Whitehall Central School District

School Lunch / Cafeteria

Covid 19 Free Meals

09-10-2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the waiver allowing ALL CCS student’s to receive free meals through December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding.

If the USDA waiver expires or is cancelled you will be notified and the following will be put into effect:

  • 1. Free/Reduced Meal Program will be applied to all eligible students, ineligible students will be required to pay for meals again.
  • 2. Meal Prices: Breakfast $1.25

Lunch: Grades K-6 $1.75, 7-12 $2.00

A la Carte

(Snacks, Drinks, Ice Cream, Second Entrée)

We will not be selling ala carte items initially. Our main focus will be to make sure all students receive a healthy safe meal. Therefore, you will not need to send in money because meals are free at this time.

When we are able to reintroduce ala carte sales you will be notified. If you choose to allow your child(ren) to purchase these items you will need to send in money.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. View as PDF

Take-Out Meals

09-10-2020

Information Sheet for Requesting Take-Out Meals
During the School Year 2020 – 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the recent flooding our daily school schedule is going to look very different this year. Whitehall Central School does not wish for any of our students to experience food difficulties and we do not want breakfast and lunch to be an added burden for parents. Therefore, we are offering take-out meals on school days that your child(ren) is not in the school building.

Who can receive meals?
1. All WCSD students

How do I opt-in to the meals?
1. Contact your building’s principal or the cafeteria manager via phone or e-mail to sign up

What are the meals?
1. Breakfast and Lunch
2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the waiver allowing ALL CCS student’s to receive free meals through December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding.

What if the USDA waiver expires or is cancelled?
You will be notified and the following will be put into effect:
a. Free/Reduced Meal Program applies to take-out meals
b. All paid eligible students must pre-pay. No charging of any meals is permissible per the directive of The Office of Child Nutrition, State Education Department.
c. Meal Prices: breakfast $1.25
lunch: Grades K-6 $1.75, 7-12 $2.00

Where will we receive our meals?
1. Meals will be distributed in the loop in front of the High School from 7am to 9am. You will not need to exit your vehicle.

When will this start?
2. Monday, September 14th will be the first day of pickups

3. Monday/Tuesday in person students will pickup for every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

4. Thursday/Friday in person students – will pickup for every other Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday on Monday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

5. Full Time Remote Learning students - Parents pickup on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

Guidelines to Follow:
1. You must opt-in to receive meals
2. You can designate another person to pick up meals for your student(s) if you are unable to do so within the timeframes. The district does not have the resources for home deliveries now that in-person classes have resumed.
3. You must keep a positive balance on your child’s lunch account
4. You or your child must pick-up meals regularly
5. Communication is Key – please let me know in advance if you’re not going to be able to pick up your meals, if you wish to be removed, and if you have any questions or concerns.
6. Contact Info: [email protected] 518-499-1770 ext. 2013

View as PDF

WES Cafeteria Menus

09-08-2020

September 2020 - Lunch



September 2020 - Breakfast

Meal Service Plan

09-08-2020

Dear Families of Whitehall Central School District,

We want to share our plan for Meals in the Classroom (MIC) at Whitehall Central Schools. Our goal is to ensure that all students receive nutritious meals in a manner maximizing their safety. In order to achieve our goal we have made the following plans in conjunction with our district administration and local health authorities effective 9/08/2020.

Menus: While we are operating under the Maroon/White plan for the Elementary School and the full time remote plan for the Jr. Sr. High School menu options will be limited. Hot meals will be served, and we will provide at least 2 main course options. All meals will meet or exceed the USDA requirements set for school meals.

Location and Schedule of Meals:

In Person Students - School meals will be served in the classroom to facilitate social distancing. There will be no congregate dining or usage of self-serve stations.

