Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. The Federal child nutrition waivers that allowed all students access to free meals ended on June 30, 2022. This means that Onondaga Central CSD will no longer be able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for the 2022-2023 school year.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals must complete a meal application (attached below) for the 2022-2023 school year and meet income qualifications in order to receive free meals. Households who do not qualify will need to resume paying for breakfast and lunch. The school district receives Federal and State funding based on the percentage of families who qualify. If your application is approved you may also be eligible for discounts from your internet provider, reduced testing fees, college application fees, etc. Please complete the consent form to allow us to release this information as requested.
The program is HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL. At the cash register, only Cafeteria Staff can see a student’s eligibility status.
My School Bucks
Meal applications can be submitted online here
My School Bucks (www.MySchoolBucks.com
) is a payment service that provides an easy way to add money to your student’s meal account. Students may purchase additional lunches or ala carte items using their lunch account.
|We are looking forward to a healthy and nutritious year. The cafeteria team strives to provide your child with an enjoyable and healthy meal experience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Emily Cullen MA, RD, CDN
School Lunch Director
To access breakfast and lunch menus, please click on the link below.
Onondaga Central Breakfast and Lunch Menu through Nutrislice Click Here
Rockwell Elementary Menu
Wheeler Elementary Menu
Junior/Senior High School Menu
2022-2023 Lunch Prices:
Breakfast: PK-12 $2.00
Lunch: PK-12 $3.00
Click here for information regarding the Prohibition Against Meal Shaming Plan/Meal Charging Policy.
***All Free and Reduced Meal forms can be found at the bottom of this page.***
Letter to Parent/Guardian with Additional Information about MySchoolBucks
The MySchoolBucks website provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance.
From that site you will create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, student ID number and school ZIP code. The student ID number is not the same as your child’s PIN number that they use in the cafeteria. The number you need is found (at the secondary level) on their schedule and report card. At the elementary level, please contact your child’s school for a student ID number.
At the elementary level, if they need their id number, they need to get that from their school office.
If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to contact the Food Services Department at 315-487-4661. Click on the MySchoolBucks logo to access your MySchoolBucks account.
Please be aware that MySchoolBucks is an independent entity that provides this service to West Genesee. MySchoolBucks collects a service charge for deposits made through their website. Also, the maximum deposit for any one child is currently $120.00 online. We continue to work with MySchoolBucks in an effort to raise the maximum deposit amount allowed per transaction. There is not a service charge for deposits made directly at your child’s school building.
Food Pantry Information for Over the Summer
Many students enjoy breakfast and lunch at school on a regular basis. It is understandable when families find it challenging to provide those meals during school vacations.
Food pantries partner with the Food Bank of CNY to provide low cost, nutritious food to those in need. The following is a list of food pantries and services available in our community to assist families. Please know that you will be serviced by the food pantry nearest your legal address. If you have questions or need assistance please call:
The Interreligious Food Consortium (IRC) weekdays at 315-474-8855 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Their website is: http://www.ifccny.org/.
To locate a Summer Food Service Program site near you:
- Text FOOD to 877877 and a list of sites will be sent to your phone.
- Call the SFSP hotline at (866) 3-HUNGRY.
- Click here to view an interactive map with information on all the summer meal sites in New York State.
- The New York State Department of Health’s Growing Up Healthy Hotline, (800) 522-5006, can also help locate a summer meal site in your community.
- The Food Sense Program is offered by the Food Bank of CNY. It is an opportunity to purchase groceries at a discount. People of any age or income can participate. Call the Senior Center at 315-672-5820 for more information.
Local Food Pantries:
Manna from God Food Pantry
Address: 104 Hudson Avenue, Nedrow, NY 13120
Hours: 2nd & 4th Thursday 10am-12pm
Navarino Community Food Pantry
Address: 4389 S Onondaga Road, Nedrow, NY 13120
Hours: 3rd Thur 10am-Noon & 6:30pm-8pm
Phone: (315) 673-9228