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About School Lunch Program

Free and Reduced Meal Program

Free and reduced price lunch is available for all qualified students.  If you believe your family qualifies for this program, PLEASE fill out an application available the bottom of this page or at the Compass Public Charter School Office. This program is HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL!  Please note our lunch program benefits from student participation.  The more kids that eat school  lunch, the better the food!  If you have any questions please call Mrs. Long @ 855-2802.


Service Procedures

When a student’s account has the equivalent of 3 meals left the student will be reminded that they need more money in their account.  If the student wishes, a pen will be available to mark a $ sign on the back of their hand.  Please discuss with your child if you do not want them to mark on their hand.  Students will not be allowed to “charge” meals.  If a student forgets his/her lunch and/or has a zero balance, they will be given a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.  If the next day he or she still needs a lunch, the student will need to call a parent or guardian. **If there is a problem, please call Mrs. Long and something can be worked out.  For example, if your child left their lunch money on the table at home, give Mrs. Long a call and we will feed your child.**



Payment to your child’s account can be made several ways.  You can send a check with your child’s FIRST and LAST NAME in the memo.  You may send cash in a sealed envelope with the AMOUNT and your child’s FIRST and LAST NAME on the envelope.

Finally, you can set up an account at You will need your student’s ID#.  This account enables you to track your child’s balance, when they eat, what they purchased and when deposits were made.    


The lunch menu provides two options to choose from each day.  All other menu items listed are available to your student regardless of their entrée choice. 

Menus will be posted monthly   Menus are subject to change without notice.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Mrs. Long.  Please notify Mrs. Long if your student has special nutritional requirements.  Compass Café is happy to try to accommodate your student’s special dietary requirements with the proper documentation.

High School Kiosk

High School students have access to lunch line in the elementary cafeteria.  They also have access to the High School lunch kiosk.  All ala carte items are Full Price to all students.   There is a “combo” meal that fulfills the national lunch programs requirements for a “reimbursable meal”.  This means:  if a student that qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they may order the “combo meal and still get it for free or the reduced price.  They must be proactive about requesting the combo due to privacy concerns; staff will not discuss a student’s free or reduced status.


Parents and grandparents are always welcome to come help serve the students.  It’s a fun way to connect with the kids. Just give us a call and make arrangements to volunteer! 

Dinner to Go

If you would like to order a dinner portion of any of the meals served, please e-mail Mrs. Long at least 24 hours in advanced.  Please call for prices.


Download the Free and Reduced Meal Application Below

Jeniffer Murphy,
Jul 31, 2013, 3:16 PM