Cashless Catering - sQuid system.
The Squid system will be going live on Tuesday 7th March 2017. sQuid is a convenient and secure way for you to pay for child's meals online. You will no longer be able to purchase a school dinner via a dinner ticket or cash. You will need to register for a sQuid account (Registration letters have been sent home).
All Infant children will of course still be entitled to a free school meal, however you will still need to set up a sQuid account to ensure your child receives a meal, as all meals, free or paying will have to go through the sQuid system.
If you have more than one child at school you will only need to register one sQuid account and then simply add your other child/children sQuid registration number and security code to your account on 'Users' page.
The cost of a school meal remains at £2.20, The kitchen will no longer be selling drinks, water will be available, however if you wish your child to have juice/squash you will need to send in with your child each day.
School packed lunches will still be available.
Scotts have signed up to the Local Authorities Health and Wellbeing in Schools Programme, to kickstart this initiative we shall be looking at the contents of packed lunch boxes brought into school and offer the following clarification of acceptable food and drink items.
- A savoury item – i.e. sandwich, crackers, bread sticks, pasta, sausage roll, rice, rice cakes
- A yoghurt or jelly (low sugar varieties)
- Piece of fresh fruit or vegetables
- One treat/fun size biscuit or cake (no chocolate or chocolate coated biscuits to bring in line with Havering Catering services school meal menu)
- A low sugar juice or squash drink or water
Items that are not included in this list will be sent back home and an alternative will be provided by the school for that day.
We would like to bring to your attention the Change 4 life website which has lots of healthier lunchbox ideas for you to consider
All water bottles sent into school for use in the classroom should be in a clear bottle and only contain water. Lunchtime drinks are as above and can be brought into the dining room in any suitable water bottle (not glass bottles). School water bottles are available to purchase from the school office at a cost of £2.00.
This document from www.nidirect.gov.uk/lunchboxes may be of some help when looking for healthy lunchbox ideas: