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Bala Cynwyd Middle School



The Cafeteria is the place to display your very best manners and quiet, self-disciplined behavior. It is where everyone will eat lunch, whether you purchase it or bring your lunch from home.

Keep your conversation at a reasonable level. Students are expected to talk quietly so that their conversation does not interfere with the conversation of others. Students are not permitted to save or reserve seats at cafeteria tables.*

*Due to the Current COVID-19 mitigation measures Bala Cynwyd is operating utilizing multiple dinning spaces. Please follow the guidelines established in each dinning space as they may vary due to capacity. To begin the year, students will be assigned a dinning area and a seat. Midway through September students will be able to select a seat of their choice. All students have the option of outdoor seating and time on the BC break field together when weather permits.

After eating your lunch, please remain seated, except to return your tray to the wash area. Weather permitting, students may be able to gather outside on the patio to eat and enjoy BC Break Time after eating in the adjacent field. The easel outside the cafeteria will announce whether BC Break Time is approved prior to lunch each day along with other announcements for students. Anyone wishing to leave the cafeteria during the lunch period must first obtain permission and have a pass from the teacher he/she is to visit.

BC Break Expectations

BC break is a privilege afforded all students showing expected behavior in the cafeteria as long as the weather is permitting. BC break rules will be explained to students during expectations assembly at the start of the school year. Students are allowed to exercise, run and converse in the adjacent field to the cafeteria and use approved sports equipment provided. Students must stay within the fenced area, abide by BC Break rules and all directions from the cafeteria aides. Students may not bring electronic speakers or their own sports equipment to the break field. Any student not behaving up to established expectations may be denied the opportunity for BC for set periods of time.

Lunch Payment

For up to date information on nutrition services please visit the MySchoolAccount page on our Nutritional Services website.

BC has a Point of Sale System (POS). All students have a pin number; this number is used to access the POS system. They use this pin number to access their PREPAID ACCOUNT AT THE REGISTER. Parents have the ability to limit usage to “lunch only” if they specify in writing, otherwise students can use their account to purchase ala carte items in addition to a school lunch.  Checks should be made payable to LMSD Food Service for any amount of money.  The check can be sent to school with your child or you can drop it off in the school cafeteria.  Notices of low balances will be sent home periodically.  Students are expected to manage their accounts and maintain a positive balance at all times.

All lunches for the 2021-22 school year are at no cost to the students/families. Students do not have to pay for the lunches available, but a la carte items can be purchased for an extra charge. A la carte items vary in price.