Food Service

Menus

Online Menus (Includes Nutrition & Allergens)

August 2019 Elementary

August 2019 Middle School

August 2019 Zeeland Christian

We have switched to a new mobile menu app "Menus for Schools" it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play

August/September Printable Monthly Menus

Elementary

Middle School

Zeeland Christian

Gluten Free Menu

(You must have a Medical Statement on file to order this option)

MONDAY: Hamburger on gluten free bun
TUESDAY: Grilled Chicken Patty on gluten free bun
WEDNESDAY: Ham & Cheese on gluten free bun
THURSDAY: Yogurt/ String cheese/Tortilla chips
FRIDAY: Gluten Free Pepperoni Pocket Pizza

Meal Application/Forms

 

If your child has an allergy and you would like to request a food substitution, please submit this form filled out by your doctor.

Additional forms (school use only):

Contact Kathy at 616-748-3141 with any questions regarding Field Trip Sack Lunches

If you have any questions concerning our food nutrition guidelines, please contact us at foodservice@zps.org.

Food Accounts

Lunch Accounts

You may send money to school by check (made out to: ZPS Food Service) or cash.  Deposit envelopes can be obtained from your school office or you may use your own.  Please include student(s) first and last name, amount of deposit, check number if applicable, & school name(s).  If you would like to mail in your payment, you can send a check to: Food Service Department, 3333-96th Ave, Zeeland MI  49464.  Please note that you will be charged a $20.00 fee if your check is returned to us as non sufficient funds (NSF).

Lunch Accounts can be accessed online here: https://meals.zps.org.  If you need log in information, please contact us at foodservice@zps.org

Leftover funds on student accounts at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next year.  If your student is graduating or leaving the district, monies left over can be transferred to sibling accounts or you can request a refund by emailing us at foodservice@zps.org

If requesting a refund, please include:

Student Name
Parent name to write check to
Address
City, State, Zip
Phone Number

If requesting a transfer, please include:

Student full names with amounts to transfer to and from
School(s) attending this year

About Us

Our talented food service staff provides an array of Type A Meals. A complete a la carte menu is also available. This year’s school breakfast is $2.15 for all levels and lunch prices are $2.70 for elementary students, $2.95 for middle school students, and $3.20 for high school students.  The cost of a carton of milk purchased without a meal is .60 cents.

Both East and West High Schools also have a C-Store, an option for a convenient and healthy snack or meal throughout the day. C-Store hours are 7am – 3pm. Items may include fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt, whole grain or baked smart snacks, along with hot and cold beverage options.

More than 4,000 students in grades K-12 use the district’s food service program daily.

Individuals without internet access may feel free to contact the Food Service Office, 616-748-3128 for assistance.

Contact our Food Service Director Sarah Stone at 616-748-3126 or email sstone@zps.org

Meal Times

2018-2019

updated 1/4/2019

East HS

Breakfast Serving Time: 7:20-7:55 & 8:40-10:57

Lunch Serving Times
1st: 10:57-11:27
2nd: 12:03-12:33

West HS

Breakfast Serving Time: 7:15-9:00

Lunch Serving Times
1st: 10:00- 11:25 (Release 10:57-11:27) 
2nd: 12:00-1:00 (Release 12:03-12:33)

Cityside

Breakfast Serving Time: 7:00-7:35 & 8:20-8:35

Lunch Serving Times
1st: 11:01-11:31
2nd: 11:34-12:04
3rd: 12:04-12:34

Creekside

Breakfast Serving Time: 7:05-7:30

Lunch Serving Times
1st: 11:01-11:31
2nd: 11:34-12:04
3rd: 12:04-12:34

Adams

Head Start breakfast - 7:30am

Head Start lunch - 1:15pm

Zkids breakfast - 8:00am-8:20

Adams breakfast - 8:20am-8:40

Y5 lunch - 11:40am-12:05pm

Kdg lunch - 11:45am-12:05pm

1st grade lunch - 12:10am-12:25pm

2nd grade lunch - 12:05pm - 12:20pm

3rd grade lunch - 11:50am - 12:05pm

4th grade lunch - 12:15pm - 12:30pm

5th grade lunch - 12:20pm - 12:35pm

Lincoln

Z-Kids Breakfast - 8:00

Regular Student Breakfast - 8:20-8:40

Kdg/4th grade lunch - 11:40 - 12:10

1st/5th grade lunch - 12:00 - 12:30

2nd/3rd grade lunch - 12:20 - 12:50

New Groningen

Z-Kids Breakfast: 8:00-8:10

Breakfast Serving Time: 8:25-8:40

Lunch Serving Time: 11:30-12:45

Roosevelt

Z-Kids Breakfast  - 8:00am-8:10

Regular Student Breakfast  - 8:25am-8:45

Y5 Lunch - 11:35am

Kinder & 1st Lunch  - G/11:40am A/11:43 M& N/11:45

2nd & 3rd Lunch - 11:53am

4th & 5th Lunch - 12:00pm

ZQ Kinder Lunch - 12:10pm

ZQ 1/2nd & 5th Lunch - 12:16pm

ZQ 3/4th Lunch - 12:20pm

Quincy

Z-Kids Breakfast: 8:00-8:10

Breakfast Serving Time: 8:25-8:45

Lunch Times:

