Food Service

Clinton Community Schools Food Services and Menus

 Updated Free and Reduced Application site  (lunchapp)


                                            NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM 2021-2022

We are pleased to inform you that Clinton Community Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2021-2022.

The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive one healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.

We still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. You can do this using a paper application or the quickest and secure is online at https://clinton.familyportal.cloudThis information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programsAll information on the application submitted is confidential.

 In- school meals have been adjusted to reduce touch points and to encourage the necessary physical distancing. Our menus will be limited with fewer choices but will meet USDA guide lines.


Meal Magic Instructions and Information

Meal Magic  lunch application
Meal Magic lunch deposit:

Clinton Community Schools Cafeteria Information

2021-2022 Breakfast Information

Breakfast is offered in all three Clinton Community School buildings and is free for Students  Adults $2.61

Breakfast information Flyer 

2021-2022 Lunch Information   

Lunch prices with Milk:  All student meals are free Until further notice

Middle School: 
High School: 
Adult: $ 4.85
Extra Milk/Juice: $.50


No child shall be denied food. We offer Breakfast and Lunch at all school sites, each day we are open for school.

For All buildings: 

  • Students who do not have money or who have charges on their meal account will continue to have the same access as everyone else;
  • Students will not be denied a hot meal, nor limited in their food choices, or otherwise treated differently
  • Students will not be identified with wristbands or hand stamps and/or shamed for not having money and or a negative balance at the time of service.
  • Students with no money and/or negative balances will never have to perform chores or other work to pay for school meals     
  • Students will not be ask to dispose of meal tray after it was served due to negative   balance or inability to pay.
  • All communication pertaining to the students negative meal balance will be with the parent/guardian, not the student.  If communication must happen with the student (only if attempts with parent have been tried) it will be done privately away from students and adults.
  • Students may charge their meal, and families will be required to pay for all meals accrued on their students’ account. 
  • There will be no charging at the Middle and High school Ala Carte line.

For Families with Meal Charges:

  • Families will be notified of unpaid meal charges by mail and/or email. Payment is due upon request.
  • If the account remains unpaid, the family will continue to receive notifications until the last day.

For families with large negative balances, Food Services will devise a re-payment plan that includes manageable installments. Please contact me to arrange a suitable plan for your family at (517)456-2045


Meal charges can be paid for in the following ways:

  • online at
  • at your child’s school in the cafeteria
  • at the Food  Services Office at Clinton High School
  • through the US mail  340 E. Michigan Ave   Clinton, MI 46236

A copy of this letter will be posted in the school cafeteria office and will be included in the notification that families receives for unpaid meal charges on their student’s account.


Please see below for important information regarding the free/reduced meal application process.

National School Lunch Program Meal Application Process

Every school year, families who would like to join the National School Lunch Program to qualify for free lunch based on family income are required to submit a new meal application. Here’s what you need to know:

  • New applications are available July 1 through June 30 of each school year, and are available in English and Spanish.
  • Even if your family had been on the program the previous school year, a new application must be submitted, or your family will be dropped from the program on October 1.
  • Only one application is needed per family, even if family members attend different schools.
  • The district requests that all families consider applying, even if you do not intend to take advantage of the lunch program because every qualified application counts towards bringing additional federal and state funding support to our schools based on the income of our students’ families. Also, if your family’s income decreases during the year, please consider filling out a new application as you may qualify for the program.
  • The easiest and quickest way to apply is online:
  • Please look for the Notification of Eligibility letter and keep it for your records as this letter may be used to receive other benefits for families who qualify (reduced prices on test, etc.).
  • If you do not receive a Notification of Eligibility letter within 10 days of submitting your application, please contact our office for more information at 517-456-2045.
  • Do not assume you qualify for benefits until your family receives notification in the mail informing you of your child’s eligibility status (eligible or not eligible).
  • If your family receives a Notification of Eligibility letter that states your student is Paid (ineligible for free lunch) and you believe this to be in error, contact Food Service office at 517-456-2045).
  • Family and student confidentiality is protected by your right to privacy; information obtained during the free and reduced-price school meals eligibility process may not be shared with other government agencies or individuals outside Food Services’ office. Only a student’s parents or legal guardians may request information regarding that student’s account or application.


Thank you so much for your participation in our program. We are proud of the healthy and delicious food we serve, and appreciate the opportunity to support the daily lives and education of our students.

Thank you

Penny Petipren

Clinton Food Service



This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250- 9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Lunch Menus


Field trip lunch form 

Food Services Director Penny Petipren 

Phone: 517-456-2045


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) ( online, 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.

Wellness Committee

Wellness Committee

Eric Claus
Middle School Principal
Jim Cracraft
Kristi Cymes
Wellness Committee Leader
Steve DeGood
Elementary Teacher
Jennifer Ellis
Elementary Principal
Katie Frederick
Middle School Teacher
Penny Petipren
Food Service Manager
Kim Phillip
Middle School Teacher
Casey Randolph
High School Teacher
Lee Smither
High School Teacher
Mr. Stanfield
Elementary Counselor
Carol Wahl
Business Manager
Jeffrey Waltz
Athletic Director
Rick Weirich
Middle School Teacher

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to update or modify their wellness policy, as appropriate. When wellness committees meet on a regular
basis throughout the school year, an assessment plan should be used to ensure progress is being made on the district’s wellness policy and procedures.

Local Wellness Policy: Triennial Assessment Summary


Free & Reduced Application site (lunchapp)

Question please call 517-456-2045

Clinton Food Service is looking for individuals interested in working in our Food service department. Part-time hours- work while your children are in school.

Apply at   

Questions call 517-456-2045