We are committed to operating a school nutrition program that is a friendly gathering place for students, staff, family, and community members; where happy, dedicated employees provide healthy food choices that comply with USDA Dietary Guidelines in an environment supportive to teaching and learning; while operating a financially sound program.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Our Free and Reduced-Price School Meal applications window opens July 6, 2022. It is important to fill out the application because Congress has not extended school nutrition waivers this year. Unfortunately, that means breakfast and lunch will not be automatically free for all students. We have enjoyed serving meals at no cost to our families over the last two years. Please understand these decisions are made at the federal level. If anything changes, we will be sure to communicate with you immediately.
Please fill out the Free and Reduced-Price School Meal application by September 14 to avoid breakfast and lunch charges if your child qualifies. You can fill out an online application, print a hard copy below and return it to your child’s school, or pick up an application at Central Office starting on July 11. The county office is located on 65 Gilreath Road in Cartersville.
Additionally, as a reminder for those who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals, you can always download the “MyPaymentsPlus” app and add money to your child’s meal account. Convenience fees apply.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter as we work to “feed the body and fuel the mind” for complete academic success.
Instructions & Application
Paper Application Only
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations require reasonable modifications to school meals to accommodate children with disabilities when the disability restricts the child's diet. Modifications will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Below are payment options for Meals, A la Carte and Extra Food Purchases.
Click on the image above to register for your free My Payments Plus account.
Add your students using their school name and student ID.
Make a payment to your students account with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee may apply. If you have any questions, please visit www.mypaymentsplus.com and click 'Contact Us' for answers to your questions or utilize 'Live Chat' with Customer Support. You may also call My Payments Plus Customer Support at 1-877-237-0946.
Cash should be placed in a sealed envelope with the student's name and/or ID number.
Checks should be written to Bartow County School Nutrition and placed in a sealed envelope with the student's name and/or ID number. Checks must contain a full name, street address, and phone number. Please note that counter checks and checks over $150.00 are not accepted.
School Nutrition Director
770-606-5800 ext. 2010
School Nutrition Supervisor
770-606-5800 ext. 3810
School Nutrition Operations Specialist
School Nutrition Specialist
770-606-5800 ext. 3805
School Nutrition Accounting Specialist
770-606-5800 ext. 2408
School Nutrition Specialist
770-606-5800 ext. 2015
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Please visit the individual school website to view up-to-date breakfast and lunch menus.
A printable monthly calendar version is available for download here:
August Pre-K Menu
August Elementary Menu
August Middle Menu
August High Menu
September Pre-K Menu
September Elementary Menu
September Middle Menu
September High Menu
October Pre-K Menu
October Elementary Menu
October Middle Menu
October High Menu
All meals and a la carte items served in Bartow County School Nutrition Program meet USDA Dietary Guideline requirements. We offer our students a variety of appetizing and affordable foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of our students.
Harvest of the Month
BCSS Nutrition Program participates in Harvest of the Month by featuring a locally sourced item on the menu each month.
Harvest of the Month (HOTM) is the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program’s farm to school initiative that highlights an item each month that can be sourced locally and served in Georgia’s school meals. This initiative encourages collaboration between School Nutrition Programs, farmers, teachers, and their communities.
School Nutrition Wellness
Nutrition Services has a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist on staff. It is important to us that all students have the nutrition they need to be fit, healthy, and ready for success. Our menus contain whole-grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
If you are interested in being part of the Bartow County School District Wellness Committee, please contact Betsy Roam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our District Wellness Policy can be found HERE starting with code EEE Wellness Program.
Each school has a local wellness representative. Schools engage in wellness activities for both students and staff throughout the school year. Compliance with the Wellness Policy is based on completion of the Bartow County School District Wellness Policy Evaluation Tool. During the 2019-2020 school year, compliance with the Wellness Policy was 100% for our school district. For school year 2020-2021, compliance with the Wellness Policy was 100% for our school district.
USDA 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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr 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;
Formulario de queja en español: http://snp.wpgadoe.org/wp-content/uploads/5.-USDA-Complaint-Form-SpanishVersion.pdf