Parent Information for New Students

Welcome to Forest City Regional School District!

Forest City Regional’s cafeteria meal programs operate on a “point of sales” system. Meal accounts are to be pre-paid on a weekly or monthly basis to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Please send a check, payable to Forest City Regional, or cash in an envelope marked with your child’s full name and grade or teacher’s name on it.  Please note that children, grades kindergarten through fourth, have the option of purchasing snack milk. Please keep in mind that parents/guardians are responsible for prepayment of snack milk even if the child receives free meals.

Breakfast is free for all elementary students.  The cost of a full-paid breakfast in high school is $1.35, while reduced is $0.30. A full-paid elementary lunch is $2.10, reduced is $0.40, and snack milk is $0.50.  A full-paid high school lunch is $2.35 with reduced being $0.40.

Alternates for lunch:

Alternates available daily to elementary students include sunbutter & jelly sandwich, "Cereal for Lunch" (cereal, yogurt, string cheese, graham crackers, fruit & veggies, milk), and a weekly featured sandwich.

Alternates available daily for high school students include special grab-n-go meals, a soup bar, pre-packaged salads and hoagies, and featured hot sandwiches .  All high school students, including students on the free/reduced price meal plan, can select one of these alternate options as their meal choice.  There are a variety of nutritious snacks and drinks also offered to the students in the a la carte area, but lunch accounts must have a positive balance before snacks can be purchased.

All students grade five through twelve, with a positive balance, are allowed to purchase “extras” ranging from $0.25 to $2.35 depending on the item.

If you are interested in checking your child’s balance online, you may do so by signing up for a cafeteria web account.  This will allow you to see your child’s balance, make payments, and setup an e-mail alert for when your child goes below a certain balance.  To sign up for the account go to and follow the instructions to register.  If you do not have internet access, you can always call the cafeteria office at (570) 785-2412 and we will gladly look up the balance for you.

Please look for information on Free and Reduced Price Meals in your new student packet. Free/Reduced Price Meal Applications can now be completed online at If you do not have access to a computer, a paper copy is available in the new student packet or by calling the food service department (785-2412) or the business office (785-2422) as soon as possible.  For questions or help filling out the application please call the food service department or the business office.

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