggie and milk. There will be a charge to the students account. Parents, Principal and Classroom teacher will be notified on the day the student is to receive the substitute lunch.
If parents need to work out a payment plan, call the Cafeteria Manager. You also may at any time request a free and reduced meal application if your income has changed. GRSD offers an online payment service.
The Gateway Regional Food and Nutrition Dept. is self-supporting, all monies needed to operate come from daily revenues and state and federal subsidies. Therefore charging is discouraged.
Gateway Has an Approved Wellness Policy.
All food services staff are Food Safe Certified. Anyone who has questions about the Gateway Food Services Department should call Tasha Hartley, Food Services Director at (413) 685-1005.