Hot Lunch

Welcome to 2016-17 Hot Lunch! 

An in-house hot lunch program is available for students in grades K-8. Menus are posted on the TeacherEase website ( and on this page. Two main dish options or salad bar are offered every day that school is in session for a full day. Each option includes a choice of 5 nutritional components: dairy, grains, meat or meat alternate, fruits, and vegetables.

Each SMG School Family is asked to sign up and complete five days in the lunchroom or buyout at a cost of $100 per family. These shifts are from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. Lunch is available to volunteers at the cost of $3.40. At registration, families must choose one option and complete the form. Click here for hot lunch volunteer signup. After October 1st, any families that have not signed up will be charged the buyout fee.

If you choose to buyout, you can send payment by check by October 1st; please indicate “Lunch Volunteer Buyout” in the memo line. You can also use the online payment system at ; please use the lunchroom buyout category.

If you are scheduled to work a lunch shift and have an emergency that prevents you from attending, PLEASE CALL 268-2978 as early as possible, to allow the lunch staff to find a replacement. If you do not contact the kitchen by 9:00 a.m., and do not work your shift, you will be charged a $30 “no-show fee” through your student’s lunch account.

If you are interested in working additional lunch shifts during the school year, you may sign up as an “emergency volunteer” in the kitchen office. You will be paid $20 per extra shift beyond the required 5 shifts, via your student’s lunch account. Please sign up for ONLY 5 shifts on the Lunchroom volunteer calendar to ensure all families have shifts available. We will contact all emergency volunteers via e-mail or phone if extra help is needed. Volunteers are welcome to eat lunch at a cost of $3.40. Any questions please contact Jennifer Vosberg. 608 268- 2980 or

The cost of a complete reimbursable student meal is $2.75. St Maria Goretti School follows the National School Lunch Program Meal Requirements.

In order to count as a complete reimbursable meal, based on government guidelines, a student must choose at least 3 of the 5 components offered on a daily basis (dairy, grains, meat or meat alternate, fruits and vegetables). Additionally, one of those 3 components must be a full serving (1/2 cup) of fruit, vegetable, or a combination of fruit and vegetable. If a student does not choose a complete reimbursable meal, St. Maria Goretti School will not receive State reimbursement for that meal, and we must charge extra to compensate for not receiving State reimbursement. Therefore the cost of the non-reimbursable meal is $3.40.

Please contact Nohora Reyna, Food Manager (608)268 2980, if you have questions regarding State of Wisconsin meal requirements.

For 2nd through 8th grade an extra serving of the choice 1 or choice 2 entrée, called “a la carte,” is available for an additional $1.75. Please note that the salad bar option cannot be an “a la carte” addition to any meal. Additionally, if salad bar is chosen as a meal, the choice 1 or 2 options are not available as “a la carte” servings. Extra milk for hot lunch and cold lunch students is available at a cost of $.40. Water is available at no charge to all students during lunch time.

Parents, siblings, and other guests are welcome to join students for lunch any day at the cost of $3.40 per meal.

Student lunch participation and account balances are tracked via TeacherEase. Accounts are updated daily to show charges. Deposits will be recorded on a weekly basis. No monthly statements are issued; please check your student’s lunch account frequently to ensure that funds are available. Accounts with outstanding balances will receive reminder e-mails each week. Accounts in arrears for a month or longer will result in the student being ineligible to participate in the lunch program. Payments to lunch accounts can be made by check through the school office, or by using the parish online payment system. Be sure to use the memo line of your check, or the comment box online, to indicate if you would like your payment divided between your children.

Hot lunch payments can be made via check or the parish online payment system. 

Read about SMG's online payment system.

Free and Reduced

St. Maria Goretti School offers free and reduced lunches to students who qualify based on State of Wisconsin standards. Students may qualify for free or reduced rates through direct certification by the State; if this is the case, you will receive a notice of your child’s eligibility. Families are also encouraged to submit a written application for free or reduced rates, based on family size and income. The application and instructions are available at the school office and kitchen office or below.

Reduced lunches cost $0.40 per meal. Please note that free and reduced rates apply only to complete reimbursable meals – that is, meals that follow the guidelines stated above under “Cost.” If a free or reduced lunch is not a complete reimbursable meal, it will be charged at $3.40. Extra “a la carte” servings cost $1.75, and extra milk servings cost $0.40, regardless of the child’s free/reduced standing. Instructions:

Parent Letter and FAQ
How to apply for Free and Reduced Meals

*Free and Reduced Price School Meals Information and Application


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