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Sandy Mattox, Food Service Manager
[email protected]

2020-2021 Bears Café Lunch Items
2021-2022 Bears Lunch Menu
2021-2022 A la Carte Menu Items


  • All students will receive a Student I.D. at the startup of school; this is how they will access their lunch account by scanning it at the register. Please encourage your child to bring it every day; it helps the lines to go faster. If they do not have their I.D., they will only be allowed to get a school lunch no AlA-Carte!


  • Prepayments to your child’s lunch account can be made through PayPams (link can be found at the top right of this page).  Payment can also be received by the food and nutrition manager or cashiers in form of cash or check, if by check please include phone number and students name.


  • Parents are encouraged to complete one Free and Reduced application on line. Log onto SJCSD website – Food and Nutrition Department to apply. The Free and Reduced application must be completed every school year. Until the application is processed and approved by the District Food Service office, any meal charges will be the responsibility of the adult/guardian.


  • Although students are to pay for their meal upon receipt, students may forget their lunch or lunch money. Our policy is: We never deny a child a school lunch! A school lunch consists on what is on menu for that day and it will be charged to his/her account.


  • The only item a student will be allowed to charge is a school lunch. Students will not be allowed to charge any Ala Carte items.


  • Bears Café does provide extra items; please see check the price list. These items range in price from $.75 to $6.00 and are not included in the Free and Reduce price meal program
  • A la-Carte Menu Items


  • If you feel your child is over purchasing restrictions can be placed on lunch account with an e- mail. Once restrictions are placed, they cannot be removed unless the parent provides the food and nutrition manger with an email asking for the restrictions to be removed. Signing up with SchoolPay is a great way to monitor your child’s daily spending.


  • If your child has food allergies, please provide the school nurse with a physician’s note indicating the allergies and the appropriate substitutions that are recommended by the physician or medical authority.


  • Refunds are addressed at the school level and require a written request or e-mail.


  • Student account balances either positive or negative from previous school year will roll into the new school year unless a refund has been requested.


The Food & Nutrition Services Department is experiencing unprecedented issues with the supply chain. These supply chain issues are causing us to alter posted menus with little to no notice.  

  The supply chain issues are caused by multiple factors including labor and material shortages across all phases of production, transportation, manufacturing and distribution.

We are working closely with our distributors and manufacturers to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program and offer the level of service we are accustomed to providing. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding




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Please Note

St. Johns County School DistrictDear SJCSD Families,

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing nationwide disruptions to manufacturing, supply and distribution channels and it is impacting our school meal program. In short, we're having trouble getting foods, supplies and staff to support our program. Your student(s) may notice that we're serving different items than we've served in the past or different items than were listed on the menu. This situation is something that school districts across the country are experiencing. We are doing our best every day to come up with solutions to these challenges.

To reduce the demand on our supply chain and accommodate current staffing levels, the St. Johns County School District will return to normal food service operations on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students who qualify for free or reduced meals based on direct certification or a family income application will continue to receive meals at no or reduced costs. Students who are not eligible based on income will return to a PAID status.

Beginning today, October 25 through Tuesday, November 30, families are encouraged to complete the family lunch application if they feel they qualify for free or reduced cost meals. Applications are located on the SJCSD Website at, your student's school or the Food and Nutrition Services Office located at 3015 Lewis Speedway, Building 7, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Eligibility status is protected by very strict disclosure regulations. Students use a PIN or Student ID in the serving line. The student's eligibility is private throughout the transaction.

If your student(s) attend(s) a Community Eligibility Program School, there is no need to complete an application. All students will continue to receive no cost meals through the end of the school year. These schools are as follows: Webster Elementary, Crookshank Elementary, Osceola Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Mason Elementary, The Transitions School, Gamble Rogers Middle School, Murray Middle School, Sebastian Middle School and St. Johns Technical High School.

Beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Meal Prices will be:

Breakfast Lunch
Elementary: Paid $1.25 $2.80
Reduced $0.30 0.40
Middle/High: Paid $1.25 $2.95
Reduced $0.30 $0.40

Prepayments into student lunch accounts can be made by using PayPAMS. The link to this service is located at

We will continue serving our students a variety of nutritious foods. While there may be some menu changes, please know that we will strive to meet nutrition guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We will also continue to accommodate students with special diets and allergies. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have questions, please contact the Student Nutrition Services Department at 904-547-8931.


Sean Prevatt
Director of Food and Nutrition Services