2016-2017 Lunch Program News
District #31 contracts with Quest Food Management for daily lunch food service at Winkelman and Field Schools. Monthly menus are posted on the school websites. A daily lunch special is available for $3.95. The menu also features a variety of a la carte items. At Winkelman, milk is included in the school fee paid to the District, but other beverages may be purchased separately. At Field, milk and other beverages may be purchased separately. Alternatively, students may bring a bag lunch from home.
If your child has particular food allergies, please include all information requested on the health forms.
Automated Lunch Payment System
Families may select to use Quest's automated payment system for student lunch costs. The process operates much like a bank debit card. Students are provided with a unique bar code identification card that is presented in the cafeteria. A scan of the individual card will automatically debit the student's account for lunch items. Prepayment of food may be made with a minimum of $50. Contact the District Office for more information. Account balances will carry over from year to year until graduation. Refunds will be issued if a student withdraws from the District. Graduates will have the balance forwarded to the high school's lunch account. Unused funds may also be transferred to siblings.
In order to provide students and parents with the best possible service, clarity, and accountability surrounding the school lunch program, the following procedures regarding student lunch account balances were implemented effective August 24, 2016:
The West Northfield School District and Quest Food Management Services encourage parents to pre-pay meals for their children. Prepayments for lunch can be made through the District's website by clicking on the Skyward Family & Student Access icon / Food Service / Make Online Payment. Once the amount is entered, click on Quick Pay with RevTrak. Cash and check payments will continue to be accepted at each school; however, payment made through the District's website is preferred.
Negative Lunch Account Balances
1. Students wanting a lunch and not having money to purchase a lunch will be allowed to charge up to
three (3) regular hot lunches, with re-payment expected within two (2) school days of the third lunch.
2. Once a student has charged a total of three (3) lunches with no repayment, that student will receive a
sandwich lunch (sunbutter & jelly or cheese), fruit, and milk in place of a hot lunch. This meal
maintains the USDA standards surrounding school meals and will be charged at full price to the
student's account. Please note: Students should not go through the regular lunch line but should
proceed directly to the cashier if they are not eligible to charge any more lunches.
3. Students may charge their accounts only for a complete meal or milk. Students will not be permitted
to charge a la carte items.
4. A daily list of negative account balances will be forwarded to each principal, assistant principal, and
administrative staff by Quest. A daily list of students who are receiving sandwich lunches will also
be forwarded to each principal and administrative staff by Quest.