Student Nutrition Department
To contribute to the well-being of every student by providing nutritious, appealing meals in order for each student to learn and perform at the highest level.
The Red Oak ISD School Nutrition Department participates in the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program. Our team of food and nutrition professionals are dedicated to providing quality meals to students, staff, and visitors, and support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, snacks, and beverages sold or served at Elementary and ROMS meets the requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the Smart Snacks in School policy. We encourage students to make healthy meal choices by providing access to a variety of healthy menu options, and daily choices of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Monthly menus can be found at Student Nutrition Menus.
Red Oak ISD Student Nutrition Department offers a way to put money in your child's lunch account. Online deposits may be made through mySchoolBucks. Parents are able to register for an account and view information for free. Parents are also able to view account balances or recent purchases in the school cafeteria, add money to their child's account, and setup low balance alerts through this award-winning, parent friendly system.
Red Oak ISD is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
Cafeterias & Student Nutrition
If allowed and deemed safe for students, cafeterias will be open to serve breakfast and lunch daily. The physical setup for the cafeteria and the schedule will be adjusted to reduce the number of students in the cafeteria at one time. Each campus cafeteria space will be evaluated to ensure social distancing. Some students will be eating in the cafeteria, spaced according to the recommended guidelines, and other students may eat in the classroom if necessary. All school meals will be served by employees, meaning student self-serve tables will not be used.
To minimize possible outside exposure and to allow for adequate physical distancing for students during meal times, school protocols include no food/gift deliveries will be accepted and non-essential visitors will not be allowed on campuses or in cafeterias.
- ROISD Student Nutritional Staff shall use facial coverings and gloves when performing job responsibilities and are trained to practice health and hygiene regulations
- ROISD cafeterias will be cleaned and disinfected daily
- ROISD serving and eating areas are cleaned between uses
- Mobile lunch distribution stations may be used as needed at designated campuses to minimize cafeteria lines, increase the speed of service and enhance social distancing
- Students must properly wear ID at breakfast and lunch to ensure efficient scanning of ID for payment and minimize touching of ID by multiple staff
- Students must follow social distancing signage displayed on the walls and floor markers
- Students may be directed to eat in various locations throughout the building, including classrooms, to maximize social distancing
- Meal payments must be made by students or parents in advance by mail, in a designated area away from the cafeteria serving line on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or by using the My School Bucks online payment system
- Parents who pack a lunch for their student should pack items that are easily opened by the student to avoid the handling of their food by others
At-Home Virtual Learner Meal Distribution - FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 and UNDERFor our At-Home Virtual Learners, healthy and delicious meals will be available by weekly curbside service. Beginning November 2, 2020, Meal Distribution sites are Red Oak Middle School and Shields Elementary. Distribution times will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.The packaged meals will be distributed in a drive-thru fashion on Mondays and Thursdays. Monday meal bundles will include three breakfast meals and three lunch meals. Thursday meal bundles will include two breakfast meals and two lunch meals. Each meal will come with a choice of milk. One of the meals each serving day will be prepared and served hot, and the remaining meals will be cold or shelf-stable meals. Curbside meals are available for ANY CHILD AGE 18 AND UNDER.
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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
109 W. Red Oak Road
Red Oak, Texas 75154
972-617-2941 ext. 4094
Fax # 972-617-4326