Plainfield Community School Corporation is dedicated to helping students and staff achieve and maintain healthy lives by promoting nutrition and physical activity, and by law, we follow Federal guidelines. In addition, we provide several tools that you can use to help manage your child's school meal plans, and we will explain them here.
Each Plainfield school offers breakfast and lunch to all students. We will provide daily and monthly menus on this page, along with information about allergies, meal costs and options for payment, and contact details for the Food Services Manager at each Plainfield school.
Several of our staff members this summer took a week long class, to train with an amazing group of culinary trainers from Culinary Skills for A+ School Meals.
If your child suffers from food allergies, we are prepared to help ensure they enjoy meals that are both safe and nutritious. Please fill out the forms below and return to Kelly Collins, Director of Food Services. If you have any questions regarding the forms please call Kelly Collins 317-839-2578
Request for Special Dietary Needs
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REQUESTING A REFUND
If your child is no longer enrolled at Plainfield Schools and has money in their meal account, you may request a refund via the form found at this link
Manager, Brentwood Elementary
Manager, Clarks Creek Elementary
Manager, Van Buren Elementary
Manager, Little Quakers Academy
Manager, Central Elementary
Manager, Guilford Elementary
Per Board Policy A275, Plainfield Community School Corporation has established a Wellness Committee to meet the goals of supporting the health and well-being of our students by promoting nutrition and physical activity at all grade levels.
In accordance with federal law, it is the policy of the Board to provide students access to healthy foods and beverages; provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity; and require that all meals served by the school corporation meet or exceed the federal nutritional guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A coordinated school health advisory council oversees these activities.
The entire policy can be found at this link: Board Policy A275
If you would like more information or would like to be on the Heath Advisory Council please contact Kelly Collins 317-839-2578. Our next meeting will take place September 12, 2023 in the board room of the adminstration building, 985 Longfellow Lane, Plainfied, IN 46168. The meeting will be at 4pm.
Lunch Charging Procedures
Meal accounts for students should be consistently funded throughout the school year to avoid students needing to charge for a meal. However, the Board recognizes that an occasional emergency may make it necessary to charge for a meal. Families needing assistance to apply for free or reduced lunch should contact the Plainfield Community School Corporations Director of Food Service.
The Board’s policy and Superintendent’s procedure related to meal charges shall be distributed in writing to all households at the start of each school year and to households transferring to the school or Corporation during the school year. Additionally, the Board’s policy and Superintendent’s procedure related to meal charges shall be distributed to all Corporation staff responsible for policy enforcement, including Corporation food service employees, accounting staff, and all other staff involved in enforcing any aspect of the meal charge policy. This information can also be found about this procedure can also be found on https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/page/new-food-services.
The Corporation’s meal charging procedure is as follows:
Significant negative lunch account balances shall not be permitted. A significant negative lunch account balance is any balance owed in excess of $10.00;
If a student has a significant negative lunch account balance, s/he shall be provided an alternate meal at a reduced price recommended by the Superintendent, the cost of which shall continue to accrue to his/her negative lunch account balance;
No student shall be permitted to charge any à la carte food or beverage items;
Parents/guardians will be notified via the Corporation’s point of sale software and/or Parent Square once a student reaches a negative balance;
After accruing $10.00 in meal charges, school cafeteria managers will make two attempts to contact parents/guardians to remind them that their student’s meal account balance is in the negative and that it needs to be paid immediately;
Building principals may attempt to call parents/guardians to reiterate the school cafeteria manager’s message if parents/guardians have been unresponsive to the manager’s two calls; and
After accruing $25.00 in meal charges, students’ meal privileges may be stopped unless otherwise approved by the superintendent; and or designee.
Unpaid meal balances may be turned over to collections after thirty (30) days.
Student meal accounts are expected to be prepaid before meal service begins.
Debit or credit card Funds may be applied to a student’s lunch account by debit or credit card using an online processor. This may be accessed thru the school’s website: https://plainfield.familyportal.cloud
Cash or checks
Students in grades K-5 may bring money to school in a sealed envelope marked lunch, with the child’s name and student ID number on the outside of the envelope.
Students in grades 6-12 may pay with cash or check by depositing their money in designated mailboxes thru out the school building. Envelopes will be provided.
No change is given at any grade level.
The superintendent may develop administrative guidelines to implement this policy.
Inactive Lunch Accounts
A lunch account becomes inactive after student withdrawal from school. An inactive lunch account that has a positive balance of $5.00 or less may be receipted back into the school lunch donation fund where the School Lunch Program funds are maintained. An inactive lunch account that has a nominal negative account balance of $5.00 or less may be offset against the positive balances in the Fund; provided, however, that if the parent requests and can document entitlement to the positive balance in the account within six months from the date the student becomes inactive, the parent is entitled to a refund of that amount.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.