• Message from Westonka Foodies - Year End Meal Account Information

    Year-End Remaining Meal Account Balances
    Balances remaining in a student’s account at the end of the school year will carry over to the next school year. If the student moves to a new building, the balance will transfer. Westonka Foodies will transfer funds between siblings to clear any negative meal accounts as needed.


    Graduating Seniors
    Fund balances of graduating seniors will be automatically transferred to a sibling meal account within the district. If no sibling is enrolled in the district, please contact Deb Bailey (952-491-8088 or baileyd@westonka.k12.mn.us) to request a refund or to donate the remaining meal account balance to Westonka Foodies Angel Account.


    Refunds of $10 or Greater (School Meal Accounts)
    Refund requests should submitted by Wednesday, June 5, 2024 by contacting Deb Bailey; baileyd@westonka.k12.mn.us or calling 952.491.8088.  Be sure to share students name (first/last), grade, school name, current address and the name the check should be payable to. 

    Refunds are processed in 4-6 weeks.


    Please check your student’s meal account by visiting LinqConnect.Com for:

     

    Meal Account Purchase Histories

    All customer purchase histories for school year 23-24 will be purged at the end of this school year. 

    Please be sure to print any needed student purchase histories prior to Wednesday, June 5, 2024. After our software year end has been completed, purchase histories will no longer be available and while Westonka Foodies has served universal no cost meals, many students have purchased extras or a la carte items and may want these histories.

    Westonka Foodies School Meal Account Balances

    Did your student purchase extra entrees or a milk with a bag lunch from home this school year?

    If so, your student’s meal account may have a negative balance.  Please log on to LinqConnect.Com and check your students account balances & make a payment if needed.

     

    1. Register or sign in to LinqConnect.Com
    2. Verify your Account - Verify your account by clicking on the email verification link sent to your email address.
    3. Sign In - Now you can sign in on the app or at https://linqconnect.com using your email and password.
    4. Link Your Students - Click the 3 dots on the top right corner and select Link Person.  Find your student by their legal name.

    Application for Educational Benefits (Free or Reduced Meals) School Year 24-25

    As a reminder, families must reapply for free or reduced-price meals each school year. The application for next school year will be available online during the first week in July. Families can either complete a paper copy or apply online at  LinqConnect.Com.

     

    5 Reasons to complete an Application for Educational Benefits!

    1. Increased funding for direct student instructions for our school district.
    2. Receive Summer – Electronic Benefit Transfer ($120 per student over summer months).
    3. Athletic & activity fee reductions at MWHS activities and Community Education.
    4. Scholarships for school fees, testing, field trips & college applications.
    5. Discounts on local community attractions such as the Children’s Museum, etc.

     


    Please contact our office at any time if you have additional questions or need more help. We look forward to serving you.

     

     

    Laura Metzger, RD., LD                                                                Deb Bailey

    Director, Food & Nutrition Services                                          Administrative Assistant

    952.491.8084                                                                                952.491.8088

    metzgerl@westonka.k12.mn.us                                                baileyd@westonka.k12.mn.us


     

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Westonka Foodies Quick Links

  • *School Menus & Nutrition Information

  • *Educational Benefits Application (23-24) English

  • *Educational Benefits Application (23-24) Optional Translations

  • *Special Milk/Meal Accomodations

  • *We're Hiring!

  • *Family Resource Guide

  • *Westonka Foodies Employee Page

Contacts

  • Westonka Foodies
    5905 Sunnyfield Road E
    Minnetrista, MN 55364

    Laura Metzger, RD., LD., SNS
    Director of Food & Nutrition Services
    metzgerl@westonka.k12.mn.us
    Office (952) 491-8084
    Cell (952) 292-0775

    Deb Bailey
    Administrative Assistant
    baileyd@westonka.k12.mn.us
    Office (952) 491-8088

Westonka Foodies Transitions to LINQ Connect Family Portal

  • Westonka Foodies is updating our point of sale system for school breakfasts and lunches to LINQ Connect. LINQ provides user-friendly solutions for families, including robust menu & nutrition information systems that families will appreciate. 

    Westonka Foodies is LIVE with our new LINQ Connect Parent Portal!

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    What are the biggest changes to the new point of sale system?

    • LINQ School Solutions replaces RevTrak Food Service as the vendor parents will use for making school meal payments and applying online for educational benefits.  Once LINQ School Solutions is LIVE for families, Skyward Family Access will no longer house food service information (balances, payments, applications, etc.).
    • Your student's current meal account balance and PIN #, have been transferred over to LINQ.
    • Important Note:  Skyward Family Access & RevTrak will still be the option families use to pay school fees

    The new LINQ Connect Family Portal allows families to:

    • Make online payments to your student's Westonka Foodies accounts (service fee will apply)
    • Remotely monitor your student's Westonka Foodies accounts.
    • Set up automatic, recurring payments.
    • Set up low balance email or text alerts.
    • Submit an online application for Educational Benefits...this feature is coming soon!
    • Put à la carte spending limits on your student's account.
    • Completing an Educational Benefit Application will be critical for school funding as well as approval for lowering school fees, activity/athletic registration discounts, etc.

    Transition Timelines (estimated)

    • Phase 2: Online menus & nutrition - coming soon!

     


    LinqConnect Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online from the USDA website (https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632- 9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    Revised July 2023 5

    1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    3. email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Big Changes for School Year 23-24 with the new Minnesota Free School Meals

  • PK-12 students will be eligible to eat 1 free breakfast meal and 1 free lunch meal each school day. 

    The federal government will cover the cost of the meal for students that qualify for educational benefits (known as free/reduced price meals). The State of Minnesota will cover the cost of students that do not qualify for educational benefits (previously known as paid students).

    • Families, if your household income is equal to or less than the maximum total income chart below, be sure to complete and submit the Educational Benefits Application to help Westonka capture critical state & federal educational funding.
    • Families may be able to receive discounts on educational fees: school fees, field trips, athletic & activity registration, advance placement testing and college application are all examples of some of the school discounts available.
    • Students will still use a PIN and go through a cashier line
    • Breakfast must include a fruit or juice or entree alone will cost $2.00
    • Lunch must include a fruit or vegetable or entree alone will cost $4.00
    • Kids that bring a bagged lunch from home or students wishing to purchase a 2nd milk will be charged $0.60. Milk is not free without the selection of a meal.
    • Adult lunch price will be $4.95 or as established by the federal government in July 2023

    Be sure to stop by the Westonka Foodies booth at school open houses in the fall for more details.

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    Maximum Total Income (SY23-24)

    Household size

    $ Per Year

    $ Per Month

    $ Twice Per Month

    $ Per 2 Weeks

    $ Per Week

    1

    26,973

    2,248

    1,124

    1,038

    519

    2

    36,482

    3,041

    1,521

    1,404

    702

    3

    45,991

    3,833

    1,917

    1,769

    885

    4

    55,500

    4,625

    2,313

    2,135

    1,068

    5

    65,009

    5,418

    2,709

    2,501

    1,251

    6

    74,518

    6,210

    3,105

    2,867

    1,434

    7

    84,027

    7,003

    3,502

    3,232

    1,616

    8

    93,536

    7,795

    3,898

    3,598

    1,799

    For each add’l person

    9,509

    793

    397

    366

    183

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