One of the most important ways in which we can help our children perform better in their classrooms is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and bodies.
The Gloversville Enlarged Central School District serves free meals to all students, regardless of their income status, through the Community Eligibility Provision.
Breakfast is served daily from 7:20-7:45 a.m. at the high school, 7:30-7:55 a.m. at the middle school, and 8:25-8:55 a.m. at the elementary schools. When there is a two-hour delay, no breakfast is served.
Lunch periods vary with students’ schedules.
Menus are posted to this page at the start of each month during the school year.
Update: School Food Service 2020-21 school Year:
USDA is currently allowing schools to continue to operate under the summer food service programs until Dec 31st, 2020; unless funds are exhausted before that date. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge.
Updates will be posted on the school website, as they are provided by USDA & CNNYSED.
Students may pick-up school meals on their days not in school, between 10:30 & 12:00 M-F; at the following locations.
There is no income requirement, and participants do not have to be Gloversville residents.
For questions please contact the GESD Food Service Department at 775-5708.
Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.htm... and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400
Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
If your child has food allergies, please contact the school nurse. The nurse office will work with the foodservice department to make sure alternate food items are available.
Although students receive breakfast and lunch free of charge, they may purchase additional à la carte food. Students may use cash to purchase such items or parents can make use of the MySchoolBucks system.
MySchoolBucks is a convenient, easy, and secures online prepayment service to deposit money into a students school meal account at any time and/or to print out a copy of their child’s purchase history. Create an account or make a payment here: MySchoolBucks website.
Checks also accepted
If you choose not to take advantage of MySchoolBucks, parents and/or guardians may continue to make advance payments via check. Checks should be made payable to the Gloversville School Lunch Fund. Please write your child’s full name on the check and send the check-in with your child to school.
A note about homemade treats
We would like to remind teachers and parents that state health codes prohibit homemade foods in classrooms. The policy, which has been enforced in Gloversville since 2007, is not meant to reduce the joy and celebrations of students; it’s simply meant to keep them healthy. We simply can’t ensure the safety of food when we have no way of monitoring the kitchen it comes from. There are too many unknowns out there and that is why the state makes these policies and why we enforce them.