Summer Feeding Program
Seven days of breakfast and lunch meals for each student will be
available every Wednesday from 9 AM - 12PM
Location: William Floyd HS
240 Mastic Beach Road
ESM will have breakfast and lunch meals available at the Main Entrance (vestibule) of the Dayton Avenue School beginning:
Tuesday, 7/6 from 9:30am-12:00pm
Thursday, 7/8 from 9:30am-12:00pm.
Moving forward the meals will be available every Monday and Thursday from 9:30am-12:00pm.
Online Lunch Order
Eastport-South Manor Elementary School families interested in taking part in the School’s free lunch program, are required to order lunch for their children online through the District’s new online lunch ordering system.
The ordering window will open each week at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon and remain open through 11 p.m. the following Sunday evening. During this time, families can order hot or cold lunches online for the following week of school.
The District will email links to the online lunch ordering system to families of ESM students on Fridays to allow parents and guardians to place orders for the next week. This process will repeat until the end of the school year while students are in attendance at school. In the event the District does not receive a lunch order for a student, the District will make available a cold lunch for the week. We are unable to accept lunch orders via email or phone.
As a reminder, thanks to grant funding made available by the USDA, breakfast and lunch meals are free to all ESM students through the end of the school year. Free breakfast will continue to be available to students as they enter school each morning.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Karen Piciullo, ESM’s Food Service Director at PiciulloK@esmonline.org.
Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals During Holiday Break
The District is offering free breakfast and lunch meals to all Eastport-South Manor students for the holiday break while school is closed beginning Monday, December 21 thru January 1. Parents and guardians interested in the meals should email Karen Piciullo, ESM’s Food Service Director at PiciulloK@esmonline.org to place an order before Friday, December 11. Meals must be preordered before pickup. Meals can be picked up at the District’s Community Window located at the rear of the Jr. Sr. High School on Friday, December 18 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Parents and guardians will see a sign on the window for the pickup location: Meal Pick Up Here.
As a reminder, thanks to grant funding made available by the USDA, breakfast and lunch meals are free to all ESM students through the end of the school year.
What is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA)?
Basically, the 72 provisions of the Act provide for improved access to nutrition assistance through program expansion, outreach, and changes that make it easier for children to get nutritious meals at school.
Click on the link below for more information.
My Payments Plus
The district is pleased announce our continued support for MyPaymentsPlus. My Payments Plus is a state-of-the-art online service that offers you the convenience and information you need to manage your child’s meal account. This system will eliminate the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money, and speeds up serving lines in the cafeteria.
At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows any family to:
- Create a free, secured account to manage all of your accounts.
- Check your child’s current account balance.
- Monitor the items your child has been purchasing in the cafeteria.
- Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance.
For a small 4.75% transaction fee paid to the vendor/bank, MyPaymentsPlus also allows any family to:
- Make a prepayment into your child’s meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card at MyPaymentsPlus or by calling 1.877.237.0946. Funds deposited through MyPaymentsPlus are usually available for use within a matter of minutes.
- Choose whether your child can have unrestricted use of these prepaid funds, (meaning that they can purchase anything sold in their school’s cafeteria) Or, if you prefer, you can restrict your child’s purchases to "Lunch Only".
- Allocate prepayment funds to each of your child’s accounts.
- Create settings to automatically replenish your child’s account when it reaches a low balance.
We strongly encourage all parents (even if you do not prepay online) to create an account at no cost through MyPaymentsPlus. Step by step instructions for registering and creating a new account are available on the link below. To create a new account, you will need your child’s Student ID number to input as the PIN number. This number is printed on your child’s class schedule. If you do not know your child’s Student ID number(s) you can call 1.877.237.0946. Your child will be asked to enter his/her pin number into a pin pad which will be located on the lunch line. This will help us to move the lines quickly. Also, student photos will be attached to each account for identification and security purposes.
Note that while cash will still be accepted in the cafeteria, our goal is to fully utilize the MyPaymentsPlus system. However, you may still prepay for meals by giving cash or a check directly to your child’s food service cashier. Simply use the form below to indicate how you would like these funds allocated. If an allocation choice is not marked, the monies will automatically be deposited into the ala-carte and lunch category. The cost for meals in the elementary schools is: $1.50 for breakfast and $2.30 for lunch. The cost for meals in the Junior-Senior High School is: $1.50 for breakfast and $2.60 for lunch. If you choose to make direct payments with your food service cashier, then kindly make checks or money orders payable to "Eastport-South Manor CSD School Lunch Fund." Click here for the manual prepayment form. Once completed, return the form with your deposit in an envelope marked "LUNCH PROGRAM."
Thank you for your continued support. I am proud that we will continue to offer you convenience and information through MyPaymentsPlus. We consistently strive to find new and better ways to serve our students and our families and I thank you for partnering with us in this effort.
If you have any questions, you can contact Karen, Food Service Director at 1.631.801.3341 and she will assist you.