Moorhead High School offers breakfast and lunch meals that meet the state and federal guidelines. School breakfast is available from 7:45-8:20 a.m. and 9:50-10 a.m. and costs $1. Lunch costs $2.40 and includes milk. In addition, milk is sold for $.40 and the ala carte line has items ranging from $.25 to $1.50.
Moorhead Area Public Schools uses a computerized lunch program. Students must prepay for meals and milk. Parents/guardians are asked to deposit enough money for a week or more of meals. Deposits to lunch accounts may be made throughout the school day into the meal account deposit box located by the food and nutrition office or online through PayForIt, an online payment processing system. Deposits must be made before 9:30 a.m. to be available for use the same day. Online payments through PayForIt require 24 hours to process. A student who does not have sufficient funds will not be allowed to charge la carte items until additional money is deposited in the student’s account. Parents/guardians may check their students' meal account balance and transactions through PowerSchool.
If a parent/guardian chooses to submit one payment that is to be divided between sibling accounts, the parent/guardian must specify how the funds are to be distributed to the students’ accounts. Funds may not be transferred between sibling accounts unless written permission is received from the parent/guardian.
Families may apply for free/reduced-price meal benefits anytime during the school year. Meal applications are distributed to all families in the district prior to the first day of classes. In addition, applications are available on the district website and school buildings during office hours. The form should be completed electronically to ensure faster processing. If the household income or size change, families can apply for meal benefits anytime during the school year.
Families will be notified by email, automated call/text, and/or letter mailed or sent home once a meal account balance reaches $5. The school district will make reasonable efforts to communicate with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Where appropriate, families may be encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals for their students.
The school district will provide a meal that meets federal and state requirements to a student who does not have sufficient funds in the student’s account or cannot pay cash for a meal. The cost of the meal will be charged to the student’s account or otherwise charged to the student.
The school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges. Unpaid meal charges are designated as delinquent debt when payment is overdue, the debt is considered collectible, and efforts are being made to collect it. Unpaid balances of more than $5, not paid prior to end of the month, will be turned over to the superintendent or designee for collection.