Windsor Unified School District J - Child Nutrition
Windsor's child nutrition staff serves meals freshly prepared at each
school site. Large quantities of homemade recipes such as spaghetti
are prepared from scratch at Windsor's central kitchen located at
the high school and transported to the school sites for serving. Cali
Calmecac receives meals prepared at Windsor's central kitchen and
transported in hot/cold boxes until a kitchen facility is constructed
Meal ID Cards
At the beginning of the school year students are automatically
issued an ID card. The ID card is scanned electronically by a computerized
system in the cafeteria when students receive breakfast and lunch
and the cost of the meal is deducted from their account. All students
are required to scan their card whether paying by cash or account.
ID Card Use
ID cards are kept in the cafeteria at all times for K-5 and stored
in a designated meal card file. During the meal period, the teacher
removes the cards and hands them out to each student wishing to receive
a meal or milk. The student takes their meal card through the lunch
line and scans their card by waving it by the scanner and then handing
the card to the cashier. Students at secondary schools are responsible
for having their id card in their possession at all times for use
at various locations such as the cafeteria and library.
Account deposits can be made in the cafeteria before school starts
and during breakfast. When preparing your deposit for elementary
students, please write the students name and room number on the
memo of your check or place in an envelope with student information.
Students pre-paying to their account receive the discount listed
on the monthly menu. At the K-8 grade levels all change will be
put towards the account balance. A refund can be obtained with a
written note from the student's parent/guardian.
Free & Reduced Meal Applications
Applications for free and reduced price meals are mailed in the
summer and are available in the school office or cafeteria. Applications
from last year are valid only for the first 30 operating days of
the school year. Applications must be completed and approved yearly.
Student's should bring a lunch from home or pay regular price for
a lunch in the cafeteria until notified by mail of benefit approval.
The Child Nutrition Department processes applications at the central
kitchen. One application is needed per family. Make sure to include
each student's name, school attending, grade, and classroom on the
application. Applications must be submitted to your eldest child's
school cafeteria. The cafeterias forward the applications daily
to the central kitchen for processing. The central kitchen then
sends eligibility information electronically to the school sites
and mails notices to parents/guardians.
Meal charges (a negative balance) are for emergency lunches only for
K-5 and must be repaid. Students may not exceed two
emergency lunch charges. Charges are not allowed at breakfast.
We are accepting employment applications for substitute food service
workers. Applications available at the district office
Thank you for your support, we are looking forward to seeing you!