Food Services

This Year in Food Service

During the 2023-24 school year, Schoharie CSD will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which provides no-cost meals to all students.

All Schoharie CSD students are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch per day, regardless of family income, through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). No application is required; however families should complete this CEP Household Income Eligibility Form. The data gathered from this form allows the district to receive additional state and federal funding and can qualify students for additional benefits. The information gathered on the HHIE form is confidential.

For questions about the HHIE form, please contact: Erin Wright, Shared Food Service Specialist, erin.wright@neric.org, (518) 464-3945

CEP Parent Letter

Monthly Menus

Menus are updated monthly and are available at LINQ Connect. Lunch items are subject to change. Print versions are available below:

Elementary Breakfast Menu, June
Jr./Sr. High School Breakfast Menu, June

Elementary Lunch Menu, June
Jr./Sr. High School Lunch Menu, June


LINQ Connect

The District has discontinued the MySchoolBucks pay system and has launched a new system on a platform called LINQ Connect (last year it changed it’s name from Titan.)  There are three easy steps to starting your family LINQ Connect account.

  1. Register
    Create an account at https://linqconnect.com and
    selecting Register.
  2. Verify your Account
    Verify your account by clicking on the email verification
    link sent to your email address.
  3. Sign In
    Now you can sign in at https://linqconnect.com using your
    email and password.

For commonly asked questions and answers, please see our LINQ Connect FAQ Sheet.

Checks can be made payable to Schoharie Central School District School Lunch Fund. For elementary students please remember to put payments in an envelope labeled with the child’s full name (and names of any siblings that are to receive account payments) and teacher’s name.

If you experience any issues with the registration process, please contact Erin Wright, Shared Food Service Program Specialist at Capital Region BOCES at 518-464-3945 or by email at erin.wright@neric.org.

Think Breakfast!

Breakfast is served daily from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Elementary School, and from 8:25 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School. “Breakfast After the Bell” helps ensure all students have an opportunity to eat breakfast in the morning. Research shows that children who eat breakfast:

  • Show improvement on math, reading and standardized test scores.
  • Establish healthier habits for later in life.
  • Have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness.
  • Are more likely to behave better in school.
  • Consume more calcium, fiber, foliate and protein.

The New York State Education Department’s New York State Child Nutrition Program offers a fun, information-filled website about breakfast and more. Visit Think Breakfast! on the web.

Healthy catering for Elementary classrooms

Schoharie’s Food Services department and our Elementary cafeteria offer a catering service to provide healthy snacks for in-classroom birthdays, holiday parties, snack time or any time. Simply download and complete the form below and return it with payment by the morning of the day of your child’s classroom event to the Elementary cafeteria. Forms are also available at the cafeteria.

Catering Order Form

SNAP Information

SNAP provides monthly benefits to buy food at grocery stores, farmers markets, and other locations. SNAP helps families stretch their food budget so kids can get the nutrition they need to learn and grow. Apply for SNAP online at MyBenefits.ny.gov.

The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) offers one-on-one help applying for SNAP. NOEP can tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP, answer questions, and help with your application. It’s free and confidential. Find a NOEP Coordinator near you at FoodHelpNY.org.

 USDA Summer Meals program

The USDA offers free summer meals for children age 18 and younger at locations throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

You may be eligible for free summer meals!

Free Summer Meals

 FREE summer meals near you!
See the following information to quickly and easily find summer meal locations near you.
Text: “food” or “comida” to 877-877
Call: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 211

https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

www.summermealsny.org

How Are Lunches Planned?

Schoharie Central School District plans meals according to nutrition, portion and serving guidelines that have been set by New York State and the federal government to ensure children are offered meals that provide the nutrition they need and to encourage healthy eating habits. The guidelines were established as part of the U.S. Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Schoharie works with suppliers to find foods that both meet the guidelines and are appealing to students. Food services staff also develop ideas to make eating healthy fun for students, such as a make your own pizza and veggie burritos, while meeting the guidelines.

Meal Pricing

  • Adult breakfast: $2.84
  • Adult lunch: $4.76

    Snacks

    As with meals, federal and state guidelines govern the ingredients, portion sizes and calorie counts for any snacks that are made available for sale to students during school hours.

    Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

    The goal of the Schoharie Central School is to provide student access to nutritious no- or low-cost meals each school day and to ensure that a pupil whose parent/guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed or treated differently than a pupil whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal fees.

      Child Nutrition Nondiscrimination Statement

      In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

      Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

      To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

      1. mail:
        U.S. Department of Agriculture
        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
        1400 Independence Avenue, SW
        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
      2. fax:
        (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
      3. email:
        program.intake@usda.gov