Child Nutrition

 
 
Student Meal Accounts
 
Each student has a meal account onto which a parent/guardian will deposit money. The student may purchase breakfast/lunch meals or a la carte milk from this account. Money may be deposited in the account by online payments (via Parent Square or Square Meals) or by check/money order at the campus front office. 
 
In the event the account balance reaches $0, the student will be allowed to charge up to the negative balance limit of -$10.00. Once the debt balance limit is reached, the student will be required to bring a lunch from home until the account reflects a positive balance or until a meal application is submitted and approved for free meals. 
 
Note that a student who later submits a meal application and is approved for reduced meals will still need to pay down the negative balance before receiving a reimbursable meal. Students who accumulate a negative balance and later submit a meal application and are approved for free meals begin receiving a reimbursable meal immediately. However, the household is still responsible for the negative balance.
 
Free/Reduced Price Meal Application
 
Families may fill out a meal application online at anytime through SchoolCafe.   Once an application is received, the campus has 10 business days to validate the application.  You may check your account on SchoolCafe for eligibility status and will receive a letter with eligibility status from the campus. SST is dedicated to providing meals and activities that support a healthy and balanced. 
 
When registering your child to SchoolCafé, you will be asked to select your student’s school district:
 
For SST San Antonio, Alamo, Schertz, Excellence, The Woodlands, Spring, Champions families, please register here.
 
For SST Discovery, Corpus Christi, Advancement, Northwest, Sugar Land, Hill Country families, please register here.
 
 
Special Dietary Needs
 
Special dietary accommodations may be made for students who have official documentation signed by a medical authority.  Once completed, please turn the form into the Lunch Clerk at your child’s campus.
 
Birthday Celebrations
 
SST allows the celebration of a student’s birthday by bringing store-bought individually wrapped treats or store-bought cupcakes to be passed out to students.   Treats may not be passed out during any meal service (breakfast or lunch), but may be passed out at the end of the school day as determined by the campus administrators.
 
Fast Food
 
Fast food shall not be delivered to the campus with the expectation that the campus staff will provide delivery of food to the student.  All fast food must be hand delivered by the parent/guardian and provided to the student during the student’s lunch period.  Check with your campus for your student’s lunch period time.
 
SST Wellness Policy