At C-A, our mission is to serve nutritious, balanced meals to students and faculty in a creative and hospitable environment. 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.
Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines outlined in the letters below are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals.
Applications for Free or Reduced priced meals can be filled out at any time during the school year. If ever there are circumstances in your household that change where by paying for school meals becomes a hardship please contact your students school or the Food Service Dept. 

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Letter-Application-Instructions regarding the Free and Reduced School Meals Program

Spanish Language Application 

High School                                April Menu 
Middle School                             April Menu 
Coxsackie/EJA Elementary       April Menu
Breakfast                                     April Menu

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 -


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.

Convenient Prepayment Options
The on-line prepayment program used by C-A for paying for your child's meals from the comfort of your home in advance is The program offers secure online service that lets you pre-pay for meals using a credit card or debit card.
MySchoolBucks 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. You can also prepay for meals by sending in a check payable to Coxsackie-Athens School Lunch Fund and please indicate students name on the check.

If you have any questions regarding our FOOD BASED MENU PLAN or if you feel you may qualify
for the FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM, please contact
Christopher Bateman, Food Service Manager at 731-1821

Food Service Manager
Christopher Bateman
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