Located at Highland High School
4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256
Phone Numbers: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727
The Highland Food Service Department provides students with a nutritional lunch and is a member of the National School Lunch Program.
The Food Service Department wishes each student a successful school year and thanks you for the opportunity to serve your children.
Keep Up-to-Date with Your Child's Lunch Account & Activity
Charging a lunch is not permitted. In an emergency only at the Elementary level, should a student not have lunch money, the daily lunch will be provided, and their account will be noted as a negative. Students are not able to charge beverages, snacks, or cookies.
On the PaySchools Central site, you can sign up for email notifications when your child reaches a low balance.
There is no fee to view and monitor your child’s lunch activity by logging on to the www.Highlandschools.org website and clicking “Parent Portal .”Once on the “Parent Portal” page, click the “PaySchoolsCentral” link.
There is a small transaction fee if you choose to make an online payment at this site. Pre-payments can also be made by sending a check or cash with your child to school with your child’s name and grade on the outside of the envelope.
Elementary- $3.25, including milk
Middle and High School- $3.50, deluxe lunch $3.95, including milk
Additional milk- .65 cents
Middle and High School- $2.50
A few Ala Carte items are available at the Elementary level, and the price range is from .75 to $1.25. At the Middle and High School level, a la carte items are available every day with deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches, pizza, and a variety of salads. Breakfast is also available at the High and Middle School every day with eggs, waffles, hot breakfast sandwiches, cereals, and daily specials. The High and Middle School cafeteria hours are from 7:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Applications are located on the link to the right of this page. As a reminder, if a student receives free or reduced breakfast and/or lunch at the end of the last school year, the free or reduced status remains the same for the first thirty days of school. Please re-apply to continue these benefits if applicable.
Farm to School “Feed Our Future”
The Highland Food Service Department features locally sourced, farm-to-school products during the harvest months of September and October! A few of the featured items are fresh apple cider from Quarry Hill farms, locally sourced tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and apples, Shagbark Seed and Mill organic tortilla chips, locally made honey apple salsa using all Ohio-grown produce.
Additionally, the cookies on the menu throughout the year are supplied by Dough Go’s, a local company that processes cookies with local organic flour and oats from Stutzman Farms and eggs from Hillandale of Akron.
The premium deli meats served at the Middle and High Schools are provided by Boars Head, a clean-label producer that contains no gluten, artificial colors or flavors, byproducts, fillers, or trans-fat.
Information on Student Lunch Account Balances
A senior with a positive lunch account balance on their account will have the balance posted to offset any other fee balance due in the school district. If no fee balance exists, the balance will be transferred to a younger sibling’s lunch account. If there is not a younger sibling, the parent will need to request a refund of the lunch account balance by contacting Tina Hirz, Food Service Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your family is withdrawing from the district, please contact Tina Hirz, Food Service Secretary, at email@example.com.
For students in grade K-11, any positive balance will carry forward to the following school year.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or