Menus

School menus on all levels are created to not only taste great, but offer healthy and nutritious options to all students. Following nutritional regulations and guidelines set by both the USDA and the SC State Department of Education, each menu item is nutritionally analyzed to ensure that it meets all criteria.

Richland Two Food Services strives to offer the healthiest options, while also providing meals that students can enjoy. Elementary School students dine at the Kid's Way Cafe. While Middle School and High School students enjoy more options at the DYK Cafe and Crossroads Cafe, respectively. For more information about the meals, please visit the SodexoMyWay website.

Payment Methods: 

*Checks should include your full name, street address and phone number. When you provide a check, you authorize us to either use the information to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. A $30 fee will be processed as an electronic fund transfer from your account for returned checks.

Effective July 1, 2011, section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced priced lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches. Additional information governing this regulation can be found on the USDA website at www.usda.gov. ​
 

Meal Payment Procedures (Policy AR EF-R)

General Policy

The purpose of this procedure is to establish guidelines for the payment for cafeteria meals and the collection of debts for full pay and reduced meal rate students. It is applicable to all schools within Richland School District Two.

Method of Payment

Money may be added to a student’s account at any time.  Parents may pay in advance. Payments may be made through the Parent Portal on the District Two website . Additionally, payment may be made by check in the cafeteria. The use of cash is strongly discouraged.

Student Charging Policies

If a student has not pre-paid for a meal, the following charge procedure may be utilized:

Elementary and Middle Schools
 
Students in elementary and middle schools will be allowed to charge up to $10.00. Parents will receive a phone call every Sunday after their account reaches a negative balance of $10.00. Parents can opt in to receiving calls for a low account balance.

When the student’s balance reaches the negative threshold of $10.00, the student will be served an alternate meal. The alternate meal will consist of a sandwich (peanut butter and jelly or cheese), fruit, and milk. The first time a student comes through the line with insufficient funds, cashiers should warn students that they need either cash or money added to their account or they will receive the alternative meal. No food should ever be taken and dumped in the trash in front of students. The trays should be taken to the kitchen for disposal. Full paying student accounts will be charged the prevailing full-pay meal price for the alternate meal. Reduced meal rate student accounts will be charged the prevailing reduced meal price for the alternate meal. 
 
If parents acknowledge the debt to the cafeteria and make any reasonable effort to eliminate the debt, the alternative meal will not be served. The alternative meal will only be used when parents ignore the debt.
 
The Cafeteria Manager will send written notices home every Friday for collection of that week’s charges. If the parents fail to make arrangements to settle the debt by the next Wednesday, the Cafeteria Manager will request that a school administrator contact the parents. The school administrator will contact (method of contact is a school level decision) the parents giving them five working days to make arrangements to settle the debt. If no response is received the Food Service Office will notify the Chief of Operations. The Chief of Operations will refer the matter to the District’s Office of Financial Services to begin collection efforts.    

High School and Adults
 
High School students and Adults will not be allowed to charge however, they may pre-pay for meals.
 
Cashiers should use discretion when a high school student has insufficient funds in their account to pay the full price of a meal and may allow a partial charge. Cashiers should not allow high school students to charge the full price for a meal. No food should ever be taken and dumped in the trash in front of students. The trays should be taken to the kitchen for disposal.


Effective July 1, 2011, section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced priced lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches. Additional information governing this regulation can be found on the USDA website at www.usda.gov. ​

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