Food Service

Red Apple


   Welcome Back! 

 

We are very excited to serve our students, as we understand the direct correlation between healthy eating and academic success. In addition to lunches, the Food & Nutrition Services Department offers a variety of easy/ready‐to‐eat healthy breakfasts served out of the cafeteria/classrooms each morning to the start of school day. Our school breakfast program gives hardworking parents a hand in meeting their child’s nutritional needs without interrupting the school day or taking away from important learning.

 

Owosso Public Schools is pleased to inform you that all schools will continue participation as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2022‐23. In place of the Free and Reduced‐Price Meal Application we still need each household to complete the Household Information Report. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs. These programs have the potential to offer supports and services to students, including, but not limited to:

 

                     ·          Instructional support (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)

                     ·          Non‐instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)

                     ·          Professional Learning for staff

                     ·          Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities

                     ·          Technology

 

The link to https://owosso.familyportal.cloud/ is available at the OPS Food & Nutrition Services website which can be found within the OPS homepage. A new survey/application must be completed each school year.

 

Online Payment: We encourage online deposits with a credit card to be made to a student’s nutrition account. If you haven’t already, you will need to create an account with the new Meal Magic Family Portal. This link is available here and on the district website, https://owosso.familyportal.cloud/. Follow the prompts to set up your account. It is an excellent way to track all transactions that take place in the cafeteria. Deposits may also be made at school with CASH or CHECK. Food items like baked chips, whole grain cookies, and alternative beverages will be available to purchase in the secondary buildings and are not part of the free meals.

 

 

Menu Changes: District food providers are experiencing shortages and supply chain issues. Food processors and transportation companies have reported labor shortages and consequently this is impacting the production and movement of food across the nation. Planned menu items may not be available to the district at the time of purchase. We want families to understand that menu changes may be frequent this school year.

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP: The Nutrition Services is looking to hire dedicated individuals to work in the kitchens, there are many openings that need to be filled. This job allows you to coordinate a work schedule consistent with your child’s schedule, while earning money. If you are interested in learning more about working in our school kitchens, please call the Nutrition Service Department at 989.729.5486.

 

 

Have a Healthy Day!!

 

 

Joy Hartman

Food & Nutrition Services Director

 

 

 

 

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