Parents of Elementary & Middle School Children (K-8th Grade):
We are very excited to announce that we will continue to serve hot school lunches to our elementary & middle school students at the Academy. Below is some information you will need to know if you choose to have your child purchase a lunch.
- Lunch will be catered by Joyful Catering, an exclusive catering service of Bernie’s Deli for First Baptist Church of Brandon.
- The school lunch program begins on the first day of school.
- Lunch will be served at school only on regular school days. Early release days and days when only Extended Care is in session (such as holidays), lunches will not be served. Children staying late on early release days or days when school is not in session will need to pack a lunch from home.
- Meals include an entrée, fruit or vegetable, one side, and choice of milk, juice, or bottled water.
- Friday’s are School Spirit Days- pizza, two sides along with milk, juice, or bottled water will be offered.
- Meals are priced at $3.75 per lunch.
- Beginning in September we will offer a monthly “Chick-Fil-A” day. These meals MUST be ordered/paid one week in advance of the date and NO CHARGES pending. The dates will be placed on the monthly school calendar. The cost of the meal is $5.50 and can be ordered online.
- Middle School ONLY: We are offering additional menu items for grades 6-8. See “NOTE” on Joyful-catering ordering website for details.
- Adults: School faculty, church staff, and parents may purchase the same meals through the ordering system. Salads are also offered at $4.50.
- Parents may eat with their child at his/her lunch time. All other adults need to pick up their lunch between 11:00 AM-12:45 PM from the Dining Hall.
- All meals will be ordered in advance through an on-line PayPal payment system using a credit card. The school will not be set up for cash, check, or credit card payment on campus. Money from the children will not be collected in the lunch line or by the teacher.
- We ask that you think ahead and order one week in advance. Placing your order in advance is a must so we can order the food and paper products we need to serve your child. If an emergency arises, orders must be placed by 8:30 AM for us to be notified. If after 8:30 AM, please follow up with an email to insure we receive it.
- If your child is absent from school, you must contact Marcia Goren at 813-380-8209 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:30 AM in order to receive a credit.
- Each month you will receive a lunch calendar (shown above). It is important you keep this calendar for ordering purposes.
- Please be sure to note which days you are ordering lunches. Be sure not to forget to pack your child a lunch from home on days you choose not to order from us.
- If a child comes to school without a lunch, we will provide an emergency lunch and invoice you via email. Please make sure your email and phone numbers are up-to-date in our system. Payment is due within a week of the invoice to avoid additional notices/fees. You can make a payment online using the “Pending Charge” button or by cash or check (payable to Bernie’s Deli) through the academy office. Charging is for emergency purposes ONLY. Excessive charging will require a credit card to be on file with us.