Dear Affton Parents and Guardians:
With the beginning of the school year approaching, Chartwells Dining Services would like to welcome everyone and share some exciting things we have planned for the school meal program. School meals are nutritious, a great value, and more satisfying than ever for students. Our job is to make sure that we serve healthy, well-balanced meals that everyone will enjoy eating.
Free, Reduced, Paid Lunch Application Forms
Your child may be eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch meals!
Affton School District participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This allows families the opportunity to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits. Income information is treated very confidentially. Click here to learn more.
Meal Prepayment System Online Through Tyler SIS Parent Portal
Affton’s Tyler SIS Parent Portal is used for parents and guardians to deposit funds to their child’s meal account, record payments and purchases throughout the school year, and to check account balances.
Establish your child’s meal account before school starts. Make sure students memorize their 4-digit PIN. This is how meals will be linked or charged to their account.
Pre-payments can be made with PayPal, credit, or debit card in the Tyler SIS Parent Portal by going to the Affton School District website and clicking Online Meal Payment under the Parents Tab. There is a nominal service fee per transaction.
Pre-payment deposits are recommended weekly or monthly to avoid negative student account balances. Parents/guardians are notified of low or negative balances every week through text message, phone call, and/or email. There are strict charge policies in place this year, so please ensure that your child has money in their account to purchase meals and à la carte options. Cash or check are not accepted as payment, nor are they accepted during lunch periods for deposit into a student’s account. Please speak to your student's school should payment arrangements need to be made by cash or check.
What happens if my student doesn't have money in their meal account?
Every Affton student will be served a hot meal offered on the menu that day, regardless if they have a positive balance in their meal account or not.
However, students will not be able to purchase any à la carte items if they do not have money in their account.
Students are also welcome to bring a lunch from home. Please note drop-offs by meal services (i.e., Uber Eats, DoorDash, or similar) or by family members are not allowed.
Chartwells provides the Simply Good program so students have the opportunity to learn about healthy food options. This year, sampling of fresh fruits and vegetables will be offered throughout the year during lunch periods at each of the schools.
What better way to start your day other than having breakfast at school? With hectic schedules and busy mornings, we have the perfect breakfast option for you. Breakfast is available at school daily and is a part of the free and reduced meal program. Take advantage of this option to ensure your child eats a nutritious breakfast. Numerous studies show a strong link between nutrition and learning. A nutritious breakfast helps students to be more alert and improves concentration in the classroom.
Daily breakfast offerings include muffins, cereal, bagels with cream cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, and low-fat milk. Featured entrees include breakfast sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, pancakes, waffles, and more. Be sure to check out this year’s new breakfast items on the menu.
Easy-to-Access School Menus
All school menus may be accessed via the Affton app and can be viewed several weeks in advance. Menus are also posted in each school cafeteria. Affton Schools, in partnership with Chartwells, is using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app. The menus on Nutrislice provide more information about menu items, filter common food allergens, and provide carb counts and calories with just a few clicks. Please visit www.afftonschools.nutrislice.com.
From supporting our school gardens to setting responsible purchasing practices, our concern for the environment is evident. We serve certified, humane, cage-free eggs, poultry produced without human antibiotics, provide milk that is free of artificial growth hormones, and buy local products when available to support family farms. Chartwells encourages responsible and sustainable practices in our supply chain and is proud to lead the food service industry with groundbreaking methods in sustainability.
Delicious is What’s For Lunch
Lunches in our cafes are ideal for every palate and every age group. Options include fresh local fruits and vegetables, pizza, classic All-American burgers, and foods with Asian flair and bold BBQ flavors. All of our food is made with care and utilizes lean meats, low-fat cheese, and whole grains.
All schools offer à la carte snack items such as whole grain, low-fat baked chips, snack crackers, and dessert items, as well as 100% fruit juice drinks. Unless you do not permit your child to have à la carte items, they are available for purchase with money that is placed in their meal account.
Mesnier Primary and Gotsch Intermediate Schools
Students are offered the option of two meal choices per day. The menu is designed to introduce children to a variety of foods that are not only good for them but also delicious. Included with the meal is an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetable options, along with a hot vegetable. This school year will offer new menu items; check them out on your monthly lunch menu.
Lucky Tray Days:
Eating school lunch could win you a prize! Choose to eat school meals on days listed on the menu as Lucky Tray Days, and you could win a prize. Look at the bottom of your tray for a sticker. If it’s there, you’re a winner! See the cashier to pick up your prize.
Rogers Middle School and Affton High School
Meal Station Offerings:
2.Mato: Features specialty items throughout the week like homemade pizzas, Bosco sticks, whole grain breaded mozzarella cheese sticks, Italian pasta classics, French bread pizzas, and more.
Grilled: Offers hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, grilled & breaded chicken sandwiches, along with the ultimate favorite- the spicy chicken sandwich.
CrEATe: Offers a variety of home-style meals from gourmet cheesy baked pasta to our delicious orange chicken, nachos, fajita bowls, and more.
On The Go: Offers a variety of sandwiches, wrap, and salads available that are easy to grab and go.
Extra! Extra! Salad Bar: All meals offer a hot vegetable and fresh fruit and vegetable bar that is full of fresh seasonal produce.
Healthy à la Carte Snacks: Prices vary.
Both Chartwells and Affton Schools are dedicated to providing quality, nutritious meals to students. We hope you will encourage your child to continue to enjoy their favorite meals and try our new dining offerings. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.