• Nutrition Services 

    The Wellington Exempted Village School District Nutrition Services Department recognizes the vital importance of good nutrition. The department is committed to providing nutritious breakfasts and lunches every day so that students have the tools that they need to learn. Each kitchen is equipped with creative and responsible team members who create quality food, served with a smile. For more information about school meals, dietary guidelines, services, and the benefits of school meals, please contact us at 440-647-7415.

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  • Please be sure that your child(ren) has money in their account before going through the breakfast or lunch lines.
     

    Meal Prices 2024-2025

    Meal

    School

    Price

    Student Breakfast

    All Buildings

    $1.85

    Reduced-Price Breakfast

    All Buildings

    $0.00

     

    Lunch

     

    Westwood Elementary

    $3.10

    McCormick Middle

    $3.25

    Wellington High

    $3.35

    Reduced-Price Lunch

    All Buildings

    $0.00

    Milk

    All Buildings

    $0.50

    Adult Breakfast

    All Buildings

    $2.60

    Adult Lunch

    All Buildings

    $4.50

    Snack and Additional Items

    All Buildings

    Variable

    School Breakfast Includes: Main entree, fruit and milk
    School Lunch Includes: Main entree, fruit, vegetable and milk
     
    Adding Money to Student Accounts
    We encourage all parents to utilize our online payment system, PaySchools Central. 
    Cash and check payments are also accepted at school. For cash payment, students should have money in an envelope with the student's name written on it. Lunch money should be turned in to the teacher or given to the cashier. 
    Checks can be made out to Wellington Schools Nutrition Services Department. 
     
    Please note, to keep lines moving, we do not give change back during service. Any surplus money will be added to a student's account for future purchases. If your student requires change back for a special circumstance, please send a signed note with cash payment. 
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  • Nutrition Services News:

    SUMMER EBT known as “SUN BUCKS”

    Beginning in the summer 2024, Ohio has taken the opportunity to participate in a new federal permanent program called the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (Summer EBT), also known as “Sun Bucks”.

    This program helps to bridge the summertime hunger gap by providing cash grocery benefits to households with children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. The Summer EBT program provides children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Each eligible child will receive a one-time $120 benefit for the summer. If you currently have an EBT card, the funds will be automatically added to the existing card. If your family does not currently receive SNAP benefits, an EBT card will be mailed to your home. For questions about benefits or EBT cards, please visit https://sebt.ohio.gov/

    All free or reduced-price meal certified students who have access to school meals qualify for this benefit. You DO NOT need to complete another application. **Only those who are not on the program and feel they may qualify for meal assistance should complete an application.

    Deadline to apply is JUNE 1st by 3:00p.m. (for any NEW applicants). To confirm whether your child is currently receiving free or reduced-price meals, contact the Nutrition Services Department, ahelton@wellingtonvillageschools.org, 440-647-7415.

    If you have confirmed that your child qualifies for free or reduced price meals, but have not received an EBT card after July 1, 2024 please contact the department of Jobs and Family Services, 1-866-386-3071. Please note, not all payments may not be issued at the same time, even for children in the same family.

    Reminder: Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications can be submitted anytime during the school year. Meal applications can be submitted online via
    www.payschoolscentral.com or using a paper copy requested from any district office building.

     

    Summer Meals: 

    Children ages 1- 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19-21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

    For more information about participating meal site locations and times, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or visit https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Food-and-Nutrition/Summer-Food-Service-Program 

     

    Yearly Meal Applications:

    An updated application must be completed every school year. If your child qualified for free or reduced-priced meals for the 2023-2024 school year, the approved status will roll over for the first 30 operating days of the 2024-2025 school year.

    To ensure no interruption of meal benefits, be sure to submit applications for next school year before October 9, 2024. If an updated application is not received, then the meal status will change to full pay, and you will be responsible for any charges accrued.

    If your family qualifies for free or reduced-price meals through a direct certification
    letter, you must sign and return the letter in order for instructional fees to be waived.

    Meal applications will become available online www.payschoolscentral.com after July 1, 2024, and paper copies will be available in the board office in August of 2024.

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  • Supply Chain Update

    Due to nationwide supply chain disruptions, menu items are subject to change without notice. We appreciate your kindness and cooperation during this difficult time. 

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  • Graduating Seniors

    If greater than $5.00 remains on the account of a graduating senior, or student leaving the district, that balance will be transferred to a sibling. If there are no siblings, the funds can be donated to unpaid meal debt or refunded upon request. Please note, we are only able to issue a refund if all outstanding student fees are paid in full.

    To request a refund, please complete this form, Meal Account Transfer/Refund or contact Andrea Helton at 440-647-7415. ahelton@wellingtonvillageschools.org

    *If a request is not received by the end of the school year, senior account balances will be transferred to the donation account to help families with unpaid meal debt.*

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Contact Information

  • Helton

    Andrea Helton MS, RDN LD

    Director of Nutrition Services

    Wellington Exempted Village School District
    627 N Main Street
    Wellington, Ohio 44090

    Phone
    (440) 647-7415

    E-mail: ahelton@wellingtonvillageschools.org