Grant Ragan Elementary

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The Nutrition Department is still working on new digital menus in SchoolCafe. Not all menu information may display when visiting SchoolCafe. For the most accurate school menu, please click on one of the PDF links above. To view the progress being made in SchoolCafe click here.

Classroom Treats

We know you’re busy so let us help you take care of your child on their Birthday or any special occasion. Simply click the link below and order fresh baked cookies, frosted cupcakes, fresh fruit cups, or individually wrapped snacks, safely from our “peanut aware” kitchens.  Your order will be delivered to the cafeteria at any school you wish for pick up between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.   Classroom Treats

Nutrition Software

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For more information about nutrition-related items such as free & reduced lunch program, food allergy information, and more, please visit the Nutrition section of the site

Meal Charges

In accordance with state and federal law, the Waukee Community School District adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.

Payment of Meals

Kindergarten – 7th Grade
Students have use of a meal account. When the balance reaches $0.00 a student may charge no more than $15 to this account. After a student’s account is in arrears by $15 or more and the parent/guardian does not make payment to the nutrition account, they will be notified that the Nutrition Service Department will provide an alternate reimbursable meal for breakfast and lunch. Payment for these meals will be charged to the student’s account.

Deposits can be made online in RevTrak or money can be brought to the school office. Low and negative balance e-mail alerts and text messages can be set up in SchoolCafe. Low and negative balance e-mail alerts can be set up in RevTrak online payment system.
Ala carte items are not part of the USDA program and are not allowed to be charged or purchased if a student has a negative balance.

Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.

Free and reduced priced meals are available to those families who qualify.  To apply for free or reduced priced meals online or contact Nutrition Service Department for an application.

Grades 8-12
All meal purchases are to be prepaid before meal service begins. Deposits can be made online in RevTrak or money can be brought to cafeteria cashier, point of sale for deposit. Students who do not have sufficient funds shall not be allowed to charge meals or a la carte items until additional money is deposited in the student account.

Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.

Free and reduced priced meals are available to those families who qualify.To apply for free or reduced priced meals online or contact Nutrition Service Department for an application.

Employees
Employees will not be allowed to charge any meals or a la carte items causing their meal account to go into a deficit balance.

Negative Account Balances

The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the balance is in the negative. Families will be notified by an automated calling system and e-mail notification.

Negative balances of more than $15 not paid prior to the end of the school year will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options for collection may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.

Communication of the Policy
The policy and supporting information regarding meal charges shall be provided to:

  • All households at or before the start of each school year;
    Students and families who transfer into the district, at time of transfer; and
    All staff responsible for enforcing any aspect of the policy.
  • Records of how and when the policy and supporting information was communicated to households and staff will be retained.

The superintendent may develop an administrative process to implement this policy.

 

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701