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2232 Washington Street
Blair, NE 68008
ph 402.426.2610
fx 402.426.3110

Keela Koenig, Head Cook at Otte Middle School, as Chef Rodney

Chef Rodney, District Chef, as Harley Dude

Click on the image below to go to the website to make an online prepayment.

See FAQs below, or call 402.426.5926 for assistance.


Parents can register for a free account and sign up for low balance email reminders, even if they do not use online prepayment system.

- You will first need your child’s student ID number; you may get this number by contacting your child’s school or contacting the Food Service office.

- Go to the district website at www.blairschools.org, then click on Food Services, found under Departments, click on the link to mySchoolBucks OR go directly to www.myschoolbucks.com.

- Click REGISTER FOR A FREE ACCOUNT and enter the required information.

- Click FINISH to complete the initial registration process.

 

- Once you are logged into your new account, click MY HOUSEHOLD from the left-side navigation bar.

- Click LOOK UP YOUR STUDENTS.

- Select your child’s school from the drop-down box.

- Enter your child’s first name.

- Enter your child’s last name.

- Enter your child’s student ID number.

- Click FIND STUDENT.

- Click ADD STUDENT.

- Click FINISH or click ADD ANOTHER STUDENT to repeat the process for additional children.

 

- From the My Household page, click MAKE A PAYMENT.

- Enter the deposit amount for each student account, then click ADD TO BASKET.

- Review the amount(s) you have entered and click CHECK OUT NOW. If you need to adjust an amount click CONTINUE SHOPPING.

- Enter your payment information and click CONTINUE.

- If paying with a credit or debit card, enter the three or four digit Verification Code that appears on your card, then click CONTINUE.

- Review your order and make sure all deposits are correct, then click PLACE ORDER.

- Click PRINT ORDER to generate a receipt of your transaction in a new window. We recommend that you keep a copy for records.

- Click FINISH to complete the transaction.

 

Payments may be made with a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit card. You may also make a payment using an e-check.

You will be assessed a convience fee of $1.95 per shopping cart will be added to the total that are depositing into your account.  This is fee that Blair Community Schools is charged for the service.  

You can set up low balance email alerts to let you know when your child is at or below that amount.

Once logged into mySchoolBucks.com, click on the email preferences on the left side.

Check the box "Send email when one or more account balances fall below .."

Set the dollar amount that you want to be notified when an account is below.

Any parent can set up their account with this notification, even if they do not put money on their account through this service.

 

Please log into your account.  Click on the Contact Us in the upper right hand corner.  Here you will find another FAQ section with much more information.  If you still do not find the answer you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us at 402.426.5926.

The United States Department of Agriculture has set forth requirements for Child Nutrition Programs and the National School Lunch Program.  To learn more about these programs and the rights families and students have under these programs, please click on the link below.

USDA Civil Rights Requirements and Child Nutrition Programs

First quarter is over, football season has ended, Halloween treats have been passed out, and snow is starting to fall ... is it really that time already? Now we can start looking at the more comforting-type foods like soups and casseroles that are synonymous with colder weather. We have added some newer items to the line up that we are sure your child will love! Encourage your child to try new dishes; they may be pleasantly surprised!

We have added soups to the Grab and Go Bar at the High School! We have chili every day as well as a different "flavor" to choose from. So far, the Chicken Tortilla and Brocooli and Cheese soups have been a big hit! Have your high school students grab a cup to go with their lunch; it will help warm them up and keep them toppped off to last through the afternoon.

The middle school students continue to enjoy having Chef Rodney at the school making special made-to-order meals for them. Look for Chef Rondey on Wednesday, November 8 in the morning ... he's planning on an Omelte Bar for breakfast! Drop your students off early so they can get a custom breakfast!

Arbor Park and the Elementary schools tried some cinnamon apples and squash in October with some positive results! Chef Rodney made the students' day by joining them at lunch to sample the latest Harvest of the Month offerings. Chef Rodney is now planning on the annual Gingerbread House Tour ... he kicks off the tour on Wednesday, November 29 at North Elementary! Plan on stopping by during lunch or ask your child about his creation!

We look forward to being a part of each student's day, every day. We look for meals that not only test the taste boundaries but are nutritious and comforting and we love to hear what the students think. Please encourage your child to tell their food service team about their experience so we can continue to grow.

If you have any questions about the Food Service program, please feel free to contact the Food Service Director at:

yvette.steffen AT blairschools DOT org or at 402-427-2960.

Thank you for your support,

Yvette Steffen, Food Service Director

 

 

Yvette Steffen, Food Service Director

402-427-2960 or yvette.steffen AT blairschools DOT org

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:program.intake AT usda DOT gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

As stated above, all protected bases do not apply to all programs, “the first six protected bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex are the six protected bases for applicants and recipients of the Child Nutrition Programs.

K-12 Breakfast Price - $2.10
(Reduced Price $0.30)

K-5 Grade Lunch Price - $2.70
(Reduced Price $0.40) 

6-12 Grade Lunch Price - $3.00
(Reduced Price $0.40)

Adult Lunch Price - $3.50

Setting Meal Prices

Families that received Free/Reduced meals during the 2016-17 school year, must complete a new application form.  Families with an approved 2016-17 application will expire on September 27, 2017.

2017-18 Free/Reduced meal applications can now be completed online.  Please click on the appropriate link below.  (Paper copies are available at each school building)

Fred/Reduced Family Application-English

Free/Reduced Family Application-Spanish

As adults, we tend to research and strategize ways in which to avoid weight gain and eating unhealthy foods. But how often do you think about your child's eating habits throughout the holiday season? Children are more susceptible to unhealthy weight gain during this time of year because they have more days off of school, go outside less frequently, and eat whatever is on the counter (which is most likely cookies and candy brought in from family and neighbors).

There are a few different ways in which to keep our children healthy and happy throughout the season:

1. Keep fruit out on the counters and table. Always. Children will go for what's easy and accessible. Keep cookies, candy, and other sweets up high and out of sight and they will be ignored and forgotten.

2. Stay off the TV and games. It's often easier to let children watch TV or play games so you can get baking done, write Christmas cards, shop online for presents, clean and prepare for guests, etc. but it's not always for the best. Have your child help with chores! Even the younger children can push a vacuum around the house. They get exercise, you get help, and they learn life lessons along the way; it's a win-win-win! If your child wants to play games, make time to play, too! There are a ton of board games that will bring laughs and create lots of wonderful memories. And frankly, isn't that what this time of year is about, anyway?

3. Get good sleep. Children sleep better when they have a routine so keep the sleep schedule the same as when they attend school, going to bed late and sleeping in only makes for more behavioral problems. Studies have also found that children who have a clean, uncluttered room sleep more sound; have your child tidy his or her room before bedtime (and they get the exercise they need!).

Enjoy the holidays and stay healthy - it can be done!

Listed below is a link to Taher Foods Service nutritional food analysis.  This will provide families with information on calories, carbohydrates and proteins.

Lunch Nutrition Analysis

Breakfast Nutrition Analysis

Taher food service is now accepting applications.  You may pick up an application at The Blair Community Schools Administration Office or click on the link below to print one.

Taher Application 

Applications can be submitted to The Blair Community Schools Administration Office, 2232 Washington Street, Blair NE  68008.


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