All students staying for lunch must eat in the lunchroom under supervision. Students may bring their lunch from home or purchase their lunch. The lunch program begins on the first full day of school and is in operation each full day school is in session.
Elementary students may order one of the daily entree selections from the elementary school monthly menu, while Deer Path Middle School can select their meal from either their monthly school menu or the "a la carte" line. The hot lunch entree at the elementary schools and the middle school includes one milk selection, and the Fruit & Veggie Cart featuring seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, low fat Ranch dip, and canned fruit in juice.
Lake Forest School District 67 and Quest Food Services provide our families a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account. This service also provides parents the ability to view their child’s account balance through the mySchoolBucks website. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, the lunch lines will move along more quickly allowing your child more time to relax, eat and be with friends.
If you have more than one child in District 67 you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
- Payments can be made with a major credit or debit card, and you can set up credit card auto-refill.
- Payments made after 10:30am may not be available to your student account until the following school day.
At the elementary schools, students make their lunch selection in homeroom each morning. At lunch, your child will simply give his or her name to the cashier and the cashier will view the student’s picture online and debit their account. Any student purchasing lunch or milk must proceed through the lunch line.
At the middle school, students will swipe their student ID at the lunch line. The cashier will verify the student’s picture, and the account will be debited. We are encouraging all middle school students to be responsible with their ID’s, but if one is forgotten or lost, ID numbers and names can be searched on the computerized system to ensure the student has lunch for that day. Replacement ID’s can be issued in the middle school office. The first replacement is free but subsequent ones will cost $5 each.
Lunch prices, which are subject to change, are dependent upon costs and federal reimbursement, and changes are reported on the district website.
The district's "charge" system will be implemented when your student's
account is overdrawn. The elementary students are allowed to charge up
to three (3) lunches, while middle school students are allowed only one
(1) charge. After this allotment, students will not be allowed to charge
any further lunches until monies are paid. After three unpaid charges
at the elementary level, and one unpaid charge at the middle school
level, a cheese sandwich, vegetable, fruit, and milk will be offered to
the student. You will still be charged the full price of a meal.
A Food Service Advisory Committee, consisting of parents and District 67 staff, meets regularly to monitor the food service program. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Anne Simons, Food Service Director, 847-604-7476.
Please note that we do not fry any of our foods and most of our breads, tortillas and pizza crusts are whole grain rich as defined by the USDA for School Lunch. Nut products including nut oils are not used due to allergy concerns. The menu follows the guidelines for portion sizes and amounts of grains, proteins, and fats for each age level as suggested by the National School Lunch Program.
Food Service on 'Snow Days'
If an emergency weather closing occurs, students will follow the menu for the day they missed when they return to school. For example, if am emergency closing occurs on Monday and students return on Tuesday, they will follow the MONDAY menu. The Tuesday menu will be skipped and students will follow the posted menu for the remainder of the week.
The district has developed procedures for management of food allergies/anaphylaxis. The procedures guide and forms can be accessed from the Health Services section of this website.
Healthy Food and Beverage List
As part of the Wellness Policy, District 67 created a Healthful Food and Beverage Options list to assist parents in selecting healthy choices for their child's classroom snacks/celebrations. In creating this list, the district also took into consideration the medical needs of students with severe allergies in an effort to keep classroom spaces safe for all children.* Throughout the school year, there are three (3) times where exceptions may be made to the Policy guidelines for celebrations, such as Halloween parties, Winter Holiday parties and Valentines Day parties. During this time, food may be provided to students that does not meet the Wellness Guidelines as long as these foods continue to adhere to and be respectful to the medical needs of students with severe allergies.