Located at Highland High School
4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256
Phone Numbers: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727
- Mrs. Evelyn Makarek, Director of Food Service, ext. 5512:
- Mrs. Tina Hirz, Assistant, ext. 5513:
Evelyn Makarek (left)
and Tina Hirz (right)
The Highland Food Service Department is dedicated to providing students with a nutritional lunch and is a member of the National School Lunch Program. The Menu Lunch follows the Recommended Dietary Allowance guidelines to provide less than 30% total fat and less than 10% saturated fat, and less than 1500 (mg) of sodium. Additionally, french fries and all potato products are baked and not deep-fried.
Highland Local School District Meals Introduce New Nutrition Standards
Over the past several years, Highland has offered many healthy choices with fresh vegetables, fruits, yogurts and whole grains. This year is no exception as we implement the new guidelines set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size. Starting this fall, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
- A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
- Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grains
- Less sodium
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. Elementary lunch is $2.75, Middle and High school lunches are $3.00. Middle and High school also offer breakfast at $2.15. All meals include milk. Pre-payment options are available on the district website at www.highlandshools.org or by sending in check or cash with your child.
We understand that your child’s nutrition and well-being are important to you and we are committed to nutrition excellence and education in our schools. We are always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices and as we continue to make additional healthy changes in our cafeterias, we thank you for your support.
New feature! Keep up to date with your child's lunch account and activity! There is no fee to view and monitor your child's lunch activity by logging on to the www.highlandschools.org website and clicking on to "Parent Portal". Once on the "Parent Portal" page click on the "Pay For It" green button. There is a slight transaction fee if you choose to make an on-line payment at this site. Pre-payments can also be made by sending a check or cash with your child to school with your child's name and grade on the outside of the envelope.
Charging a lunch is not permitted. In an emergency only at the Elementary level, should a student not have lunch money the daily lunch will be provided and their account will be noted as a negative. If the student does not have money again the next day, a substitute lunch will be provided and applied to the negative account. The negative balance has to be repaid.
Elementary: $2.75, including milk
Middle and High School: $3.00, including milk
Additional Milk: .55 cents
There are a few Ala Carte items available at the Elementary level and the price range is up to a $1.00. At the Middle and High School level Ala Carte items are available every day with deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches, pizza and a variety of salads. Breakfast is also available at the High and Middle School everyday with eggs, waffles, hot breakfast sandwiches, cereals, and daily specials. The High and Middle School cafeteria hours are from 7:15 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch: Applications are located on the link to the left of this page. As a reminder, if a student receives free or reduced breakfast and/or lunch at the end of the last school year, the free or reduced status remains the same for the first thirty days of school. Please re-apply to continue these benefits if applicable.
The Food Service Department wishes each student a successful school year and thanks you for the opportunity to serve your children.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.