Food Service

MySchoolBucks Program


The GJSD Food Service Department is excited to provide parents this convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into their child’s school meal account at any time. Participating parents are also able to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report, which shows all dates and times the child purchased a breakfast and/or lunch within the past thirty (30) days.

Register for a new account at (external site).

Free/Reduced School Meal Application

Visit the forms page to download the Free/Reduced Price School Meal Application. Please fill out one form per family, listing all children on one form, as well as what school they attend and their grade level. Applications should be completed and returned to 1 Sir Bills Circle, Johnstown, NY 12095 or to your child’s school building. Questions about free/reduced school meals? Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions sheet on our forms page, or call (518) 762-1875.

Students who receive lunch will be encouraged to take all the items offered for lunch.  They must take at least three of the five items offered when going through the lunch line, and they must take at least one-half cup of fruit or one-half cup of vegetable.

Lunch Charge Procedures

Elementary Schools
Elementary students are allowed to charge up to $10 for lunch. Account balances are monitored by the Food Service Dept. Each week, the Food Service Dept. will send a list of low and negative account balances to the elementary schools’ secretaries. The secretaries will ensure that the appropriate notices get sent home.

  1. A Low Balance letter is sent home with the student when his/her balance falls below $5.
  2. The first charge will result in the school secretary sending a Negative Account Balance letter home with the student to his/her parent. At this point, the secretary may also send home a Free/Reduced Lunch Application.
  3. If the student’s balance becomes more than -$10 (negative ten dollars), the secretary will mail the Negative Account Balance letter home to the parent(s) and the school principal will call the student’s parent(s).

Junior High School
Junior High students are not allowed to charge lunches. If a student does not have money for lunch on their account, they will be sent to the office to call home and notify their parents. They will receive a ‘token’ to allow them to receive lunch for that day only, and that meal is charged to their account and must be brought current as soon as possible.

High School
High school students are not allowed to charge meals.

Breakfast meals
District wide, breakfast meal charges are not allowed. Breakfast meals have to be paid for either with cash or charged against a student account that has a positive balance.

Please check your child’s balance on (external site) or call the food service office (762-1875) if you have any questions regarding account balances.