Cafeteria

School Cafeteria

Welcome to the Palacios ISD Cafeteria page. Here you will find links to more information and applications for cafeteria lunch menus, free/reduced lunch progams, summer meal programs, and the Lunch Money Now parent portal. 

Free/Reduced Lunch   |  Menus  |  Lunch Money Now | Meal App Now | Meal App Now Parent Letter

Grandparents’ Day

Central  Elementary   September 8th                                    

East Side   September 7th

Adult Visitor $4.25

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Central Elementary   November 14th                                    

East Side  November 16th

PHS and PJHS  November 17th

Adult Visitor $4.25

Lunch Times

Central Elementary

Kinder – 10:35

1st – 11:15

2nd – 11:45

3rd – 12:15

PK PM – 12:00

East Side Intermediate

 

Breakfast in the Classroom:
4th    7:50 - 8:10
5th    7:50 - 8:10

Brunch:
6th     8:50 - 9:10

Lunch:
4th    11:00 – 11:30

5th    11:50 – 12:20

6th    11:20 – 11:50

 

Junior High

 

Brunch  8:44 - 8:59

Lunch   11:38 - 12:08

 

 

 

High School


Brunch  9:37 - 9:52
Lunch    12:31 - 1:01

 

 

 

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Effective August, 2004, the Texas Department of Agriculture implemented a new Texas School Nutritional Policy. Here is more information.  Summary

CAFETERIA PRICES

Meals can be paid for online at Lunch Money Now, or by cash or check at the register.

Student Breakfast

All Campuses FREE

Lunch

Central Elementary -  $2.50

East Side Intermediate -  $2.75

Secondary Campus -  $3.00

Reduced  -  $0.40

Adult breakfast  -  $2.25

Adult visitor lunch  -  $4.25

Staff lunch $3.75

 

The Palacios ISD Child Nutrition Services Department participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Through these programs, free or reduced-cost meals are available to students whose families meet certain income criteria. Applications are available throughout the year at all schools and the Palacios ISD Administration Office located at 1209 Twelfth Street. For more information call 972-5491. 

Student Accounts

Palacios ISD uses a computerized meal account system. Students may deposit money into their meal account for the purchase of meals and extra items. Students will be given an account number and may deposit money in any dollar amount. Checks should be made payable to the Palacios Independent School District. Student account transactions can be printed at your request. Parents may request that a message be placed on their child’s account to prevent students from purchasing extra items such as drinks or snacks. Please contact the Cafeteria Manager for more information.

In accordance with Federal and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

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 responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

 To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www/ascr/usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.htm or 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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture  |  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights  |  1400 Independence Avenue, SW  |  Washington, DC  20250-9410

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

Email: program.intake@usda.gov

NUTRITION POLICY

The Texas School Nutrition Policy

Elementary Schools:

Campuses may not serve or provide access for students to Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (sodas, candy, candy coated popcorn, and water ices such as popsicles) any time any where on the school premises until the last bell rings.

Schools may serve one snack to students per day. The snack must be provided under the teacher’s supervision and may not be served during the time the class is regularly scheduled for lunch. The snack may be provided by parents, teachers or child nutrition services and should be at no cost to students.

All snacks must comply with the nutrition guidelines of the Texas Schools Nutrition Policy in regard to fat, sugar and portion size. Snacks may not consist of Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value or dessert type items such as cookies, cakes, pudding, ice cream or frozen dessert snacks.

Parents may send any food or beverage item for their own child’s consumption but parents may not provide items for students to share with other children.

Teachers may use food, as long as it is not a Food of Minimal Nutritional Value or candy, as part of a lesson but the food must be tied to an instructional purpose.

Intermediate Schools:

Campuses may not serve or provide access for students to Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (sodas, candy, candy coated popcorn, and water ices such as popsicles) any time any where on the school premises until after the last lunch period.

Campuses may not serve competitive foods (foods that come from a source outside of Child Nutrition Services) to students anywhere on school premises during meal periods. The competitive foods included in this policy do not include Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value, which are not allowed until the end of the last lunch period.

All food items made available to students must meet the Texas School Nutrition Policy nutrition standards for sugar, fat and portion size.

Secondary Schools:

Campuses may not serve competitive foods (foods that come from a source outside of Child Nutrition Services) during meal periods in the school cafeteria. No vending machines may be operable during meal service times in the school cafeteria.

All food items made available to students must meet the Texas School Nutrition Policy nutrition standards for sugar, fat and portion size.

Palacios ISD is required to follow all rules and regulations set forth in the Texas School Nutrition Policy. The entire Texas School Nutrition Policy is available here

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.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.