Kindergarten - 11:45

2nd Grade - 11:55

1st Grade - 12:05

4th Grade - 12:15

3rd Grade - 12:20

Y5 Lunch - 12:25

5th Grade - 12:40

Woodbridge

Z-Kids Breakfast 8:00

Student Breakfast 8:20-8:40

K/Y5 11:45

first 12:00

fourth 12:05

third 12:20

fifth 12:25

second 12:30

Zeeland Chr

Elementary:  11:55AM

Middle School: M/W/F  11:40  T/TH  11:15

Information

The child nutrition food service department recognizes the importance of a healthy diet and its impact on the student’s ability to learn and achieve high academic standards in the school setting. We look forward to providing your children with another year of nutritious and tasty school meals.  We hope to encourage your child to take part in the breakfast and lunch programs on a regular basis.

We would like to take this opportunity to explain our program to you.

School Breakfast:  Breakfast is available at all Zeeland Public Schools before school starts in the cafeteria.  We serve a variety of cold and hot choices along with 100% juice and fresh fruit.

Breakfast Prices

Elementary Full Pay - $2.15 per day

Secondary Full Pay - $2.15 per day

Reduced meals - $.30 per day

Free meals - $.00 per day

School LunchesSchool meals are carefully planned and prepared to meet not only strict government guidelines, but also the taste of our customers. Several options for the school meals are available daily. 

Lunch Prices

Elementary Full Pay - $2.70 per day

Middle School Full Pay - $2.95 per day

High School Full Pay - $3.20 per day

Reduced meals - $.40 per day

Free meals - $.00 per day

Payment and Meal Accounts:  All meals are on a pre-paid account. You, the parent are ultimately responsible for ensuring that your child has money in their account. Questions concerning your child’s account may be directed to Allie at 616-748-3128. Payments can be made online or by sending cash or a check with your child at their school.  Any funds in your child’s account will follow them from one grade to the next.

Online Deposits: You may visit our deposit website: https://meals.zps.org and register your family.  If you need log in information, you may call 616-748-3128 or send a request via email to foodservice@zps.org. When logged in you will have instant access to your children’s account histories and the ability to make credit or debit card deposits using a secure internet connection. 

Low Balance Emails:  You will be automatically signed up to receive e-mail reminders when your child's lunch account dips below $5. If you do not want to receive them, send your request to foodservice@zps.org

Free or Reduced Applications:  Completing a free or reduced meal application is about more than just meals.  The information collected helps determine the funding needs of each school and throughout ZPS.  Just by completing an application, families can help ensure schools receive more of the funds they need to support students.  After July 1, 2019, you will be able to fill out the application for Free or Reduced priced meal benefits online at https://meals.zps.org.  If you do not have internet access or you feel more comfortable filling out the paper copy, the Free & Reduced Application is included in this packet.  (Aplicaciónes para el almuerzo gratis y reducido estan disponibles en español. Si usted prefiere una forma en español por favor llame al número 616-748-3128.) A new application must be completed every school year.  If you do not submit a new form by October 9, 2019, your child will automatically be charged the full price beginning on October 10, 2019.  You will be responsible for the charges incurred because of the late submission. Only one application per family is needed.  Therefore, you need to submit either an online application or a paper application.  Please take a moment to check over this form.  Please make sure you follow directions carefully as failure to do so may cause delays in the final approval process. This information is highly confidential and treated with the utmost respect. You will be notified by email (if provided) or U.S. mail of your status after we receive your application, please allow up 10 days for us to process your application.  Applications are processed in the order they are received.

State Requirements: The state of Michigan requires children to have a complete meal.  For lunch there are five components offered to make up a “complete meal”, protein, bread, fruits, vegetables, and milk.  Three of the five components are necessary (and one of them needs to be ½ cup of fruit or vegetable) on your child’s tray in order for it to qualify as a complete meal and be considered for a free or reduced meal pricing. Breakfast also requires students to take three (one needing to be a ½ cup fruit) of the four components offered. If your child is on our Free/Reduced program and takes milk only, they will be charged the full price of .60 cents as this is not considered a complete meal.

Parental Blocks:  At the secondary level, we offer extra ala carte items.  If you would prefer your child not be allowed to purchase these items, you can use parental controls on https://meals.zps.org or call us at 616-748-3128.

