Food Services

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The Food Services Department at VCSD understands the importance of providing options to meet every student’s nutritional and cultural requirements. Our daily meals are designed to provide a balanced diet and may be customized to meet the needs of individual students.

All meals at VCSD meet or exceed the required federal guidelines in regard to fat, sodium, sugar and whole grain dietary content. In addition, the Food Service Department offers further customization to meet additional student needs. Each day, students will have gluten-free, Halal and vegetarian meal options available on request. The staff of the Food Services Department is trained to distinguish these selections and can help students identify foods that fit their individual needs.

While a variety of food choices are made available to all students, parents and guardians may also request meal modifications if the available options do not meet their child’s dietary needs. To discuss a medical or specific meal modification, please contact Food Service Director Paul Franchini, 518-765-3314, ext. 120. A  form or a doctor’s note may be required. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

This is the free and reduced-price school meals/milk application form for the current school year. It is also available in each school building. It may be submitted at any time during the school year.


Food Menus

PLEASE NOTE: A fruit or vegetable must be taken by a student for a meal to be reimbursable. Otherwise ala carte pricing will be charged. Menu items subject to change

BREAKFAST

Available Daily:

  • Assorted Cereal, Whole Grain Muffin, Whole Wheat Bagel, Egg & Cheese on Whole Wheat Bagel, Ham, Egg & Cheese on Whole Grain Muffin, Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Whole Grain Muffin
  • Choice of Low Fat Milk: 1% White, Fat Free White or Fat Free Chocolate
  • Choice of Juice or Fruit: Apple, Orange or Grape Juice, Fresh Apples, Oranges or Bananas

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LUNCH

View the printer-friendly version of the Feb. ES menu

Thursday, Feb. 1

Day 2
BBQ Pork Sandwich (GF)
Baked Fries
Seasoned Corn
OR
Hummus with Pita Chips (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz. Low Fat Milk

Friday, Feb. 2

Day 3
WG Cheese or Sausage Pizza
Tossed Salad
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Monday, Feb. 5

Day 4
WG Chicken Patty Sandwich on WG Bun
Chicken Breast (H-GF)
Baked Fries
Seasoned Corn
OR
WG Pretzel with Cheese Dipping Sauce (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Day 5
Hotdog on WG Roll
Potato Chips
Seasoned Carrots
OR
Baked Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Potato
(V-GF)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Day 6
WG French Toast Sticks (V)
Sausage Links
Sliced Cucumbers
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Thursday, Feb. 8

Day 1
WG Bosco Cheese Sticks with Dipping
Sauce (V)
Seasoned Green Beans
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Friday, Feb. 9

Day 2
WG Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
Tossed Salad
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Monday, Feb. 12

Day 3
WG Chicken Nuggets (H)
Baked Fries
Seasoned Corn
OR
WG Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Day 4
Walking Taco (WG-GF)
Turkey Taco Meat (H)
Seasoned Black Beans
Salsa
Brown Rice
OR
Cheese Burrito (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Day 5
Hamburger on WG Bun
Hamburger (H)
Baked Fries
Seasoned Carrots
OR
Vegetable Burger (V, H, GF)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Thursday, Feb. 15

Day 6
Pasta with Meatballs (H)
Seasoned Broccoli
Garlic Bread
OR
Pasta with Butter (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Friday, Feb. 16

Day 1
WG Cheese or Buffalo Pizza
Tossed Salad
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Monday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 23

February Break-No School

Monday, Feb. 26

Day 2
WG Chicken Nuggets (H)
Baked Fries
Seasoned Corn
OR
WG Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Day 3
WG Mini Waffles (V)
Sausage Links
Sliced Cucumbers
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Day 4
Hotdog on WG Roll
Potato Chips
Seasoned Carrots
OR
Baked Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Potato
(V-GF)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

Thursday, Feb. 29

Day 5
WG Bosco Cheese Sticks with Dipping
Sauce (V)
Seasoned Green Beans
OR
WG Bagel w/Butter/Cream Cheese (V)
Assorted Fresh Fruit & Veggies
8 oz Low Fat Milk

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH

PLEASE NOTE: A fruit or vegetable must be taken by a student for a meal to be reimbursable. Otherwise ala carte pricing will be charged.

