Lunches for 2023-2024 School Year
Lunches are held in both the Lower School (grades 6-8) and the Upper School (grades 9-12) cafeterias. All meals are provided by our catering vendor, Catering Options. They offer THREE selections each day. The daily meal price is $5.10. Their current menu will include a hot entrée, a vegetarian entrée, and a sandwich or salad alternating selection. Every meal comes with milk and fresh fruit. Your student may also purchase any additional milk during lunch sessions.
Should your child be out sick for a day, and would like their sandwich or salad meal held, please email the Food Services Supervisor, Ann DiMarco, at email@example.com. She will hold it until the next school day. We will need to know which grade level your child is in since we will refrigerate the meal for them. Your child can enjoy their cold meal the following day. No absentee meals are held at AMSA unless you notify us before the lunches begin that day. AMSA is not licensed to reheat or cook foods. Please ensure that your child has everything they may need to eat a lunch from home. (Example: thermos, napkins and utensils)
In the event of an emergency closing (snow day), paid meals will be credited to your account. Please ensure that our nursing office is aware of any food allergies your student may have. Catering Options is a nut-free facility.
AMSA lunches are pre-ordered a month ahead online at www.mealmanage.com. You will receive email notifications when each month's menu is open for ordering. We are not able to add-on orders after the designated cut-off. You can view, download, and print your lunch orders from your MealManage account.
For guides and videos on how to use MealManage, go to www.mealmanage.com/faq.php.
Free and Reduced Price Lunches
If you believe that your family is eligible for free/reduced priced lunches, please complete an application (see blue box at right) and return it to AMSA as soon as possible. You may either drop it off at the front desk or mail it to the following address (please do not email):
AMSA Charter School
201 Forest Street
Marlborough MA 01752
Attn: Lunch Program
Please clearly write on the envelope: CONFIDENTIAL – Open by Lunch Program Only
This application must be completed in entirety with proof of income attached. You will be charged for any lunches ordered until you have been approved for free/reduced lunches.
Every family must reapply each new school year. You will receive an approval/denial letter. The reduced or free lunch account will be managed through our lunch program. If approved, your account will be set up accordingly, and you will be reimbursed for any meals ordered for August/September after the application approval process is completed.
Note: Families who qualify for free or reduced price lunches also automatically qualify for discounts on other AMSA costs such as uniforms, field trips, and athletics. See the Financial Assistance Policy for details.
Food Services Supervisor