There will be an “AFTER HOURS CAFE” at Hampden Academy where students may purchase food after the school bell. This is available for students who are staying after school for academic or sports activities. It will be open at the kitchen serving window from 2:00 to 3:00.
Kathy Kittridge, Director
28A Main Road South
Hampden, Maine 04444
Dear Parents and Students,
Students will give their school lunch and breakfast money to the person to the cashier in the kitchen. The money for breakfast, lunch, snack milk, or a la carte items will be deposited into their private Nutrikids account. All students have a PIN (Personal Identification Number) which stays with the student until he/she graduates. If there is more than one student in a family, one student may make deposits to their sibling’s accounts as long as you give us the ID numbers or name of each student and tell us the amounts to deposit into each account. You may also go on-line to myschoolbucks.com to set up an account using the PIN, and deposit money electronically into your child/children’s accounts. You can check balances and what your children are eating as well at myschoolbucks.com.
We want students to bring money to cashiers BEFORE lunch, preferably in the morning before school. If a student at the High School or Middle Schools pays money in the serving line, no change will be given. The amount they give the cashier will be deposited into their account.
The amount of prepayments is entirely up to you; it can range from one day to a month, even the entire school year. Please PREPAY for school lunches and breakfasts. If a student’s account gets low, our staff will remind them. If the student forgets his or her money, we will allow a negative balance up to 5 meals. (SEE POLICY BELOW) Students may NOT purchase A La Carte items if there is no money in their account. Student’s account balances carry over from year to year. We will advise you of the balance as the end of the year approaches to avoid carrying over positive or negative balances.
Meals shall either be paid for in advance or paid for at the time of service. However, students will be granted the privilege of charging up to five (5) meals. If the five meal limit has been reached and payment has not been received, the privilege of charging will be revoked.
There will be no charging of a la carte items.
The school district will provide at least one advance written notice prior to attaining the five meal charge limit. If a student exceeds the five meal limit and payment has not been received, a substitute provision will be offered to the student.
The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the development of regulations necessary to implement this policy.