Food Service Department
Holly Area Schools, in partnership with Chartwells, recognizes that breakfast and lunch time is as much about learning as the classroom. Through creative marketing and nutritional education, we strive to teach children about the best choices for life-long health and wellness. Our school facilities utilize fully operating kitchens to prepare foods from scratch and batch cook so each meal is as fresh as possible. Every school also offers a "food bar" with daily selections of fresh romaine lettuce and assorted fresh fruits, vegetables, and composed salads.
Food Service News:
Holly Area Schools to Provide Free Meals to Children 18 and Younger at several locations in and around Holly
Students will have regular access to meals at no cost during remote learning
As schools in Holly and across the country move to virtual learning at home due to COVID-19 concerns, students will be able to continue to eat for free every day. Holly Area Schools working in partnership with its foodservice partner Chartwells K12, is providing free Breakfast and Lunch to anyone 18 years old or younger (or 26 and under with a disability).
From November 25th, 2020 – January 20th 2021, HAS students and families can visit one of our 7 locations in the area to pick-up 7 days of meals which will include a breakfast and lunch as well as a gallon of milk.
Even though the 2020/2021 school year is like none other, the chefs and dietitians at Holly Area Schools are still serving food kids love to eat and offering great-tasting menu options. Some of the meals that will be served, include:
Health and Safety Remains a Priority
While the logistics and location for how meals will be served is different, students, staff and parents can have peace of mind knowing that Chartwells K12’s foodservice plans for Holly Area Schools are rooted in the most stringent health and safety practices aligned with federal and state regulations, along with local health department recommendations. All Chartwells K12 associates will participate in COVID-19 specific training developed in consultation with the Cleveland Clinic, undergo health screenings before each workday and follow strict guidelines for glove, mask and physical distancing protocols. Enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures help assure the safest environments possible.
|WHY:||Millions of kids rely on school lunches for regular meals. No Kid Hungry reports that 6 out of 7 hungry kids don’t get the meals they need in the summer when schools are closed. Without access to regular meals, kids can suffer long-term setbacks both academically and in overall growth and development.|
|WHEN:||November 25th thru January 20th
Between 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|WHERE:||Holly High School, Holly Elementary, Hawaiian Gardens/Holly Village (look for school bus behind Holly Foods) Holly Hills, Groveland Manor, Oakhill Estates, Springrove and Meadow Lake Mobile Home Communities (look for the school bus near clubhouse)|
School Contact: Steve Lenar - Assistant Superintendent - 248.328.3151
Our Holly Area Schools point-of-sale system allows money to be added to any child's account via cash or check at any of our registers throughout the district. Parents and Guardians are also able to apply money to their student's accounts through the online payment system e~Funds for Schools which can be accessed directly through your Skyward Family Access account.
Please refer to our Online Payments web page for more information and instructions.
If you ever have any questions in regards to your child's account please feel free to contact the Food Service Department at any time.
Holly Area Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing and serving foods that best enhance our students' academic, athletic and personal performance. HAS' Food Service Department prepares lunch for over 3500 students daily, preschool through 12th grade. U.S.D.A. guidelines are followed to ensure that our children are offered healthy choices at every age level. Many schools offer a variety of ala carte items that can be purchased separately.
During the Online Student Verification (formerly Online Registration) process, parents will be prompted to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application form directly through Skyward Family Access. Parents can also access the online process at any point or by using the form listed below.
The following is Holly Area School District's meal charge policy:
Students will be allowed to carry a negative balance equivalent to two (2) meal charges. After that time, students will be given a substitute lunch and/or breakfast until charge balance is paid.
In addition, no student carrying a negative balance will be allowed to purchase a la carte items even if they have cash in hand.
Our goal every day is to feed children a healthy breakfast and lunch. Your cooperation is appreciated.
For our menus, we utilize Nutrislice which is a program to allow parents and students to view menus and nutritional information via the web and cell phone.
The Holly Area Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, also known as Meet Up and Eat Up, for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.
Visit our Meet Up and Eat Up page for more information and menus.