Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of the student meal?
Elementary Lunch: $2.35
Middle School Lunch: $2.60
High School Lunch: $2.85
Breakfast (Elementary): $1.30 (Middle School) $1.50 (High School) $1.70
Adults $3.65 Lunch & Adults Breakfast $2.10
How does a student pay for his/her meal? http://www.sendmoneytoschool.com
Parents are encouraged to put money into their child's account by sending a check made out to "Paw Paw Public Schools Food Service". Students can also purchase meals with cash.
What happens if a student forgets his/her meal money?
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: (Grades K-5)
As a courtesy, three (3) complete meals will be provided to your child. You will be asked to send payment the next school day to the cafeteria. If payment is not received, your child will get two (2) complete meals of Cheese sandwich, fruit and milk. You will be asked to send payment the next school day to the cafeteria. Your child's school administration is made aware of those charges too. The fifth (5th) day students will make a call home or to the parents work to make arrangements for a lunch or money to be brought in at that time.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS (Grades 6-8)
As a courtesy, two completes meal will be provided to your child. Your child will be asked to send payment the next school day to the cafeteria. Your child's school administration is made aware of those charges too.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS (Grades 9-12)
Charging is not available.
Is milk the only beverage allowed with the meal?
In accordance to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) nutritional guidelines, milk is no longer a MANDATORY item for lunch in any grade, children have the choice to have it or not.
Where do Free and Reduced Family Applications get returned to?
You may mail your Free and Reduced Family Application to the following addresses to ensure complete privacy.
119 Johnson St., Paw Paw, MI 49079 ATTN: Korrie Perkins, Food Service Director
30609 Red Arrow Hwy., Paw Paw, MI 49079 ATTN: Korrie Perkins, Food Service Director
What are some of the nutritious foods you serve at all schools in the district?
Under Meat/Meat Alternate we serve:
Under Grains/Breads we serve:
ALL GRAINS ARE WHOLE GRAIN
Dry whole grain cereal
French toast sticks
Whole Grain Pretzels
Whole Grain Chips
All Breading on Chicken Sandwiches and Nuggets are Whole Grain
Under Fruit/Vegetables we serve:
Green or Red apple wedges Broccoli
Green or Red grapes Sweet potatoes
Orange wedges Tomatoes
Applesauce (Cinnamon & regular) Peas
Peaches Green beans
Melon Romaine lettuce & spinach mixed
Raisins Salad mix
Strawberries Refried Beans/Garbanzo Beans
100% fruit juice (Apple, Orange, Grape)
Some mixed dishes we serve:
Toasted cheese sandwich
Cheese and egg omelet
Peanut butter & jelly (strawberry or grape)
Egg cheese & muffin or bagel sandwich
Tomato basil pasta