Allergies: Due to the large number of peanut allergies, Zeeland Elementary Schools and Zeeland Christian School will be Peanut Allergy Aware during this school year.  This means there will be no food containing peanuts on our breakfast or lunch menu.  Gluten free options are available with a completed Medical Statement from a licensed medical professional.

Special Dietary Needs:  Our web page has the Medical Statement that needs to be completed by a licensed physician or a physician’s assistant and sent in.  If parents need a copy, they can contact the food service department at 616-748-3128 and request a form be sent to them.

If students have a disability or a life threatening medical condition, we will comply with request.  Students without a disability we will try to accommodate a reasonable request.

Menus:  Our current menus are available on our website at www.zps.org/parents/food-service.  You can also download our menu app “Menus for Schools” on your smartphone or tablet.

 

Summer Meal Program Information

Wellness Policy

Zeeland Public Schools Wellness Policy

Book

Policy Manual

 

Section

8000 Operations

 

Title

WELLNESS

 

Code

po8510

 

Status

Active

 

Legal

42 U.S.C. 1751, Sec. 204

42 U.S.C. 1771

7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220

 

Adopted

August 21, 2006

 

Last Revised

July 10, 2017

 

 

8510 - WELLNESS

 

As required by law, the Board of Education establishes the following wellness policy for the Zeeland Public School District. The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students.

 

Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

 

The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

 

The Board sets the following goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits:

 

With regard to nutrition education, the District shall be integrated into other subject areas of the curriculum, when appropriate, to complement, but not replace, the standards and benchmarks for health education.

 

With regard to physical activity, the District shall:

 

Physical Education

 

A sequential, comprehensive physical education program shall be provided for students in K-12 in accordance with the standards and benchmarks established by the State.

 

The physical education curriculum shall provide sequential instruction related to the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to participate in lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity.

 

Physical Activity

 

Physical activity and movement shall be integrated, when possible, across the curricula and throughout the school day.

 

With regard to other school-based activities the District shall:

 

The schools shall schedule mealtimes so there is minimum disruption by bus schedules, recess, and other special programs or events.

 

The school shall provide attractive, clean environments in which the students eat.

 

Furthermore, with the objectives of enhancing student health and well being, and reducing childhood obesity, the following guidelines are established:

 

In accordance with Policy 8500, entitled Food Service, the food service program shall comply with Federal and State regulations pertaining to the selection, preparation, consumption, and disposal of food and beverages, including but not limited to the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, as well as to the fiscal management of the program.

 

As set forth in Policy 8531, entitled Free and Reduced Price Meals, the guidelines for reimbursable school meals are not less restrictive than the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

The sale of foods of minimal nutritional value in the food service area during the lunch period is prohibited.

 

The sale of foods and beverages to students that do not meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards to be consumed on the school campus during the school day is prohibited.

 

All food items and beverages available for sale to students for consumption on the school campus (any area of property under the jurisdiction of the school that is accessible to students during the school day) between midnight and thirty (30) minutes after the close of the regular school day shall comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, including, but not limited to, competitive foods that are available to students a la carte or as entrees in the dining area (except entree items that were offered on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) menu on the day of and the day after they are offered on the NSLP or SBP menu), as well as food items and beverages from vending machines, from school stores, or as fund-raisers, including those operated by student clubs and organizations, parent groups, or boosters clubs.

 

All foods offered on the school campus during the school day shall comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including competitive foods that are available to students a la carte in the dining area, as classroom snacks, or from vending machines.

 

All food and beverages that are provided, other than through sale, on the school campus during the school day (which may include classroom snacks, for classroom parties, and at holiday celebrations) shall comply with the food and beverage standards approved by the Superintendent or building principal.

 

The Board designates the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services as the individual(s) charged with operational responsibility for verifying that the District meets the goals established in this policy.

 

The Superintendent shall appoint a District wellness committee that includes parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, educational staff (including health and physical education teachers), mental health and social services staff, school health professionals, members of the public and school administrators to oversee development, implementation, evaluation and periodic update of the wellness policy. The Wellness Committee shall be an ad hoc committee with members recruited and chosen annually.

 

Revised 3/16/15

Revised 8/17/15

 

© Neola 2017

 

Money on student accounts at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next year. If graduating, monies left over can be transferred to sibling accounts or you can request a refund of balances over $5.00 by emailing us at foodservice@zps.org. 

Balances under $5.00 for seniors only can be picked up during lunch times in the cafeteria on May 23rd

If requesting a refund, please include:

Student Name
Parent name to write check to
Address
City, State, Zip
Phone Number

If requesting a transfer, please include:

Student full names
School(s) attending this year

 

On Call Food Service Sub Position Openings:  If you are looking for a part time job that is during the school hours and like work around students then this is for YOU!
This is a great opportunity to learn about food service and can possibly lead to a permanent position when one opens. If interested, please apply online!

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