ALL REIMBURSABLE MEALS PROVIDED FREE FOR THE REST OF SCHOOL YEAR 2021 FOR ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 18!!!
Gateway Regional's "Curbside Meals to Go Program" is every Tuesday & Friday from 2pm-6pm beginning Tuesday Sept. 15th. Please sign up EVERY Monday for both Tuesday & Friday pick ups. Every Tuesday, meals will be provided for Wed/Thurs/Friday remote learning from home. Every Friday, meals will be provided for Mon/Tues/Wednesday remote learning from home. Families who have selected Full Remote Learning will need to come on both Tuesday and Friday to pickup meals for the other days of the week. If you would like to take advantage of this essential program, please click on the link below:
Wishing you all health, wellness, & safety!
~Your Gateway Food Services Team
Click HERE for information on the 2020-21 P-EBT Program
Lunch and Breakfast
Meal prices for the 2020-2021 school year:
$1.50 for breakfast (all grades)
$2.85 for elementary lunch
$3.25 for grades 6-12
$ .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 Food Services is dedicated to ensuring safe access to healthy & delicious meals for all of our students. Our team works hard every day to provide fresh and local fruits & vegetables. We have an onsite baker who provides freshly baked whole grain breads, rolls, pizza, & more. The majority of our meals are made from scratch! Children need fresh and healthy meals in order to learn and be successful in their academic life.
NEW!!! MySchoolBucks is now synced with PowerSchool! Families have ease of access to their student meal account, along with all other student information, through PowerSchool; now with ONE convenient log in! Make prepayments, monitor your student account, and access all other student information all in ONE secure place!
Families can download the MySchoolBucks App onto their cell phone or mobile device! Just CLICK on the banner or links below!
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.
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 ServSafe Certified. Anyone who has questions about the Gateway Food Services Department should call Tasha Hartley, Food Services Director at (413) 685-1005.