• Gettysburg Area Middle School
    Lunch and Breakfast Program Information
    2023-2024 School Year

    A copy of the menu will be posted in your homeroom. The menus are also here on the District website. Menus are available for pick up in the cafeteria.

    There are a variety of entrees including salad bowls, fruit, vegetables and milk flavors available each day for the meal price. You do not need to place your lunch order in advance. You may choose the five components that make up your meal, so it’s important to know and understand them. Below is an explanation of those 5 components. You must take three of the five offered for the meal price and one of those must be a fruit OR vegetable. We encourage you to take all five for a “real meal deal.”

    There are five components of school lunch:
    1.    Protein (hamburger, hot dog, chicken fries, cheese on pizza, tuna, etc.) Choose one.
    2.    Grain (roll, noodles, pasta, pizza crust, etc.) Choose one.
    3.    Fruit - Choose one.
    4.    Vegetable - You may have 2 servings of vegetables.
    5.    Milk assorted flavors, ½ pint. Choose One.

    Sample Lunch: One slice of pizza (protein and grain), ½ cup corn, one serving of fresh broccoli, a whole apple, and milk  OR one slice of pizza (protein and grain), fresh broccoli, and milk. Soup or a dessert are occasionally offered as extras. They are provided with the meal at no additional charge. Milk, 100% juice, bottled water, fruits, vegetables and an assortment of a la carte items are available for sale to compliment any packed lunch from home, or any school meal.

    Food Allergies
    If your child has food allergies, please ask the school nurse, a member of the food services staff, or click here for the form that must be completed by a physician. This form must be on file in the food service department and updated each year before any food substitution can be made for any of the meal components.

    Service Line Area Rules
    1.    Backpacks, books, coats and other items may NOT be carried through the Food Service Area.
    2.    All students must enter through the regular entrance location, not through the cashier area.
    3.    A limited number of students will be allowed in the Food Service Area at one time.
    4.    Please do not enter the food court just to accompany a friend. It creates congestion and slows the lines down. If you are not making a purchase, please wait for friends in the dining room.
    5.    There is no eating allowed in the food court. Please wait until you get into the dining room and are seated at your table.

    Dining Room
    Students are responsible for maintaining a clean area. Please clean the area where you were sitting before you go outside or return to class. All lost and found items will be sent to the office.

    Cafeteria Vending
    Students wishing to make a purchase from the machine must have cash. Money cannot be used from the lunch account. No carbonated beverages (soda) are sold in these machines.

    Field Trips
    When you are going on a field trip, the cafeteria can pack a nutritious lunch for you. The lunch can be debited from your meal account. Please be sure you have funds in the account to cover the lunch. Free and reduced benefits may be used.