Menu items subject to change

GF: Gluten-free
H: Halal
V: Vegetarian
WG: Whole Grain

View the printer-friendly version of the Feb. MS/HS menu

Thursday, Feb. 1

BBQ Pork Sandwich (GF)
Baked Fries
Mexican Street Corn
Mac and Cheese OR
Steamed Dumplings w/ Rice and Dipping
Sauce
B Day

Friday, Feb. 2

Sausage OR
Cheese Pizza (V)
Tossed Salad OR
Fish Sandwich (H)
A Day

Monday, Feb. 5

WG Chicken Patty Sandwich
Chicken Breast (H)
Regular OR Buffalo
Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese
Baked Fries, Cinnamon Carrots OR
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (V)

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Burritos
Beef OR Chicken (H)
Seasoned Black Beans
Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese
Salsa and Jalapeno Peppers, Brown Rice, OR
Bean and Cheese Burrito (V)
A Day

Wednesday, Feb. 7

WG French Toast Sticks
Hash Brown
Breakfast Sausage
Cucumber Slices OR
Hummus, Tzatziki and Pita (V-H)
B Day

Thursday, Feb. 8

WG Bosco Cheese Sticks
w/ Dipping Sauce (V)
Seasoned Green Beans OR
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
A Day

Friday, Feb. 9

Homemade Pizza with
Assorted Toppings
Tossed Salad OR
Fish Sandwich (H)
B Day

Monday, Feb. 12

WG Chicken Nuggets (H)
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Seasoned Corn OR
WG Pretzel with Cheese Sauce (V)
A Day

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Walking Taco (GF)
Beef, Pork, OR Chicken
Seasoned Black Beans
Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese
Salsa and Jalapeno Peppers, Brown Rice, OR
Bean and Cheese Burrito (V)
B Day

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Grilled Hamburgers (GF)
Hamburger (H)
Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese
Baked Fries
Baked Beans OR
Garden Burger (V)
A Day

Thursday, Feb. 15

Pasta w/ Meatballs (H)
Seasoned Broccoli
Garlic Bread OR
Eggplant Parmesan (V)
B Day

Friday, Feb. 16

Pepperoni OR
Cheese Pizza (V)
Tossed Salad OR
Fish Sandwich (H)
A Day

Monday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 23

February Break-No School

Monday, Feb. 26

WG Chicken Nuggets (H)
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Seasoned Corn OR
WG Pretzel with Cheese Sauce (V)
B Day

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Quesadillas (V-H)
Cheese OR Chicken
Seasoned Black Beans
Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese
Salsa and Jalapeno Peppers, Brown Rice OR
Bean and Cheese Quesadilla (V)
A Day

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Grilled Hamburgers (GF)
Hamburger (H)
Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese
Baked Fries, Baked Beans OR
Garden Burger (V)
B Day

Thursday, Feb. 29

WG Bosco Cheese Sticks
w/ Marinara Sauce (V)
Seasoned Carrots OR
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
A Day

LUNCH ITEMS AVAILABLE DAILY

10” WG Wraps (2 oz. Meat and ½ oz. Cheese): LS Turkey, LS Ham, Italian Mixed, Roast Beef, Grilled Chicken or Veggie & Hummus

Served with Lettuce & Tomato, LS Mayo or Mustard
2 All Beef Hot Dogs on WW Roll served with 2 PC’s Ketchup or Mustard
Grab and Go Salads: Garden Salad, Chef Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, Fruit Salad

Fruit, Yogurt and Granola Salad, Caesar Salad with Egg
Served with Wheat Crackers, 1 PC RF Salad Dressing


    Additional Food Purchases

    There is a charge for second meals, à la carte items, snacks, and beverages.

