Dear Hudson School District Families
We are very excited to welcome you back for the 2022-23 school year. There will be many changes to your experience in Nutrition Services and we wanted to take this opportunity to review them with you. In addition to the changes below, we will be focusing on increasing the amount of scratch cooking that occurs in our kitchen. Please keep an eye on the menu for new and improved menu selections.
Effective with the 2022-23 school year, we have been notified by the WI Department of Public Instruction that legislation has expired that provided free meals to K-12 students. Families will be charged for their participation in the School Nutrition program this school year. The following are the meal prices that have been adopted for the 2022-23 school year:
|Breakfast – $1.55||Breakfast – $1.90||Breakfast – $2.65|
|Lunch – $2.80||Lunch – $3.00||Lunch – $4.80|
|Reduced Breakfast – no charge||Reduced Breakfast – no charge||Milk a la carte – $.40|
|Reduced Lunch – $.40||Reduced Lunch – $.40|
|Milk a la carte – $.40||Milk a la carte – $.40|
All students are eligible to apply for free/reduced meals with the Hudson School District. Click here to access the application or you can pick up an application at your child’s school.
Where are daily menus posted?
Am I able to see the nutrition breakdown of meal options?
Yes, all meals and a la carte nutrition breakdowns are available on the Nutrition Services web page under Daily Menus. Click on the menu options and the nutrition breakdown will display.
My child has a food allergy. How can I notify Nutrition Services?
We encourage all families to contact Nutrition Services if they have a food allergy. Please complete the medical statement form posted on the Nutrition Services website > Student Meal Account Information> Allergens and submit to Nutrition Services, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What system does Nutrition Services utilize for online payments to food service accounts?
MySchoolBucks allows you to:
- Pay online for school meals and other school fees.
- View your child’s meal purchase history.
- Set up low balance alerts.
- Schedule automatic payments.
To set up an account click on MySchoolBucks.com. You will need your child’s birthday to add him/her to your account. You do not need your child’s student ID number.(click here for instruction on setting up your MySchoolBucks account).
How do I deposit money into my child’s account?
Hudson School District’s meal program is a prepayment program. Parents deposit money into a personal meal account for their child(ren) and are expected to maintain a positive lunch account balance at all times. The cost of the meal and/or a la carte items are automatically deducted from the lunch account balance.
There are two ways to put money in your child’s meal account:
Online: Online payments can be made with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check through MySchoolBucks at www.myschoolbucks.com. Instructions can be found on the Nutrition Services Department webpage. MySchoolBucks allows parents/guardians to monitor meal balances, view purchase history, make payments, and set up low balance alerts.
Check or Cash: Each student has his/her own account. Families with more than one child in school may prepay with one check by noting on the deposit form how much should be deposited in each student’s account (Deposit forms can be found on our Nutrition Services Department webpage) . Payments can be dropped off at any school. Deposit boxes are located outside of each school office. Payments can also be mailed to: Nutrition Services, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016. Student accounts will be assessed a fee for all checks returned for insufficient funds.
Note: To ensure deposit accuracy, please complete a deposit request form listing all student names, school, PIN#, and the amount deposited to each student.
To eliminate the need for students to carry cash and to expedite serving lines, no cash will be accepted in the cafeteria serving line.
Will I be notified if my child’s account balance is negative?
Parents/guardians will receive an email from Nutrition Services notifying them that their balance is negative and the student should not select a la carte items. These notifications will be sent out:
- Weekly: Parents/Guardians will receive an automated email notification from MySchoolBucks.
- Monthly: Parents/Guardians will receive an automated email from Nutrition Services.
- December and May: Parents/Guardians will receive a letter in the mail.
We encourage immediate payment online or by sending cash or check in an envelope with your child to give to their schools Nutrition Services Department or payments can be dropped off at any school. Deposit boxes are located outside of each school office.
Am I able to stop my child from charging A la Carte food items?
A variety of a la carte items are available to middle and high school students. The only extra item available for purchase for elementary students is milk.
Parents/guardians have the ability to request a note be added to the account that a la carte or extra items should not be purchased. Nutrition Services will notify middle and high students via email to inform them not to select any extra items. Cashiers will also notify students when the restriction is in place and communicate which items need to be returned, at which time the student will be responsible for removing and returning the items. Any items that cannot be restocked will be charged to the account. Nutrition Services staff will not remove food from any student’s tray. If the student declines to return the items, the cashier will charge the account.
The a la carte restriction form can be downloaded from our Nutrition Services Department website and returned via mail, fax or email to Nutrition Services, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016 or emailed to: email@example.com.
We request that parents/guardians inform their child(ren) of the limits prior to submitting the completed form. Limits can be removed or changed by submitting a new form. Please allow two – four business days for processing of requests.
I would love to work in the Nutrition Services department, are there positions available?
Yes, we are currently recruiting for employees at our schools. Positions are posted on the district website and support staff have the ability to apply via a quick and easy application form – Join our Team. New support staff employees are currently eligible for a $250 employment bonus.
We look forward to the upcoming school year and providing your child with new and exciting food service offerings. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services
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