• SWAHS serves affordable breakfasts and lunches on school days in the cafeteria.
  • Students have two lunch entrees to choose from along with fruit/salad bar and milk
  • Student must sign up for lunch no later than 9:30 am in the office.

Lunch Schedule (for regular bell schedule)

  • Lunch period is from 12:50pm - 1:15pm

NOTE: Students qualify for school lunch prices when they take 3 of 5 menu items; otherwise, a la carte pricing applies. Contact Nutrition Services with questions.

Meal Accounts

  • Every student has a meal account and Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  • Students who purchase a meal at SWAHS must have money in their meal account.
  • Students must remember their PIN to pay for meals purchased at school.
  • The food checkout line is cashless; cashless checkout provides faster service.
  • Lunch prices are located on the Nutrition Services website.

Pay by Credit Card (SchoolCafé)

  • To create an account:
    • Go to and select register
    • Enter in “South Washington County Schools” for the district
    • Enter basic contact information
    • Choose a username and password
    • Accept the terms and conditions
  • Add student(s) to your SchoolCafé account using their student ID number, which can be found on Parent Portal.
    SchoolCafé allows for more options for parents, and is very user-friendly.
  • SchoolCafé allows you to set email low balance reminders, schedule automatic payments, review student purchases online and apply for free and reduced meal benefits.
  • SchoolCafé also has a free mobile app available for use on any smart device.
  • Free and reduced meal benefit applications must be completed through a web browser.
  • If you have any questions about setting up a new account or the system you can reach Nutrition Services at 651-425-6280.

Pay by Check

  • Your student may give a check for meal account deposit to a staff person in the office.
  • Checks are payable to ISD 833 N.S.

Senior Lunch Privileges

Open lunch privileges for Alternative H.S. seniors have been approved for the 2018-2019 school year. Along with this privilege are the following expectations; students need to:

  • Be back on time.
  • Be respectful of the school grounds by driving safely and not littering.
  • Demonstrate leadership and not take or encourage non-seniors to leave for lunch.
  • Behave appropriately in the community.
  • Students must have a completed Open Lunch Agreement along with a completed Emergency Card on file in the office before leaving at lunch.

Failure to abide by the above expectations will result in the loss of your open lunch privilege.

Special Dietary Concerns

Nutrition Services provides alternative meal options for students with special dietary needs.

Free & Reduced Meals Applications

Submit an application for Free & Reduced Meals each year your family qualifies. Visit the Nutrition Serviceswebsite for information and follow the Free & Reduced Meals link.