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  • ALL students are issued a personal identification number (PIN) for their meal account that will be kept in the cafeteria.
  • The PIN will remain the same throughout their entire stay at Hartley Elementary School.
  • A la carte items (side items) are available for purchase. No credit will be given for a la carte items.
  • We accept cash or checks (no credit/debit cards) in the cafeteria. We do ask that you please write your child’s first and last name on the memo line of the check. Make check out to Hartley Elementary Cafeteria.
  • Prepayments to your child’s account with a, credit card, can be made through PayPAMS. You can access it through
  • Prepayment is encouraged as it assists with the movement of students through the line.
  • Account Balances, either positive or negative, from the previous school year will roll into the new school year unless a refund has been requested. Balances will also follow your child to another school as long as the school is still in St. Johns County.
  • Free and Reduced Meal Application can be completed online when available. Link will be provided in July.

We strive to offer a variety of fresh fruits and veggies for our students on a daily basis. Students may select 2 fruits for their complete breakfast and 1 fruit and/or 1-2 vegetables for their complete lunch.

In order for the cafeteria to charge students for the breakfast and/or lunch price, each child must have the following items on their lunch tray when they arrive at the register:

BREAKFAST: Student may take 3-4 items, at least one item must be a fruit/juice (they may have 2 fruits at breakfast).
LUNCH: Student may take 3-5 items, at least one item must be a fruit or vegetable (they may take 2 vegetables at lunch).

If students do not meet the minimum requirements listed above, they will be charged a la carte pricing. PLEASE TELL YOUR CHILD MILK IS NOT REQUIRED AT BREAKFAST OR LUNCH!

I do recommend everyone sign up for a PayPAMS account. With PayPAMS you can monitor your child’s purchases as well as their balances.

Please feel free to contact if Miki ([email protected] or 904/547-8396) with any concerns or questions you may have.

Please Note

St. Johns County School DistrictDear SJCSD Families,

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing nationwide disruptions to manufacturing, supply and distribution channels and it is impacting our school meal program. In short, we're having trouble getting foods, supplies and staff to support our program. Your student(s) may notice that we're serving different items than we've served in the past or different items than were listed on the menu. This situation is something that school districts across the country are experiencing. We are doing our best every day to come up with solutions to these challenges.

To reduce the demand on our supply chain and accommodate current staffing levels, the St. Johns County School District will return to normal food service operations on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students who qualify for free or reduced meals based on direct certification or a family income application will continue to receive meals at no or reduced costs. Students who are not eligible based on income will return to a PAID status.

Beginning today, October 25 through Tuesday, November 30, families are encouraged to complete the family lunch application if they feel they qualify for free or reduced cost meals. Applications are located on the SJCSD Website at, your student's school or the Food and Nutrition Services Office located at 3015 Lewis Speedway, Building 7, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Eligibility status is protected by very strict disclosure regulations. Students use a PIN or Student ID in the serving line. The student's eligibility is private throughout the transaction.

If your student(s) attend(s) a Community Eligibility Program School, there is no need to complete an application. All students will continue to receive no cost meals through the end of the school year. These schools are as follows: Webster Elementary, Crookshank Elementary, Osceola Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Mason Elementary, The Transitions School, Gamble Rogers Middle School, Murray Middle School, Sebastian Middle School and St. Johns Technical High School.

Beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Meal Prices will be:

Breakfast Lunch
Elementary: Paid $1.25 $2.80
Reduced $0.30 0.40
Middle/High: Paid $1.25 $2.95
Reduced $0.30 $0.40

Prepayments into student lunch accounts can be made by using PayPAMS. The link to this service is located at

We will continue serving our students a variety of nutritious foods. While there may be some menu changes, please know that we will strive to meet nutrition guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We will also continue to accommodate students with special diets and allergies. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have questions, please contact the Student Nutrition Services Department at 904-547-8931.


Sean Prevatt
Director of Food and Nutrition Services