Please note:  Our Phone Extension has changed.  You may reach the Cafeteria Office by calling 315-852-3400 x 7146.






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A Free/Reduced Lunch application needs to be submitted annually. 2015-2016 Applications expire October 2016. Please complete a 2016-2017 Free/Reduced Lunch Application as soon as possible to avoid being charged full price for school meals. Applications are available in the Newsletter or on this website by clicking on the link at the left.


DCS Meal Charge Policy

The DeRuyter Central School Food Service has established a Meal Charge Policy.

Students:          When it is necessary to charge a breakfast or lunch, the student may charge a standard school meal, complete with all selections.

          The maximum charges allowed for a student is THREE (3). After three charges, the account is blocked and the student will be offered a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, vegetable, fruit and milk. Those students who have peanut allergies will be offered a cheese sandwich.

         Ala carte items or second lunch are NOT allowed to be charged.    

        Charging is not allowed for adults.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brenda Scutt, Cook Manager at 315-852-3400 x 7146 or by e-mail –



Lunch Balances:  Your child will be notified when they come through the lunch line when his/her account is becoming low or reaches a negative balance.  Please see the notice above regarding Meal Charges.
You may call the cafeteria (315-852-3400, extension 7146) at any time to check on your child's account balance.

                                                SCHOOL MEALS ARE CHANGING        New Meal requirements

You may have heard that there will be new USDA requirements for the school meals. The new requirements are great news for our students! The new requirements will help DeRuyter Central School build on the work we are already doing to provide more Fruits, Vegetables, whole grains and healthier  Main dishes in our school cafeteria.

Some of the new requirements include:

·         Increasing the amounts for fruits & vegetables

·         Reducing the sodium in meals over the next 10 years

·         Setting calorie limits for the first time

·         Increasing whole grains

·         Limiting the amount of meat/ meat alternatives and grains.

Students will now be required to have a ½ cup of fruit or vegetable on their tray to be counted as a complete meal. Anything less than a complete meal will be charged ala -carte prices for each individual item. We plan to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables daily to give students more options in the hopes that choosing fruits and vegetables will be easy.

Schools will now be limited on how much meat/meat alternate and grains that can be offered. This means that some of the main dishes may not be as large as they have been in the past. Remember, they will be more fruit and vegetables available, to fill out the meal to ensure students have plenty to eat.

In DeRuyter, we have already made progress toward meeting the new requirements.

What we are doing

  • Fresh fruits are served every day.
  • Sandwiches are served on whole wheat bread.
  • Pasta is served whole grain
  • Pizza crust is whole wheat
  • Milk is only available in low fat or fat free.
  • Main dish recipes will be changed to lower sodium
  • Dark green and orange/red vegetables will be served on a weekly basis.
  • Dried beans/legumes will be incorporated into recipes
  • Salads are available everyday that include romaine lettuce and spring mix.

We will face some challenges to meet the new requirements on a tight budget, but our food service program will work hard to make these healthy changes for our students. As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call. The phone number is 315-852-3400 x 7146.  We are here to help.

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