Guide to Dining
Welcome To Your Dining Program
On behalf of the Dining Services Staff, welcome to St. Johnsbury Academy. Our goal is to provide the finest quality meals and service to our students, faculty, staff and guests. We have a delicious menu of dining options that will help make your student’s academic experience more enjoyable.
Dining Information and Policies
Aladdin Food Service at St. Johnsbury Academy is now using mySchoolBucks®, an online payment service giving you a quick and easy way to manage and add funds to your student’s meal account. You can review recent purchases along with seeing the current balance, plus receive low balance alerts… all for FREE! You can also add money to your student’s account using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or debit cards for a small fee.
An added benefit of mySchoolBucks is the “Set it and forget it” payment option, which allows you to schedule automatic payments to your student’s meal account. Funds can be added weekly, monthly or when the balance hits a specified amount- simply choose the “Setup a payment schedule” option during the checkout.
• Safety. Eliminates the need for your child to take money to school.
• Convenience. Make payments* when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
• Control. Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring payments & more!
• Efficiency. Make payments for all your children in one easy step.
• Flexibility. Make payments using VISA, Master Card, Discover or debit cards.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. A confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide; click on link included in the email to activate your account.
2. Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school ID# or date of birth.
3. Set up a payment method and add funds* to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check.
*A $ 2 transaction fee will apply for online payments to your student account(s). You will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. Money deposited into mySchoolBucks.com generally appears in the account within 12-24 hours.
Once you’ve signed up you can fund your student’s account via the mySchoolBucks website or mobile app, which is available for iPhone and Android devices.
Security is a priority at mySchoolBucks. Our system is secure; providing the highest level of protection for all of your information. If you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-832-5226
Please note that all students will still be able to pay directly by cash or check in the dining hall. However, families must enroll in myschoolbucks in order to view purchase activity. Students who receive a free or reduced lunch may also add funds to this account for the voluntary purchase of additional food items.
This is YOUR dining service and we are here to serve you! We appreciate your input and feedback to better meet your needs. You can make your voice heard through comment cards or just introduce yourself and tell us what you think.
Special Dietary Needs
If you have special dietary needs, please consult with the Food Service Director. All efforts will be made to meet your special needs.
The FSD is available to answer any nutritional or allergy-related questions. Aladdin employs a full-time registered dietitian to address further concerns. The dining staff will make any reasonable accommodations for students with allergies. Identifiers are also placed in front of the meal selections to denote which allergens they may contain.
We have a wealth of resources available to our guests, including the expert guidance of a registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for individual consultations concerning any dietary need, such as sports nutrition, weight control, food allergies, or medically prescribed diets.
The Dining service staff have “special days” each month. On these days the staff celebrates the silly and not-so-silly holidays. When appropriate the special events will mirror lesson plans.Check the monthly menu for more details.
It never hurts to learn at meal times too! You are what you eat and we want to make sure that every student understands the benefits of healthy eating. Check out our nutrition display in the dining hall. It is stocked with nutrition information and brochures.
Supporting Local Farms & Food
St. Johnsbury Academy is a proud supporter of local agriculture and the Buy Local initiative.
Menus for St. Johnsbury Academy will be written seasonally with an emphasis on the use of fresh, local and regional ingredients. Our purchasing program has been developed with environmentally-sound sourcing policies in mind that include: humanely raised meat and eggs, rBGH-free dairy products, and the use of locally-grown produce.
Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.
- Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
- Please behave courteously at all times.