Saint Catherine Labouré School participates in the National School Lunch Program. We follow guidelines established by the government in reference to lunch pricing, good nutrition, and the components of a reimbursable meal.
A school lunch is available for purchase every day or a lunch may be brought from home. Water and milk are also available to be purchased a la carte. Lunch menus are distributed monthly and are posted on the school website. Lunch and a la carte prices are posted at the bottom of each menu.
We currently use the offer vs. serve procedure for school lunch. A student is entitled to every option but may choose to have only three of the five food groups offered. However, it is a requirement that a fruit or vegetable is taken. The five food groups consist of a protein, a grain, a dairy, a fruit, and a vegetable.
Special application forms for free or reduced cost lunches are available in the school office and on our website for families who qualify or they may apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us
Cafe Enterprise is our POS system in use to store prepaid money for lunches and record lunch counts for government reporting. Every student is assigned a pin number to use when purchasing a lunch or an a la carte item. MySchoolBucks is our online payment service available to check balances and set up low balance alerts (for free) and to make payments using credit cards/debit cards or electronic checks (a fee will apply) to add money to students lunch accounts. It is not required to use MySchoolBucks to add money to accounts, but it is encouraged to set up an account to check balances and set up low balance alerts to manage your child’s funds. The website is www.MySchoolBucks.com. Cash and checks sent from home are acceptable as well. Please include child’s name and pin number on checks in the memo field or envelopes sent in with cash. No refunds are given at the end of the year. Balances will carry over for students returning to SCLS the following year.
If a student does not have funds for their lunch they can charge the lunch on the prepay system and pay the next school day. If a student has accumulated two unpaid meals on their account an alternative lunch (cheese sandwich, fruit and milk) is offered until full payment is made. Alternative lunches are the same cost as a regular lunch. Students are not permitted to charge milk or water.
Parents/guardians are not permitted to bring fast food lunches to the cafeteria during lunchtime for their child/children.