RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200
Robert K. Libby,
Superintendent

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At RCS, our mission is to serve nutritious, balanced meals to students and faculty in a creative and hospitable environment.

 

When you’re with us, it’s our pleasure to serve you fresh, colorful and wholesome food.

 

Our students need a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day to keep them healthy and to help them stay focused on learning.

 

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Sixth Annual Wellness Walk

The RCS Wellness Committee invites you to join us for the Sixth Annual Wellness Walk, Sunday April 30, 2017 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Joralemon Park, 144 Starr Rd. Ravena.

What is the RCS Wellness Marathon?

A fun and easy way to run a marathon! (26.2 Miles)

How is it done?

Marathoners must run or walk at least 21 miles between March 30 and April 30. You can run or walk a mile at a time or up to five miles on different days! Any combination of running or walking works as long as it adds up to 21 miles!

The last 5.2 miles will be finished at the sixth annual Wellness Walk to be held on April 30 at Joralemon Park!

Who can participate?

All RCS students, faculty, families and friends. Talk to your family and friends, get off the couch and give it a try! You deserve to feel great!

Log your miles

A log is provided to track your progress. Click to download log. Logs will be handed out at School.

Hand in your log

Sign in and you’ve earned it a RCS Marathon wristband and head band!

If you don’t get to run or walk the distance, you are still welcome to join us at our sixth Annual Wellness Walk. April 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at Joralemon Park.

 

RCS Wellness Committee 2017 Meeting Schedule

  • Feb. 9 - 2:15 p.m., HS Cafeteria
  • March 9 - 2:15 p.m., HS Cafeteria
  • April 13 - 2:15 p.m., HS Cafeteria
  • May 11 - 2:15 p.m., HS Cafeteria
  • June 8 - 2:15 p.m., HS Cafeteria

Free and reduced-priced meals available for qualifying Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk families

RCS participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25 cents.
Free or reduced priced meals are provided daily based on household size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential.
To see whether your family qualifies for this program all you need to do is complete an application available at your child’s school or contact the RCS Food Service Department at 756-4508.
Only one application needs to be submitted per household. You will be notified within in 4-5 business days if you qualify for the program.
An application package is mailed home to all parents in late August. Parents are encouraged to submit the completed application to their child's school or district office BEFORE the start of school each year. 
Click for more information

Download Letter to Parents about free and reduced-priced meals

Download application form for 2016-17

Applications should be submitted to Douglas Porter, Food Service Director, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, 2025 Route 9W, Ravena, NY 12143.

New RCS policy focuses on health and wellness

With an eye on children’s health and well-being, the RCS wellness committee is rolling out a new district wellness policy focusing on fostering healthy eating and physical activity. click to read policy

Take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines with the Alliance Product Calculator for Smart Snacks!

Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Click on at left to get started.

 

 

University of Iowa study shows connection between eating breakfast and getting better grades

A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically. [READ MORE]

Free and reduced-priced meals available for qualifying Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk families

RCS participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25 cents.
Free or reduced priced meals are provided daily based on household size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential.
To see whether your family qualifies for this program all you need to do is complete an application available at your child’s school or contact the RCS Food Service Department at 756-4508.
Only one application needs to be submitted per household. You will be notified within in 4-5 business days if you qualify for the program.
An application package is mailed home to all parents in late August. Parents are encouraged to submit the completed application to their child's school or district office BEFORE the start of school each year. 

 

 

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Pay for your child's school meals online!mySchoolBucks.com logo

The mySchoolBucks.com  program offers a secure online service to let you pre-pay for meals online using a credit card, debit card or checking account (Paypal no longer accepted).


mySchoolBucks.com allows you the convenience of adding funds to your child's meal account, scheduling automatic payments, opting to receive an electronic “low funds” reminder message and viewing a monthly report of your child's daily spending and purchases.

 

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News

Healthy Eating and Academic Performance tied

Nutritional food and physical activity is essential in helping keep students focused on learning. Healthy students learn better! Research shows important links between physical activity, healthy eating, and academic performance. Choose MY Plate is a resource for you and your family for healthy eating tips - www.chooseMyPlate.gov. [Read More]

New School Nutrition Standards

New federal nutrition standards have been implemented for 2012-13. Learn more about how school meals will be changing and get tips and information about helping your family stay healthy and active here.  

Letter on Implementation of New Nutrition Standards

Starting in September, schools across the country will begin implementing new USDA nutrition standards. Read the letter from "Food Guy" Doug Porter here.

Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) information

The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can provide a free and confidential pre-screening for food stamps, and assist you through the application process. Contact Daniel Denton, NOEP Coordinator, at (518) 943-1462 for more information.

Before choosing your menu, think about...

Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories. Find more tips on cutting back on foods high in solid fats, sugars and salt, eating the right amount of calories for your body, being physically active, and more by downloading the "Let's eat for the health of it" brochure [PDF] put out by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.

Celebrate a special occasion with catering by RCS Food Service

Did you know that you can cater a birthday celebration at school from The RCS Food Service? That’s right – cupcakes, muffins, cookies, juice pops and pizza – are all available at a reasonable price. Give us a try, save time AND give back to your school … now that’s a deal!

Is eating a good breakfast important?

A hungry child cannot learn. Our breakfast program offers all children a critical jump start at the beginning of their school day. Children who aren’t hungry feel better, learn better, and behave better. Studies have found that students who eat breakfast have a general increase in math grades and reading scores, increased student attention, reduced nurse visits, and improved student behaviors.

 

 

All of the menus above are in Adobe PDF format; if you do not have the Adobe Reader, you can download it for FREE by clicking here.

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Food Services

Sr. High School
2025 Route 9W
Ravena, NY 12143
Phone 756-5200, ext. 2437

Douglas Porter, RCS Food Services Director, "Food Guy"

 

School Meal Prices: 2015-16

Breakfast
$1.50 - Elementary
$1.75 - MS & HS
$0.25 - Reduced-Price Meal

 

Lunch
$2.50 - Elementary
$2.85 - MS & HS
$0.25 - Reduced-Price Meal

 

Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Information

Meal Charge Policy

My School Bucks Online Payment System

Helpful & Healthy Resources