Gettysburg Area School District
Breakfast and Lunch Program Information
2020-2021 School Year
Breakfast is available for purchase every day at a reasonable price. Students eligible for free and reduced price lunches may use these benefits for breakfast as well. Only one meal application needs to be completed. The same meal account is used for breakfast and lunch.
A copy of the menu will be posted in your homeroom and they are published here. Menus are also available for pick up in the cafeteria or main office. Students in grades K-6 will receive a copy of the monthly menu to bring home.
Elementary students will order their lunch at the beginning of each day in their room. Please review the menu each night and know what you want to order the next day. You will place your order each day for the main entrée or the alternate choice. Your entrée choice will be accompanied by the vegetable of the day, choice of fruit and milk.
Student Lunches – 5 Components - All students must take a fruit OR vegetable with their meal.
There are five components of a 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 - Students may choose 2 servings
5. Milk assorted flavors, ½ pint. Choose One.
Sample Lunch: One slice of pizza (protein and grain) ½ cup corn, fresh broccoli, whole apple, milk (5 items) OR one slice of pizza (protein and grain) 1/2 cup fruit, and milk (4 items).
Jello, soup, homestyle cookies and cake are occasionally offered as extras, they are provided with the meal at no additional charge.
Milk, 100 percent juice, fruits, vegetables and an assortment of a la carte items are available for sale to complement any packed lunch from home, or any school meal.
If your child has food allergies, please ask the school nurse or a member of the Food Services staff for a form to 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. You may also access the form by clicking here.
There are recycling barrels available and marked for recycling plastic drink containers and aluminum cans. Please remove the lid, and empty all liquid from the container before depositing in the recycling barrels.
All Students are responsible for:
1. Returning your trays and silverware to the dishroom window.
2. Recycling empty aluminum and plastic items in the appropriate containers.
3. Placing silverware in the soak sink.
4. Paper and other waste must be placed in the trash receptacles.
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.
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 on the account to cover the lunch. Free and reduced benefits may be used.