Christine Kearney, Director of Food Services
Jo-Ann Brodsky, Secretary
Alice Anos, Secretary
The West Islip Public Schools believe that 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. Therefore, we provide lunch in our schools every day.
Students may buy lunch for $2.25 in elementary schools or $2.75 in secondary schools. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase as well, ranging from $0.25 - $2.50. We encourage a pre-paid lunch account which can be set up through www.myschoolbucks.com. Students can buy lunch, snacks or drinks using this account. For questions or more information please contact our Food Service Department at C.Kearney@wi.k12.ny.us.
We invite all students to show their support for the school food service program through frequent participation. A monthly menu lists the daily lunch offerings, which include a choice of entrees, one-half pint of milk, vegetable or salad, bread and butter, and desserts.
Free and reduced priced lunches are available for qualifying families. See below for further information, or call Food Services at (631) 930-1510.
The 2018-2019 Application for Free/Reduced-Price School Meals will be posted in August.
Please accept my warmest welcome back on behalf of the entire Food Service Department! We look forward to another great school year of providing your student(s) with healthy and delicious meals, snacks and beverages.
The Food Service Department operates a full-service student cafeteria in each district school. Every school offers daily lunch options, as well as various snacks, drinks, and a la carte items for sale. The High School also offers a daily breakfast. Of note, our Department and all meals, snacks, and drinks offered continue to be in compliance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Please see below for some basic information about the Food Services Department. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Christine Kearney, MS, RD
Director, School Lunch Program
West Islip Public Schools
Meal Prices 2018-2019
Breakfast available in HS only
Breakfast available in HS only
Purchasing meals is very simple in our school cafeterias! Our cafeterias use a point-of-sale system, NutriKids to increase customer service and ensure accurate account information.
Students use their student ID number to access their account and complete transactions. (Student ID numbers remain constant from kindergarten through graduation). Incoming kindergarten students, new students, and any other student not familiar with cafeteria processes will be assisted by staff to ensure an easy, seamless and positive cafeteria experience.
The West Islip School District uses MySchoolBucks® as its online payment service. This secure online payment system allows you to quickly deposit money into your student’s school meal account. You can also view balances, check purchase history for the past ninety days, and set-up low balance alerts.
Cash and checks will also continue to be accepted for deposit into your child’s account. Cash and checks can be sent in to your student’s school or sent to Food Services at District Office (address below). Balances will continually roll over into a new school year.
Creating a Lunch Account & Making Deposits
For instructions on creating an online lunch account for your student, please visit the MySchoolBucks page of our website. Once the account is created, you can make deposits into your student’s lunch account.
Students who receive free/reduced price lunch are encouraged to have a lunch account, as well. Funds can be added to cover the cost of reduced lunch, and any snack/drink items students may want to purchase. Free/reduced price meals are processed at the cash register in the same way as full price meals, without any special indication.
Limiting Student Purchases
Student lunch accounts can be limited to a daily dollar amount of spending. If you would like to limit your student’s daily spending, please email: email@example.com or call the Food Service Office at 631-930-1510.
Free and Reduced Price Meals
The West Islip School District will provide free and reduced price meals to those children whose families meet current eligibility criteria, as determined by federal income guidelines. Families with income at or below the amount determined in accordance with family size may be eligible for free and reduced price school meals. Families are encouraged to apply. Reduced price meals cost each eligible student $.25 for lunch, or $.25 breakfast (breakfast is available at the High School only).
All information is kept confidential. Submit only one application per family (i.e. include all students on one application). Free or reduced price meals will be processed at the cash register in the same way as full price meals, without any special indication.
To apply for free or reduced price meals complete the application - applications are also available at every district school and for pick-up at District Office. Or, you can submit a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Applications for free and reduced price school meals may be filed at any time during the school year. If family circumstances change during the school year (e.g. loss of a job, increase in household size, decrease of income, or receiving SNAP/TANF or other benefits), applications may be resubmitted.
If family events warrant a change in income, a new application can be filed any time during the school year.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
West Islip District Office
Michael and Christine Freyer Administration Building
100 Sherman Avenue
West Islip, NY 11795