We now offer patrons the availability to set up and/or utilize e~Funds from the High School Food Service Office.
For new users, a very quick set up gets you started. The user name field will be pre-filled with the name that is on the credit card. The password is auto-generated. If you would like to use this account at home or from a different computer, you can type over the username and password fields to enter in the information you would like to use.
The credit card you use to log into e~Funds will be recognized each time you come to the High School Food Service Office to make a payment.
We can enter your email address and phone number to associate to this account.
Each transaction information will be emailed to you indicating a payment was made to Rockford Schools through your bank.
We cannot take payment over the phone. The transaction must be set up and completed by you on the computer.
We are confident this service will be of benefit to you. Stop by and give it a try.
Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches make a comeback!
You may have noticed our elementary menu is featuring *WOW Peanut Butter Sandwiches. These are a "Soy" based product... peanut and nut free.
*We have also noted this on the menu.
Ongoing features of the Food Service Department:
Every Wednesday an automated call is made regarding all students with a debt account
The debt notification telephone call is followed with an email notification
Family Access to view your child’s lunch history and/or balance
E-funds Program to allow ez payment throughout the year
Applications for the Family Meal Program are accepted year round. If you are on the program, every year you have a grace period of 30 days or September 30 (whichever comes first) to reapply. All charges incurred out of that time frame allowance are your responsibility. For new applicants, the date the application is processed is the date your child begins the program.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
John Henry, Food Service Department Director
In an article titled “Healthy Eating with the Season”, we are told for the greatest freshness look for foods that are locally grown and are in season.
What does this mean for you? Eat seasonally! To enjoy the full nourishment of food, you must make your menu a seasonal one. In different parts of the world, and even in different regions of a country, seasonal menus can vary. But here are some overriding principles you can follow to ensure optimal nourishment in every season:
In spring, focus on tender, leafy vegetables that represent the fresh new growth of this season. The greening that occurs in springtime should be represented by greens on your plate, including Swiss chard, spinach, Romaine lettuce, fresh parsley, and basil.
In summer, stick with light, cooling foods in the tradition of traditional Chinese medicine. These foods include fruits like strawberries, apple, pear, and plum; vegetables like summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and corn; and spices and seasonings like peppermint and cilantro.
In fall, turn toward the more warming, autumn harvest foods, including carrot, sweet potato, onions, and garlic. Also emphasize the more warming spices and seasonings including ginger, peppercorns, and mustard seeds.
In winter, turn even more exclusively toward warming foods. Remember the principle that foods taking longer to grow are generally more warming than foods that grow quickly. All of the animal foods fall into the warming category including fish, chicken, beef, and lamb. So do most of the root vegetables, including carrot, potato, onions and garlic. Eggs also fit in here, as do corn and nuts.
In all seasons, be creative! Let the natural backdrop of spring, summer, fall and winter be your guide.
Remember, you can view your child’s lunch history and account balance through Family Access in this web site. This has been a tremendous help in getting you information on the spot. To go along with that, our E-funds program runs throughout the year for easy payment options.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions.
John Henry, Director Food Service Department
616.863.6037 #4 at prompt