As the Director of Food and Nutrition Services, I would like to welcome your child to the Norwin School District and our breakfast and lunch programs. Since good nutrition is so important for growing bodies and learning minds, we hope to encourage your child to take part in the breakfast and lunch programs on a regular basis.
Menus are posted here: http://www.norwinsd.org/Page/4199 or click on "MENUS" from the list on the left hand side of this page. You can rest assured that each lunch will contain at least one third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients. We are always striving to make the meals enticing and delicious so the students can become food-wise as well as book-wise.
The district currently uses a computer system to account for meal purchases and transactions. This system allows you to pay in advance for meals and other items then charge them against your child’s account. You may send your check (no cash please) in an envelope to the homeroom teacher with your child’s first and last name on the envelope, or make on-line deposits with a credit card through Family Access. Checks should be made out to: Norwin Food Service (or NFS) and will serve as your receipt. Information on the price of school breakfasts and lunches can be found on the Food & Nutrition Services webpage.
Norwin School District only processes paper applications for free and reduced meals upon request. Please use this link to access the Statewide Online Application (www.paschoolmeals.com) to apply for free and reduced meals. Each school building, as well as the Norwin Library, is equipped with a computer that parents/guardians can use to fill out the online application if you do not have access to a computer at home.
Free and Reduced Price Meals: Eligibility from the previous school year is carried over for the first 30 days of the current school year. If you do not receive a "NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL FOR FREE MEALS-DIRECT CERTIFICATION" letter from Food & Nutrition Services before the first day of school, you must submit an application. If the application is approved, your child will receive free or reduced meals for the remainder of the school year. There is no discrimination or overt identification of free or reduced students. All computer meal transactions are the same so please take advantage of the program if you feel you qualify.
In closing, I am always eager to hear any questions, comments, or suggestions you or your child may have concerning the school meal program. Please call Food and Nutrition Service any time at 724-861-3038. We look forward to serving your child and hope their cafeteria memories are always happy and healthy ones.
Director of Food and Nutrition Service http://paschoolmeals.com