Wake Up To A Great Breakfast!
High School - 7:15-7:45 am
Middle School - 7:30-7:58 am
Elementary School - 8:25-8:45 pm
Location: All Breakfasts will be served in each building’s cafeteria. In addition, the high school has a breakfast vending machine near the snack vending machine.
MS/HS cafeteria Menus are located at: https://elps.nutrislice.com
Breakfast includes a choice of entree with 2 grains and/or protein, a fruit and choice of milk
Menu features include:
- More information about menu items, including a photo and description
- Filter for common food allergens like nuts, wheat and dairy
- A translation feature to translate your menus into a number of different languages
- Access to nutrition information like carb counts and calories with just a few clicks!
East Lansing Public Schools Food Service FAQ 2022-23
What is the price of a student’s meal?
|Middle School Lunch||$1.55||$1.00|
|High School Lunch||$1.55- $1.80||$1.00|
Each year a free and reduced application must be completed. If your student is approved for free or reduced meals, the benefits are applied immediately for breakfast and lunch each day for one school year. Prior to your student’s approval, parents and or guardians are responsible for payment of meals until the application has been processed.
How do I apply for free and reduced meals?
You can apply online at https://eastlansing.familyportal.cloud. Your application will be processed once it reaches the food service office. You will receive an e-mail when completed. If you do not have access to the internet, you can request a hard copy to be sent home with your student or pick up at your school’s main office. Please contact Victoria.Finklea@elps.us if you have any questions.
Where are the Menus?
Menus are located at elps.nutrislice.com. Also, menus are posted in the cafeterias.
How can I pay for my student’s account?
Payments can be made at any time online at https://eastlansing.familyportal.cloud. There is a $2.25 transaction fee for this service.
Cash or checks can be dropped off in the food service drop box located in each building. Deposits are put into the student’s account daily approximately 9:15 am. Payments dropped off after 9:15 am will be deposited the follow day. In addition, you can mail checks to East Lansing High School, Attn. Food Service Dept., 509 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
How do I know the balance of my student’s account?
If your email is up to date in the school system, you should receive emails every day once your student’s account is a positive $5.00 or below. Also, parents and guardians can always view as a free service their student’s meal account at https://eastlansing.familyportal.cloud. Please use the Family Portal Tutorial to help set up your account. On this website you can see what your student is buying, set spending limits, check meal balances and deposit money.
What is the School District’s Meal Charge Policy?
Students are able to charge until -10.00 balance on their account. If a student does not have adequate funds and has reached the charge limit, they will be provided a cheese sandwich with fruit, vegetable and a choice of milk. Money can be deposited into student’s accounts by putting money in an envelope with the child’s name and depositing at their school or by setting up an account at https://eastlansing.familyportal.cloud. In addition, parents can send a check or money order to East Lansing High School, 509 Burcham Dr., Attn. Food Service Dept., East Lansing, MI, 48823. All parents who have supplied an e-mail will receive a low balance notice daily when their student reaches $5.00 positive balance and under. In addition, a low balance notice will be sent home weekly in Friday folders to all students who have a $5.00 positive and under balance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Leach at email@example.com or 517-333-7473 or at 517-333-7474.
Students are able to charge two meals on their account. If a student has a 0 balance or below they will not be allowed to charge ala carte items. In addition, if a student does not have adequate funds and has reached the charge limit, they will be provided a cheese sandwich with fruit, vegetable and a choice of milk. Money can be deposited into student’s accounts during meal times or by setting up an account at https://eastlansing.familyportal.cloud.. Also, parents can send a check or money order to East Lansing High School, 509 Burcham Dr., Attn. Food Service Dept., East Lansing, MI, 48823. All parents who have supplied an e-mail will receive a low balance notice daily when their student reaches $5.00 positive and under balance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-333-7473 or at 517-333-7474.
Will my student be denied a meal? What if their account is negative?
No, your student will never be denied a meal. Our cashiers at the middle school and high school are trained to inform your child when their account is negative. We will let them buy a reimbursable meal for 2 days, not snack items, with a negative balance. If your student’s balance has not been paid in full after the 2-charge limit, we will offer a free alternative meal.
What does a Lunch include?
Lunch includes a main entrée, a fruit, a vegetable, a wholegrain source and a milk. Students will need to take at least 3 from the 5 food groups offered and 1 of those options will need to be a fruit and/or vegetable. If your student would like to purchase only a milk, a second entrée, or any extra items in addition to their meal, they will be charged full price as posted in the cafeteria.
If my student has a food allergy, can you accommodate for their needs?
Before we can make any substitutions or accommodations to meals, we will need to have a copy of the Michigan Department of Education Special Dietary Needs Form completed by your doctor. If your student has a food allergy, please fill out the form at: https://elps.us/downloads/food_services/michigan_special_dietary_needs_blank_form_2021.pdf
Return this form to: email@example.com or mail to:East Lansing High School, Attn: Food Service Department, 509 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823. Dietary accommodations will be made once the form has been reviewed and a dietary plan has been put in place with the food service department.
If I am having problems with my student’s account or have other questions, who should I talk to?
You can reach our office by phone or email. Sandy Leach, Food Service Director, can be reached at (517) 333-7473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If she is not available her assistant, Victoria Finklea can be reached at (517) 333-7474 or email@example.com.