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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A: Menus can be accessed at Lunch Menus, or by clicking the Lunch Menus link under the Quick Links on the district homepage.

  • A: Each breakfast meal must offer four food items including grains/protein, fruits, and milk. Students must choose at least three of these items and one must be at least a ½ cup of fruit.

    Each lunch meal must offer meat/meat alternatives, grains, vegetables, fruits, and milk. Students must choose at least three of these components and one must be at least a ½ cup of vegetable and/or fruit.

  • A: For the 2023-2024 school year, breakfast will be $1.75, lunch will be $3.00. Click here for the complete menu and a la carte price list.

  • Students in K-5 will be asked for their first and last name at the register. Students in grades 6-12 will be asked to enter their student ID number on a pin pad. Their name/number accesses their student account, which can be managed using MySchoolBucks.     

  • Yes, students may use cash or check (made out to Penfield School Lunch) to purchase breakfast and lunch at school. Please note that if paying with cash, change will be added to the student’s meal account for future use.

  • MySchoolBucks is an online system that allows families to view account balances, deposit funds using a credit card or electronic check, and view purchase history.

  • Student ID numbers can be found in Infinite Campus using the Parent Portal. Click here to access the Parent Portal.

  • A: Penfield Central School participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), providing nutritionally balanced meals each school day. Students are eligible to receive reduced-price or free meals at school based on family income.

  • A: Families can complete an application online by going to the parent portal under meal benefits. Paper applications are available through the website at: Free and Reduced Lunch Application or by calling the food service office at 585-249-6483. You may also complete an application online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

  • A: Yes, each school year you need to fill out an updated free and reduced application. There is a 30-day grace period from the previous school year.

  • A: You should reach out to the school nurse to ensure the proper documentation is on file. If your student would like to purchase meals at school and they have allergies, please call the food service office at 585-249-6483 to discuss specific options for your student. More information is available here: Accommodations for Students with Special Dietary Needs

  • A: Yes, NYS has an anti-shaming law, therefore, even if your student does not have money on their account, they will be allowed to select a breakfast or lunch meal and it will be charged to their account. Click here for the Board policy against meal shaming.