Lennox School District 41-4
Serving the Communities of Chancellor, Lennox and Worthing, South Dakota


   Every School.

   Every Student.

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Food Service

About Food Service

The school-operated lunch program is open to serve students a healthy breakfast and lunch at a reasonable price.   A la carte is available for junior high and high school students at an additional price. The schools in the Lennox School District are on a computer system (Infinite Campus) for keeping records of lunch charges. All students in the family are under one account; however, each student has their own lunch ID number. This number is used as they go through the lunch line to purchase their meal. A photo of the student shows on the screen as their number is entered to assure the identity of the student. No student's lunch status is shown on the computer screen when their number is entered (free, reduced or paid).

You can check your student’s lunch account and make payments at the school website when you log onto Infinite Campus. There is a $3.00 charge to make an online payment. There is a link on the food service page on how to make online payments.   Parents will be able to make a payment online if they choose or send a payment with their student to any school office. Payments received after 9:30 AM will be posted the next day. If you send cash please write the last name of your youngest student on the envelope or memo line on the check. The lunch program is a pre-payment program--not a credit program.  It is the parent's responsibility to maintain a positive balance in their child's account.  Upon request, a refund of account balances will be given if the family is leaving the district; or, if the graduating student is the last student in the family.  If you have returning students in the fall the balance in your lunch account stays for the next year for your student to use.

Free/Reduced Application Information

Free and reduced price meals are available for families.  You can pick up a form at any of the school offices or use a link of the food service page to print a  Free/Reduced Application. Families can also call the food service office and request an application be mailed to you.  If you have received a Notice of Direct Certification for free meals, you do not need to complete an application, you automatically qualify.  If you qualified for free or reduced prices the previous year, you must re-apply again each school year.  Families can apply after July 1 for the following year, the food service office will also be taking application on the district registration day in August. You can apply at any time during the school year if your income or family size changes. If you qualify for either status, only the breakfast and lunch meal is at a free or reduced price. The Food Service Department is more than willing to answer any questions you may have when filling out an application.

The school offers 5 food components: milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat/meat alternates. Students in grades 5-12 are allowed to decline 2 of the 5 required food components, but must select at least ½ cup of either a fruit or vegetable to be charged the meal price. If the student does not have a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable they will be charged ala carte prices.  It's the household's responsibility to pay for ala carte items, which includes double entrees.

Diet Forms:
The school will make substitutions to the regular meal pattern for children whose disability restricts their diet. A Special Diet Request Form must be filled out and signed by a physician. This form can be picked up at any of the school offices or printed from the link on the food service web page Food Service will also have the forms available on the registration day.  A new Special Diet form must be turned in at the beginning of each school year.  Please call if you have any questions. 

Unpaid Lunch Account Policy:
All families are encouraged to apply for the free or reduced meal price benefit.  Any family with a negative balance will receive written notification and a free/reduced application to encourage them to apply.  Ala Carte purchases are the household's responsibility.

E-mails or telephone calls are sent out daily for balances of $15 or less.  When your lunch account is $0, the food service bookkeeper will contact the parents.  Please check your account often to keep a positive balance at all times.

If your balance is $0 to -$20, your student will still be able to have the reimbursable meal.  7-12 grade students will NOT be able to charge any snacks or al a carte items which includes double entrees. When the balance is more than -$20, K-12 students will receive an alternate meal until a deposit is made into their lunch account.

Pay it Forward:
Lennox has a "Pay it Forward" lunch account.  This is an account in which anyone can make a donation to help a family in need. Anyone wishing to make a donation can write, "Pay it Forward" on the memo line on the check.   When seniors graduate, if they are the last one in the family, they can be reimbursed for the account balance or donate it to the Pay it Forward account.  Donations are used for the reimbursable meal.  With administration and teacher input, the Director of Food Service and the Food Service Bookkeeper will decide where the most need is for the Pay it Forward account.  I would like to thank everyone who has ever made a donation to the "Pay it Forward" lunch account.

If you have any questions please call Robbin Symens or Kristi Abbas.




Food Service Director

Robbin Symens

1201 South Main

P.O. Box 38
Lennox, SD 57039

Office 605-647-2203 ext. 5010

Food Service Bookkeeper

Kristi Abbas
1201 S. Main
P. O. Box 38
Lennox SD  57039
Office 605-647-2203 ext. 5011

Meal Prices

K-12     $1.60 (reduced $.30)
Adults   $2.00

K-6       $2.85 (reduced $.40)
7-12      $3.05 (reduced $.40)
Double entrée with meal $1.50
Entrée only $2.00
Adults   $3.75

Kindergarten Milk is $35 each semester

Middle School and High School students can purchase an additional milk for $.40

Contact Us

Superintendent: 605-647-2203 ext. 4203

Business Manager: 605-647-2203 ext. 4202

Lennox Elementary/LWC Intermediate Principal: 605-647-2203 ext. 4302

Worthing Elementary Principal: 605-372-4114

Lennox Jr. and Sr. High Principal: 605-647-2203 ext. 5003

Special Services Director: 605-647-2203 ext. 4204

Contact the District
Fax 605-647-2201

District Info

​Lennox School District 41-4
305 West Fifth Ave.
PO Box 38
Lennox, SD 57039 

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