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On-Line Access to Student Lunch Accounts

 With Internet access to your account you will be able to check your hot lunch account balance and also see your student’s purchase history and your family deposit history. You will also receive e-mail notifications when your student’s lunch account is running low.

Go to Total K12 Access to view your students lunch account. If you have questions email me Jolene Hemann at jhemann@osage.k12.ia.us.    


 2016-17 Lunch Prices

Elementary - Lunch  $2.30 / Breakfast $1.00
Middle School - Lunch $2.35 / Breakfast $1.05
High School - Lunch $2.35 / Breakfast $1.05
Adults - Lunch $3.45 / Breakfast $1.90

 Hot Lunch Deposits

Students can deposit money into their family lunch account at the Lincoln School office, the Middle School office, and the Superintendent's office until 10:00.

Option 1
Did you know that for no charge you can go on-line with your bank and have them send a check to the school through their “Bill Pay” system. You set this payment plan up with your bank and then any time you want to put money into your lunch account you go on-line to you bank website and into Bill Pay. The bank will then send a check to Osage Hot Lunch Program in the amount that you would like deposited. There is no charge for this transaction. You can also send weekly or monthly payments through bill pay. You do need to allow 4 to 5 business days for the money to be sent to the school. With our low balance e-mail notifications, you should have plenty of time to deposit money this way.

Option 2
You can also set up with your bank to automatically transfer money from your bank account to your hot lunch account on a monthly or weekly basis?  Contact your bank to get this set up. With this option, money is deposited on the same day of the month every month. You set up the date that you want the money deposited and then you don't have to do another thing all year long.

Neither of these two banking options will cost you money to set up. Using these deposit methods are simple and an easy way to ensure your student has money in their lunch account.
Option 3
You can also add money to your family lunch account that will be deposited the very same day in your student’s lunch account. For this on-line option, there is a service fee. The money will show up in the student’s lunch account instantly.
PaySchools is a secure online payment processing system that lets parents pay for their hot lunch by electronic check or credit card anytime, anywhere. In order to use PaySchools to make a lunch deposit, you must go to the school web page, then Parent, then to lunch account access. Sign in and go to add money to this account through PaySchools. 

Nutrition Food Calculator

This calculator will determine whether a food product meets the Healthy Kids Act Nutritional Content Standards for a la carte, vending, and regulated fundraising items sold to students during the school day.  https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/snacks_and_beverages/smart_snacks/alliance_product_calculator/

Attention High School Families

As your students go from middle school to high school they will see that the hot lunch program now offers more options. Students will be able to purchase either the regular main meal OR go through the salad bar. Along with the main meal or salad bar, we have 'a la carte items at breakfast and lunch. Students may choose the salad bar ($2.25) in place of the main meal ($2.25). Each student is offered the main meal or the salad bar, which is $2.25, or they may have the 'a la carte entrée, fruit or vegetable and a milk for the same price.  Everyone must have a fruit or vegetable on their tray to qualify for a meal. For the students who qualify for free or reduced (40¢) meals, they need to have money put into their accounts for any 'a la carte items. The 'a la carte items are not offered as a free or reduced meal. Students may borrow from each other for 'a la carte  items but not for a lunch.

The high school cafeteria also offers breakfast for $1.05. Students that qualify for free or reduced meals can also eat breakfast (reduced price is 30¢) in the high school cafeteria. There are also 'a la carte breakfast items to buy. For breakfast we offer milk, cereal, muffins, bagels, healthy snacks, fruit, yogurt, water, juices, and Gatorade. For dinner we offer the same 'a la carte items, without the muffins, bagels or cereal.

High school families also have the option to block their students from having ala carte items. Contact Jolene at 732-5381 if you want to totally block your student from purchasing ala carte foods.

High School students may deposit money from 8:30-10:00 to Mrs. Hemann in the Superintendent’s Office. Lunch money MUST be deposited before 10:00 in order for it to show up in your lunch account for that day. Any money brought in after 10:00 will be deposited the following day.

Negative Balance Policy (Click on Link below)

We are asking that all families keep money in their account.  Students with a negative balance are given an early notice ($10 per student) when they are running low on money in their account. This should give them 4 meals to get money into their account. The low balance notice is repeated each time they eat. If their account has a negative balance they will not be allowed to eat any ala carte. Students should have plenty of time to deposit more money when they first learn their account is getting low.

Students are given a student ID number when they enter school, which is used for both hot lunch and in the library. This number stays with them until they graduate. They learn to keep track of the money in their account and be responsible for keeping money in it. With the cooperation of the students and their parents, hot lunch will run smoothly.

With Internet Total Access to your account you will be able to check your hot lunch account balance and deposit money into that account. You will also be able to see your student’s purchase history and your family deposit history. Families that have on-line access to the school website will receive e-mail notifications when your lunch account is getting low, reminding you to put money into your family lunch account.

Mrs. Jolene Hemann
Food Service Director                                                                                             August 2015 


Jolene Hemann,
May 3, 2016, 9:07 AM