For the year 2021 – 2022
Dear AMS Parents,
The Department of Education is pleased to announce that all students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools statewide will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Students will only receive meals at their school of enrollment. One meal per breakfast session and one per lunch session will be free of charge. Additional meals or meal items taken at the same session will be charged a normal rate.
Parents are highly encouraged to continue to submit their Free and Reduced Price Lunch Meal Benefits applications online using the EZMealApp mobile app or at EZMealApp.com, where applicable. Information derived from the applications directly impacts other school programs, such as bus transportation and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance.
Meal Card System
This is used to effectively service families and keep student meal status confidential. Upon registration, the student will have a photo taken, a meal account opened and a plastic bar-coded student identification card issued. This card is to be carried whenever on campus, since it is also the identification card and the school Library card. Cash, money orders or cashier’s checks are deposited into the child’s account by the parent or child. Each time the student uses the card to purchase a meal, the cost is subtracted from the account. When the account has a balance of $10.00 or less, the student will be told by the lunch clerk. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the parent. A stolen or misplaced card must be reported immediately to cancel the account, reissue a new card and transfer the remaining funds. Each replacement ID card costs $7.00. Students having a second meal must pay the full price including those participating in the free and reduced meal program.
To make a Deposit
Money must be in an envelope, put in the Deposit Box by 9:00 a.m. for it to be credited to the account for lunch that day. Students are given a receipt upon request. There will be NO LOANS given for breakfast or lunch. If student’s account shows negative, they will not be served a meal, though exceptions may be made by administration on a case-by-case basis.
Pay your school meals online using EZ School Pay.
Create an account using your child’s last name and student ID number (located on their report card) or stop by the front office and we can assist you.
Breakfast / Lunch Payment Information
- *Prepayments for student accounts are accepted daily from 7:30am to 2pm.
- *Please note that monies must be deposited by 9:00am to the lunch payment box located in the front office in order to count for that day* Cash only, please.
- *(Milk served with every meal / menu subject to change without notice)
- *No loans provided by school. ID cards are mandatory for all purchases. Replacement ID cards are made with a $7.00 fee
Breakfast (as of 4/17/2015)
|Regular Student Breakfast|
Reduced Price Student Breakfast
Second and Subsequent Student Breakfast
(For qualified students)
Lunch (as of 4/17/2015):
|Regular Student Lunch|
Reduced Price Student Lunch
Second Student Entree
Second Student Lunch
(For qualified students)
*(In order to qualify for free or reduced lunch, a lunch application must be filled out properly and returned to school. Applications will be provided via student portfolios given during the first week of school or available at the front office.)
Free or Reduced Meals Information
Applications for Free or Reduced Meals can be picked up at the Front Office. Applications were also distributed to all students via homeroom during the first week of school.
- Only walking, no running permitted.
- Enter the door closest to the line you choose.
- Form single file lines.
- No rowdiness or cutting will be permitted in lines or in the cafeteria.
- Show consideration to student monitors, cashiers, and cafeteria staff.
- ID cards are mandatory for all meals.
- ID lanyards must be worn around the neck during meal times.
- Absolutely NO CASH will be accepted by the cashier during breakfast or lunch.
- No buying of food for others.
- ID cards may not be shared.
- Never touch food on someone else’s tray, even with their permission.
- All food must be consumed in the cafeteria, including drinks and dessert.
- Use good manners, don’t shout or drop food on tables or floor.
- Only students who are eating may be in cafeteria, this includes home lunch eaters.
- Leave as soon as you have finished and do not return to the cafeteria.
- All students must carry their tray to the disposal area.
- Check your table for any personal belongings and litter that might be left behind.
- Money in meal accounts may not be removed without written approval from parent/guardian.
- No balloons are allowed in the cafeteria to prevent damage to the fans.
ABSOLUTELY NO THROWING OF FOOD. SERIOUS DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES WILL BE IMPOSED.