The Forest Grove School District and Sodexo always put safety at the front of our operations and are committed to ensuring all students have access to meals regardless of which education service model is in effect. Breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snack (CACFP supper) will continue to be available to all children ages 1-18 at no charge throughout the 2020-21 school year.
Sodexo, in cooperation with the Forest Grove School District, has put into place what we call The Six-Foot Kitchen. The Six-Foot Kitchen is our response to the COVID-19 safety needs, with extra precautions added onto our already high standards. For reference, the Oregon Ready Schools, Safe Learners is linked here and the section specific to Meal Service/Nutrition is included below.
The Six-Foot Kitchen is a Sodexo training program for Nutrition Services staff with both physical and behavioral changes. These changes incorporate CDC guidelines as well as best practices that we have developed from lessons learned at schools and businesses that have reopened across the country.
Kitchen staff are trained on updated practices for: personal hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning of food and non-food contact surfaces, workstation spacing, traffic flow, accepting deliveries, food storage, and food production and service.
If you were to look into our kitchens, you would see workers spread out at stations six feet apart and wearing masks. Each worker has their own set of gloves and other kitchen PPE. When they receive deliveries, there is a minimum of contact between delivery and kitchen personnel.
- All current meal sites and bus meal routes in FGSD will begin distributing weekend meals to families picking up meals on Fridays! These meals are at no charge to all children 18 and under. More information can be found on the Meal Distribution landing page. Please visit to find the meal site or bus route closest to you and your family!"
- All enrolled students at Echo Shaw Elementary are now joining Cornelius Elementary, Fern Hill Elementary, and Joseph Gale Elementary in eligibility to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school for no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year. Children at these schools will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to submit a Free and Reduced Meals application. This is possible due to the Community Eligibility Program under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). The addition of Echo Shaw into the CEP program this year was due to the additional funds provided by the Student Success Act (SSA). FGSD is proud to be a recipient of these funds and be able to utilize these programs to improve resources for our community, families, and students. This program will go into effect when students return to their building after Comprehensive Distance Learning has ended.
Nutrition Services Director's Welcome Message
WELCOME BACK STUDENTS AND PARENTS!
As we begin a new academic year at Forest Grove School District, Sodexo is ready to provide students with a healthy and delicious food program.
The following information will help you to understand how the Sodexo dining experience will work at Forest Grove School District schools. Keep it handy to use as a quick reference throughout the year.
We encourage you to contact us with questions, comments and suggestions about your students’ dining experience. Your feedback is always welcome, as it can help us to serve you and your student better.
We wish you the very best for your students’ academic year and we are excited to help your student achieve both in the classroom and in life with our outstanding school nutrition program.
Laycee Pickerell, Director of Nutrition Services
Food & Nutrition Program Descriptions
MEAL OPTIONS / DAILY OFFERINGS
Mornings are rushed and we know your student doesn’t always have time to eat breakfast at home. We’ve got it covered with hot, fresh and delicious breakfast options that will jumpstart your student’s day. Does your student need a grab-and-go option? We have bagels, yogurt parfaits, cereal bars and fruit.
When your student has good nutrition, they will perform better in school, and feel happier and be healthier. The school lunch program includes a range of offerings to ensure that your student has access to the nutritious meals they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
Student achievement starts with nutrition. Well-nourished students perform better in the classroom. Your child’s school cafeteria provides several options for both breakfast and lunch, so you are sure to find something that will keep your child fueled throughout the day. A school lunch consists of their choice of one entree, unlimited Garden Bar (fresh fruits and vegetables) and the choice of flavored non-fat,1% or skim milk. A School Breakfast consists of a student’s choice of one entree, unlimited fruit, and a choice of 1% or non-fat milk. All menus are posted on the district website and Elementary School menus are also available at the front office.
Parents can deposit money and view a student’s account history online at mymealtime.com. To add your child to your online account, please have your child’s student ID number. This can be obtained from your child’s school. There is a link to pay online on the school district’s website along with the menus. Money, in the form of cash or check, may be sent with your student to the school cafeteria and deposited into your child’s account. Parents must keep track of their child’s account.
While meal charging generally is not allowed, the district follows current Oregon Law, HB 3454, that specifies that when a student requests a meal during meal service, they shall receive a meal regardless of the ability to pay for meals. The cost and account balances of received meals are the responsibility of the parent or guardian and will follow students from year to year. Due to this, the district is unable to establish a charging limit for all accounts. Charging limits can be set by parents or guardians only. This can be done in writing and submitted to the School or the Nutrition Services Department. The District allows for the prepayment or payment of meals through mymealtime.com or the school.
Negative balances will be communicated to the parent or guardian via letter home, a phone call or email. We understand families have busy schedules and the District wants to make every effort to communicate with families about the status of their students' meal account balance. However, the District reserves the right to pursue collection of debt if debt goes unattended to.
Parents may apply at any time during the school year for Free or Reduced meals. Contact your school main office for an application or apply online from the district website.
- A variety of healthy options including wholesome grains, local fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meats
- A variety of low-fat and fat-free milk with every meal, including white and chocolate.
Special Dietary NeedsWe take our student’s special dietary needs very seriously. Please contact the food services office to discuss your student’s special needs.
Meal prices 2020-2021
Breakfast is provided at no charge at all schools
Upper Elem- $2.75
High School- $3.25
Adult B-fast- $2.00 Lunch- $3.75
Fern Hill, Cornelius Joseph Gale, and Echo Shaw are CEP schools and receive meals at no charge
Director of Nutrition