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About our Lunch Program


We are THRILLED to announce a new partnership with Boulder Valley School District to provide our school lunch for the 2017-2018 year!  Boulder Valley has a nationally recognized lunch program, with several recent awards.  We are teaming with a group of people passionate about providing great school lunch, with many programs and initiatives working toward that mission. Our offerings will be expanding, and will include local produce/products wherever possible. Chef Ann, the Director of Food Services for BVSD, is passionate about school lunches, and has created the Chef Ann Foundation to help improve school lunches nationwide. We believe that all this expertise and passion will elevate our lunch program to the next level, and be something that the kids (and parents) really appreciate.

Feedback from the students (and adults) on the new lunches is that they are REALLY GOOD!  If you haven't tried the school lunches this year, give them a try - you will be pleasantly surprised.


Lunch Prices (please make checks payable to ICSF):

PLEASE NOTE: If your child pays for lunch in the lunch line, we cannot make change. Please send exact change, Any overage will be deposited to their account.
  • Student lunch prices:
    • $3.50 Elementary (K-5) - includes milk
    • $3.75 Middle School (6-8) - includes milk
    • $0.75 A la Carte Milk
  • Adult Lunch: $5.00 
  • Free / Reduced Lunches**:
    • Free: If your family qualifies for 'Free' lunches, there is no cost for the meal program.
    • Reduced: If your family qualifies for 'Reduced' lunches, K-5 meals are no cost, 6-8 meals are $0.40 each.
    • Adults: Adult lunches do not qualify for Free or Reduced benefits and are charged at the full adult price of $5.00
Lunch payment options:

MealTime Online
This portal will allow parents to make payments, check lunch purchases, set up balance reminders, etc. You will need your student's ID number. Their MealTime student ID number will be their regular Infinite Campus ID with '133' at the front. For example, if their ID is 123456, their MealTime ID will be 133123456.

To Use MealTime Online: Go to: and follow 
Step 1: Create a MealTime Online profile. Click on the "Create new profile" link and create a Username and Password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. The Username and Password must be at least 6 characters. For example, Username: jsmith Password: pty845.

Step 2: Add your student.
· Login to your MealTime Online account (using the Username and Password that you created in Step 1.)
· Click on “Meal Account Deposits” then click the "Add New Student" link.
· Under state, select “Colorado”.
· Under district, click on the expand icon for “Charter Choice Collaborative”.
· Click on “Imagine Charter School at Firestone”
· Add your student by entering their First Name only and their MealTime Student ID number. All of the MealTime ID numbers for Imagine Charter School at Firestone start with 133.

Step 3: Make a Deposit. Click the "Make Deposit" link to make a deposit into a school account. There is a software transaction fee of 4.9% for making deposits and the minimum deposit online is $25.

You can always click the "View Details" link next to your student's name to view their cafeteria account balance and purchase history. There is no charge to use the system and check account balances and purchase history.

Note: Online deposits are retrieved and added to your student’s balance at their school every 5 minutes. Student information, such as purchase history and their current cafeteria account balance are updated on the web site every 4 hours.

You may make lunch payments through MealTime Online, or you may continue to pay in the school office if you prefer to avoid the 4.9% fee.

**National School Lunch Program - Free and Reduced Lunch Information**

If you believe you may/are eligible for Free or Reduced lunch, you must fill out a new application and return it to the school or to Charter Choice before the beginning of the school year. Families with students in other schools will have to complete multiple applications because the apps are specific to the School Food Authority. It is very important to submit a completed application as soon as possible, we cannot 'write off' meals already served prior to determination of eligibility. Online forms have a faster processing time than hard copy forms.  These applications must be completed EVERY year, they do not carry over.  Our form must be completed, we cannot accept eligibility forms from other school districts. If you would like assistance with the form or have questions, please contact Lori Olson at the school office.

Here’s a link to a printable application: English / Spanish
Or you may apply online: Online FRL Application

Allergens on Lunch Menu - 2017-2018 (not every item listed is included in Imagine's Lunch Menu)
Gluten-Free items on Lunch Menu - 2017-2018 (not every item listed is included in Imagine's Lunch Menu)
Menu Items including Pork - 2017-2018 (not every item listed is included in Imagine's Lunch Menu)
Salad Bar Carb Counts - 2017-2018 
Link to Boulder Valley School District Meals website (for additional information not included here)

Special Dietary Needs:


FAQ from Colorado Department of Education on Dietary Accommodation requirements.  Please note, ALL dietary modification requests need to be signed by a medical professional per USDA/CDE guidelines.

Dietary Disability Accommodation Form 

Dietary Meal Modification Form