UBURN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Food Service 

October is a wonderful month for crisp apples, pumpkins, and cooler nights.  Our October menu will feature many new items that were provided as feedback from our spring survey.  Thank you to all who participated and we will be sending out surveys later this year.

 

Please take a moment to view our new web site which we are in the process of developing in order to better serve the students of Auburn.

 

NEW! APS Food Service Web Page (click here)

 

October Newsletter

Cafeteria Substitutes Wanted

Cafeteria Substitutes Wanted 

Openings in our Auburn Public Schools for School Year 2016/2017

The working hours are on an on-call basis. 

 You can enjoy working mother’s hours.  Put your child on the bus in the morning and be home in time to get him/her off the bus.  There is also a possibility of working at your child’s school but as hired you will be called for any of our district schools. 

You would help in the preparation of tasty foods along with serving and cleaning up. Some duties may vary depending upon the need of the Cafeteria Unit Manager. 

To apply, just come to: 5 West St. Auburn and fill out an application. Also, a CORI Check will be completed as well. 

Come join the exciting team of Food Service Professionals! 

If you have questions, please call 508-832-7755 and ask for Cecile or Janice or email us at:

cleufstedt@auburn.k12.ma.us

jking@auburn.k12.ma.us 

Staff

Janice King, MEd, RD, SNS, CDE - Food Service Director
Cecile Leufstedt - Assistant
 

Food Service Overview

The School Nutrition Department is a Federally and State-funded program. We rely on student and staff payments as well as reimbursements from the State and Federal governments to support our operations. We have a Point of Sale (POS) System in each Cafeteria. Each student has a pin number which allows only one meal purchase daily. In addition to meals, we offer snacks and drinks for purchase. 

We try to offer healthy snack and beverage options for students to supplement their meals.If you DO NOT want your child to purchase additional items besides school lunch, please call us at 508-832-7755 and we will make note of this on his/her account. You may also contact each individual manager at the schools:

 

High School: Debra Falkengren (508) 832-7711 EXT 4

Middle School: Betty Doggart (508) 832-7722

Swanson Rd. Intermediate: Debbie Mahlert (508) 832-7744

Pakachoag: Susan Contois (508) 832-7788

Bryn Mawr: Nicoleta Comoli (508) 832-7733

 

In the Elementary grades the menus go home with the students monthly and the Auburn News and Cable Station also list the menus for all levels in the school system. At the Elementary, Middle, and High schools we have daily choices in addition to the listed menu. 

The daily choices at the Elementary level are peanut butter sandwich, yogurt fruit parfait or romaine salad with chicken. These choices may be taken in additon to the regular menu choice which includes a vegetable, fruit or dessert, and choice of milk.

 

At the High School and Middle School levels we offer many items, including a salad bar at each school, hot and cold sandwich choices, and pizza.

 
Payment Procedures

Prepaid Procedure
Because each student has an individual account in our POS system, parents may send in a check or cash to deposit in their child’s account. As a student eats each day, the computer automatically deducts one lunch payment from their account. The computer will only deduct one meal a day and if a student were to purchase anything else, it is done on an a la carte basis. You may send prepayment money into each school with your child or send payments to the Food Service Office at 5 West Street, Auburn, MA 01501. We are also able to split a check between siblings within the system if prepayment is sent to our main office.

 

On-Line Payment  
Parents will be able to view their students’ accounts and make payments through PayPal.  Set up your account or make payments online at:http://www.myschoolbucks.com

 

Charging Procedure
Because our system allows prepayments, it also allows students to go through the cafeteria line and purchase items without money. The computer then charges that student’s account for a meal or the items that were purchased a la carte.

 

We discourage charging and at the high school level as we have had a great deal of abuse of this benefit.   There will be no charging at the high school this year.

 

We do allow students to take up to three meals and at that time, if no payment is received, we do offer a basic lunch to them if there is a negative balance (money owed to us) in their account. A basic meal would be a peanut butter sandwich and milk or cheese sandwich if a child has an allergy.

 

Wellness Policy

Policy

February 1, 2016 Agenda

 

Allergies
We can post allergies on your child’s profile. Please provide the nurses at your school information about an allergy your student has. In order for us to consider this as a valid allergy we must have a doctor’s note stating the child has an allergy. We will only post valid allergies on your student account. We hope this helps provide a safe eating environment for your student and can relieve some of the stress parents feel about allergy situations at school.

 

Civil Rights Statement

The U.S. Depatment of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust. html, or at any UDSA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed compliant form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9420, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; (800) 845-6139 (Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 


 
 
AUBURN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
5 West Street, Auburn, MA 01501
 
Phone: 508-832-7755
 
Fax: 508-832-7757

 

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