Debit Account System
Students and adults in Greenwich Elementary Schools who pre-pay for their meals and students who qualify for free or reduced price meals will receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use for meals and/or a la carte purchases in the school cafeteria. If you used the Pre-Paid System last year your PIN Number will remain the same. These numbers will remain the same through your tenure in the Greenwich Public School System, and any balances left on account at the end of one school year will carry through to the next.
Money can be deposited into an account for lunches and/or a la carte purchases, in any amounts and intervals. There is no need to carry cash every day. Money deposited into an account can be restricted for lunch meals only, or can be designated for a combination of lunch meals and a la carte purchases. Deposits for LUNCHES ONLY (which include milk) are good for plate lunches only; A LA CARTE menu items (I.e., snacks) may NOT be selected unless students deposit additional money into their accounts for a la carte purchases.
Parents may request a printout of their children’s lunch purchases from the Food Services Department. Requests for Elementary and Middle School students should be made to Laurie Carbino via email at Laurie_Carbino@greenwich.k12.ct.us or call directly at 203-625-7499. Requests for High School students should be made to Vicki Gregg via email at Vicki_Gregg@greenwich.k12.ct.us or call directly at 203-625-8036.
CHILDREN WITHOUT MONEY
The Greenwich Food Services Department does not extend credit for children who have forgotten their lunch, forgot or lost their money or are out of money on their debit account. Children who fall into this category will be provided a lunch, free of charge, consisting of a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich or a Cheese Sandwich served with Milk and Fruit. After a second consecutive day, the school office will be notified to contact the parent or guardian.
A. Pre K – Grade 11
To obtain a refund, a parent or guardian must submit a written request to the Food Services Office. After verification of account balance, the Town Treasurer will issue a refund check. Students permanently leaving the Public School system should submit a request within 90 days after withdrawal. Please allow 2-4 weeks for your refund.
B. Graduating Seniors
OPTION 1: If a graduating senior has a younger sibling in the Greenwich Public School System, a parent or guardian can submit a written request to the Food Services Office to have those funds transferred to the designated sibling’s account. The request to transfer can be submitted up to 90 days after graduation.
OPTION 2: A parent or guardian may request a refund of monies in the account. To obtain a refund, a parent or guardian must submit a written request to the Food Services Office within 90 days after graduation. After verification of account balance, the Town Treasurer will issue a refund check. Please allow 2-4 weeks for your refund.