Every student has access to nutritious meals at school, ensuring their optimal health and well-being.
Harpswell Coastal Academy takes pride in using homemade recipes with fresh-cut fruits, vegetables and proteins that make meals fun and nutritious.
By using fresh ingredients and making meals from scratch, we give students the opportunity to try recipes that may be out of their comfort zone, yet made with familiar ingredients. Naturally, comfort meals such as pizza, taquitos, mac & cheese, salads and other standards are served in rotation.
When we get back to a “normal” school setting, we will once again offer students the opportunity to sign up for hands-on learning working in the kitchen with Mrs. Walker. These voluntary training sessions are a fun and educational way to learn the basics of how to cook. Students in this program:
- Help create menu plans
- Learn proper food storage and handling
- Understand the importance of personal hygiene
- Learn to measure ingredients and follow recipes
- Explore the science of how foods work together
For those interested, we expand lessons to include the dynamics of farm to table, restaurant management, service skills, budgeting and time management — all skills that support a first time job in hospitality.
If at any time your student is in need of remote lunches we offer a pick up at both campuses or a scheduled drop off to your home.
Registering for Free and Reduced Lunch
STEP 1: Fill out an HCA Lunch Program Registration Form
If you haven’t done so already: please submit your HCA Lunch Program Registration Form (also known as the Free/Reduced Lunch Form), found here. Please fill out the application and email it, send it in with your student, or mail it to:
Harpswell Coastal Academy
c/o Nicole Walker
9 Ash Point Road
Harpswell, ME 04079
ALL FAMILIES SHOULD SUBMIT THE FORM — EVERY SCHOOL YEAR — REGARDLESS OF YOUR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL LUNCH AND REGARDLESS OF ANTICIPATED STATUS.
Grab-and-Go breakfast options will always be made available to HCA students free of charge. Lunches are provided at $4.00 per meal. Those who qualify for reduced status will pay $2.50 per meal. Those qualifying for free status pay no fee for lunch.
Second lunches are available for $4.00 or seconds of sides only for are available for $0.75. All students, regardless of paid paid/reduced/free status are responsible to pay the full amount for seconds.
STEP 2: Open the lunch account in Infinite Campus and seed your student’s account with funds.
To access the online lunch information and payment service, please navigate to your Campus Parent via the app or online here.
On the left hand index click on Food Service and you will be able to see the balance for your student(s). You can also submit a payment by clicking Pay, specifying amounts and adding it to your Cart. Once in your cart you will be able to enter your electronic payment information and submit the payment. This method of payment will incur a processing fee; if you wish to avoid these fees please send cash or check with your student payable to Harpswell Coastal Academy. Don’t forget to write your student’s name and “lunch” in the memo. Check payments may take up to a week to appear on your student’s account. Online payments are nearly instantaneous.
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