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Policies & Procedures

School Meals Ordering & Payment Procedures
Lunch Count is taken each day in your child's first period class by 8:45 a.m. Please instruct your child to participate in the lunch count if they are buying school lunch for the day.
Secondary Students order lunch before school in the cafeteria, using the QR code system.
View Your Family Balance
Families may view their meal account balance and purchase history through Skyward Family Access under the Food Services tab.
Please pay for meals in advance by one of the following methods:
  • Check made to "UME Preparatory Academy Inc." or cash at the front reception area. The receptionist on duty will issue a receipt and place your payment in a secured area. Child Nutrition processes check and cash payments once daily before the end of each operating day.  Your payments will show up in your family account and be visible to the cashier upon processing.  
No cash payments will be processed in the meal service lines. 
Charge Policy
Scholars may charge meals if there is no money in their family's meal  account. The charge limit is $10.00 per family. Once the family's account has reached a balance of -$10.00, the scholar may no longer charge any meals. If a scholar is without the ability to charge a meal, we will offer the scholar an alternate meal.

The alternate meal is Grain, Protein, Vegetable, Fruit, and Milk. The student may utilize the alternate meal only if their child nutrition account has reached the charge limit. The charge policy and the alternate meal is a courtesy of UME Prep as a convenience to our families.
Local Wellness Policy: Including Meals, Snacks and Competitive Foods Policy
UME Prep provides the following policy regarding Wellness initiatives at UME Prep as well as Meals, Snacks, and Competitive Foods for your reference.  Parents are responsible to be aware of the policy.
SHAC Committee Meeting Dates to Discuss the Wellness Policy:
Friday, October 13, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, December 15, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.