Important Notice Regarding Negative Account Balances

The Weston School Food Service Program takes pride in serving nutritious meals daily to our students. We are firm believers that hungry students can’t learn. Under no circumstance do we want a child to go without lunch.

 

We understand that parents are busy and may occasionally forget to pack a lunch or send in money; however the number of students with a negative balance has grown significantly. As you know, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide students with lunch or a means to pay for meals.

 

The school food service program, which is self-funded, strives to operate in a financially responsible manner.

 

Therefore, effective immediately, students who owe more than $25.00 and need lunch but don't have money, will have only the option of a cheese or sun butter sandwich, milk and fruit.  The cost to the student for this substitute meal will be $1.60 and will be added to the student's balance.

 

Students who owe money may purchase regular meals if they have money in hand to pay for it. Students who owe money and have money in hand will not be allowed to purchase a la carte items. The outstanding debt is still expected to be paid promptly.

 

Notification of negative balance:

  • Food Services will continue to notify Parents of negative balances on a bi- weekly basis via backpack mail and/or U.S. Mail.
  • Phone calls to parents of students with accounts in arrears of $25.00 or more will be made by the Food Service Director (Tess Sousa), Bookkeeper (Taylor Benson) or the school’s Kitchen Manager. The assistance of Administrators may be enlisted.
  • Inquiries concerning account balances should be directed to foodservices@mail.weston.org or 781-786-5295.

 Payment Methods:

  • Eligibility to receive free or reduced meals requires review and approval from the Business Director. See Food Service Director for an application. Apply anytime.
  • Check or money order made out to Weston School Lunch Fund.
  • Online payment via www.myschoolbucks.com .

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely,

Tess Sousa

Food Service Director

 
 

 
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