Breakfast will not be served on days that begin with a two hour delay.
Meal Payment Options
All BCSC cafeterias utilize a pre-pay/debit system designed to process student purchases in an efficient, confidential manner, and to reduce the amount of cash on hand at each location. The system operates on a pre-pay basis so students can deposit funds in advance of use. At the end of each school year, the account balance is transferred to the student's account for the following year. Deposits can be made at the school cafeteria by cash; online at MySchoolBucks.com, Visa/Master Card; or personal check made payable to the school cafeteria. Please indicate your child's name and or student ID # on the check.
Due to the nature of theis pre-payment/debit program, charging schools meals is discouraged. Students may only charge 3 lunches. After that, they will be provided a complimentary peanut butter sandwich, vegetable, and milk until charged lunches have been paid in full. A student who has charged a meal may not charge or purchase "a la carte" items including extra entrée. If a student repeatedly comes to school with no lunch money, FS employees must report this to the building principle.. Notices will continue to be sent home until the balance is paid in full. Negative balances of more than $25.oo not paid in full 15 days prior to the end of the school year will force the Corporation to take action to collect unpaid funds by means of collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method deemed necessary. Students who graduate or withdraw from the corporation and have $5.00 or more left in their food service account will be notified by food services by the last day of school and given the option to transfer the funds to another student or receive a refund. If no response is received within 90 days, the student's account will close and the funds will no longer be available. Unclaimed remaining balances will remain in the school food service account. BCSC staff may charge up to 3 meals maximum.
Meal assistance is available to all BCSC students that meet income qualifications. An application for meal assistance is given to each student at the start of each school year. Student's are considered Paid students and will be charged full price meals until the meal assistance applications have been processed and approved. Due to the large number of students attending BCSC schools, it may be a few weeks before all applications are processed.
It is recommended each student START THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH TWO WEEKS WORTH OF LUNCH MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT to avoid charges and to allow time for applications to be processed and approved. Meal assistance forms are effective for one school year. Families must reapply each school year for meal/textbook assistance. Please fill out one application per HOUSEHOLD.
A free/reduced meal assistance form must be on file with the food service department, processed, and approved before free/reduced lunch prices take effect. a current Free/Reduced form must be used, old outdated forms will not be accepted and will be returned with a new form for completion.
Free/Reduced Lunches and Textbooks
Families who are eligible to receive free/reduced lunches under the National School Lunch Program also qualify for Textbook Assistance, which will pay the textbook rental charges for eligible students.
Parents must submit a completed Free/Reduced lunch application to their child's school for textbook assistance. In order for BCSC to receive textbook reimbursement the applications must be in by October 30. All parents are billed for class fees such as activity fees, towel fees, lab fees, etc.
Free/Reduced lunch applications may be submitted any time of the year to receive lunch assistance.
Below are links to the Free/Reduced application and application instructions. Updated for the 2019-2020school year.
Si su familia cumple con los requisitos de ingreso para recibir almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido, o incluso si su hijo/a lleva su propio almuerzo a la escuela, existen varios beneficios que pueden estar disponibles para su familia:
Asistencia para Libros de Texto:Para asistencia financiera con libros de texto,marque la casilla indicadaen la parte posterior de la aplicación para almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido.
Programa Backsacks en Escuelas Primarias:Para comida de fin de semana, ver al consejero de la escuela
Escuela Preparatoria/High School-Costo de Exámenes ACT/SAT:Ver al consejero de la escuela
Escuela Preparatoria/High School - Clases AP/Doble Crédito:Ver al consejero de la escuela
Servicio de internet con descuento $9.95 por mes a través de Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-846-8376
Computadora con descuento $149.99 a través de Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-888-710-4156
Descuentos para costos de Programas Deportivos:Ver al Director de Deportes de la escuela
Programa después de la escuela - iCare:Existe un número limitado de becas – Ver la página deBCSC website
Usted puede entrar a laAplicación para Almuerzo Gratis/Precio Reducidoen la página de internet de BCSC o pedir una aplicación en la oficina de la escuela de su hijo/a.Usted debe aplicar cada año a menos que haya recibido una carta de aviso de Certificación Directa para el año escolar actual.
People choose vegetarian diets for a variety of reasons. Some reasons might include personal preference, health, ethnicity, religion, animal rights, environmental, etc. No matter the reason, BCSC Food Service has a variety of vegetarian entrée options to choose from, in addition to the wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and salads served daily.
