School Lunches

  •  The LunchMaster Logo Our school lunch provider, The LunchMaster, offers a daily menu with five hot entrees and cold entrees that range in price from $5.50 (regular) to $6.25 (large - on at WHMS). All ordering for these meals is online through www.thelunchmaster.com.  There are two payment options:  on-line payments (which will add a 3% bank convenience fee) or parents may write a check payable to RVSD.  Payments made by check may take up to 72 hours to post to your account.  If you have questions about our school lunch program please contact Jennifer Wright in the District Business Office at jwright@rossvalleyschools.org or (415) 451-4074.

     

    How to Sign-Up for School Lunches

    To sign up for The LunchMaster school lunches go to www.thelunchmaster.com and click "Register" from the top menu. You will need to setup a new account using the appropriate registration code(s) listed below:

    • Brookside Elementary: brookside
    • Hidden Valley Elementary: hiddenvalley
    • Manor Elementary: manorelementary
    • Wade Thomas Elementary: wadethomas
    • White Hill Middle: whitehillmiddle

    After you've entered the school code click "Sign Up Now!" Follow the account creation process and then look for a confirmation email that will be sent to the address you registered with.  You must validate your account before ordering.

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch Program

    The Ross Valley School District participates in the National School Lunch Program. Meals are served every school day at each school site. Students may buy a lunch with the regular price. Eligible students may receive these lunches free or at a reduced price of $.40. If you think your child(ren) may be eligible for the free or reduced program, please read about the program and complete the attached meal application.

    If your child(ren) was on the free- or reduced-lunch program last year, your child(ren) will continue to receive school lunches until September 19, 2019. You must have a new application on file by September 19, 2019 in order to continue receiving meals after this date. Incomplete applications will be returned.

    Information on Free and Reduced Lunch Program - (English | Spanish)

    How to Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch Program - (English | Spanish)

    Application for Free and Reduced Lunch Program - (English | Spanish)

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - (English | Spanish)

    Student Wellness Board Policy - RVSD BP 5030

     

    Frequently Asked Questions: RVSD Lunch Program

    How do I order lunches for my child?

    To sign up for The LunchMaster school lunches go to www.thelunchmaster.com and click "Register" from the top menu. You will need to setup a new account using the appropriate registration code(s) listed below:

    • Brookside Elementary: brookside
    • Hidden Valley Elementary: hiddenvalley
    • Manor Elementary: manorelementary
    • Wade Thomas Elementary: wadethomas
    • White Hill Middle: whitehillmiddle

    After you've entered the school code click "Sign Up Now!" Follow the account creation process and then look for a confirmation email that will be sent to the address you registered with.  You must validate your account before ordering.

    What are my choices for lunch?
    The daily menu offers between 4-6 hot entrees and between 10-12 cold entrees. Nutritional and allergen information can be filtered when registering your child for lunch. In addition to the main entrée, your student will choose on site from a selection of fruits and vegetables, snacks, and beverages. Portion size options are regular (elementary schools and middle school) or large (middle school), depending on the entrée.  We suggest that you order with your student.  We find that students are more likely to eat the lunch when they are able to participate in the decision making.  Hungry students are not engaged for learning! 

    Is breakfast available?
    No, we currently do not serve breakfast.

    What are my milk choices?
    Milk will be served with each lunch.  At the time of service, your child will have the option of choosing 1% milk or non-fat milk. You will not be able to specify when you order what your child will drink since this decision is made on site by your student.  To receive soy milk, federal regulations require that we have a medical form completed by the doctor which states that your child is allergic to cow’s milk in order for us to serve your child soy milk. Please contact Jennifer Wright (see below) to receive this medical form.  

    Can I order milk only?
    Not at this time.

    What about Field Trips?
    Field trip lunches are available to order. Please contact Jennifer Wright (see below) if you would like to purchase one.

    What if my child does not have a lunch?
    In order to receive an emergency lunch, you need to have set up an account on the LunchMaster website. A limited amount of extra lunches are available for a charge.

    How do I pay?
    There are two payment options:  on-line payments (which will add a 3% bank convenience fee) or parents may write a check payable to RVSD.  Payments made by check may take up to 72 hours to post to your account.

    What if I need to cancel or change a lunch?
    Please cancel your lunch on the Lunch Master Website by 4 p.m. the previous day for a full credit.  You may cancel after that up to 7 a.m. the day of for 1/2 credit.

    What about refunds?
    Only eligible credit will be issued for cancellations - see above (there are no refunds). Credit may be redeemed online for your next order.

    What if I am eligible for Free and Reduced Meals?
    If you have an approved application on file, you will be able to order the same delicious lunches. Please contact the District Office for further instructions or review information at www.rossvalleyschools.org.


    Questions?

    Contact:
    Jennifer Wright
    Food Services Coordinator
    415-451-4074
    jwright@rossvalleyschools.org

     

     

    Summer Meal Information

    The Ross Valley School District does not provide meals during the summer. If your child would like summer meals, the San Rafael City School District does provide free summer meals. Please contact the Nutritional Services Division at (415) 491-6499.

    For detailed information, click here

     

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