Food Services

USDA Authorizes Free School Meals

The USDA has authorized free school meals for all students nationwide through December 31, 2020. 

For Students On Days That Have In-School Instruction:

Free lunch will be available at all schools for ALL students starting Monday, September 21st. Free breakfast will be available to ALL students at Franklin Avenue Elementary, Pearl River Middle School and Pearl River High School starting Monday, September 21st.

For Students Working Remotely or Asynchronously:

Free grab and go lunch and breakfast will be available to ALL students starting Monday, September 21st.
Pick up location: Pearl River HS Pirate Cove parking lot
Pick up time: 7:00am – 10:00am

Food Service will be required to record the name of each student taking a breakfast or lunch for USDA reimbursement purposes. This applies to the daily breakfast and lunch option only. There will still be a charge for a la carte items (e.g. bottles of water, bags of chips, etc.).

Food Services Procedures for the Month of September 2020

Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020 through Friday, Sept 11, 2020 (All students on remote learning)

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pickup at Pearl River High School by Pirate Cove between 7:00 am – 10:00 am each day.   

Monday, Sept 14, 2020 through Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020 (Students on hybrid or remote learning)

Students on an ‘in-school learning day’ will be served breakfast and lunch as usual.

Students on a ‘remote learning day’ and ‘every Wednesday’ – Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pickup at Pearl River High School by Pirate Cove between 7:00 am – 10:00 am each day. 

Paying For School Meals

PRSD uses MySchoolBucks, a computerized Point of Sale (POS) system, for parents to pay for lunches in our cafeterias.  Every student has a personal meal account based on their current student ID number. Parents may deposit money into their child’s account through the online payment system MySchoolBucks or by sending in cash/check with their child to school. Monies paid into the student account can only be used for the purchase of regular meals and other items available in the cafeteria.  Children of families who opted out of this program can continue to use cash for their purchases.  Please note that upon leaving the district, no refunds will be issued for accounts below $10.00. 

If you have any questions with your MySchoolBucks account, or if you are moving out of the district and are eligible for a refund, please contact Joanne Brunner at 620-3833 or brunnerj@pearlriver.org.

Charging School Meals

On occasion, students may forget to bring meal money to school.  To ensure that students do not go hungry, but to also promote responsible student behavior and minimize the fiscal burden on the district, the following guidelines apply:

- Only complete meals on the menu may be charged.
- No snacks may be charged.

This Board of Education policy applies to all paying students whether they are paying full-price or reduced price.

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