This Hungry for Data link is a post to encourage people to complete the free/reduced lunch form that every family in the district receives.While many people apply, and receive free/reduced lunch, many more are eligible. Much of our schools’ funding is based on this data. And many area agencies use this data when applying for grants that benefit us all. Lake Superior School District encourages every family to take the time to fill out their free and reduced lunch application. http://healthynorthland.org/arrowhead-region-ship-communities/lake-county-ship-initiatives/hungry-for-data/
Monthly Lunch Menus
The meal accounting system for Lake Superior School District is a pre-paid system. All meals are paid for by depositing money into the individual student account before meals are served. We consider a $5.00 balance a “low student balance.” If the money remaining in the account falls below $5.00, the student will be reminded verbally on a daily basis. Once your child’s account reaches -$5.00, they will be denied a meal and offered a cheese or peanut butter sandwich for a short period of time. Per the Minnesota Department of Education – Food Nutrition Service, when a student has not prepaid by 9:30 a.m. for the current meal, a meal may be denied because of money owed to the food service account. The school is under no obligation to continue to serve children who will not pay for their meals. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and student to ensure that they have adequate money in their account. You may monitor your child’s lunch account by using our Parent Portal System. Through Parent Portal, you may view your child’s lunch account balance and purchases. Parent Portal is the same program used for viewing your child’s attendance, grades, etc. If you haven’t utilized Parent Portal and would like to start, please contact our Technology Department at 218-834-8201, ext.8299.
You may deposit money for your child’s food service account at any building’s main office. We do ask that you make it clear on the check which child’s account you want credited. For your convenience, you may deposit funds into your child’s lunch account through the school office or by going online and using Online Payments (Through the Parent Portal) on our website. To set up a Parent Portal account or find help using the system, please contact Kristen Lee firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your child’s school:
Wm. Kelley Schools: 218-226-4437 X8100
Minnehaha Elementary: 218-834-8221 X8401
Two Harbors High School: 218-834-8201 X8201
Applications for free and reduced meals are available on line, at your child’s school or the District Office. All households are encouraged to apply. In order for your school to receive extra federal funding, our district must submit your application to the federal government by
October 1st of each school year. You may turn in an application at any time during the year, but applications sent to the federal government after that time will not help schools receive extra funding. Applications are for the current school year only; you must reapply each school year.