Food Service

Maple Valley Schools is pleased to contract with Chartwells Food Service Management to provide delicious, well-balanced meals for our students. They also offer educational tools that help your children make wise, informed decisions about nutrition.

If you have questions about our Food Service program, please contact Shannon Duby at 517.852.9275 x2020 or by email at sduby@mvs.k12.mi.us.

News & Updates

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September 7, 2022
Food Service Online Deposit System

Our online system to make deposits, apply for benefits, and view your student's meal activity is now available.

August 2, 2022
Student Meal Prices

Please read this announcement from the Food Service Department if your student(s) eats school meals.

October 29, 2021
Supply Chain Shortages

An update in regard to the supply chain shortages for our Food Service Department.

Discovery Kitchen connects nutrition education and cooking demonstrations with their promotional calendar through dynamic monthly themes.

Visit Discovery Kitchen

This site allows parents to make deposits into their child's school lunch account (Please note, there will be a small fee for each deposit to help offset the cost of operating and maintaining this site.). Parents are also able to view their child's account activity and see what has been purchased. To create an account, click on the link below and then on "Create an Account".

Instructions 

Check or cash deposits are still accepted at school buildings. Please place your check (with the student's name noted on the check) or cash in an envelope and address the envelope to "Food Service". If you are sending cash, please include the student's name on the envelope. Teachers will collect envelopes each day. Checks should be made payable to Maple Valley Food Service.

Visit Family Portal

Parents are encouraged to complete the application online. A new application must be completed each year, but only one (1) application is needed per family. Confirmation of the student(s) status will be sent via U.S. Mail. Instructions can be found below:

2. Select Apply for Benefits

Select Apply for Benefits

3. Select Application OR Household Info Report

If your student attends Fuller Street Elementary School, Maplewood Elementary School, or Pathways High School please fill out a Household Income Survey.

Select Application OR Household Info Report

These guidelines have been implemented to ensure that the lunch prices remain as reasonable as possible. By enforcing these guidelines, we feel families that pay on time and keep their accounts up to date will not have to suffer as a result of others who abuse the program. If a child has a food allergy or special dietary need, please notify the cafeteria manager immediately. Parents may advise the cafe manager if they do not want their child to purchase a-la-carte items. This reminder will appear on the computer screen when your child goes through the cafeteria line and the child will not be permitted to spend money for snacks from their account.

Elementary School (Grades K-6)

Students in grades K-6 may charge up to $10.00. An automated call will inform parents of negative balances each Thursday and a letter stating the amount each student owes will be sent home each Friday. You may keep track of your child’s account by logging into the Family Portal.

Maple Valley Schools will not allow a child to go hungry. At no time after the account is negative will a-la-carte items be allowed to be charged. If the situation remains unchanged for a period of 30 days, it will be referred to the principal or Business office.

Jr./Sr. High School (Grades 7-12)

Students in grades 7-12 may charge up to $10.00. An automated call will inform parents of negative balances each Thursday and students will be informed of their balance each day as they come through the registers. You may keep track of your child’s account by logging into the Family Portal.

Maple Valley Schools will not allow a child to go hungry. At no time after the account is negative will a-la-carte items be allowed to be charged. If the situation remains unchanged for a period of 30 days, it will be referred to the principal or Business office.

The USDA has put together a Smart Snacks in School document to help improve the health of today's school environment. The USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children while limiting junk food.

USDA Smart Snacks in School Standards

If your student has a special dietary need due to a disability or medical issues, special dietary accommodations can be made. Please have your student’s doctor complete the Medical Statement to request Special Meals and/or Accommodations. Please return or mail the completed form to the Food Service Office at 11090 Nashville Hwy. Vermontville, MI 49096.

Special Diet Medical Statement


Meal Prices & Times

Elementary Schools

Breakfast:

Free to all students & served daily in the cafeteria.
Fuller Street Elementary School: 8:05 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Maplewood Elementary School: 7:50 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Lunch:

Free to all students & served in the cafeteria.

Jr./Sr. High School

Breakfast:

$1.75 per student & served in the cafeteria from 7:10 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

Lunch:

$3.00 per student & served in the cafeteria from 10:55 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Are you interested in helping our students get the most out of their meals? If so, click on the image below to apply!

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Shannon Duby

Food Service Director

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