Nutrition Program

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SUN Meals are available to any child aged 18 and under, no application or other information needed! Find meals at schools, parks, and other locations in your community using the USDA Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder below.

Summer Lunch Locator

Letter to our Parents

Welcome back! We are excited to see your students. Although the summer sun was much needed we missed seeing those faces and hearing their stories. Thank you for sharing them with us. Please read over the 'Meal Charge Procedures'.

What should you do if your student has food allergies?

Important National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs Information.

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is mainly prepackaged items that have been vetted through taste tests to find the very best meal options we can offer. Feeding your student breakfast in the morning has proven to help students with their concentration, participation in class, and test scores.

Our lunch menu this school year has been handpicked from the most popular lunch menu items from last year with a few new recipes put in. Most important from creating our menu to serving the students is done with the labor of love. We care about what your student(s) eat. Meals, food and beverages sold or served at Syracuse Arts Academy meet State and Federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

We post a new menu every 3 weeks.

Please watch your student(s) meal balance. This is a lot like a checkbook and needs to maintain a positive balance. You can track your student(s) balance online. If you need to make a payment you can pay by card online this may take up to 48 hours to post and a small fee to process payment. You may also pay in the office with a check or cash.

If your student is needing a school sack lunch for their field trip make sure to fill out the field trip form. Our sack lunches will include a turkey sandwich, apple slices, carrot sticks, chips, rice krispy treat, and a milk or juice. 

It is very important that the kitchen receive the form from the teacher at least 2 weeks prior to the field trip. Please be proactive in getting this information back to the teacher. 

The kitchen will make the sack lunch prior to your student leaving on the field trip. 

We will charge your student for their sack lunch, based on your request, before the end of the lunch day. So it is very important that you remember whether you ordered a school sack lunch or not. 

**Important** Please talk to your student(s) about their participation with purchasing these extras.

We offer à la carte items to students. These items are NOT included with free/reduced lunch pricing. Please have a conversation with your student about their participation. It is important that if your student chooses to participate that they have a positive lunch balance. We try to do our best to only allow students with a positive lunch balance to participate, but we need your help to ensure this happens. Full à la carte prices will be on our webpage by August 20th.

Home lunch students wanting to purchase milk or  à la carte items must have a positive lunch account. 

Lunch Quick Links

Dear Parents, 

We ask that you will take a minute to apply for our Free and Reduced Lunch Application. The fastest and easiest way to apply is through your student's Aspire page. You created an Aspire login when you registered your student. If your application is approved, not only will your student receive Free or Reduced breakfast and lunch, but the school will benefit as well! Paper applications are available in the office. If you would like help, please review our 'How to fill out the Free/Reduced Application' instructions.

Do you qualify? Look at the qualifications index.

English Free / Reduced Lunch Application

Español Free / Lonche Reducida Aplicacion (Instrucciones para solicitar almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido)

Medical & Special Dietary Needs (Allergy) Request Form (English)


Medical & Special Dietary Needs (Allergy) Request Form (Spanish)


Meal Charge Procedures

Daily Pricing

Daily PriceBreakfastLunch

Pricing By Month

Month SY 23-24BreakfastK-6 Lunch7-9 LunchReduced BreakfastReduced Lunch
Total Sy 23-24

Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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    School Closed
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    School Closed
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    Back to school night
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    Early Out Day

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