Food Service

Meal service is provided by the Capital Region BOCES. A variety of meal options will be served daily.

Federal Government Announces School Meals are Free for All Students Through June 30.

As part of an effort to make sure children have access to meals during the pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture has announced the extension of a waiver that results in school meals being available to all children at no charge. As of now, school meals will be free until June 30, 2021.

For students that are learning remotely for the 2020-2021 school year, meals can be obtained through the student’s home district. If you need assistance, please contact Claire Groudine at (518) 862-4937. 
Shared Food Service Safety

It remains important that families who believe they may qualify for the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program submit an application. With the meals at no charge only going through June 30, we want to be sure that all eligible families are enrolled in this program. To apply, please fill out the free and reduced application or apply online here: 

How to Order Lunch

  1. Please click this link to order meals: Tech Valley High School Lunch Order Form
  2. Please complete the lunch order form every Friday by 9 a.m. for the following week.

Forgot to order on Friday? No problem.

If you need lunch for that day, let the food service worker in the kitchen know. They will place the order for you. Please let us know by 9 a.m.

Need to place an order for the rest of the week? Simply go to the order form above and place your order. 

Breakfast is grab and go daily. No order is needed for breakfast.

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

October 2020 Menu
**Menu change for 10/30/2020: There will be a slight menu change on 10/30. Please join us for a Halloween themed meal: Halloween Pizza Bagels, Spooky NYS Salad and a special Halloween treat.
November 2020 Menu

School Meal Payment Options

Parents have the option to put money into an online account that students can use at school by entering a PIN at the register.

Tech Valley High School uses the online K-12 Payment Center that allows parents to pre-pay for school lunches and manage their child’s account online. K-12 Payment Center allows parents to:

  • make payments for meals online securely using your credit card.
  • deposit money into multiple accounts if you have more than one child in the district with just one payment.
  • get quick and easy access to your child’s account 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • see 120 calendar days of meal purchases and payments. (free)
  • check your child’s meal account balance. (free)
  • get low meal account balance alerts by e-mail and text. (free)

To access the online service, visit From this site you can create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. When signing up, please select Capital Region BOCES as your district.

Parents who choose not take advantage of the online payment service may continue to make advance payments via cash or check. Checks should be payable to, “Capital Region BOCES.” Please send in payments in an envelope with the child’s full name written on the front.

Free or Reduced Price Lunch

Tech Valley High School students are urged to take advantage of free and reduced-price meals at school. This confidential program is available to students from households that meet federal income guidelines. Even if you are not sure that you qualify, you can still apply. The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated for Tech Valley High School by the Capital Region BOCES Regional Food Service Management Program. If you have questions or would like assistance with an application please contact Susan Frank, BOCES Shared Food Service Program Specialist,  at (518) 464-5133. Fax – (518) 862-4903.

You can also now apply online for your student to receive free or reduced price school meals on Your application will be sent from a secure website directly to Tech Valley High School so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. To apply, simply go to and click “Apply Now.” When signing up, please select Capital Region BOCES as your district.

Important Update: Beginning July 1, 2019, students approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. New York State is now covering the cost previously paid by the student. To see if you qualify, please download, print, fill out and mail in the free/reduced application below:

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Application

2020-2021 Parent Letter and Income Guidelines

If you are unable to access any of the PDFs on this page, please contact Jason Laz to receive the information in a different format.

Food Intolerance and Allergies

If your student has a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know right away. Call the school nurse at (518) 862-4962 for a “Medical Documentation of an Allergy” form. For questions about specific food substitutions due to an allergy, please contact Food Service Director Claire Groudine at (518) 862-4937. We will do our best to accommodate you.