Food Services

Meals to be Provided for All OESJ Students

Meals will be provided for all students at OESJ regardless if they attend classes in person or remote. They can be picked up Monday through Friday between 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. If you would like meals for the week please contact the school so the kitchen staff can have them ready.  

Catering Service with healthy snacks now available

Health Options logoCatering service for Healthier Snacks for Birthdays, Holiday parties, snacks time or anytime.

With School starting and all of our busy schedules, our cafeteria staff is now offering a Healthier catering service for your needs. Please see attached list of items offered and the price list.

All you would do is fill out the form and return the slip and money the day the snack is needed.

Let us do the cooking for you.

Meal Program

All students attending OESJ Elementary School and OESJ Junior/Senior High School receive free breakfast and lunch. Students will receive a monthly menu indicating the breakfast and “hot lunch” of the day. The menus are also posted on this website. Sandwiches are also offered daily, such as peanut butter and jelly. Milk or juice is provided for each meal along with a snack. For information on this program, please call Myra Trumbull at (518) 568-2014, ext. 113.

Meal Charging Policy

OESJ Junior-Senior High School students will be allowed to charge up to five lunches. If students already have an outstanding balance that exceeds the five lunch charge limit, additional charges will not be allowed. If the student’s account is overdue, parents are asked to send payment to the cafeteria. No a la carte items may be charged. When a student account reaches the equivalent of five meals, a computer generated negative balance letter will be sent home on a monthly basis, until the account is properly funded. Any student that has exceeded his or her grade level charging limit will be offered a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and skim milk or an alternate if he or she has documented allergies. Meal payment accounts may be set up using the MySchoolBucks online program.


Parents can create a secure account in MySchoolBucks to pay for their child’s additional purchases in the cafeteria. All you need is a credit card and email address. The account will also allow you to track your child’s purchases and will alert you when the balance becomes low.

Student Conduct in the Cafeteria/Lunchroom

To make lunchtime more enjoyable for everyone, the cafeteria/lunchroom staff asks that all students:

  • Respect the monitor/teacher
  • Walk in single file
  • Talk in quiet, conversational voice
  • Follow posted classroom and lunchtime rules
  • No pushing, running or throwing food
  • No glass containers
  • Keep uneaten food on trays and empty trays carefully
  • Remain seated until dismissed by the monitor/teacher

Students who misbehave during lunchtime will be reminded of the rules after their first offense. Students who continue to misbehave will be disciplined under the district’s Code of Conduct.

Child Nutrition Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


(202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.