What's for Lunch?

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    Welcome Back! Our Solon Schools Food & Nutrition Services Will Deliver During Full Remote Learning!

    The Solon Schools Food & Nutrition Services Department is committed to helping support families with nutritious school lunches especially now during full remote learning.

    Our menu has been redesigned to ensure students receive a nutritionally balanced meal every school day, successfully serving the needs of our students wherever they will be eating lunch.

    We are excited to introduce our School Lunch Home Delivery Program, which will provide a nutritious, well-balanced meal delivered fresh to your doorstep every school day using our Solon Schools buses! We will be offering meals for contact-free daily delivery or pick-up at Solon High School for all grade levels.

    If your family qualifies for Free Lunches through the federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program for 2020-21:

    Your child will be automatically enrolled in our Free Lunch Home Delivery Program and will begin receiving lunches every school day during full remote learning starting August 26.

    If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for Free Lunches, please complete the Free & Reduced Lunch application HERE.  If you have recently qualified for Free lunches, there will be a week's delay in lunch delivery service.

    If you would like lunches delivered to your home on a daily basis, you DO NOT need to take any action. Your child is automatically enrolled and receive lunches every day between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Students living in apartment complexes will have lunches delivered at multiple stops through the complex.

    Please complete the Free Lunch Opt-Out Form if:

    1) You do not wish your child to receive free school meals.

    2) You do not want your child to receive meals delivered to your home.

    3) You would like your child's meals delivered to another Solon School district address where your child will be learning each day.

    4) You would like to pick up your child's meals at our main distribution center at Solon High School.

    If you have more than one child, you must submit a separate form for each child. This form will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday each week for the following week's lunches.

    If your family qualifies for Reduced-Price Lunches through the federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program for 2020-21:

    The Solon Schools Lunch Home Delivery Program will deliver a fresh lunch right to your door every school day between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Students living in apartment complexes will have lunches delivered at multiple stops through the complex.

    Lunches are also available for pick-up every day from Solon High School between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

    To receive Reduced-Price Lunches delivered to your door or to pick up Reduced-Price Lunches at Solon High School, please complete the Reduced-Price Lunch Opt-In Form.

    This form will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday each week for the following week's lunches.  If you have more than one child, you must submit a separate form for each child.

    Lunches will be charged to your child’s school lunch account. Reduced-Price Lunches are $0.40 for those who qualify.

    Students must have sufficient funds in their lunch account to receive a school lunch. To add funds to your child’s lunch account, please visit EZpay HERE. If you are unable to add funds to your child’s lunch account using a credit card, you may drop off cash in a sealed envelope labeled with the student’s name and Solon student ID # at your child's school. Cash must be dropped off the day prior to the requested lunch.

    If your family would like to purchase school lunches:

    The Solon School Lunch Home Delivery Program will deliver a fresh lunch right to your door every school day between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Students living in apartment complexes will have lunches delivered at multiple stops throughout the complex.

    Lunches are also available for pick-up every school day at Solon High School between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

    To receive lunches delivered to your door or to pick up lunches at Solon High School, please complete the Paid Lunch Opt-In Form.

    This form will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday each week for the following week's lunches.  If you have more than one child, you must submit a separate form for each child.

    2020-21 Lunch Prices: Lunches will be charged to your child’s school lunch account.

    •         Grades K-6: $3.40
    •         Grades 7-12: $3.65

    Students must have sufficient funds in their lunch account to receive a school lunch. To add funds to your child’s lunch account, please visit EZpay found HERE. If you are unable to add funds to your child’s lunch account using a credit card, you may drop off cash in a sealed envelope labeled with the student’s name and Solon student ID # at your child's school. Cash must be dropped off the day prior to the requested lunch.

    We encourage all families to complete the Free & Reduced lunch application to determine if they qualify for Free or Reduced- price lunches.  If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for Free Lunches, please complete the Free & Reduced Lunch application HERE.

     

     

    Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program

    The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and provides additional monetary assistance to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals.  

    Updated information should be available from ODJFS soon.

     

    NEW! My School Menus Interactive Platform

    The Solon Schools this year is using a new menu and nutrition information platform called My School Menus. This new platform provides a more full-service one-stop location for school lunch menus, linking to the EZpay site to add money to lunch accounts, information about applying for free and reduced lunch status.

    My School Menus also allows families to “Build-a-Meal” to conduct calorie, carbohydrate and other nutrient tallies. Once the school year begins, families will be able to search menus by school. ACCESS MY SCHOOL MENUS FOR SOLON SCHOOLS HERE

    To help get started in learning how to navigate the new menus, families can use the MY SCHOOL MENUS FAMILY TUTORIAL VIDEO)

     

    You May Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunches

    If your family circumstances have changed recently, please consider filling out a Free & Reduced Lunch application. This application can be completed at any time.

    To access the online application, go to: https://sdms.solonschools.org/sdms2/

    Step-by-step instructions are available at: https://www.solonschools.org/cms/lib/OH01814653/Centricity/Domain/481/QuikApps_Parent_Experience_User_Guide_2019-20.pdf

    If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Lynne Hutchison, director of Food & Nutrition Services, at lynnehutchison@solonboe.org.

     

     

     

     

    Strong Bodies, Bright Minds

     

    The Solon Schools Food Service Department is committedto improving the health and academic potential of our students ... building Strong Bodies and Bright Minds one meal at a time.

    Our menu is designed to ensure students receive a nutritionally balanced meal every day, consisting of foods from all major food groups.

    Every meal is carefully planned to meet or exceed federally mandated guidelines by:

    • Emphasizing whole-grain-rich foods
    • Offering at least 1/2 cup of fruits and vegetables every day
    • Focusing in lean protein options to support growth and development
    • Providing choices for low-fat flavored and unflavored milk
    • Limiting the number of desserts offered to allow for an emphasis on nutrient-rich foods
    • Minimizing sodium, while maximizing flavor

     

    Our promise to you ...

    1. Provide a Wide Variety of Nutritious Foods

    Strong Bodies, Bright Minds features meals that meed or exceed federally manadated nutrition guidelines, continuously striving to source quality food ingredients that meet the following parameters:

    • Nutrient rich
    • Fresh
    • Local, when possible

    2. Educate Students, Parents and Staff to Make Healthy Choices

    The Strong Bodies, Bright Minds program features tools to teach students about making healthy choices for their bodies and the environment. We use a variety of educational tools, including our menu, wellness posters and activities, Tasty Bites sampling, special guests, Nutrition Nuggets newsletters, collaboration with physical educational and athletic departments, and other student and parent nutrition education materials to engage, enable and encourage students toward a lifetime of good health.

    3. Create Appealing and Healthy Eating Environments

    We have created dynamic, interactive, age-appropriate dining environments to aid in healthy meal selection, excite students and increase the number of students who want to participate in the school lunch program by buying lunch at school.

     

     

    Lunch Prices for the 2020-21 School Year

    Grades K-6: $3.40

    Grades 7-12: $3.65