BKW Food and Nutrition

Elementary School Menu | Secondary School Menu

Meal Costs

  • Elementary/Middle/High School Breakfast — $1.70
  • Elementary School Lunch — $2.80
  • Middle/High School Lunch — $2.90
  • Extra Milk – $50 cents

Farm to School

The BKW Food Services department is striving to provide students with more fresh fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to expose students to more fresh and local produce, as well as educate students about where their food comes from.
This year, we will be starting Harvest of the Month & NYS Thursday. One day per month we will be featuring a lunch meal with all NYS food items. Included with this meal will be the Harvest of the Month, which will be a local fruit or vegetable.

Harvest of the Month

September: Cherry tomatoes

School Prohibition Against Lunch Shaming Plan

BKW Schools does not engage in practices that would draw attention to any student who does not have lunch money or whose parents have not paid lunch account balances. Read the plan.

MySchoolBucks Online Payment System

The BKW Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a website called MySchoolBucks.com. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

BKW students are urged to take advantage of free and reduced-price meals at school. This confidential program is available to students from households that meet federal income guidelines. Even if you are not sure that you qualify, you can still apply. The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated for BKW Schools by the Capital Region BOCES Regional Food Service Management Program. If you have questions or would like assistance with an application please contact Susan Frank, BOCES Shared Food Service Program Specialist,  at (518) 464-5133. Fax – (518) 862-4903.

Important Update: Beginning July 1, 2019, students approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. New York State is now covering the cost previously paid by the student. To see if you qualify, please fill out and mail in the attached free/reduced application.

Prepaid Meal Plans

Cash or checks can be sent with your student in a sealed envelope marked “Meal Program.” The student’s name should also be included, and if for an elementary student, please also include the teacher’s name on the envelope.

Online payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.com

Any number of prepaid meals may be purchased at one time.

Food Intolerance & Allergies

If your student has a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know right away. We will need a doctor’s note. Call the school nurse at (518) 872-2030 for a “Diet Prescription” form.

Birthday Baskets (Pre-K through Grade 5)

The BKW elementary cafeteria offers Birthday Baskets that can be delivered to your student’s classroom. It’s affordable and convenient for you and fun and healthy choices for the student’s special day. Order forms will be sent home the month of your student’s birthday.

The USDA Summer Meals Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text “FOOD” to 877-877

Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city and/or zip code. The summer meals finder is located in the USDA Department of Agriculture website. This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meal locations by entering their zip code. No paperwork is necessary. Must be 18 years old or younger.

Elementary School Lunch Menu

Downloadable September 2019 Menu

Everyday Breakfast

All Breakfasts include 100% Juice/ Fruit & Milk for $1.70

  • One entrée: Breakfast Sandwich, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Yogurt with Graham Crackers, Cereal (Served with choice of fruit/100 percent fruit juice and low-fat/fat free milk). Friday Breakfast Special: Whole Grain Donuts

Sandwich of the Day

  • Monday: Ham & Cheese
  • Tuesday: Sun Butter & Jelly Sandwich
  • Wednesday: Turkey & Cheese
  • Thursday: Tuna
  • Friday: Chicken Caesar Wrap

Daily Offerings

  • Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Hummus w/ Pita Chips/Vegetables, Yogurt, Cheese Pizza, Protein Box
  • Taste Test Thursday & Harvest of the Month: Each month we will be featuring a LOCAL fruit or vegetable to try
  • Served with each meal: variety of fruit and milk (1% low fat, skim, or 1% chocolate)

September

Wednesday, 4th

Crispy Chicken Sandwich
On Whole Grain Bun
Fries
Carrots
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 5th

Hamburger or Vegetable Burger
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Red and Green Pepper Strips
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 6th

Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 9th

Chicken Nuggets
French Fries
Roasted Cauliflower
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, 10th

Hard or Soft Tacos
Lettuce, Salsa,
Sour Cream, Cheese
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Wednesday, 11th

Mozzarella Sticks
Warm Marinara Sauce
Garlic Bread Stick
Broccoli
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 12th

Toasted Ham and Cheese
On Pretzel Roll
Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 13th

Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
Cucumber Slices
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 16th

French Toast Sticks
Hash Brown
Sausage
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, 17th

Nachos
Cheese Sauce, Salsa,
Sour Cream, Lettuce
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Wednesday, 18th

Meatball Sub
Sweet Potato Fries
Coleslaw
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 19th

Hot Dog on Bun
Roasted Potato Wedges
Cherry Tomato and Corn Salad
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 20th

Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
Honey Dill Carrots
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 23rd

Chicken Nuggets
Tater Tots
Carrot Sticks
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, 24th

Hard or Soft Tacos
Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Wednesday, 25th

Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup
Green Peas
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 26th

Pancakes
Hash Brown
Sausage
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 27th

Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
Green Bean Medley
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 30th

Chicken and Waffles
Hash Brown
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Milk

Secondary School Menu

Downloadable MS/HS September 2019 Menu

Everyday Breakfast

All Breakfasts include 100% Juice/ Fruit & Milk for $1.70

  • One entrée: Breakfast Sandwich, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Yogurt with Graham Crackers, Cereal (Served with choice of fruit/100 percent fruit juice and low-fat/fat free milk). Friday Breakfast Special: Whole Grain Donuts

Daily Offerings

  • Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Hummus w/ Pita Chips/Vegetables, Yogurt, Cheese Pizza, Protein Box
  • Taste Test Thursday & Harvest of the Month: Each month we will be featuring a LOCAL fruit or vegetable to try.  September Harvest of the Month: Cherry tomatoes
  • Served with each meal: variety of fruit and milk (1% low fat, skim, or 1% chocolate)

September

Wednesday, 4th

Crispy Chicken Sandwich
On Whole Grain Bun
Fries
Carrots
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 5th

Meatball Sub
Steamed Broccoli
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 6th

Chicken Nuggets
(Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
Fries
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 9th

Hamburger or Vegetable Burger
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Cauliflower
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, 10th

Hard or Soft Tacos
Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream,
Cheese
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk
*Vegetarian Option: Black Beans

Wednesday, 11th

Mozzarella Sticks
Warm Marinara Sauce
Garlic Bread Stick
Broccoli
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 12th

Warm Ham and Cheese
On Whole Grain Pretzel Roll
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 13th

Chicken Nuggets (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
Fries
Cucumber Slices
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 16th

French Toast Sticks
Sausage
Hash Brown
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, 17th

Chicken Fajita Bowl
Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
Corn
Variety of Fruit
Milk
*Vegetarian Option: Black Beans

Wednesday, 18th

Chicken Alfredo
Steamed Broccoli
Garlic Bread Stick
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Thursday, 19th

Hot Dog on Bun
Roasted Potato Wedges
Cherry Tomatoes and Corn Salad
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 20th

Chicken Nuggets (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
Fries
Honey Dill Carrots
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 23rd

Chicken Tenders
Tater Tots
Carrot Sticks
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, 24th

Nachos
Cheese Sauce, Salsa,
Sour Cream, Lettuce
Corn
Variety of Fruit
*Vegetarian Option: Black Beans

Wednesday, 25th

Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup
Green Peas
Variety of Milk
Milk

Thursday, 26th

Pancakes
Sausage
Hash Brown
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Friday, 27th

Chicken Nuggets (Choice of plain, BBQ, or buffalo)
Fries
Roasted Broccoli
Variety of Fruit
Milk

Monday, 30th

Chicken and Waffles
Hash Brown
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Milk