Welcome to the Hopkinton Food Service Department
Food Service Director: Michelle Babin RD, LDN, SNS
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The Hopkinton Food Service Department has been undergoing countless changes this summer to better support the needs of our students and community. Recently, a new Food Service Director, Michelle Babin, was hired to aid with these changes. Michelle is a licensed Registered Dietitian and School Nutrition Specialist with a BS in Culinary Nutrition. She comes to us most recently from the Spencer- East Brookfield Regional School District and prior to that worked for the Sutton School District both in the role of School Nutrition Director. She has a true passion and dedication for the nutrition and culinary fields and is excited to bring her expertise here to Hopkinton.
The Hopkinton Public Schools Food Service Department takes pride in preparing and serving nutritious meals to our students. We believe that students learn better when they’re not hungry. As such, the following meal and collection guidelines have been developed for Paid and Reduced-price students in order for the lunch program to continue operating in a fiscally responsible manner:
- Once a student account has reached a negative balance an email is sent weekly notifying parents of their negative balance. A list of students with negative balances will also be provided to the principal’s office weekly.
- Students will NOT be allowed to charge desserts, snacks, milk or any other a la carte items if they have a negative balance that exceeds these guidelines.
- The food service manager will contact the parent or guardian once the balance reaches a negative $10. The Food Service Director will contact the parent or guardian once the balance reaches a negative $50.
Parents or guardians are encouraged to apply for a Free and Reduced Lunch under the federal government’s guidelines. Applications are available on the District’s website.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please contact the Food Service Department @508-417-9394 if you have any questions about these guidelines.
Online School Lunch Payments
Please visit MySchoolBucks.com to create a free account. Here you will be able to track your students transactions and make online prepayments. Important to note, there is an online payment transaction fee of $2.49/each.
In lieu of using MySchoolBucks.com, parents can opt to send in a payment and incur no additional fee. Payments may be sent in with students OR they may be mailed to Hopkinton Public Schools, c/o Michelle Babin, 88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Please ensure your student's full name, ID number and grade are clearly written on the envelope/bag or memo line of the check. Please make check payable to Hopkinton School Lunch Program.
Free/Reduced Meal Applications are accepted at any time throughout the school year. Please complete the application provided below and return to Hopkinton Public Schools, c/o Michelle Babin, 88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 for processing. Grace period for meal benefits from school year 2018-19 will automatically expire on 10/15/19, unless notification from the district has been received by the household prior.