Kelly Bolton - Food Service Director
829 S. Union Street
Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
Welcome to the web page of the Grass Lake Community Schools Food Services Department. Included on this page is information about menus and other programs that are being offered. Each of our school buildings house their own kitchens and cook staffs that prepare and serve breakfasts and lunches for all students wanting either, or both. Please call us if you ever have questions, comments, or suggestions.
District Food Service Department Non-Discrimination Policy: The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.). Any questions concerning discrimination should be directed to the Superintendent’s Office, Grass Lake Community Schools, 899 South Union Street, Grass Lake, MI 49240, or phone (517) 867-5540. Grass Lake Community Schools is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Grass Lake Community Schools Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District’s students. Therefore, the board has instituted Grass Lake Community Schools Policy 8510 as our Wellness Policy to set goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits. To view GLCS Board Policy 8510, go to https://bit.ly/2zJeC1T.
Our Grass Lake community's benevolence is remarkable, and that includes a high level of giving toward our school district's food services department to help feed our students whose families find difficulty paying for their hot lunches. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.
On Friday, May 3, United States Congressman Tim Walberg visited our George Long Elementary School cafeteria to eat lunch and discuss potential improvements in our school lunch program with Grass Lake Food Services Director Kelly Bolton. Click on the heading of the announcement for more information.
When a student's account is in the negative we cannot sell them a la carte items and/or snack items until their account is current even if they have cash with them! Click the heading of this announcement for more information.
The Grass Lake Schools Cafeteria wanted to send you information regarding menu changes during snow days. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.
Grass Lake Community Schools is now involved with Michigan's "10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms" program. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.
Children of eligible families can receive lunches and breakfasts free, or at reduced prices. Click on the heading of the announcement to learn how.
Click on the heading of this announcement to begin the process of making online payments to your child's lunch account. The program will indicate a $2.50 convenience charge per transaction when checking out. If you have questions about lunch account payments, …
Food Services Staff Members
- Elementary School
- High School
- Middle School
- Lorraine Bennett
- Crystal Brickner
- Sheryl Broniak
- Amie Christian
- Bonnie Henneman
- Theresa McDonald
- Betty Niceswander
- Stevie Schiller
- Alex Schweda
- Alex Schweda
From the Desk of Grass Lake Community Schools Food Services Director Kelly Bolton
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Important News from the Kitchens at Grass Lake Community Schools.......................
Tomorrow Friday February 21st, 2020 we will be serving chicken pot pies at our Elementary School and at our Middle and High Schools, we will have Rotini Spaghetti with Garlic Toast or Cheesy Bread Breadsticks. What is your student's favorite lunch? We like to make changes to our lunch menu to make it fresh and exciting for our students to eat with us at Grass Lake Community Schools!
We wanted to share some facts with our parents and caregivers about how important it is for students to get a full nutritious lunch and breakfast when going to school. Relieve your stress and let your students eat lunch and breakfast at school. It's DELICIOUS, ECONOMICAL, AND WE HAVE ALL THE HEALTHY OPTIONS WITH EVERY MEAL!
No Kid Hungry Chronic Absenteeism Report -
Nearly 8 million students a year are considered “chronically absent,” meaning they miss at least three weeks of school per year. School officials around the nation are focused on finding ways to reduce this number. Many schools, however, already have an effective, powerful tool at their disposal – school breakfast. A new study conducted on behalf of No Kid Hungry by researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara, found:
"Serving breakfast as part of the school day can reduce chronic absenteeism by an average of 6 percentage points. For context, holding all other factors constant, a school where 22% of students are chronically absent (the average in the schools studied) could see that drop to 16% after implementing "Breakfast After the Bell"."
And while the focus of the study was absenteeism, exploratory analysis also found that "Breakfast After the Bell" led to improvements in reading achievement and “internalizing behaviors,” such as anxiety, loneliness, and sadness among students. Serving breakfast as a part of the school day is an effective way to fight hunger and ensure that all students start the day with the morning nutrition they need for focus, health, and emotional wellness. Studies like this will continue to help us reach more schools and policy makers with the measurable effects of this important meal.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO PAY ON LUNCH BALANCES...
You can send in a check or cash in a sealed envelope with the student's full name and grade clearly written on the envelope. You can also pay online with check or credit card at Payschools on our school website under the food service tab, you will be charged a $2.50 convenience fee for this service.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Food Service Director
Grass Lake Schools
Apply Now for Free and Reduced Lunches for Your Children -
Registration has begun for Grass Lake Community Schools families to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches for their children during the 2019-2020 school year. We highly encourage our families to apply for this accommodation. The recipients of this program remain completely anonymous. Go to http://bit.ly/30SKxG0 for complete information and to access a registration form.
WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
• All children in households receiving benefits from [State SNAP], [the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)] or [State TANF], are eligible for free meals.
• Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
• Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
• Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
• Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines (http://bit.ly/2M97NeK.
It is the responsibility of the parents to provide for lunch for their children while at school. However, it is important to provide that children receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day. Click on the file name for more information.