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Early Dismissal Days
All Early Closings – LUNCH IS NOT SERVED
Elementary and Middle Schools
Planned Early Closings (stated on District Calendar) – Breakfast & Lunch IS NOT SERVED
Unplanned Early Closings (due to weather, etc.) – Breakfast & Lunch IS SERVED
Breakfast & Lunch is served every day.
The Trumbull Schools use a computerized Point-of-Sale Program where all students have an account ready to be used for the purchase of lunches and snacks. All students are issued Bar Coded Personal Identification Number (PIN) that each child memorizes and enters at the serving line. With less cash to handle, the serving lines move much faster with the computerized point-of-sale allowing students more time to eat. Any amount of money is deposited into the account. At mealtime, the student will punch in their (PIN) and the computer accesses his/her account. If there is money in the account, the purchases are deducted.
Elementary Schools ONLY, if you wish your total amount to be for lunches only, you must note “for lunch only" on your deposit slip. If you wish purchases to be for both lunch and ala carte, you must note, lunch/a la carte on your deposit slip.
You may, as in the past, send in cash for lunch and ALA carte purchases. If a student is eligible for free meals, the computer acts as if the student has meal credits in the account. If the student is reduced lunch, your prepayment will be deducted from the account. If there is no money in the account, you pay reduced price with cash. If there is no money in the account and the student is full priced, the computer will ask for the price of the purchases (you pay with cash).You may make a deposit (prepayment) at any time. Please use the deposit slip and write all information on the slip. Deposit slips are available on the menu and in your school cafeteria or from downloading below:
Deposit Slip | Middle & High School Deposit Slip
You may also us MySchoolBucks to deposit money into your child's lunch account.
Note: A returned check for insufficient funds plus the bank fee will be deducted from your child’s account.
The Build-a-Tray™ program is an interactive game that Children participate in, while they walk through the lunch line and fill their lunch trays. The shapes and colors represent the 5 food groups. Match and fill your 5 tray sections, with at least 3 of the 5 food components, required on your school lunch line.
This program is in tandem with Offer Verses Serve, using Traditional Food Based Menu Planning and with the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
As part of the National School Lunch Program and
Section 10-221q of the Connecticut General Statutes,
Beverages Allowed in Connecticut Public Schools is as follows.
Only five categories of beverages can be sold to students in public schools at all times
and from all sources.
The categories are:
- Milk (flavored or plain) with no more than 4 grams of sugars per ounce and no artificial sweeteners.
- Nondairy milks, such as soy or rice milk, which may be flavored but contain no artificial sweeteners, no more than 4 grams of sugar per ounce, no more than 35 percent of calories from fat per portion and no more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat per portion.
- 100 percent fruit juice, vegetable juice or combination of such juices, containing no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
- Beverages that contain only water and fruit or vegetable juice and have no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
- Water, which may be flavored but contains no added sugars, sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or caffeine.
Portion size of allowable beverages is limited to no more than 12 fluid ounces, with the exception of water.