Food Service

Food Distribution for Online and Remote Learners

This is a reminder that complete meals will not be charged to your student's meal account. USDA has extended the Summer Food Program Waiver, allowing schools to offer a Free Breakfast and Free Lunch. This extension will last for the remainder of the school year.

Parents are still encouraged to fill out a Free or Reduced application for 20-21. Families with students at a CEP building (ACES, HINKS, LINCOLN, or SANBORN) will be asked to fill out a Household Survey instead, as Free and Reduced applications are not needed for our CEP sites.
 

For 5 Day Bag Virtual Students:
 

Meals will include a breakfast and lunch for 5-days:  

Please complete the following form to submit a breakfast/lunch meal bag order for each student. To ensure your order is prepared, please fill out the form no later than each Wednesday for the following Wednesday pick-up.

(Click) >>> 5 Day Food Survey    

5 Day Pickup time by building:
@ AHS (and ACES Students): Wednesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at AHS (Pick up in the Back Oval).
@ TBJH: Wednesdays from  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at TBJH (Pick up at the Back Café' Door).
@ Sanborn Elementary: Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
@ Elementary Schools: Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at respective elementary sites.

As we transition back to our face to face (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday) model at our Secondary Buildings, Wednesday Distribution will be as follows:

For Virtual Wednesday Students:

Meal bag will include a breakfast and lunch for 1-day.:  

Please complete the following form to submit a breakfast/lunch meal bag order for each student. To ensure your order is prepared, please fill out the form no later than each Wednesday for the following Wednesday pick-up.

(Click) >>> 1 Day Food Survey

1 Day Virtual Wednesday Pickup time by building:
@ AHS (and ACES Students) Wednesdays from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pick up in the Back Oval).
@ TBJH: Wednesdays from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pick up at the Back Cafe' Door).

If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service office at (989) 358-5020.

 

Lunch Menus and Online Lunch Accounts

District lunch menus are available to view online. View district lunch menus.

Parents can view their students' lunch account information online. Sign up on our Food Service login screen. Contact 989-358-5020 with questions or more information.

Meal Charging Policy

Charging for school meals refers to any time a student does not have enough money to cover the price of a meal at the point of sale. Charges for meals are permitted for students who occasionally forget or misplace their money up to a MAXIMUM of the dollar equivalent of:

  • Elementary (Grades k-5)​= 3 lunches and 3 breakfast meals or $13.50 in total charges.
  • Secondary (Grades 6-12)​= 2 lunches and 2 breakfast meals or $14.25 in total charges.

Snacks, a la carte items, or extras​​ ​​cannot be charged. Charging after May will not be permitted.

We ask that charges be paid promptly.​ Once a student reaches the charge limit, Alpena Public Schools will not let a child go hungry and will offer a USDA complete meal (or emergency meal) if the student does not have money for the meal or a packed lunch. Staff will notify building administration after the meal serve period, and administration will contact a parent or guardian.

Read the full policy by following the link below.

PDF DocumentAPS Meal Charging Policy

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Available Here!

External LinkApply For Free/Reduced Meals ONLINE! We are pleased to announce that you may apply for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits over the Internet!

Do NOT fill out an application if you’ve received a letter this summer stating your child was already  approved for free meals because you receive Food Stamps.

Reminder: All Kindergarten Students and New Students must pay full price for meals until his/her application has been approved even if his/her siblings receive free or reduced price meals.

If you have any questions, please call 989-358-5021 or 989-358-5020 between 6:30 AM and 2:45 PM.

Lunch Information is Online!

Parents can view student meal activity and account balances for their children using a secure website. The system requires parents to create a user account. Users must provide e-mail address, password, student name(s), student ID numbers as well as the student's date of birth. They will then receive an e-mail from MealMagic with a temporary password allowing them access to the account(s).

Breakfast Is Important! Did you know that students who eat breakfast are able to perform better in school? Research confirms that students who eat breakfast do better in reading and math, are able to be better problem-solvers, and are able to behave and concentrate better than students who haven't eaten. Alpena Public Schools has been serving school breakfast since 1984! 

Questions about APS Food Service may be directed to Nic Wiser at 989-358-5021 or 989-358-5020.

District Food Service Staff

ACES Academy

700 Pinecrest St
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Janice Lynn
ACES Academy
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Alpena High School

3303 South Third
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Laurie Hansen
Alpena High School
Lead Cook
Food Services
Julie Griffiths
Alpena High School
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Melissa Hanson
Alpena High School
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Kathy Goeke
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Tamyra Klis
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Sheri Vanderveer
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Wendy Ghidoni
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Sandra Jarmuzewski
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Trevia LeClair
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Janice Lynn
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Trish Szatkowski
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Alpena Public Schools

2373 Gordon Road
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Stephanie Keller
Alpena Public Schools
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Besser Elementary

375 Wilson St
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Debra Ballor
Besser Elementary
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Delynn Frary
Besser Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Central Office

Name
Building
Position
Department
Nic Wiser
Central Office
Director
Food Services
Kimberly Scull
Central Office
Secretary
Food Services

Ella White Elementary

201 N Ripley Blvd
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Karen Kosiara
Ella White Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Samantha Darga
Ella White Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Hinks Elementary

7667 US-23
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Dana Hayka
Hinks Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Jennifer Hawley
Hinks Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Lincoln Elementary

309 W. Lake Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Jennifer Dowling
Lincoln Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Marie Fisher
Lincoln Elementary
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Amy Tolan
Lincoln Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Sanborn Elementary

12170 US-23
Ossineke, MI 49766
Name
Building
Position
Department
Linda Ferguson
Sanborn Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services

Thunder Bay Jr. High

3500 South Third Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
Name
Building
Position
Department
Sherry Schrader
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Jan Lamp
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Allison Mumford
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Ashley Anderson
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Mary Beth Lewandowski
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Wilson Elementary

4999 Herron Rd
Herron, MI 49744
Name
Building
Position
Department
Dana Wilson
Wilson Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Jenny Klimczak
Wilson Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Food Service Menus

View and print our Breakfast and Lunch menus online. If you have questions about any of the menus, menu items, or other Food Service policies or information, contact Nic Wiser, Food Service Director, at 989-358-5021 or 989-358-5020.