Food Services                     

It is our daily objective to provide our students with well-balanced nutritional meal options they will enjoy, that also are in compliance with the standards set by the USDA and Michigan Department of Education.  Two menus are offered, one for the High School / Middle School and one for the Velma Matson Upper Elementary / Vera Wilsie Elementary.  The Food & Nutrition Department is self-operated and serves over 1500 meals a day to our students and staff.  Newaygo Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services uses the Skyward software program to accurately record and monitor all your student's payments and meal purchases.  Each family is assigned their own meal account at the time they are enrolled in one of our schools. The student ID number assigned at the time of enrollment is the ID number they will use to access their individual family account.  This system allows us to be very discreet in not identifying students that may be receiving free or reduced priced meals.

Food Service Charging Policy

Newaygo Food Service has prepaid family accounts.   Our system enables parents/guardians to deposit funds into one account to cover all their students’ meal expenses.   Parents/guardians are expected to keep their balances adequate to cover their student meal purchases.  We believe that nutrition is essential to a student’s education therefore we do permit student to charge meals on occasion when they have insufficient funds. 

  • Students grades K-5 with negative balances will have notes sent home.
  • Students grades 6-12 are told at the time of purchase when there balance is negative.
  • Once your family account has a negative balance extra à la carte purchases will not be permitted. 
  • Parents /can view their students account and /or make payments through our Skyward Family Access portal.
  • Breakfast is free to all students regardless of their balance.
  • Free & Reduced Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year.

All food service accounts must be brought current prior to the end of each school year.    Positive balances will carry over to the next school year.

Universal Breakfast

Newaygo Public Schools is pleased to offer free breakfast to all students.

Free & Reduced

To apply for Free & Reduced priced meals is a relatively simple and confidential process.  NPSFS uses the family application, so parents need only fill one form out for the whole family.  The application can be printed from this site and it is also located in each school buildings office.  If requested, one can also be sent home with the student.  Applications when turned in are entered into our system for determination of benefits in the district food service office only, located  in the Middle School.  Once an application is turned into the school, please allow 2 to 3 days to process and receive a response.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide money for meals, or meals from home while the application is being processed.  Any charges that may occur during this time are the responsibility of the parents to pay in full.  Please read the directions carefully and fill out the form entirely and correctly to ensure a timely response.  Forms that are not filled out correctly will be sent back to the household to finish or make corrections, which prolongs the process.  Once a determination is made a notification will be sent home.  If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please call Mary Anne Charette at 231.652.9286.