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Kim McCall
Director of School Nutrition
kmccall@mgsd.k12.nc.us

574 W McLelland Avenue - Bldg B
Mooresville, NC  28115
704-658-2639

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School Nutrition

The MGSD School Nutrition Department is committed to ensuring your child receives a nutritious breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria daily.  A breakfast plate is made up of two breads or a bread and a meat, one fruit/juice, and milk.  Lunch consists of a protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk.  The School Nutrition department has attempted to lower the fat, sugar and sodium in the meals that they provide.  Menus may be found in the local newspaper or online.  Nutritional information is also available from the online menus.

Lunch Prepay

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Click this button to add money to your child's school nutrition account. ($1.95 convenience fee per transaction)

ELECTRONIC FORMS

Printable Forms

Diet Order Special Request

If your child has special dietary needs, the MGSD School Nutrition Department can help!  Please click on and print out the required form found below and follow the instructions for submitting the information to our office.

Special Diet Order Request Form

Formulario de solicitud de dieta especial

Free & Reduced Paper Applications

Our electronic form is the quickest and easiest, secure way to apply for benefits.  If you are unable to apply online, you may print out a form below.

English Free and Reduced Frequently Asked Questions and Form Instructions

English Free & Reduced Form

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES ACERCA DE LAS COMIDAS ESCOLARES GRATIS O A PRECIO REDUCIDO Y FORMA INSTRUCTIONES

Forma gratuita y reducida de español

 

Important Information for Parents

What's on the Menu & Nutritional Info - Nutrislice

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MEAL PRICES 

Student Breakfast ............................................ $1.00 

Reduced Breakfast ........................................... FREE 

Student Lunch (K - 6th) ..................................... $2.15 

Student Lunch (7th - 12th) ................................ $2.40 

Reduced Lunch ................................................. $ .40 

Adult Pricing .............................................. A la Carte

The goal of the Mooresville Graded School District’s School Nutrition Services is to serve nutritious, economical meals within a clean, safe and child-friendly environment.

Our focus is on the health and education of Mooresville’s children.  We know that hunger and under-nutrition are related to tiredness and low academic performance.  What we eat affects how we grow and learn!  This program strives to help children develop healthy eating habits to last them a lifetime.

Free & Reduced Meals Information

MGSD provides every student with access to an application for free and reduced priced meals at the opening of school.  Applications need to be completed and submitted as early as possible. All students in one household may be placed on one application even though they are located at different schools. Only one application per family needs to be completed.  Receiving Free or Reduced price meals is a completely confidential process.     

If a student was receiving free or reduced meals at the end of the previous school year in the Mooresville Graded School District, they will receive free or reduced meals for the first ten days of the new school year, giving parents time to submit the new application. Students who are new to the Mooresville Graded School District will have to pay until the free and reduced meals application can be processed.  When an application is approved for free and reduced meals it does not cover previous charges that have been made on a child’s account.  Those charges will need to be paid. 

A student who is approved for free or reduced meals will receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the current school year.

Application templates in other languages are available for comparison or instructional purposes, but may not be for the current school year.  You may review these applications on the USDA website by clicking following this link:  https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/translated-applications.

K12PaymentCenter.com Information - Setting up a Meal Payment Account

All About K12PaymentCenter

     K12PaymentCenter brings school lunch into the age of technology.  This site is your one-stop shop for automated school meal account management. Using this secure site to make your payments and monitor your student’s account gives you the assurance of knowing where your money is going and how it is being spent; furthermore, using K12PaymentCenter will remove the stress that comes with making sure your student has cash for lunch.  K12PaymentCenter is an easy, secure and convenient way to pay for lunch. Beginning August 1, 2019 we will begin using a variable convenience fee based on the payment amountFor payments up to $95 the convenience fee will remain at $1.95. For payments over $95 the convenience fee will be 3.99%.  Additionally, customers will have the option of using electronic checks which offer a convenience fee of $.95 regardless of the amount paid.

  • Make meal payments on the internet using your credit card.
  • Check your child’s meal account balance.
  • Get low balance alerts by email.
  • See what your child is buying.

     For more information go to www.K12PaymentCenter.com or call Mooresville Graded School District’s School Nutrition Department at (704) 663-1531.  K12PaymentCenter.com has also been optimized for accessing your account from your smartphone with a mobile page link.

If you have questions or require assistance with user functions, please click on the link below.

K12 Payment Center Online Parent Help

Parent Information - Meal Accounts, Refunds & Returned Checks

Cafeteria Accounts

The MGSD School Nutrition Department provides every student in our  district with a three or four digit PIN number to be used in the school cafeteria. These PIN numbers identify an account for each student and we ask each student to memorize their number.  Parents may send money to be placed in the account for the student at whatever denomination they would like. Pre-payment may be made for the week, month or more and in any increment the parent prefers to make.  When the student comes through the cafeteria line, they give the cashier their PIN number and any items they are purchasing will be debited from their account.   A student may also pay each day if they prefer.  These accounts help to prevent lost money as students do not have to handle money as often if larger sums are placed on the account. Account balances will follow them year after year and from school to school. 

