School Lunch - $2.25
Children may either go home for the 45-minute lunch period or eat at school. An adult must accompany those who leave the campus for lunch. Those who eat at school may carry their lunches or obtain lunch in the school cafeteria. Milk (low-fat white or non-fat chocolate) may be obtained for $.35 by those who carry their lunches. This milk is available for purchase on a day- by-day basis only. The cafeteria lunches are available for $2.25 a day, including milk. Lunches may be paid for daily in cash or through the purchase of a lunch ticket. The lunch ticket may be purchased for $45.00 (20 lunches).
Checks for the purchase of lunch tickets should be made payable to the South Pasadena Unified School District. Children who purchase a lunch ticket need eat only those meals of their choosing. Tickets are good for the entire school year. Tickets are sent home with the student - one ticket is to be sent with the student on the day he/she will purchase lunch. Refunds are not made for lost lunch tickets. Menus for the hot lunch program are posted each month in classrooms, as well as sent home with each student. Marengo School uses the “Speed Line” system where there are five categories available every day, i.e. main dish, bread, fruit, vegetable and milk. Students choose 3, 4, or 5 items.
So that an adequate number of hot lunches may be prepared at the high school kitchen for your children, the school secretary is required to have the lunch count to the high school very soon after school begins in the morning. Consequently, if your child must arrive at school after 8:45 am due to a medical appointment or any other reason, it will be necessary for you to be sure to provide him or her with a sack lunch.
IT IS NOT LEGAL FOR US TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO CHARGE LUNCHES. WE ARE SORRY THAT WE MUST DISCONTINUE OUR PAST PRACTICE OF ALLOWING CHILDREN TO CHARGE LUNCHES IN AN EMERGENCY. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD BRINGS A LUNCH OR LUNCH MONEY EVERY
DAY We will provide a cheese sandwich from our Food Service Department to those children who don’t have lunch or lunch money when parents are unable to bring them something. We like to promote responsibility among our students and have an expectation that each child take responsibility reminding parents to provide a sack lunch, a ticket, or money.