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Welcome to the MV Cafeteria!


April 2024 Breakfast/Lunch Menu    

*** Per the Ohio Dept of Education, the 2023-2024 Ohio biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of meals for families that qualify for reduced-price meals.  This means if you qualify for reduced-price meals, they will be FREE (breakfast and lunch) beginning this school year.  ***

NEW THIS YEAR!  Students in grades 4-6 will be have an option B at lunch.  They may choose the item listed on the menu OR PB& J uncrustable plus a cheese stick.  Also, students in grades 4-6 will be allowed to purchase snacks which are Smart Snack Compliant per ODE regulation.  We do have an a-la-carte/snack form listed below you may use if you do not want your child purchasing extra items.  This form can also be found in the school office or let the cafeteria know if you need a form sent home for your child.

A-la-Carte / Snack form (click to see the form and options parents have)

Breakfast Prices 2023-24

Preschool            $1.35 per day               

Grades K-12      $1.60 per day               $8.00 per week

Reduced-pay     * no cost to student                 


Lunch Prices 2023-24

Preschool - 6th grade        $2.60 per day         $13.00 per week

Grades 7-12                            $2.75 per day         $13.75 per week

Reduced-pay                          * no cost to student 



You may now fill out new applications online in English and Spanish for your convenience.  Click on the PaySchools Central link below.  ***Reminder - every family that wants to see if they qualify for free/reduced meals must fill out a new application EVERY year!  

2023-24 Income Eligibility Guidelines (click to see income chart and # of household members)


Is this your first time using PaySchools Central online?  Here is a quick guide to help you register (remember to write down your password as we can not access those at school).  You will also need each student's ID number.  JH/HS students' ID numbers are printed right on their schedules.  For elementary students, check their welcome packet you will be receiving in the mail for their ID numbers (ask your child, most already know their lunch acct #'s!).

Helpful Tips for Free and Reduced Application

Setting up your PaySchools Central Account


HELPFUL LINKS for 2023-2024



August 3, 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As Cafeteria Manager, I would like to welcome your child/children to the 2023-2024 school year at Mississinawa Valley Schools.  Make sure to stop by the cafeteria during Open House on Monday, August 28th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm to add money to your student(s) lunch accounts, pick-up cafeteria information, and ask any questions you may have.  Please see the following for prices of meals and a-la-carte items:

        Breakfast - $1.60 (K-12), $1.30 (PS)                       Juice Pouch/Box - $.60

        Lunch – $2.60 (PS-6)                                                        Healthy Snacks/Reduced Fat Chips - $.75

        Lunch –$2.75 (grades 7-12)                                         Bottled Water - $1.00          

        Main Entrée only - $1.50                                               Powerade - $1.75 (grades 7-12)

        Extra Fruit or Vegetable - $.50                                  Extra Milk - $.50 (chocolate or white)

Free and reduced meal applications are now available ONLINE.  New this year - any family qualifying for reduced-price meals will receive FREE meals (due to the new State of Ohio’s biennial budget covering costs for reduced meals).  Families wishing to see if they qualify for free or reduced meals need to fill out the form by October 10th.  Please go to which is the same website you use to add money to a student’s lunch account and check balances.  The application process is available in English and Spanish.  If you have any questions about the application, please visit the school website at, click on "District Life, "Food Services" then click on “Free/Reduced Meal App Help”.  Once the application is complete online, you will have an immediate answer to know if your child(ren) qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.  Only one application per family is needed. This process has been easy-to-use quicker and accessible anytime for families to complete at their convenience.

Haven’t used the PaySchools site before?  No worries!  You will just need to register as a new user.  Simply visit, click the “register” box and input your information.  Don’t forget to write down the password you choose (we can’t access those at school).  Once you are registered, you will enter each child’s name and their student id # (this also serves as their lunch acct #).       

Breakfast is served daily between 7:30 – 8:00 am.  All your child needs to do is come to the cafeteria to get a healthy breakfast!  Please encourage your child to eat a tasty breakfast at school and help them get a good start to a day of learning!  We have made big improvements to our menu items with more students eating school meals!

We look forward to seeing the students back at school on Wednesday, August 30th!  Have a great school year!



Amanda Grow - District Cafeteria Manager