    • Please be sure your child has money for these items as they are not part of the free meal program and are not allowed to be charged.
    • We will be handling cash and checks. Checks can be made out to VCSD Food Service.
    • Any questions, please reach out to Paul Franchini by the email or phone number listed under contact information on this page.

    New York State & Federal Guidelines

    Elementary School Grades K-5:

    Daily minimums: ½ cup fruit serving, ¾ cup vegetable serving ½ c legumes,  ½ c dark greens,  ¾  c red/orange, ½ c starchy, plus ½ c other, 1 grain per day minimum (No noodles or rice can be in the soups to meet this requirement), 1 oz. protein minimum, Assorted low-fat and fat-free milk only

    Minimum-maximum calories 550-650, saturated fat – less than 10% of total calories, sodium – 1110 mg or less, zero trans fat

    Middle School:

    Daily minimums: 1⁄2 cup fruit serving, ¾ cup vegetable serving, ½ cup legumes, ½ cup dark greens, ¾ cup red/orange, ½ c starchy, ½ cup other, 1 grain per day minimum w/a 2 grain per day maximum (No noodles or rice can be in the soups to meet this requirement), 1 oz. protein minimum w/a two protein maximum on all sandwiches and entrees, assorted low-fat and fat-free milk only

    Minimum-maximum calories 600-700, saturated fat – less than 10% of total calories, sodium – 1225 mg or less, zero trans fat

    High School:

    Daily minimums: 1 cup fruit serving, 1 cup vegetable serving,  ½ cup legumes, ½ cup  dark greens, 1 ¼ cup red/orange, ½ cup starchy, plus ¾ cup other, 2 grain minimum with a 10 grain per week maximum (No noodles or rice can be in the soups to meet this requirement), 2 oz. protein minimum with a 10 protein maximum per week, assorted low-fat and fat-free milk only

    Minimum-maximum calories 750-850, saturated fat – less than 10% of total calories, sodium – 1280 mg or less, zero trans fat


    Payment Information

    MySchoolBucks is a secure, easy-to-use online system that allows parents to create and monitor food service accounts for their children.

    Once logged in, parents can view information specific to their children and the food service accounts, including a 90-day history of food purchases and how much money is left in the accounts. Parents may also deposit money directly into their children’s accounts using a charge card or debit card. Parents will need their child’s student ID number to register on the mySchoolBucks website.

    The mySchoolBucks payment system works like a debit plan (but without a debit card) meaning users deposit money into an account and the cost of each meal is deducted from the account. Parents and staff can deposit as much as they want into the accounts, but there is no discount for paying in advance.

    Visit the mySchoolBucks website for more information on the payment system and mySchool Bucks accounts.

    If you have questions about mySchoolBucks, please contact Paul Franchini.

    Free and Reduced-Price Meals

    This is the free and reduced-price school meals/milk application form for the current school year. It is also available in each school building. Parents and guardians may submit this application at anytime throughout the school year.


    Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

    The Board of Education recognizes that, on occasion, students may forget to bring meal money to school.  To ensure that students do not go hungry, but also to promote responsible student behavior and to minimize the fiscal burden on the district, all district schools shall follow guidelines with regard to meal charges.

    • Once a student account is negative, only regular meals may be charged, that is, only the type A meal on the menu.  No student shall be denied a regular type A meal regardless of the account balance.
    • No snacks may be charged once an account is negative
    • A computer-generated point-of-sale system shall be used for identifying and recording all charged meals as well as collected repayments

    This policy applies to all paying students whether they are paying full-price or reduced-price.  Students with a negative balance of at least two meals will be immediately notified by the building administrator or designee regarding the status of their accounts.

    The school district shall send notification to all parents on an annual basis, prior to the opening day of school, notifying them of the requirements of this policy.

    The District shall maintain a system for accounting for charged meals that follows state guidelines.