Food Service - Student Nutrition

Food Service - Student Nutrition

At the Oregon City School District we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand! Our Child Nutrition Services team is made up of dedicated and caring staff members who know that our student’s health, well-being and happiness is the most important ingredient to their ability to learn.  We provide access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of our students. All meals meet patterns established by the U.S. Child Nutrition Department for school lunches and breakfasts. It is our number one priority to provide meals that are tasty, nutritious and appealing to our customers in a safe, sanitary and cost-effective manner.

All meals will be free to all students for the 2021-2022 school year.  Milk purchased separately will cost $.50.  Snack items will be available at Clay High School beginning in August.  Snacks will be available in the other buildings on a limited basis beginning in September.

PaySchools Central Online Payment System

Please go to PaySchools Central to add money to student lunch accounts. Our free online payment processing system offers a convenient, user-friendly, secure and timely method where parents can make payments or add money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  PaySchool Central processes both credit/debit cards and electronic checks.

Parents who do not have bank access or limited access may make cash/check lunch account payments at the student’s school with the secretary.  A minimum amount of  $15.00 must be placed on the student’s account when using cash.  No cash or checks will be accepted from students. 

Oregon City Schools Meal Charge Policy

Oregon City Schools participates in “The National School Lunch Program”, a USDA funded government program.  USDA policy requires all federal school meal programs to have a written and clearly communicated policy to address unpaid meal charges.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Oregon City Schools offers free and reduced lunches and breakfasts. Children from families whose income levels qualify may receive free lunches, reduced-priced lunches for $.40, and reduced breakfast for $.30. Children from families that receive food stamps or OWF qualify for free lunch and free breakfast. Qualifying families must complete an application and return it to school. Applications will be sent home with the child upon request, or families may pick up an application in the school office.

Possible Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Summer Benefits Card Delay:
A delay has occurred in mailing the new summer P-EBT cards. For summer P-EBT, a child will receive a new P-EBT card if the child did not receive the school year 2020-2021 card after February of 2021. Please be aware some households may have received a letter indicating that the new summer P-EBT card was already received. However, new cards are not likely to arrive before the last week of July.

Please note that P-EBT cards for the school year 2020-2021 received after February of 2021 should have the first $190 allocation of summer P-EBT already posted to the previously issued P-EBT card or the household SNAP card. The second allocation of $185 will occur on newly-mailed cards and existing P-EBT/SNAP cards in July. Schools are encouraged to communicate this information to households as possible.

Summer Food Service Programs


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