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 -
23-24 Meal Pricing Information
We are happy to announce that thanks to state funding all students are able to receive free breakfast this year!
In addition, all students that qualify for reduced meal benefits will receive free lunches all year. We encourage all families in need to complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application. Please scroll down to the Free and Reduced Applications section on this website for more information about that process.
Due to rising food & labor costs, we have updated our meal pricing for the 23-24 school year. Please see the chart below for pricing:
|2023-2024 Meal Pricing||Breakfast||Lunch for students with Free or Reduced Meal Eligibility||Lunch*||Premium Lunch Choices|
|Ellington Middle School||Free||Free||$3.35||$3.85|
|Ellington High School||Free||Free||$3.60||$4.10|
*for students that do not qualify for Free or Reduced meals through direct certification or application
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.
We encourage families to utilize the Ellington Food Service Program link below to access our interactive menus which provide nutritional info including allergens. For your convenience, we also provided links to PDF menus in the Menus section below. Menus are subject to change. Also check out monthly nutrition newsletters below!
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-896-2339 x301
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Those who qualify for free & reduced priced meals will continue to receive this benefit as we transition back to paid meals. Please note, all children in households receiving benefits from SNAP, TFA or Medicaid (Husky) may be directly certified and automatically eligible to receive free meals without applying for benefits. If your household has these benefits and you have not received a letter from the food service department about your meal status for the 23-24 school year by October 1, 2023 please contact us email@example.com or by calling 860-896-2339 x301.
If you are not directly certified for free or reduced meals you can apply by completing the Free and Reduced Meal Application process. You can complete the application online through the Infinite Campus parent portal https://ellingtonct.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/ellington.jsp First click 'More' then click 'Meal Benefits' to access the online application.
If you prefer, printable versions of the 23-24 Free and Reduced Applications are available using the links below and are available to be picked up in the main office at each school location. Please review the links below carefully for details about the Free and Reduced Meal application process. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-896-2339 x301.
Please email questions to email@example.com or call 860-896-2339 x301.
ALL MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Beverages & Snacks (a la carte) Prices have increased effective 1/17/23
Fat Free Chocolate Milk or White 1% Milk is offered (but not required) with every breakfast and lunch meal.
Milk Purchased without a meal is $0.60
Large bills or checks that can be deposited into student meal accounts are encouraged and appreciated to help the speed of service