School Meals

The Sheboygan Area School District cafeterias are meeting federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. 

As of September 1, 2020, school breakfast and lunch meals are free to all district students per the USDA extension of emergency meals. This is effective through June, 2021.

Please note we are not offering a "milk only" choice at any school for the 2020-2021 school year. Students who wish to participate in school meals will be offered a complete meal only.

Our mission is to provide our students the nourishment they need for outstanding academic achievement and healthy lives.

Student Meal Prices

Regular Free-Reduced*CEP Schools^
Breakfast Meal$0$0$0
Breakfast Meal - Universal Free%$0$0$0
Lunch Meal - Elementary$0$0$0
Lunch Meal - Secondary$0$0$0
A la Carte Snacks - SecondaryPrice VariesPrice Varies--
After School Snack$0$0$0
After School Supper$0$0$0
Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program$0$0$0


^The following schools are under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which allows all enrolled students to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost: Central High School, Jefferson Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Grant Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Madison Elementary and Sheridan Elementary.

Adult Meal Type (If School is in Session)Price
Breakfast Meal$2.25
Lunch Meal$3.75
Milk Only$0.40

The Sheboygan Area School District understands the importance of serving nutritious meals daily to our students. If meals are purchased through the school nutrition program, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to keep a positive account balance in the students account. The District uses a pre-payment system for meal accounts, and payment is to be made prior to consuming meals. In order to provide clarity and accountability surrounding the school nutrition program, the following policies regarding student meal account balances have been put in place:

Each day after the deposits have been made, a file is created of all families whose lunch account is at or below $5. A notice will be sent out through School Messenger to these families letting them know their balance and asking them to deposit money into their students account. To avoid the phone calls, parent/guardians should maintain an account balance greater than $5. A monthly file of all families whose lunch account balance is $20 or more in the negative will be sent to the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operational Services. The Assistant Superintendent will take additional action to collect on these accounts.

No a la carte items may be purchased on account if there is a negative account balance. Students are allowed to pay with cash.

If a child transfers, moves or graduates from the Sheboygan Area School District and has a positive balance left in the meals account, parents/guardians have the following options:

* Funds will automatically be transferred to a sibling account.
* Funds may be refunded to the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must request a refund in writing to the School Nutrition Department by June 15 of that current school year, and a refund will be sent to the address provided.
* Funds may be donated to an account to help other families. If there is no request for refund by June 15, and there is not a sibling in the district, any account balance amount of $10 or less will automatically be transferred to an account to help other families.

If a current student has positive funds in their meal account and currently does not use the account, a refund can be requested in writing to the School Nutrition Department any time during the school year.


What Does a Meal Include?

What does a School Breakfast include?

  • Breakfast includes whole grains, protein, fruit, and milk.
  • The school breakfast program meets federal USDA dietary guidelines. 
  • Breakfast contains ¼ of a child’s daily requirement for calories, protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • No more than 30% of calories can come from fat, with no more than 10% of calories as saturated fat.

What does a School Lunch include?

Lunch meals consist of 5 meal components. An entrée that includes the protein and grains, fruit, vegetable, and milk.  

How much does a lunch meal cost?

Meals are Free for all students for the 2020-2021 School year due to COVID legislation that was passed. 

A La Carte Purchases 

Ala carte purchases are not available for the 2020-2021 school year.


When school is in session, after school meals or snacks are available at the following locations: Jackson, Lincoln-Erdman, Madison, Pigeon River, Wilson, Cooper, Grant, Jefferson, Longfellow, Sheridan, Central, North High and South High.

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Food Allergies & Special Dietary Needs

If your child has a food allergy or condition that affects his/her food intake and he/she plans to eat school meals, please print off the “Special Dietary Request Form” below and have it completed by a licensed medical practitioner (a healthcare provider who can prescribe medication) to request substitute foods/beverages. Please send the completed forms to your school secretary or directly to the School Nutrition Department in person at South High School, via fax to 920-459-3294, or via email to Katie Scharenbroch (kscharenbroch@sasd.net).

Nutrition Education Curriculum

The Sheboygan Area School District has incorporated two nutrition education curriculums.

Teachers are able to order food to supplement these classroom experiences using our online order form.

Nutrition Videos for Educators:

https://nourishfarms.org/nutri...

Thank you to our partner Nourish for creating these quick educational nutrition videos!

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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