Plumas Lake Elementary School District

Nutrition Service Department

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The District Nutrition Services department is committed to providing complete, nutritious and pleasing meals to all students. Every meal will meet the USDA requirements for nutrition, enabling all students to prepare for academic development.

The Nutrition Services department provides breakfast and lunch for all students who want to participate. We host kitchens at Rio Del Oro Elementary, Cobblestone Elementary, and Riverside Meadows Intermediate School.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and funded through federal and state programs, the program makes meals available for all students. The application for the Meal Benefit Program (Free and/or Reduced Meal Program) is available here. For more information about the Meal Benefit Program, click here.

Students may buy lunch for $2.75 and breakfast for $2.00. Students may be eligible to receive free meals, or at a reduced price of $ .40 for lunch and $ .00 for breakfast. 
Everyone can buy our delicious non-fat chocolate or low-fat original milk for $ 0.50.  
Adult meals and extra items, such as a second breakfast entree are available for purchase at regular menu price and are not included within the Free and Reduced Meal Program.  Please see our Menu and Pricing section for information on "A La Carte" and additional meal sales.
Your family can fill out a Meal Benefit Program Application at any time!  Your family may qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals based on household income or receipt of benefits such as CalFRESH or CalWORKS.  Additionally, if your family qualifies for Free or Reduced priced meals, you may qualify for benefits such as CalFRESH.
If you need assistance completing this form, please contact April Mackill at (530) 743-4428 ext. 770 

Please be sure to pay any negative balances on your child's account immediately! If you believe your family needs a payment plan, please contact April Mackill at (530) 743-4428 ext 770.
For your convenience, you may pay your account balance by visiting (a small vendor fee DOES apply) or by mailing your check to the Plumas Lake Elementary School District Office at the address below.  Please make checks payable to "Food Service."
Plumas Lake Elementary School District
2473 Plumas School Road
Plumas Lake, CA 95961
If you have questions about your family's account, please contact the Food Services Manager, April Mackill.
Summer Food Service Program

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Though our kitchens take a break over the summer months, there's something cooking in your area!
Summer Food Service Programs provide nutritious and affordable meals through the summer months.  You can use the link below to find the location nearest you!
1. Click the link above.
2. Click "Find Sites".  You can search by address, or just by zip code. The zip code for Plumas Lake is 95961.
3. Click "Locate."
- A new window will open with information about local Summer Food Service Programs.  Be sure to check out what dates the Program is open, and what meals are served!
Farm to School Program

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Farm to School brings healthy food from local farms to school children nationwide.  See how Plumas Lake is providing our students locally grown items.
Check out some information and pictures from some of our locally sourced produce by clicking here!
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Wellness Commitee

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Nutrition is only part of what we do!  Our program is committed to healthy living, and we want your help to be the best we can be.
Our Wellness Committee is interested in topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, general health knowledge, and communitty outreach.
If you are interested in being a part of the PLESD Wellness Committee please contact April Mackill at 530-743-4428 ext 770 for details.
Online Payment Option

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The Food Service Department utilizes for our online payment system. You will need to know your students ID number in order to set up an account.

Please note the following details about MySchoolBucks:
  • The convenience fee for cafeteria account deposits will be $1.95, which will cover all deposits made within a single transaction. You can now pay on more than one student's account at a time and only be charged a single convenience fee.
  • You may fund up to $120 per child.
  • MySchoolBucks has the following payment methods available for use:
    • Visa®
    • Mastercard®
    • Discover®
    • Electronic Check
  • You can set up automatic email reminders!  We cannot set these alerts up for you, but are happy to help with other account management tools.

If you have any questions please feel free to call April Mackill at 530-743-4428 ext.770

Account Balances

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If your family receives email or phone notification from the Food Services Department regarding a low or negative account balance, you can contact the Food Services Manager, April Mackill for an updated account balance statement, and transaction histroy for your child.

You can also check your student's account balances, transactions, and make payments online using our secure third-party payment system with
Riverside Meadows- Lunch Accounts

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There will be no charging allowed at Riverside Meadows on students lunch accounts who owe more than $10.00.

Students will a negative balance greater than $10.00 will  be allowed to eat breakfast/nutrition break and go through the salad bar at lunch.

All balances need to be paid off before 8th grade graduation or leaving the district. If you have any questions please contact Food Service Department at 530-743-4428 ext.770

Meet Our Nutrition Services Manager

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Meet April Mackill, our Nutrition Services Manager.  April's commitment to nutrition education began on her family's small organic farm.  Her skills and areas of interest include nutrition education for children, gardening, strong community ties and support for education.  She has helped to organize learning experiences for children, parents and, educators to highlight the importance of nutrition and nutrition education. 
April oversees all three PLESD school kitchens.  Her team includes four fantastic Kitchen Leaders and four awesome Nutrition Assistants.
Connect with April on Facebook by liking and following the PLESD Wellness Committee page!
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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:


(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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Make It A Meal

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Check out what we learned how to do - design beautiful signs!
Did you know your students have the power of choice with their school meals?  There's plenty of choices to make each day, and no two plates are ever exactly the same!
Choose what you eat, eat what you choose
A breakfast meal includes at least 1/2 cup serving of fruits or vegetables and at least 2 servings of two other food groups.
A lunch meal includes at least 1/2 cup serving of fruits or vegetables and at least 2 other food groups on the plate.