Montebello School has an excellent cafeteria, and students are
encouraged to participate in our program. Monthly menus are sent home
with students. Breakfast is served from 7:25-7:55 a.m., Monday through
Friday, in the cafeteria. Lunch schedules, recess times, and recess
locations vary for each grade level. Milk is served with all school
meals. Soy milk may be substituted for students who are unable to drink
milk, providing the child’s parent submits a note to the cafeteria manager
requesting this change. Students are expected to follow the Alhambra
A’s code of conduct that developed in accordance with Positive Behavior
Interventions and Supports (PBIS) while in the cafeteria or in line, as
well as the following specific guidelines:
- Show respect for others by speaking in quiet voices during meals and using proper table manners.
sit where the adults on duty assign you to sit and stay there until you
are dismissed. If you need to get up from your seat for any reason,
please raise your hand and wait to be given permission.
- Sharing or giving away food is not permitted.
- Food, utensils, or napkins are not to be thrown.
- Pick up your own trash and the area around you before leaving.
outside food (i.e., McDonald’s, Taco Bell, etc.) is allowed in the
cafeteria. Sack lunches are permitted. Soda or other carbonated drinks
are not allowed with either school meals or sack lunches.
student or parent/guardian can place money on a student meal account to
pay for lunches. A meal is deducted from the account each time a lunch
is purchased. Students may also pay cash for lunch. Money should be
deposited in the student’s account in the morning before school.
Milk is included with lunch. Students who bring their lunch may
purchase milk. Soy milk may be substituted for students who are unable
to drink milk, providing the child’s parent provides a physician’s note
or the parent writes a note stating the student is lactose intolerant,
and submits the note to the cafeteria manager requesting this change.
Students use their school identification numbers as their lunch
numbers. They receive a copy of their number during the first week of
school. In order to help the lunch process move quickly throughout the
day, please practice the number with your child at home.
- A meal account is required for all students, including free and reduced lunches, unless the student is paying cash for the day.
- Meal charges are not permitted. Students must have money in their account, lunch money for the day or qualify for free lunch.
account deposits can be made to the accu-scan system by either the
parent/guardian or student during the scheduled breakfast time. Students
are encouraged to make deposits in their accounts prior to lunch time
to save time in line.
- Meal account reminders are given to
students by the cafeteria clerk when only two meals remain on the meal
card. If your child receives one of these notices, please deposit money
into their account as soon as possible so that they do not have to
receive a sack lunch.
- Meals (alternative) will be given to
students who do not have lunch money or meal account. This will only be
allowed for up to three occasions during the school year.
- A meal account may only be used by the student who is assigned to the individual account.
Meal Price Per Day
|Students – Paid
|Students – Reduced
|Students – Paid
|Students – Reduced
A free/reduced lunch application may be obtained from the school office
or cafeteria and should be returned as soon as possible. Income
guidelines are on the application and only one application is needed per
family. Please make sure that the entire application is filled out, if
it is not we are unable to process the request. If you need help please
contact the cafeteria at 602-336-5414.
Pay for Breakfast/Lunch Online!
can now pay for school breakfast and lunch online, monitor your child’s
meal account balance, and also receive low-balance email alerts through
EZSchoolPay. The online payment option is a quick and secure way to
deposit money to your child’s meal account by using a debit or credit
card. A $2.60 transaction fee will be charged per credit card
For more information on how to
create an account or to download step-by-step directions, go to the
Alhambra District’s website at www.alhambraesd.org
and visit the “EZSchoolPay” link under the “Parents” drop-down menu at
the top of the website. For additional information, call the Alhambra
District’s Child Nutrition Department at 602-336-2985.