Food Service

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, ala 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 358-5021 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

District Food Service Staff

ACES Academy

700 Pinecrest St
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.358.5170
Fax: 989.358.5175
Name
Building
Position
Department
Janice Lynn
ACES Academy
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Alpena High School

3303 South Third
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.358.5200
Fax: 989.358.5205
Name
Building
Position
Department
Laurie Hansen
Alpena High School
Lead Cook
Food Services
Debra Ballor
Alpena High School
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Julie Griffiths
Alpena High School
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Kathy Goeke
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Raymond Ellsworth
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Linda Ferguson
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Wendy Ghidoni
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Janice Lynn
Alpena High School
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services
Rose Page
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
Phone: 989-358-5200
Name
Building
Position
Department
Stephanie Keller
Alpena Public Schools
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Besser Elementary

375 Wilson St
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.358.5100
Fax: 989-358-5105
Name
Building
Position
Department
Pam Manning
Besser Elementary
Cook
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
Phone: 989.358.5950
Fax: 989.358.5955
Name
Building
Position
Department
Karen Kosiara
Ella White Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Melissa Hanson
Ella White Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Hinks Elementary

7667 US-23
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.358.5560
Fax: 989.358.5565
Name
Building
Position
Department
Dana Hayka
Hinks Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Betty Jo Stewart
Hinks Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Lincoln Elementary

309 W. Lake Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.358.5900
Fax: 989.358.5905
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
Phone: 989.358.5800
Fax: 989.358.5805
Name
Building
Position
Department
Cheryl Cousineau
Sanborn Elementary
Lead Cook
Food Services
Staci Thornton
Sanborn Elementary
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Thunder Bay Jr. High

3500 South Third Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.358.5400
Fax: 989.358.5499
Name
Building
Position
Department
Sherry Schrader
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Assistant Cook
Food Services
Jodi Clark
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Jan Lamp
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Connie Wallace
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Aide
Food Services
Samantha Darga
Thunder Bay Jr. High
Cafeteria Helper
Food Services

Wilson Elementary

4999 Herron Rd
Herron, MI 49744
Phone: 989.358.5700
Fax: 989.358.5705
Name
Building
Position
Department
Barbara Meggert
Wilson Elementary
Cafeteria Lead
Food Services
Dana Wilson
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.