Paying for School Lunch:
PS198 uses MySchoolBucks for all meal transactions. MySchoolBucks allows families to pay for school meals anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.
All PS198 families must register for MySchoolBucks account. Lunch is charged and students are now billed through this system. To sign up, go to myschoolbucks.com
Free or Reduced Price Meals:
Many students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. A completed School Meals Application enables eligible students to eat lunch for free or at a reduced rate. Students who do not return an application and/or are not eligible for a free or reduced-price meal will pay $1.75 for lunch.
Households can apply online for free and reduced-price meals for all children living in the household attending Pre-k to high school. Parents and guardians can return a completed paper application to their child’s school or they can apply online at nyc.applyforlunch.com or nyc.gov/accessnyc using any computer or smartphone with an internet connection.
If you have questions regarding the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals contact SchoolFood’s Help Desk at (877) 363-6325 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The DOE’s School Food homepage contains information and menus including:
- Monthly Citywide Breakfast Menus
- Monthly Elementary Lunch Menu
- Product Nutrition Information
SchoolFood is the largest school food service provider in the United States, providing meals to students in over 1600 locations including NYC public elementary, middle, special education, high schools, charter and some non-public schools. Programs include Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Supper, LYFE, Saturday and Holiday and Summer Meals. SchoolFood serves over 180,000 breakfasts to students daily, free of charge, and over 860,000 total meals each day.
All students are eligible for nutritious and delicious meals that are convenient and a bargain! BREAKFAST is AT NO CHARGE to all students and lunch costs $1.75. If you are receiving benefits such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), WIC or any other public assistance benefits, your child may be eligible for free meals. Children in households that meet Federal Income Guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
The School Meals Application is now a scannable form which is why it has been redesigned in a bright red color. The application is to be completed using black or dark blue ink and should not be photocopied. Households are encouraged to complete all required information to avoid delays in processing the form.
Breakfast is served in the Cafeteria at 7:30 am-7:55 am. for K-5 grades. Pre-K will be served in their classroom at 8 am.
Lunch and Recess Schedule
Grades K, 1, 2: 11:35am – 12:25pm
Grades 3, 4, 5: 12:35pm – 1:25pm