Your student may request one of the entrée options below by 9am to their school cafeteria for lunch service that day.
Mini Cheese Bagels Baked Potato, Cheese Sauce & roll
Cheese Ravioli & Breadstick
BCSC Food Service….What are YOU having for lunch today?
Farm to School Program
BCSC Cafeterias all participate in the Farm to School movement. Farm to School is an important tool in the fight against childhood obesity, food insecurity, and helps to improve the nutrition of our students by providing fresh, healthy, local foods. This process also helps to decrease our carbon foot print, and supports our local farming community and our local economy. A win-win scenario!
Our cafeterias will be featuring locally grown produce on the menu when available. Please view our menus to see what fruit and/or vegetable is featured this month. We also celebrate National Farm to School Month during the month of October. Please check this webpage or with your child’s school to see what promotions will be happening to recognize the important role farm to school plays in promoting well-beingamong children and strong local economies. Some promotions we have had recently include participating in National Food Day and featured locally grown kale in recipes chosen by the students; Meet your Farmer Day with a special visit by local farmer; taste testings and nutrition education programs in the classroom, etc.
Examples of locally grown produce provided by BCSC schools includes tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, & kale.
BCSC Kids +Locally Grown Food = A Healthy School on the right Track!
Farm to School…What are YOU having for lunch today?
BCSC Wellness Policy
Maybe you already know that the lunch served at school must meet dietary guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But what rules apply to foods your child might buy in an a la carte line, at concession stands, or the candy or can of soda your child may get for a prize for a perfect spelling test? Your school wellness policy can give parents answers to these and other important wellness issues.
The revised BCSC Wellness Policy contains five categories:
Nutrition Education and Wellness Promotion
USDA Child Nutrition Programs & School Meals
Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages
Physical activity and Physical Education
Evaluation of the Policy
Nutrition Education and Wellness Promotion-This section addresses nutrition education activities with the goal of helping children acquire lifelong skills for making nutritious food choices for a lifetime. Some of the key areas of this area of the policy include encouraging teachers and staff to serve as role models; display healthy choices prominently in the cafeteria and on menus, and wellness councils/PBIS to be developed at each school.
USDA Child Nutrition Programs & School Meals-This section addresses the federal breakfast and lunch program. Key areas of this portion of the policy include the school environment in the cafeteria, encourages recess before lunch, proper hand washing/sanitation stations available, student input on foods served, baking and steaming foods prepared. MyLunchMoney.com is a way for parents to register online to monitor your child’s spending habits in the cafeteria line, view account balances, receive low balance notices and view meal purchases all for FREE! A user charge is only applied for those parents who choose to use their credit or debit cards to make lunch account pre-payments.
Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages-This section addresses all foods in competition with the federal lunch program. Examples might include vending, a la carte, classroom parties, fund raising. 50% of items serve should meet Better choice Food Criteria for 35% or less total calories from fat; no more than 10gm saturated fat not more than 35% total wt from sugar and individual items will not have more than 300 calories per serving. Fundraising will strive to support healthy eating and wellness. Classroom celebrations should focus on activities rather than food. Not offering sugar sweetened beverages or candy as a classroom reward.
Physical activity and Physical Education-The following are key considerations from this section of the policy: Joint use agreement means that community is allowed to use the school facilities when they are not being used for school activities, Safe routes to school promotes waling and biking to school for physical activity, standards are outlined for physical activity and Physical Education.
Evaluation-This section addresses implementation of the policy and plans for revision.
BCSC revised the original wellness policy developed in 2006 after having the policy scored by public health professionals using The School Wellness Policy Evaluation Tool. This tool offers a consistent and reliable means of assessing the comprehensiveness and strength of school wellness policies. Our newly adopted policy scored 174, the highest in Indiana! But it is not about having a policy in place, it is about putting it into practice and that takes a team effort from staff, students, parents and the community.
Developing a sound local wellness policy allows BCSC to get ahead of the curve and take a proactive approach to promoting good health to children. Parents can support the efforts of the policy by encouraging healthy eating and daily physical activity and serving as role models for their children to teach and encourage healthy habits for life.
Wellness Policy Score:
Section 1: Nutrition Education
Section 2: Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs & School Meals
Section 3: Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages
Section 4: Physical Education and Physical Activity
Section 5: Wellness Promotion and Marketing
Section 6: Implementation, Evaluation & Communication