Proper nutrition is essential for success in school and in life. The Great Oaks Food Service staff is dedicated to ensuring that students have healthy, delicious, nutritious meals.
Due to the hardships felt nationwide as a result of COVID-19, the USDA has extended free meals to all Great Oaks Career Campuses students until the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Students may receive one breakfast and one lunch daily at no cost. A breakfast meal includes grain, meat/meat alternate, fruit, and milk. A lunch meal includes grain, meat/meat alternate, vegetable, fruit, and milk. A-la-carte purchases will continue to be charged as usual. Students will not be able to purchase a-la-carte items with a negative account balance. Contact Great Oaks Career Campuses Food Service Department with questions, 513.612.3656.
The cafeterias at Great Oaks campuses are cashless; cash is not accepted at checkout during meals. Students will need to add money to their EZ Pay account online (See below) or by taking cash to their campus registrar prior to school starting and throughout the school year.
About P-EBT benefits
To receive P-EBT benefits from August 1, 2021 through June 30, 20022 students must attend a school that is operating fully remote, closed with no instruction due to COVID, or operating under a hybrid schedule for all students for at least 5 consecutive days. In addition, students must qualify for free or reduced meals.
Because Great Oaks is operating an in-person school schedule, qualified students are NOT eligible for P-EBT benefits from August 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. However, should a qualified student be quarantined for more than 5 consecutive days, they will qualify for P-EBT benefits for their quarantined days.
Even though meals are free to all students for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out a free/reduced meal application to determine P-EBT qualification should your student be quarantined.
Great Oaks uses the EZPay system.
How to register for EZPay:
- Choose the link below for the campus your son or daughter attends.
- Enter a password and an email address (write it down in a safe place)
- Complete registration page (current information, please)
- Enter student ID number and last name (different last names are OK. ID numbers can be obtained at your district.)
- Click “Add Student to List”
- Click “Submit changes”
- This will take you back to the Log In page to use your password.
Find a Summer Food Service Program in your community or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)
Great Oaks Board policies regarding wellness and nutrition
Great Oaks Board Docs (Click on "Policies" in the upper right corner)
Relevant policies are:
- 8500 Food Services
- 8510 Wellness
- 8531 Free and Reduced-Price Meals
- 8540 Vending Machines