For those children and parents new to the cafeteria this year (and as a reminder for those returning) here are a few guidelines on how the cafeteria operates:
#1 - Costs
Note: Lactaid milk is available for students with lactose intolerance.
Breakfast Breakfast is free to all students for the 23-24 School Year
Served Every Day in Every School
(This is our “meal” price, which includes the main entrée, one 8-oz. milk and additional daily fruit.)
Lunch: $2.75* (Elementary)
$3.00, $3.15, $3.65** (Middle & High School)
*This is our “meal” price, which includes the main entrée, one 8-oz. milk and additional daily fruit and vegetable selections.
**Price will be reflected on the sign for each station.
Please note it is required by new USDA regulations that a “meal” must include a fruit or a vegetable. If your child chooses not to take one of these options, we must charge them the A la Carte price of $3.00 for the entrée, plus $.60 for their milk.
Please encourage your children to take a fruit or vegetable with their meal.
If you wish to restrict your child from buying a la carte snack items, please call Salvatore Rizzo, Director of Dining Services at 203-239-6415 to have a notation placed on your child’s account for our reference.
***Per new USDA Guidelines, juice is no longer included as part of the “meal” and must be purchased as an a la carte item.
#2 - Placing Money on Your Child’s School Lunch Account
There are two ways:
Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com and register a free account. Go to the "Parents" tab, then "School Nutrition/Lunch".
Under "Helpful Links" click on mySchoolBucks
- A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide; click on the link included in the email message to activate your account.
- Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name and student ID or birthdate. You can also track your child’s purchases and manage their balance.
- Add funds to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check. Please note there is a $2.50 flat transaction fee per transaction. Money deposited into lunch accounts can take up to 12 hours to post.
Your child can bring cash or a check paid out to North Haven Cafeteria Fund to the cafeteria any morning, whereby we will apply the money to their account.
- Money must be brought to the cafeteria in the morning only. We cannot stop to enter money onto an account during lunch service.
- Money must be put into an envelope or Ziplock bag and must be clearly labeled with the following information:
- Child's first and last name
- Teacher's name
- Dollar amount enclosed (if cash)
These steps are imperative to ensure money does not get lost.
Notes will be sent home when your child is close to or has run out of money. Your child will be allowed to charge a total of three meals “of their choice”. On the event of the fourth charged meal and beyond you will be contacted directly.
Please do not allow your child’s account to reach this stage. We’ve had many unhappy students when their choices are taken away. We want their experiences in the cafeteria to be happy ones!
#3 - General Information
For all information concerning the Cafeteria Program, please review the Food Services section of the North Haven Public School website. If you have any specific concerns such as food allergies, please contact either Salvatore Rizzo, Director of Dining Services at 203-239-6415.
Thank you, and we look forward to serving you in the Kid Stop Café.
Salvatore Rizzo - Food Service Director
& Entire Cafeteria Staff
Our mission is to serve nutritious, well-balanced meals that appeal to our students and school community and we are committed to providing the best food options and nutrition education for your child. To learn more about Chartwells, visit our website at www.eatlearnlive.com. We ‘re excited about our partnership with North Haven Public School District and hope to provide a great program while becoming part of the community.
North Haven Public Schools in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using NutriSlice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now you can access your student’s menus anywhere, anytime!
Check out some local food pantries located close to North Haven Public School District that provides hot meals when the school district is closed. Below are addresses and phone numbers for your added convenience.
Community Soup Kitchen
84 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511
St Ann's Soup Kitchen
930 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06514
The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
103 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
311 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511