Schodack Food Services Contact
Tom McNay, Director of Dining Services
Lisa Bryda, Lunch Coordinator
518-732-2297 Ext. 2319
-Contact Ms. Bryda with questions about student meal payment accounts and Free & Reduced School Meals
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Monthly breakfast and lunch menus for both Castleton Elementary and Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School can be found online at the following link: https://www.fdmealplanner.com/
The link above will take you to the FD MealPlanner website. Once there, you can find Schodack’s breakfast and lunch menus by entering “Schodack” into the search bar. If you need assistance, please refer to the FD MealPlanner User Guide here.
PDFs of the menus are also available as PDFs below:
- Castleton Elementary Breakfast Menu – January 2023
- Castleton Elementary Lunch Menu – January 2023
- Maple Hill Breakfast Menu – January 2023
- Maple Hill Lunch Menu – January 2023
District Food Services Provider
Effective July 2022, the Schodack Central School District food service provider has switched from Chartwells to Whitsons School Nutrition, a division of Whitsons Culinary Group. The switch from Chartwells to Whitsons was approved at the board of education meeting on June 16, 2022.
Student accounts to pay for school meals are unaffected by the transition to Whitsons. The meal payment system (MySchoolBucks) is separate from Whitsons and there is no impact on your student’s account balance.
Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Free and Reduced School Meals Eligibility
During the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 School Years, New York State made it so all students could receive free school breakfast and lunch to offset the financial burdens of the pandemic. As of now, New York State has discontinued free meals for all students. Families who would like to see if their child qualifies for the state’s Free and Reduced School Meals Program must complete a 2022-2023 application. Once applications have been received, they will be processed and the results will be mailed to the family residence.
Schodack families currently enrolled in the program must reapply annually to remain eligible. Even if you qualified for the program in the past you must reapply no later than September 30, 2022, to ensure uninterrupted service for students.
This is a completely confidential program and eligible families are highly encouraged to fill out an application. See Schodack’s 2022-23 Food Services Family Letter here for more details about program eligibility. Applications can be filled out anytime during the school year.
For more information contact Lisa Bryda via phone (518-732-2297 Ext. 2319) or email (email@example.com).
Refilling & Checking Your Student’s Cafeteria Account
You can put money into your student’s cafeteria account at any time using MySchoolBucks.com (www.myschoolbucks.com). You will need their Student ID number, which is available on the Parent Portal or by calling your school’s main office.
Students use a 4-digit PIN at the cafeteria register to make food purchases using the money in their accounts or cash is also accepted. If your student qualifies for Free and Reduced Meals, they can receive one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal per day. Additional food/drink items (ex. snack bar, snack milk/juice) outside of those meals are not free and student accounts will be charged for them.
If you would prefer to put money in their account in a different way, you can also send in cash or a check to your school’s main office. Please make checks payable to “SCSD” and include your student’s 4-digit meal account PIN.