TWO IMPORTANT THINGS ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCH
1) FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH FORM - ALL FAMILIES PLEASE SUBMIT:
Families will all receive the BUSD Free and Reduced Price Lunch application in their Thursday Folders - the district really needs everyone to fill this out (one per household) even if you know you are not eligible. You have the option to fill this form online at www.ezmealapp.com. If you do that instead of filling the paper form out, just forward the confirmation email you get from the online system to BAM Secretary Ms. Brenda Stanford (email@example.com) and your child's classroom teacher (firstname.lastname@example.org) - the school wants to know you filled out the form!
2) ONLINE LUNCH ACCOUNTS:
If you want to use an online account to pay for your child's school lunches, you can set this up at www.ezschoolpay.com so that your child does not have to carry cash to school to buy lunch. (Note: BUSD is now using this company instead of MySchoolBucks, all old balances from that service were transferred to EZSchoolPay and you must set up a new account).
Using EZSchoolPay you can add funds, check your balance, and be reminded when your balance is low. With funds in the account, your child just gives his/her name or Student ID card (distributed in Cafeteria later) to buy lunch. You will need your child's school ID number to set up this account. You can find your student's ID on last year's report card. New families, check in with Ms. Brenda for your child's student ID. She will also be giving K teachers a list of student IDs once the classrooms are finalized, so you can get your child's ID at that time.
You may also always just either send your child with cash ($3.50) for lunch, or go into cafeteria during drop-off in AM and pre-pay Ms. Angel directly.
More information about BAM's Lunch and Breakfast programs can be found on the Berkeley Unified School District's website