Account Charges

If you child forgets his breakfast or lunch money, the school cafeteria will provide your child a COMPLETE MEAL, but that Breakfast or Lunch Meal Price will be CHARGED to his/her cafeteria account.

  • The child and family are responsible for any charges on the child's cafeteria account.  A notification of past due balances will be sent home via a letter, a phone call, and/or an email.
  • You can make online payments to your child's account at  https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/.
  • In the case that your child does not have money and you want to prevent him/her from charging anything to their cafeteria account, you must do this using the MGSD Charge Restriction From.  Please ask your cafeteria manager for a form or you can find it on the MGSD website at this link:  MGSDSchoolNutritionPurchaseAccountRestrictionForm3.pdf.

MGSD understands that students occasionally may forget or lose their meal money.  In the event that a student is unable to pay for a meal on a particular day, the student may charge a reimbursable meal.  Parents are expected to pay all meal charges in full by the last day of school each year.  If a student has a charge on their account, they will not be allowed to purchase any extra items. Any money they bring will be applied to their account until all charges are paid.

MGSD School Nutrition Refund Policy

Money that is sent to the cafeteria and credited to student accounts is deposited daily. Therefore, we do not provide refunds for these transactions after the close of the business day on the day the transaction occurs.  All balances on a student’s cafeteria account rolls from the end of one school year to the start of the next school year and transfers when the student moves to a different school within the district.

There are situations, such as a student who withdraws from Mooresville Graded School District with a positive balance in his/her cafeteria account, when the money may be refunded to the parent/guardian of the student.  All refunds are issued by check; cash is never issued.  A refund request form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian, submitted to the School Nutrition Department and approved by the SN Director. To request a refund, please fill out the Refund Request Form by selecting the following form link and submitting the completed form to our office:  Refund_Transfer_form.pdf.

Non-Sufficient Funds Checks

Your check is welcome in the School Nutrition Department of Mooresville Graded School District. We recognize that occasionally a parent may inadvertently overdraw a checking account and a check may be returned by your bank.  In order to recover these funds in a private and professional manner, we have contracted with CHECKredi, LLC, a company based in Lexington, Kentucky for collection of returned checks.

Each check written to the district should be on a commercially printed check with your name, address, and two telephone numbers. Counter or starter checks will not be accepted.  When a person writes a check to the School Nutrition Department, the person writing the check agrees that, if the check is returned that it may be represented electronically on the same account, and that the fee established by law, now $25.00 in addition to the face value, may be debited from the same account.

CHECKredi will contact you by mail and by telephone in order to make arrangements to pay before attempting to represent the check electronically.  Payments may be made to CHECKredi’s office by mail to P.O. Box 11848, Lexington, KY  40578.  Payments of the check and fee may be made online at www.checkredi.com using a credit card, debit card or electronic check without any additional fees.  For a convenience fee, payments may be made over the telephone at (866)433-7334 by credit card, debit card or electronic check.

Recalls

Information about food and other industry related recalls can be found at Recalls.gov.

School Nutrition Staff Contact Information

School Nutrition Director

Kim McCall
kmccall@mgsd.k12.nc.us
 
574 W. McLelland Ave, Building B
Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 663-1531
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
 

School Cafeteria Managers

Park View Elementary School
Manager: Angela Ferrell
Assistant: Linda Keller
(704) 658-2552
 
Rocky River Elementary School
Manager: Alesha Hollingshead
Assistant: Suzie Boyles
(704) 658-2746
 
South Elementary School
Manager: Anna Ballentine
Assistant: Heidi Marshall
(704) 658-2652
 
East Mooresville Intermediate
Manager: Howard Nelson
Assistant: Dora Trivett
(704) 658-2702
 
Mooresville Intermediate School
Manager: Jennifer Readling
Assistant: Cyndie Chapman
(704) 658-2682 
 
Mooresville Middle School
Manager: Deborah Campbell
Assistant: Alesha Hollingshead
(704) 658-2721
 
Mooresville High School
Manager: Cheryl Crabtree
Assistant: Teresa Guard
Assistant: Tina Myers
(704) 658-2581

Field Trip Bagged Lunch & Pizza Party Orders - Teachers

Bagged Lunch Request Form

Classroom Pizza Party Request Form

If you are going on a field trip or having a party with your students, it is no problem!  The cafeteria can still serve your class a well balanced meal.  All we ask is that you give us a two week notice.  Just complete and submit the appropriate form along with a list of the names of students requesting meals to the cafeteria manager at your school.  All meals will be applied to the student’s cafeteria account.

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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;

 

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.