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 on site.
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 grades
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!