Maroon & White Students - Parents should contact their building principal to opt into the remote learning meals. Meals will be prepared and packaged for pickup at the Jr. Sr. High School Bus Loop. Pickup times will be as follows: Monday Tuesday in person students - Parental pickup for every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Thursday Friday in person students - Parents pickup for every other Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday on Monday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

Full Time Remote Learning students - Parents pickup for on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

Cost of Meals:Under normal operations for SY 2020-2021, the price of meals in WSCD would be as follows: Breakfast costs [$1.25]; lunch costs [$1.75 / $ 2.00]There has been an extension of the Seamless Summer Option to December 31st, 2020, meaning that meals will be free of charge to any child in the district. This program is contingent upon funding provided by the Federal government and will continue as long as funds are available.Time to Eat: In order for students to be well-nourished and ready to learn, they must have enough time to enjoy MIC. The minimum amount of time for MIC once students receive their meal is: Breakfast 15 minus; Lunch one class period

Outside Food: Many of our students have medical conditions that involve food allergies, intolerances, diabetes, sensitivities, etc. It is the policy of the WCSD that homemade or home baked foods are not to be brought into the schools to share with other students. Food brought in for these types of activities must be commercially prepared, packaged and labeled-listing all ingredients and nutritional information and/or prepared in an approved and licensed kitchen.

Thank you for supporting our School Nutrition Program – we are dedicated to serving your students the safest, tastiest and most nutritious meals possible. This school year is a new situation for all of us. Changes to our meal service may happen with little warning, but we will do our best to keep families informed about changes in a timely manner.

To opt-in to “to-go” meals or if you have questions or need more information contact FSD Jon Ott, at 518-499-1770 ext 2013 or [email protected]

View as PDF

Covid 19 Free Meals

09-10-2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the waiver allowing ALL CCS student’s to receive free meals through December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding.

If the USDA waiver expires or is cancelled you will be notified and the following will be put into effect:

  • 1. Free/Reduced Meal Program will be applied to all eligible students, ineligible students will be required to pay for meals again.
  • 2. Meal Prices: Breakfast $1.25

Lunch: Grades K-6 $1.75, 7-12 $2.00

A la Carte

(Snacks, Drinks, Ice Cream, Second Entrée)

We will not be selling ala carte items initially. Our main focus will be to make sure all students receive a healthy safe meal. Therefore, you will not need to send in money because meals are free at this time.

When we are able to reintroduce ala carte sales you will be notified. If you choose to allow your child(ren) to purchase these items you will need to send in money.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. View as PDF

Take-Out Meals

09-10-2020

Information Sheet for Requesting Take-Out Meals
During the School Year 2020 – 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the recent flooding our daily school schedule is going to look very different this year. Whitehall Central School does not wish for any of our students to experience food difficulties and we do not want breakfast and lunch to be an added burden for parents. Therefore, we are offering take-out meals on school days that your child(ren) is not in the school building.

Who can receive meals?
1. All WCSD students

How do I opt-in to the meals?
1. Contact your building’s principal or the cafeteria manager via phone or e-mail to sign up

What are the meals?
1. Breakfast and Lunch
2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the waiver allowing ALL CCS student’s to receive free meals through December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding.

What if the USDA waiver expires or is cancelled?
You will be notified and the following will be put into effect:
a. Free/Reduced Meal Program applies to take-out meals
b. All paid eligible students must pre-pay. No charging of any meals is permissible per the directive of The Office of Child Nutrition, State Education Department.
c. Meal Prices: breakfast $1.25
lunch: Grades K-6 $1.75, 7-12 $2.00

Where will we receive our meals?
1. Meals will be distributed in the loop in front of the High School from 7am to 9am. You will not need to exit your vehicle.

When will this start?
2. Monday, September 14th will be the first day of pickups

3. Monday/Tuesday in person students will pickup for every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

4. Thursday/Friday in person students – will pickup for every other Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday on Monday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

5. Full Time Remote Learning students - Parents pickup on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

Guidelines to Follow:
1. You must opt-in to receive meals
2. You can designate another person to pick up meals for your student(s) if you are unable to do so within the timeframes. The district does not have the resources for home deliveries now that in-person classes have resumed.
3. You must keep a positive balance on your child’s lunch account
4. You or your child must pick-up meals regularly
5. Communication is Key – please let me know in advance if you’re not going to be able to pick up your meals, if you wish to be removed, and if you have any questions or concerns.
6. Contact Info: [email protected] 518-499-1770 ext. 2013

