Food Service Program

Part Time Food Service Positions Available! 

Are you looking for a fun part time job that allows you to work only while your kids are at school??? We have part time and substitute positions available in the EPS school kitchens. If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about the current job opportunities please choose one of the following options -

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22-23 Meal Price Information  

Through State allocated funds, EPS is happy to announce that at the start of the 22-23 school year, ALL students are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily. We do anticipate the funds will run out at some point during the school year and we will provide 30 days notice prior to reinstating paid meals. All families that qualify for free & reduced meals will continue to receive that benefit after we transition back to paid meals. Please see the details below in the Free & Reduced Meal Applications section of this page.

The Ellington Public Schools are proud to collaborate with Whitsons School Nutrition to offer a healthy, nutritious, and convenient meal program for everyone. Our goal is to plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals, so our children are motivated to make healthy food choices at school. The traditional food-based menu planning system requires specific food group components to be served in specific amounts for each age/grade level.

Please click the Ellington Food Service Program link for all menus, contact information, pricing and nutritional information including allergens. For your convenience, we have also attached a simplified menu in a Word Document below that will be updated weekly. 

 

 

Ellington Food Service program

 

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

We strongly encourage all families in need to complete an online or paper application asap to ensure eligible students are set up to receive free or reduced priced meals once the State funding runs out and the district transitions back to paid meals. You can complete the application online through the Infinite Campus parent portal. First click 'More' then click 'Meal Benefits' to access the online application. A printable version of the application is also available below. Please review the links below carefully and email foodservice@ellingtonschools.net with any questions.

22-23 Free and Reduced Application

22-23 Free and Reduced Application (Spanish)

Parent Letter- FAQ 

Parent Letter - FAQ- Spanish

Online Applications Memo

Meals and More 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and look forward to serving healthy and delicious meals to our students in a safe and convenient way. Please email questions to foodservice@ellingtonschools.net  or call 860-896-2339 x301.

ALL MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE -Due to unprecedented labor and supply chain challenges, we anticipate many menu changes throughout the school year. To limit confusion, we will post weekly menus for each school every Thursday for the following week 

Breakfast

Grab & Go breakfast items will be available in the Cafeterias daily at the start of the school day. Fruit is included with all breakfast meals and a choice of milk is offered

Lunch Menus-

Elementary Schools

Ellington Middle School 

Ellington High School 

Beverages & Snacks (a la carte)

Fat Free Chocolate Milk or White 1% Milk is offered (but not required) with every breakfast and lunch meal. To purchase just milk (without a meal), other beverages or snacks please make sure your student has money in their lunch account. To add money to your student's account please choose one of the following options;

1) Log onto payschoolscentral.com (you will need your student's 8-digit Student ID number which is listed on Infinite Campus.)

2) Students can bring cash or check to their teacher or to the Cafeteria to be added at the register. If you are sending in money with your student please make sure their first and last name are clearly written on the envelope. Checks should be made payable to Ellington Food Service  

Large bills or checks that can be deposited into student meal accounts are encouraged and appreciated to help the speed of service