The Tucson Country Day School lunch program is a non-profit service available to all TCDS students. While we do not cook onsite, we contract with a local caterer,Healthy Innovations, to provide lunches which meet the requirements set by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP focuses on more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables; low-fat or non-fat milk; and less sodium and fat.
2017-2018 Price List
*Meals: $3.75 (40¢ for students approved for reduced meals) Ala Carte Milk: 50¢ Ala Carte Bottled Water: 25¢ Extra Entree-Middle School: $1.75 Extra Slice Pizza (Wednesdays only, Kinder-8th Grade): $1.75
*Cost increase for meals is due to State minimum wage increase.
Each Kinder-8th grade meal includes an entrée, a side item (when offered), a trip to our popular fruit & veggie bar, and a milk (1% white milk or fat-free chocolate milk). Kinder-8th grade students may select ONE of the listed MEAL options per day. Pizza days, students may order an extra slice of pizza for an additional $1.75. Middle School students may add one extra entrée item to their meal for an additional cost of $1.75. Early Childhood students have one meal choice each day which includes an entrée, fresh fruit & veggies, a side item when offered, and a white milk. Students must have enough credit in their account to cover the cost in order to receive extra items.
How to Order
STEP ONE: ORDER YOUR LUNCHES
Lunches must be ORDERED IN ADVANCE. Our lunch menu is posted on a monthly basis, and begins the first school day of each month. Orders may be placed online at SchoolDex, or you may submit the monthly lunch order form to the Administration Office.Order forms may be downloaded from the "MENUS" page. Students may also pick-up an order form in the kitchen or the Administration Office. *We no longer send order forms home with students.
All late orders, changes, additions or cancellations must be received by noon of the previous school day. Orders received after the deadline, and walk-ups are not guaranteed to get the daily featured entrées. We will always have an “alternate meal” available at a cost of $3.75. School lunches are not available on the two half day/conference days and vacation days.
STEP TWO: MAKE YOUR PAYMENT ADVANCED PAYMENT is required.We make it fast and easy! You may choose to pay online, include your payment with your menu order form, or drop off a payment in the Administration Office, Business Office or the Kitchen. Please make checks payable to: TCDS, and write your child’s name on the memo line. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and cash in the Administration Office, the Kitchen and in the Business Office
Lunch Program Policies
It is the responsibility of students, parents or guardians to track their meal account, and to pay for meals provided by the school lunch program. Track your meal account on SchoolDex. Parents are encouraged to keep at least one-week worth of lunch money, or greater, in their child's meal account. Making payments is easy through the TCDS online payment system. As a courtesy, parents may receive an email when their child’s meal account funds run low, or if they have a negative balance. MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS UP-TO-DATE IN OUR RECORDS! Written notes may also be sent home with students.
A student with a zero or negative balance may be allowed to charge up to 3 meals before having lunch privileges suspended. Students must have the correct credit in their account to receive any extra items. If a negative balance cannot be corrected immediately, contact the TCDS Kitchen at 520-296-0883, ext. 1132 to discuss payment options. Until the balance is paid in full, all future orders will be suspended and students will need to bring a lunch from home. No child will go hungry! Students who need a lunch, and/or those who have a suspended or delinquent meal account, may receive an “alternate meal” at a cost of $3.75.
Students who do not pickup their pre-ordered items, are still responsible to pay for the meal. Cancellations must be submitted by noon of the previous school day to receive account credit. Students who are absent are not be responsible to pay for the meal. WE MUST PAY THE CATERER FOR ALL PRE-ORDERED MEALS! Please notify the Kitchen at least 24 hours in advance to cancel any orders due to a planned absence!
Students who qualify for FREE or REDUCED lunches must submit a monthly lunch order listing their entrée choices either online via SchoolDex, or by completing a lunch order form. The free and reduced programs cover a MEAL ONLY. Additional items may be purchased for the following costs: Extra entree/slice of pizza $1.75, extra milk $0.50, and $0.25 for bottled water. Students must have enough credit in their account to cover the cost in order to receive extra items. Free and reduced program participants are responsible to pay for any balance due on their account prior to their approval date.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.