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    Food Services
    Upper Merion Area Middle School

    Food Service Department

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

    We are paperless with the Free & Reduced Lunch & Breakfast Program. To fill out an application for the Free and Reduced Lunch and Breakfast Program please go to www.paschoolmeals.com. You will need to set up an account and then fill out the form there. Each school office has English and Spanish applications for households without internet access.  Your household may be "directly certified" as eligible for free meals and we will send you email notification in August if that is the case.  Otherwise you must fill out an application at the beginning of every year to determine eligibility.  Your student(s) has a 30 day "grace period" at the beginning of the school year and will keep their same eligibility during that period of time from the year before and then, if we haven't directly certified your students or received a new application, we will change your student(s) to paid on the 31st operating day of the school year (October 14, 2016).

    Managing your student’s breakfast and lunch money can be done at www.schoolcafe.com beginning on 8/1/16. If you have an account on parentonline.net already your student’s funds will automatically be transferred to www.schoolcafe.com. You can log onto it with the same user name and password that you have been using for www.parentonline.net.

    You will need to set up an account and then use your credit or debit card to add funds. You can set up an account online for free to set any limits and to see what your student is buying. Adding funds to your student’s account costs $1.95 per transaction, but you can still send funds to school with your student to put on account and there is no fee involved this way.

                 Please read on for additional important Food Service information…

    Following the standards of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, our grain based products such as bread, pizza crusts, and sub rolls are made with whole grains; all milk is low-fat or fat free; all salad dressings are low-fat, and we do not fry any foods. Please strongly encourage your child to take complete balanced meals that include fruits, vegetables and milk. 

    Starting off the day with a good breakfast helps your child be alert and focused in class which improves academic performance. Please remember that breakfast is available at every school! Check the website for menus.

    Copies of the District’s 4-week cycle menu are available in the school office. This menu tells you what the daily special is each day for the entire year. Menus are also posted on each school’s web page and on Sapphire (for Middle and High Schools). The Food Service Department plans to have a couple of special meals this year, so please stay tuned for upcoming information about those.

    If you haven’t received a letter indicating that you are already certified as free for meals, please fill out a Free or Reduced Meal Application on www.paschoolmeals.com. You don’t have to do anything if you have already received a letter from Food Service regarding your eligibility to participate in the program. 

    Meals at the Elementary Schools are $2.50 for breakfast and  $3.00 for lunch ($.30 and $.40 respectively for Reduced) and $2.75 for breakfast and  $3.25 for lunch at the Middle and High Schools ($.30 and $.40 respectively for Reduced). There are several choices for every meal at the Elementary Schools and even more choices at both the Middle and High Schools. Milk, fruit and vegetables are always included in the cost of a complete meal. In addition, we have many “a la carte” items that students may purchase separately at additional costs.

    If a student doesn’t have money for a meal, elementary school students are permitted to charge up to 3 meals and middle school students are permitted to charge up to 2 meals (but nothing a la carte for either). After that they are given a cheese sandwich platter or a sun butter and jelly sandwich platter with no other choices allowed. These charged meals will still accrue normal platter charges and payment will be expected. High School students may not charge any food purchases.

    UMASD’s Food Service Department is here to serve the students, so please feel free to contact me any time with compliments, concerns, questions or suggestions at 610-205-8804 or pbartlett@umasd.org.

    Have a great school year!

    Penny Bartlett, Food Service Supervisor


    Our Staff:

    Penny Bartlett, Food Service Supervisor - 610-205-8804  pbartlett@umasd.org

    Dorothann White, Food Service Specialist - 610-205-8814  dwhite@umasd.org

    Gail Davis, High School Kitchen Manager - 610-205-3814  gdavis@umasd.org

    Sara Anderson, Middle School Kitchen Manager - 610-205-8814  sanderson@umasd.org

    Lois Lafredo, Bridgeport Kitchen Manager - 610-205-3604  llafredo@umasd.org

    Eileen Pickens, Caley Kitchen Manager - 610-205-3654  epickens@umasd.org

    Laura Moore, Candlebrook Kitchen Manager - 610-205-3704  lmoore@umasd.org

    Sue Arena, Roberts Kitchen Manager - 610-205-3754  sarena@umasd.org


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