Fast Facts about Meals at Golden Oak Montessori
(2020-21 School Year)
• Golden Oak Montessori participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.
• Students can buy lunch for $3.35 and breakfast for $2.35. Eligible students may receive meals free of charge or at the reduced-price. See the Free and Reduced Meal Application section for details.
• Money must be added to a student’s Meal Time account in advance so it can be debited out as meals are purchased by the student.
Free/Reduced Meal Applications
Eligible students may receive meals free of charge or at the reduced-price. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify. You must fill out a new Free/Reduced Lunch Application each school year to see if you qualify. An application is below and is available in the office. Please complete and return to the Golden Oak Montessori office for processing. It can be hand delivered or mailed to Golden Oak Montessori, 2562 Vergil Ct., Castro Valley, CA 94546. If you have any questions about applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families may submit a Free/Reduced Lunch Application at any point during the school year if an income situation has changed. Please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Charges and Balances
If a student takes a meal they will be charged for it. We encourage families to have a conversation with their child so he/she know whether they can participate in the school meal program.
Golden Oak Montessori will allow students to purchase a meal even if they have a negative balance on their lunch account. Outstanding balances must be paid within 2 weeks. Once a week, balance notifications will be sent to families with a negative balance. The balance statement will notify you of the current amount due on your student’s lunch account. Please promptly add funds to your account.
If your family is experiencing a financial setback, please contact us so we can help. We are willing to work with you to develop a payment plan for your lunch account. Families can also submit a free/reduced lunch application at any point during the school year. We can assist you in applying for free or reduced lunch if your income situation has changed mid-year. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us at 510.931.7868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Meals and/or Accommodations