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Lunch and Breakfast


  • What choices are offered for breakfast & lunch?

Students have a variety of choices for lunch and breakfast.  Our menu is sent home with students at the beginning of every month and can also be viewed on line.

Pepper Ridge School has several students with food allergies.  Due to the seriousness of these allergies, our cafeteria does not serve peanut products.  We have peanut-safe tables for those students with peanut allergies.

  • What are the lunch and breakfast prices?

Regularly priced student lunches are $2.65 per day.  Reduced lunches are $ .40.  If you would like to join your child for lunch, an adult meal is $3.15. Breakfast for students is $1.75 per day.  Reduced breakfast is $.30.  For more information about free and reduced meals, please call the office.  Please note if you receive free/reduced meal prices, guidelines dictate you must pay for extra milk. For example, if you bring lunch from home, you must pay $.55 for milk.

  • Where can I get a menu?

Menus are sent home with students the first week of school and at the beginning of each month.  Lunch and breakfast menus are also available on our website and the district website.  Please note, Pepper Ridge School does not offer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; instead we offer E-Z Jammer sandwiches.

  • What time does my child have lunch?





11:40 12:05


10:40 11:05


11:10 11:35


11:45 12:10


11:15 11:40


10:45 11:10
  • May I join my child for lunch?

Parents are welcome to join their children for lunch periodically.  If you would like to eat the school lunch, please call the office or send a note to the classroom teacher before 8:30 am so you can be added to the lunch count.  Parents should pay in the office; the lunch will not be deducted from your child’s lunch balance.  It is helpful if you have close to the exact amount since we do not always have change in the office.  You may also bring in lunch from home or from a restaurant.   Please remember to sign in at the office and get a visitor tag before heading to the cafeteria.   Adult lunches are $2.70.

  • May I take my child off the premises for lunch?

Parents are welcome to take children out to lunch during their scheduled lunch period.  Students should be signed out in the office.  Students should return before their recess is over.  Recess is the twenty-five minute period after the lunch time listed above.  Parents also need to sign their child back in when returning from lunch.

  • How do I know how much money is in my child's cafeteria account?

You can check your child’s food service balance through Infinite Family Access.  You can pay lunch accounts online, view balances, see student purchases and a spending history, set daily or weekly limits, and request low balance email reminders.  

  • How can I make a payment on my child's cafeteria account?

We have a computerized system for our lunch and breakfast programs.  It is a prepayment system, not a charge account.  Lunch money should be sent to school in an envelope marked "lunch money".  Be sure the envelope is also marked with your child's first and last name.  Payment can be made with cash or a check (payable to Unit 5 Food Service). Payments may also be made online through Skyward Family Access.  You will need your Skyward login and password in order to do so.  Please call the school office at 557-4423 if you need this information.

  • When is breakfast served?

Breakfast is served daily from 7:25-7:40 a.m.  Students should not arrive before 7:25 a.m.

  • What time should my walker or car rider arrive for breakfast?

Students who walk to school or are dropped off by parents should arrive for breakfast between 7:25 and 7:40 a.m. if they choose to buy breakfast at school. Students who arrive after 7:45 a.m. will be considered tardy.

  • Does my bus rider get breakfast when the bus arrives late?

Students may eat breakfast as soon as the bus arrives at school.  Students who arrive on late a late bus will still be given the option to eat breakfast.