Red Creek Lunch!






Elementary & High School Cafeterias

  In our cafeterias, students and staff have the ability to purchase with cash on a daily basis and also have the option of using a prepaid "debit" system. The prepaid "debit" system works as follows:

Every student enrolled in the Red Creek Central School District has an account in the Cafeteria.

This computerized cash register system provides increased confidentiality since all students have accounts and eligibility status (i.e. free, reduced or full-pay) cannot be determined by looking at the computer screen. The screen simply displays how much the student owes for their meal.

Students access their account by entering their Personal Identification Number (PIN) on a keypad at the cash register. This Pin will remain with the student for the rest of the time he/she is a student at Red Creek. Students in K-1 are grouped with their classroom teacher and are not required to memorize their PIN.

When an account is accessed, the cashier verifies that the student is in the correct account by viewing the name & student picture on the computer screen. Sales information is entered and the computer calculates the amount owed.

Students maintaining a "positive balance" have found that they are able to move quicker through the serving line. Children paying in cash on a daily basis must still access their account by use of their PIN. All students, regardless of eligibility for free, reduced, or full-pay lunch, are encouraged to maintain a positive balance on their account. 

The preferred method of payment on account is by check. It provides you with a record of your prepayment and your child does not have to carry cash to school. Checks should be made payable to "Red Creek Central School Cafeteria."

This computerized cash register system maintains a Journal Report for every student that details all purchases and transactions. This report can be provided to the parent/guardian by requesting it in writing or by telephone.

All transactions occur at the cash register in the Cafeteria.

You may limit the amount of money your child spends on "extras" and/or "snacks," by sending in a written request.

This is NOT a CREDIT system. All accounts must maintain a positive balance. If a student forgets his/her lunch money, the cash register system will allow a charge (for lunch only) and the student is expected to pay the amount owed the following day.

Student account balances, both positive and negative, are carried over to the next school year.

Student accounts can be accessed by one (1) student only and the money in the account must be used for food purchases during breakfast (Elementary School) and lunch. Once a deposit is made in the student's account it may not be withdrawn for any other purpose (i.e. roller skating, snack bars, yearbook, etc.).


Benefits of the Computerized Cash Register System:

Confidentiality is maintained and equal for all students regardless of their meal status (i.e. free, reduced or full-pay).

The student does not have to carry money to school daily. Parent/guardian does not have to provide lunch  money daily.

Parent/guardian can send a check to school for any amount of money at any time. Money can be deposited in more than one (1) student account in either the Elementary School and/or the High School with written Directions.

A Journal Report of all transactions in your child's account is available by request of the parent/guardian.

The more students that take advantage of the pre-payment option and have money on account, the less time all students will spend in the serving line.


If you have any questions please call:

Red Creek Food Service Office: (315) 754-2062


M.W. Cuyler Elementary Cafeteria: (315) 754-2110


Lunch prices for the 2006-2007 school year are as follows:

     Elementary School Lunch ------------$1.15

     Middle/High School Lunch -----------$1.25

     Milk ----------------------------------------$  .40