Meal Plan, Menus and Forms

CCSC is now offering school meals through the Community Eligibility Provision plan.  This program allows us to offer school breakfasts and lunches to every student free of charge.  However, you must turn in an order form to receive your meals.  See information below.

During the regular school year, CCSC offers a nutritious breakfast and lunch in school every school day (except on days when there is an 11:30 am early dismissal, special event schedule change, or during Roundtables.). Meals are prepared off-site and delivered fresh daily. CCSC meals do not contain pork. (Students may bring their own nutritious snacks to eat during DEAR, the mid-morning silent reading period. See Snack Program for more information.)

Access to healthier foods and beverages is important because healthy, well-nourished students are better learners! Students who consume healthier foods and beverages are more likely to get the nutrients they need to learn, play and grow. As students continue to see a difference in their school meals, including more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, it is important to provide healthier foods and beverages outside of the cafeteria as well so we can continue to build on the great strides being made in our school meal program!

Snacks and drinks are not permitted in classrooms, except for nutritious snacks during DEAR.
 

Meal Hours: School breakfast is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:20 am.  All breakfast items must be consumed and trash disposed of by 8:25 am. The lunch schedule is as follows:

  • MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY:  11:40 am - 12:10 pm
  • WEDNESDAY:  11:56 am - 12:25 pm

How to order school breakfast and/or lunch: To receive a school meal, everyone must return a completed meal order form so that we can place timely orders with the caterer. Menus and order forms will be posted online (see links below) or in the Bent and Charles Buildings (near the reception areas).

*Grades 6-10 may order meals by the month for Breakfast and/or Lunch.  Grades 11 & 12 may order individual daily meals at this time.

Please submit as soon as possible to start meal service for your child. You can print this form, complete it, and send it in with your student, drop it off at the school, scan it and email to lsmith@ccscambridge.org, or fax it to 617-354-3624.

Orders submitted late may delay meals for that student by one full ordering cycle.  Note: All students must complete the order form to receive school meals.

NOVEMBER 2017 REGULAR MENU MEAL ORDER FORM

NOVEMBER 2017 VEGETARIAN MENU MEAL ORDER FORM

 

OCTOBER 2017 REGULAR MENU MEAL ORDER FORM

OCTOBER 2017 VEGETARIAN MENU MEAL ORDER FORM

If you have a food allergy: When submitting a food order form, please inform the school if you have a food allergy. Food allergies must be noted by medical personnel in a student’s health record for menu changes to be made. CCSC has students, staff and visitors with peanut and/or nut allergies. These allergies can be quite serious and for this reason CCSC is a “nut safe” school. CCSC does not prohibit staff or students from bringing peanuts, peanut butter, all nuts and products (like granola bars) containing these items to school.  Students may bring them for lunch but not for DEAR snack. However, the school does safeguard those with allergies by creating spaces that are free of nuts, such as nut-free tables in lunch rooms. The school has also worked hard to find a caterer that offers food that does not contain nuts and is not prepared with them.

Rules for Lunches Brought to School: Students who do not wish to order the school lunch should bring a nutritious lunch. The school offers refrigeration and microwaves for student lunches. Due to federally mandated school food regulations, students and their families may not bring fast foods, junk food (e.g. chips, candy, etc.), or soda and sport drinks to school. These foods will be confiscated if found.

 

"What's Cooking?"

Here is a great website to find nutritional recipes for your family!  The USDA offers the most up-to-date nutrition guides for families.  You can find recipes, food facts, create menus and shopping lists, healthy eating on a budget, and much more!

Click on "What's Cooking?"

For information regarding the National School Lunch Program, or the School Breakfast Program, please contact Ms. Lisa Smith. (see below)

 

Questions? Please call Lisa Smith (617-354-0047 at ext. 122 or lsmith@ccscambridge.org) with all questions about the meal programs, meal orders or the MBTA service.