Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
Richmond Community Schools offer healthy breakfast options at each building. At Lee Elementary, breakfast is served from 7:30 – 7:55 am each school day. Richmond Middle School serves breakfast from 7:20 – 7:45 am each school day. At Richmond High School, breakfast is available from 7:20 – 7:40 am each school day. We encourage all students to take part in the school breakfast program to ensure they are maximizing their learning potential.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture waiver for free meals has come to an end, and we have to go back to paying for our school meals. Lee Elementary students may purchase breakfast for $1.75 and lunch for $2.75. Richmond Middle School students may purchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $3.00. Richmond High School students may purchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $3.25. Students qualifying for reduced meal benefits may purchase a breakfast at any school for $.30 and a lunch at any school for $.40.
New this year is the online Family Portal which is replacing Send Money to School. At the Family Portal you can make deposits, check account balances, monitor accounts, add restrictions to accounts, and apply for free and reduced meals. The link for the Family Portal. You will find a tutorial on the main page to help set up your account. You must register. If you had a Send Money to School account, the information will transfer over. A parent or guardian’s email address must be used when registering to make the system work.
Application for free and reduced meal benefits can be made on-line here. Paper applications are available at each school office and cafeteria. The Family Portal is the quickest, safest, and most secure way to apply for meal benefits. Only the Director of Food Service sees applications submitted here, and the applications received during food service office hours are processed immediately. Those received off hours are processed on the first business morning following receipt.
Richmond Community Schools continues to provide parents with two options for making deposits to a student’s lunch account: e-funds for Schools and the Family Portal. Both sites provide for free signup and will only assess fees when deposits are made. The fees are the same with both providers. More information about fees is available on the service’s website. E-funds for Schools. A link for both services is also available on the Food Service page of the district website. Select Food Services from the Quick Links on the main page.
Students who were reported eligible for free and reduced-price meals at the end of the 22/23 school year will automatically be eligible at the beginning of the 23/24 school year until October 16, 2023. After that date, a new application must be processed and approved by the Food Service Department for students to be eligible for benefits.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding our school meals program. Have a great 2022-2023 School Year!
Director of Food Service
Richmond Community Schools
(586) 727-3565 ext. 2016
Email Katherine Guiney
Richmond Community Schools offers healthy breakfast options for all students.
At Lee Elementary, breakfast is served from 7:40-7:55 a.m. each school day. Richmond Middle School serves breakfast from 7:20-7:35 a.m. each school day. At Richmond High School, breakfast is available from 7:15-8:45 a.m. each school day; on half days of school, breakfast is available until 7:45 a.m.
We encourage all students to take part in the school breakfast program to ensure they are maximizing their learning potential.
Richmond Community Schools continues to provide parents with two options for making deposits to a student’s lunch account; e-funds for Schools and SendMoneytoSchool.com. Both sites provide for free signup and will only assess fees when deposits are made. The fees are the same with both providers and more information about fees is available on the service’s website. Click Here for the link to Family Portal. A link for both services is also available on the Food Service page of the district website at www.richmond.k12.mi.us, select Food Services from the Quick Links on the main page.
Students who were eligible for free and reduced price meals at the end of the 22/23 school year will automatically be eligible at the beginning of the 23/24 school year until October 16, 2023. After that date, a new application must be processed and approved by the Food Service Department for students to be eligible for benefits.
Online Free and Reduced Meals Application -you can now complete the application for free and reduced cost meals online. This is confidential, secure and the fastest way to apply for meal benefits.
Meal Magic School Lunch Account Information
Parents can monitor a student's meal account, set daily spending limits, limit snack purchases, setup notifications and make deposits on-line at either website listed below. The student's id number is required and can be obtained from your school office or by contacting the food service office. It is free to use the sites and a fee only applies when a deposit is made.
Click Here for Family Portal.com
Website only works with:
Low Cost Internet from Comcast
Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, Comcast is offering discounted internet services for families with at least one child receiving free school meals. Participants in the Internet Essentials Program will enjoy no price increases, activation or equipment rental fees. In addition to the internet services, families can purchase a low-cost computer from Comcast and receive free internet training - online, in print, and in classroom. For more information, call 1-855-846-8376 or Click here
District Charging Policy
Although it is the primary responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide their child a lunch, whether it is brought from home or funds to purchase one, Richmond Community Schools, will not refuse a student from receiving a lunch due to a lack of funds.
Students who did not bring a lunch from home or funds to purchase a lunch will be allowed up to one (1) lunch credit (e.g. negative balance) on their school meals account and will be served the lunch entrée for the day. Students with accounts that continue to have a negative balance will be provided an alternative lunch and charged appropriately. The Food Service Department will be responsible for contacting families with a negative balance.
It is Richmond Community School's expectation for parent/guardians to remit funds on the next business day to clear up any negative balances on the student's school meals account. Any and all negative balances will have an adverse effect on the district's overall General Fund and may result in the district seeking legal action, if appropriate.
Free and reduced meal benefit applications are accepted throughout the school year. Applications may also be submitted at FamilyPortal.cloud. A link to the website is available on the Food Service Page of the Richmond Community Schools website at www. richmond.k12.mi.us.
Deposits may also be made to a student's school meals account at SendMoneytoSchool.com and eFunds for Schools. Parents will need the student's ID number to sign up. The ID number may be obtained from the school office or by calling the Food Service Department at (586) 727-3565. It is free to sign up, monitor student activity, limit snack purchases and establish a daily spending limit. Deposits made to a student's account are charged a service fee by the service provider. A link to the website is also available on the Food Service Page of the Richmond Community Schools website.
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