View as PDF

WES Cafeteria Menus

09-08-2020

September 2020 - Lunch



September 2020 - Breakfast

Meal Service Plan

09-08-2020

Dear Families of Whitehall Central School District,

We want to share our plan for Meals in the Classroom (MIC) at Whitehall Central Schools. Our goal is to ensure that all students receive nutritious meals in a manner maximizing their safety. In order to achieve our goal we have made the following plans in conjunction with our district administration and local health authorities effective 9/08/2020.

Menus: While we are operating under the Maroon/White plan for the Elementary School and the full time remote plan for the Jr. Sr. High School menu options will be limited. Hot meals will be served, and we will provide at least 2 main course options. All meals will meet or exceed the USDA requirements set for school meals.

Location and Schedule of Meals:

In Person Students - School meals will be served in the classroom to facilitate social distancing. There will be no congregate dining or usage of self-serve stations.

Maroon & White Students - Parents should contact their building principal to opt into the remote learning meals. Meals will be prepared and packaged for pickup at the Jr. Sr. High School Bus Loop. Pickup times will be as follows: Monday Tuesday in person students - Parental pickup for every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Thursday Friday in person students - Parents pickup for every other Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday on Monday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

Full Time Remote Learning students - Parents pickup for on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m

Cost of Meals:Under normal operations for SY 2020-2021, the price of meals in WSCD would be as follows: Breakfast costs [$1.25]; lunch costs [$1.75 / $ 2.00]There has been an extension of the Seamless Summer Option to December 31st, 2020, meaning that meals will be free of charge to any child in the district. This program is contingent upon funding provided by the Federal government and will continue as long as funds are available.Time to Eat: In order for students to be well-nourished and ready to learn, they must have enough time to enjoy MIC. The minimum amount of time for MIC once students receive their meal is: Breakfast 15 minus; Lunch one class period

Outside Food: Many of our students have medical conditions that involve food allergies, intolerances, diabetes, sensitivities, etc. It is the policy of the WCSD that homemade or home baked foods are not to be brought into the schools to share with other students. Food brought in for these types of activities must be commercially prepared, packaged and labeled-listing all ingredients and nutritional information and/or prepared in an approved and licensed kitchen.

Thank you for supporting our School Nutrition Program – we are dedicated to serving your students the safest, tastiest and most nutritious meals possible. This school year is a new situation for all of us. Changes to our meal service may happen with little warning, but we will do our best to keep families informed about changes in a timely manner.

To opt-in to “to-go” meals or if you have questions or need more information contact FSD Jon Ott, at 518-499-1770 ext 2013 or [email protected]

View as PDF

Healthy Choices!

12-12-2019

Farm Fresh Fridays!

12-06-2019

Gingerbread House Contest!

12-03-2019

Student Food Show 2019

11-06-2019

Lucky Tray Day!

11-01-2019

Lunch Notice

10-17-2019

Food Service Newsletter - June 2019

06-30-2019



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Reminder

06-17-2019

Lunch/Breakfast Information

12-13-2018

Something New!

12-03-2018

Something New: Now Offering WOW Butter! Nutritional Info on WOW Butter!

Attention Parents: Free/Reduced Meal Applications

11-26-2018

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Accommodating Food Allergies

10-31-2018

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Lunch Charging Notice

10-29-2018

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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Lunch Information

Our Lunch Staff

  • Jon Ott

    School Lunch Manager - Shared / District
  • Christine Stark

    Head Cook
  • Gail Lavoie

    Head Cook
  • Deb Dunbar

    Assistant Cook
  • Heather Daniels

    Cafeteria Staff
  • Aya Greenough

    Cafeteria Staff
  • Danielle Holman

    Cafeteria Staff
  • Jessie Westerman

    Cafeteria Staff
  • Misty Diresta

    Cafeteria Staff
  • Betty Terry

    Cafeteria Staff