Food & Nutrition
All full time students who eat lunch at school have the option of purchasing a lunch or bringing a bag lunch from home. Students have the option of purchasing a full lunch which includes an entrée of the day (meat/meat alternative and grain), fruit or fruit juice, vegetable, and milk. A full lunch costs $2.85 for the 2017-18 school year. A student must take at least three of the five components (at least one of these must be a fruit and/or vegetable). If a student forgets his or her lunch, or does not have money to purchase a lunch, the student will be allowed to debit his or her food service account up to $6.00.
If a student’s lunch account at any school throughout the District has a negative balance of $6.00 or more, a cheese sandwich and milk will be served to the student until the balance is replenished. The à la carte price for the cheese sandwich and milk is $2.00 which will be charged to the student's account. If a student has any outstanding lunch fees over $6.00, the student will not be allowed to participate in any after school paid student activities until the overdue balance is paid.
Notification of low student balance accounts and negative balance accounts are sent to the parent via email at least once a week. A parent can view their students balance anytime through the Skokie School District website. A parent must set up an account at MyMealtime Online in order to view a student’s balance. Student food service accounts can be replenished by either physically bringing a check/cash to the lunchroom or by paying with a credit card through the Skokie School District website.
Please see Board of Education Policy 6:50, School Wellness, for information about the district's commitment to student wellness, nutrition guidelines, and goals for nutrition education and physical activity in school.
The video below explains how to sign up for a MealTime Online account.
Text instructions are also available for viewing and download.