1 Tiger Circle
Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 237-9100 Ext.1411
Fax (518) 237-5785
To view a letter that will be mailed to all families in August, click here.
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All students in grades K-12 have an account. Cash, checks or money orders are accepted, as well as online payment. Make checks payable to "Cohoes Lunch Fund" and include with payment the child's account number and child's full name. For information about making online meal payments for your students, see the information below. Students may also use cash to purchase meals and/or snacks.
The school district's meal pre-payment and account company for student meal accounts has changed from MyNutriKids to the new MySchoolBucks.com. The change should be seamless for families who already have accounts for their students and should appeal to even more families with its expanded features.
Our district's meal pre-payment and account monitoring company for your child's lunch account, Nutrikids, was recently purchased by a company called Heartland Payment Systems.
Parents will have access to all of the same great
services that were previously available at MyNutrikids.com but will
instead access their child's account through www.mySchoolBucks.com.
You will be able to log in to mySchoolBucks.com with the same log-in information and will not need to register again with mySchoolBucks.com.
Now is the perfect time to sign up with mySchoolBucks.com! MySchoolBucks.com offers more than just payment services for child's breakfast & lunch account; here are some of the benefits available through the website:
• Set up automatic recurring payments
• Automatically add money to a student's account when the balance runs low
• Low balance email notifications
• Ability to view purchases for the past 90 days
• MyNutrition will be available to parents within the MySchoolBucks website
If you do not already have an account to manage your child's school lunch account, detailed instructions on signing up for a mySchoolBucks.com account will be posted on the district website in the coming days. Please stay tuned. If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service office at (518) 237-9100 Ext.1411.
Milk 65 cents
Reduced breakfast 25 cents
Reduced lunch 25 cents
Abram Lansing School 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Harmony Hill School 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Van Schaick Grade School 8:25 - 8:50 a.m.
Cohoes Middle School 7:50 - 8:15 a.m.
Cohoes High School 7:15 - 8:49 a.m.
Abram Lansing School 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Harmony Hill School 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Van Schaick Grade School 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Cohoes Middle School 10:43 a.m. - 1:01 p.m.
Cohoes High School 10:20 a.m. - 12:12 p.m.
School menus will look a little different in
September when the district adopts new federal nutrition standards
for school meals that were finalized
earlier this year. For many students in Cohoes, the new meal patterns mean they will likely see even more of the healthy foods they have been sampling
in the cafeteria and in their classrooms.
Prices will increase for both breakfast and lunch in 2012-13. Full price breakfast will cost $1.15; lunch will cost $2.30. There will be no change for reduced-price meals. As in past years, breakfast for all elementary and middle school students will be provided free of charge through the federal School Breakfast Program.
Cohoes Food Service Director Brian Nolan said that he and his staff have been working in recent years to introduce new food tastes and textures to students. Despite a change in the food service vendor for the 2012-13 school year (Aramark has replaced Advanced Meals, which no longer services K-12 schools), he said the cafeterias will continue to encourage students to embrace healthier options.
“Our staff has found great ways to get students excited about healthy food choices,” said Nolan “We’ll continue to work on creative solutions, like free samples and taste tests, to ensure healthy foods appeal to our students.”
new Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School
Breakfast Programs are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act,
•Ensure students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week;
•Substantially increase offerings of whole grainrich foods;
•Offer students only fat-free or low-fat milk;
•Limit calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and
•Focus more on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.
The federal guidelines will be implemented for lunches in the current year; and changes to the School Breakfast Program will begin gradually in ‘13-14. Along with the new, healthier food options comes a price increase. Full-paid lunch will increase $0.25 to $2.30; and by $0.05 to $1.15 for breakfast.
Nolan said the expense associated with the new federal requirements is only part of the reason for the increase. He said the bulk of the increase is due to the state looking to close the gap between the government reimbursement rate for free lunch ($2.92) and what schools charge for a paid lunch. There will be no change to reduced-price meal rates.
Monthly meal menus are distributed to all students in Grades Prekindergarten through Grade 5. They are available to all students upon request. These menus comply with federal nutrition regulations. Special dietary services are available, but must be accompanied with a note from the child's physician and be on file in the school lunch office.
Students who meet the financial eligibility guidelines are entitled to one complete breakfast and one lunch each day. Regulations require that eligible students purchasing ONLY MILK be charged 50 cents. Free/reduced meal applications are available at any time during the school year. They may be requested at the school lunch office, through the food service staff or can be downloaded by clicking here.
Additional important information for those who may be eligible for free/reduced meals is available here.
Send completed applications to:
Cohoes City Schools Food Service
Brian Nolan, Food Service Director
1 Tiger Circle
Cohoes, NY 12047