Lunch & Food Services

 

School lunches are provided by AVI foodservice. Students will be able to purchase lunch and ala carte snacks daily. Your child’s teacher will be signing them up for lunch. Please let their teacher know in writing, if you do not allow your child to sign up for an extra entrée.

Student names will be added to the computer system at Kennedy Catholic. We use QSP software. Any money in the form of cash or checks will be added directly to the account. Please make checks payable to AVI Foodsysytems and clearly mark the memo line with the student’s name. All returned checks will be charged a fee of $50.00 per check. All Money must be in an envelope with the child’s first and last name along with the grade. Loose checks and cash will not be accepted by the teacher.

All payment for lunches served will be debited directly from the student account. If a student does not have money on their account and forgot to bring in money and or their lunch, they will be sent to the office to call home. If your child is arriving after 9:30 a.m. please pack a lunch or call the office before this time to let us know that your child will be late but you would like to purchase lunch for that day.

In order for the POS (point of sale) system to operate efficiently and effectively, students must have money in their account prior to purchasing any meals. Lunch cost is $3.50. An Extra Entrée is $2.00. Students will not be allowed to make negative charges. If you owed money from last school year, the account will still be negative.

Account balances at the end of the school year will be carried over to the following school year. We encourage all students to closely monitor their balances as we get closer to the end of the school year. Any parent may request an account balance at any time. This request must be in writing and submitted to the cafeteria manager.

School lunches are provided by AVI foodservice. Here is an overview of how our “QSP” meal program works:

Lunch cost is $3.00. If your child received free lunches you must submit a new written request for this school year to the administration office. Please mark it attention Dina Whalen. Mrs. Whalen must have your financial aid paperwork for this school year, before any decisions are made. We do not participate in the national school lunch program, therefor the requests are for extreme circumstances only.

All students in the District currently have a five or six digit ID number.  (If your child doesn’t know what that is, look at the top of the report card or schedule).  Students will use this ID number each time they purchase something in the cafeteria in the following manner:

When the student reaches the register, there is a keypad where they will key in their five or six digit ID number.  The computer screen will display the child’s picture, account balance, and any other pertinent information.  The picture serves as a security measure to prevent students from accidentally charging items to someone else’s account.  From this screen the cashier can sell the student a meal and any extra items.  All payment for items served will be debited directly from the student account.  If a student does not have money on their account and forgot to bring in money, we will allow students to charge two meals.  This privilege will be available for the first four months which should allow everyone ample transition time to get acclimated to the system.  After the first of the year, no students will be allowed to carry a negative balance.

If you do not want your child spending money on extra snacks, please make this clear to the child and indicate this to us in writing that the account money is for MEALS ONLY.

In order for the POS (point of sale) system to operate efficiently and effectively, students should have money in their account prior to purchasing any meals.  Please send money in envelope marked AVI, and have your student turn them into the homeroom teacher or office.

Please make checks payable to AVI FOODSYSTEMS INC. and clearly mark the checks with the student’s full name, grade, and five-digit or six-digit student identification number.  We recommend that you supply your child’s account with enough money to cover meals and snacks for at least two weeks, or you can pay for an entire month or the full semester.  While we do accept cash deposits, we strongly recommend that all deposits be sent in to us by either check or money order.

Account balances at the end of the school year will be carried over to the following school year.   We encourage all students to closely monitor their balances as we get closer to the end of the school year.  Graduating seniors or students leaving the school district with money remaining on account will receive a reimbursement check in the mail as soon as the district can close the account.  Any parent may request an account balance at any time.  This request must be in writing and submitted to the cafeteria manager.

Some things for students to keep in mind:

  • A complete lunch consists of three different components.
  • No $50.00 bills or larger will be accepted at the register unless the money is for deposit into the student account.  Each cashier has limited change in the cash drawer and large bills cannot be handled.
  • A $25.00 service charge will be assessed to any check returned by the bank.  Following a second NSF check, only cash or money orders will be accepted.

While we do accept cash for sales, we strongly recommend depositing money into the students account.  The more students who have money on account, the faster the lines move and the more time everyone has to eat.

If you have any questions please contact Mandi Swartz at  724-699-3367 or via email at mswartz@avifoodsytems.com