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November Ellis Menu (Printable .pdf)

November MS/HS Menu (Printable .pdf)


Remote Learners Meal Request Form

Already receiving remote meals? You are all set and do not need to sign up again.

For those students who are fully remote or hybrid and want remote meals, use this form to sign up for meals.  The District plans to have meals available for families to pickup on Tuesdays for the days their children will be learning at home that week.

Breakfast/Lunch: No cost to students from November 2 through June 24, 2021.

Meals can be picked up on Tuesdays from 9 - 9:30 at the back of the High School at Door #17 (to the right of the overhead door).

Please note - Take home meals are for remote learning days only - not for in-person attendance.

Complete a new form for each student. 


No cost for breakfast & lunch to begin on 11/2/2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA has provided flexibility to help schools feed students through the school meal programs. While the District does not meet the 50% threshold of eligible students who meet the criteria for free or reduced-price meals, the District was able to submit an application requesting a waiver for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The District was informed today that the waiver was approved!

Starting November 2, 2020, school meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided at no cost to all interested students, regardless of their income status. This program will continue through the end of the 20-21 school year. It is important however; that all families who feel that they meet the eligibility guidelines, fill out the Application for Free/Reduced Meals as this will allow eligible students to continue to receive free/reduced price meals in September of 2021. The District’s free and reduced eligibility rate is also an important calculation in the total state aid that the District receives.

Students will continue to have the opportunity to purchase a variety of snacks and beverages from our food service areas. Middle and high school students can make purchases in the cafeteria and elementary students can make purchases at the food carts that are brought to each classroom. The K-12 Payment Center allows parents to put money on their child’s account so there is no transfer of money at the time of purchase.

If your child is learning remotely and you would like to pick up meals, please fill out the survey that is on our website by clicking on the blue COVID update banner. The Remote Learners Meal Request Form is linked under “Parent Communications.”

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Churchill, our Food Services Supervisor at (518) 966-5070 ext. 429.


Breakfast Consists of:

  • Choice of Milk, Fresh Fruit or Juice, and Selected Daily Entree
  • Students Price K-5 $1.75, 6-12 $2.00 | Adult Price $2.50 (tax included)
  • Hours of operation: 7:50am - 9:15am

Lunch Consists of:

  • Selected Daily Entree, Vegetable, Bread, Fruit and Choice of Milk
  • Students Price K-12 $3.00 | Adult Price $4.25 (tax included)
  • Hours of operation: 11:07am - 1:13pm (lunch periods 5, 6, 7)


Express Station
The express station has a large selection of a la carte food and snacks located in the front of the MS/HS cafeteria. Choices include hot and cold beverages, yogurt granola parfaits, wrap sandwiches, cheese sticks, chips and everyone's favorite BIG cookies. Express station hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. The meals are also open to any adults (parents, staff) that are on campus that would like to purchase a meal. This program is separate from the subsidized free and reduced program. Students are able to use money on their account, and/or cash. We hope you will enjoy the convenience of this food service opportunity on campus. If you have any questions, please call Tracy Churchill, Food Service Manager at Extension 429.

MAKE YOUR CHILD'S DAY SPECIAL WITH A BIRTHDAY BASKET

Let us make it convenient for you on your students special day. Order a birthday basket in advance and we will have it ready to celebrate with their class. Just fill out the form below and send in with payment prior to your child’s birthday. We’ll do the rest!

Ellis Birthday Basket Form


K12PaymentCenter

K12PaymentCenter is a website for parents/guardians to pay for their child’s school meals using a credit or debit card. This online service allows parents to view a child’s account balance as well as their purchases. Food Service transitioned from My School Bucks in March. A few items parents and guardians will need to know regarding this change.

1. All student balances from My School Bucks have been transferred and verified to the new system.

2. Student PIN codes will remain the same in the new system.

3. Parents and guardians will need to create a new online account with the new system “ K12PaymentCenter.”

How do I get started?

  1. Create a user profile by clicking on the Sign Up! button on the K12PaymentCenter homepage.
  2. Add your students to your household. You will need your students ID #. (Contact your school secretary or guidance office if you do not know this number.) If the student ID # is less than 9 digits, pad the front of the number with zeros to make 9 digits (ex. 1234567 will become 01234567).

  3. Now you're ready to make payments.

    *In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees. The convenience fee is $2.49 per deposit transaction. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the $2.49 fee once per deposit transaction. Yet, it is important for parents to know that GCS will not profit from the use of this site.

    Please contact Tracy Churchill, Food Service Manager at 966-5070 Ext. 429 if you have any questions.