Food Services

School Meals | CEP Program | Meal Prices | Payments – MySchoolBucks I Free and Reduced-Price Meals | Meal Charge Policy and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming | Summer/Food Pantries | Food Allergies I Non-discrimination Statement

Jamesville-DeWitt schools offer food choices that adhere to the nutritional requirements set forth by the New York State Education Department under the Child Nutrition Program and the Federal Government under the Department of USDA.

These mandatory requirements look at portion serving sizes for fruits and vegetables, proteins, starches, and milk; and minimum and maximum calories allowed during lunch and breakfast. These required food choices also meet adequate amounts of calcium, fiber, vitamins A, E, D, and limit saturated fats and overall total dietary fat content to maintain a healthy student.

2023-24 Food Service Letter to Parents/Guardians PDF

May School Meals 

Breakfast 

Pre-K Breakfast Specials 

Breakfast Specials (all schools except Pre-K)

Lunch

Elementary, Pre-K Lunch Menu I printer-friendly menu

Middle School Lunch Menu I printer-friendly menu

High School Lunch Menu I printer-friendly menu

High School Lunch Specials

Offered daily: 

  • Variety of milk
  • Fresh fruit
  • Canned fruit
  • Condiments
  • Variety of sandwiches and salads available at Middle School

Note: lunch consists of 5 components. Students must have 3 or more components, one must be a fruit or a veggie to count as a meal. 

USDA Community Eligibility Provision Program

All Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District students will be able to receive free school meals regardless of family income for the next four years, beginning with the 2024-25 school year in September.

During the 2023-24 school year, only three J-D schools qualified for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision Program or CEP which helps schools provide free breakfast and lunch for all students. The district reapplied and all five buildings are now approved.

CEP schools qualify by using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Food Services Director Rita Vedsted.

2023-24 Meal Prices 

Breakfast

  • All schools: $2.25

Lunch

  • Elementary: $3.20
  • Middle School: $3.35
  • High School: $3.50

There is an additional cost for a la carte items. A la carte items include snacks, drinks, second breakfast and second lunch.

Payments – MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks Login

If you need assistance with the MySchoolBucks point of sale program, contact MySchoolBucks Parent Support Line by calling 1-855-832-5226.

If you need to obtain your student’s ID number please contact food services at rvedsted@jd.cnyric.org or 315-445-5286.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

2023-24 Free and Reduced Meals Application PDF

By applying for meal benefits, you may be eligible for the following:

  • P-EBT funding
  • Reduced or waived fees for SATs
  • Reduced or waived fees for college applications

Your application affects many areas!

  • School funding
  • Access to grants
  • Resources for classrooms, teachers, and children
  • Internet and technology

Meal Charge Policy and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

Click here to read the district’s policy on Meal Charging and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming.

Summer/Food Pantries

Food pantries partner with the Food Bank of CNY to provide low cost, nutritious food to those in need.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Interreligious Food Consortium (IRC) weekdays at 315-474-8855 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Local Food Pantries

DeWitt Food Pantry

Jamesville Food Pantry

  • Address: 6486 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturdays refer to calendar
  • Phone: (315)-469-5093
  • Website: https://jamesvillefoodpantry.com/

St. Matthews Food Pantry

  • Address: 600 W. Manlius St. East Syracuse, NY 13057
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  • Phone: 315-437-8318
  • Website: http://www.faithalive1.com/

Food Allergies 

The risk of accidental exposure or cross-contamination is always present in school, particularly for students with food allergies. The school setting is a high-risk environment for accidental ingestion of a food allergen due to the presence of a large number of students, increased exposure to food allergens, and cross-contamination of tables, desks, and other surfaces. 

The Jamesville-DeWitt Food Service team takes food allergies seriously. Students may bring nut-containing foods for lunch as there is a nut-free table in each school’s cafeteria. Please reach out to let our team know if a student has an allergy or needs special accommodations. You can reach School Lunch Manager Rita Vedsted at rvested@jd.cnyric.org or 315-445-5286 with any questions or concerns.

Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA.

The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: Program.Intake@usda.gov