Welcome to Food Services!
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications:
Click Button Below to Access Online Applications
Paper Applications may be downloaded for completion online at www.cousd.net. Under Departments, choose Food Services. On the left is a button for Meal Applications.
Charter Oak USD Food Services Passes Nutrition Audit with Flying Colors
View Nutrient Analysis on Menu page under Nutrition Info
Charter Oak USD takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. This means strict nutritional guidelines must be followed for each meal served. Whole grain breads and products are used. Fruits and vegetables with their appropriate fruit and vegetable subgroup (red/orange, dark green, beans and peas, starchy, or other) must meet federal and state required offerings each week. Sugar, sodium, and fat contents are strictly monitored to meet federal guideline restrictions. When your child eats at the school cafeteria, you can be assured your student is offered foods that are nutritionally balanced.
Mobile App for PayPAMS
Now Here: PayPAMS Mobile App
What the New App Provides: The new App provides options to make payments and to view student meal account balances, cafeteria purchases, and the last 3 payments on account.
How to Download the New App: Download the app by searching for “PayPAMS” on Google Play or iPhone Store and logging in with the same user name and password you use on www.PayPAMS.com.
Emergency Meal Policy
Elementary School Students:
The Food Services department allows elementary students to charge one lunch. (No charging is permitted during the last month of school.) If money is owed on the student account and the student comes to school with no provision for lunch, a courtesy alternate lunch is offered. To continue these benefits, students need to pay balances due, even if students became free after charging a lunch. All charges remain on student accounts until paid. Non payment of balances due can prevent the receipt of a diploma at graduation.
To help eliminate the need for meal charging or alternate lunches, the Food Services department provides free access to online meal payments available at www.paypams.com. Check or cash prepayment options are also available in the cafeteria. Using these prepayment options help parents/guardians ensure their student has provision for lunch. If prepayments are not made, students may call home when lunch or lunch money is forgotten; and parents/guardians may bring a lunch or lunch money for their student.
Intermediate & High School Students: As a courtesy, the Food Services department provides an alternate meal to students who come to school with no provision for lunch. To continue this benefit, students must not abuse the benefit by excessive use and need to pay balances due, even if students became free after the meal was charged. All amounts due, remain on student accounts until paid. Non payment of balances due can prevent the receipt of a diploma at graduation.
To help eliminate the need for alternate lunches, the Food Services department provides free access to online meal payments available at www.paypams.com. Check or cash prepayment options are also available in the cafeteria. Using prepayment options help parents/guardians ensure their student has provision for lunch. If prepayments are not made, students may call home when lunch or lunch money is forgotten and parents/guardians may bring lunch or lunch money to their student.
Breakfast---At No Cost To Families
Be Ready To Learn.
Eat Breakfast At School Every Day!
We know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
Food and beverages sold or served at school meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.