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Clarkston Community School District

Food & Nutrition

It is our mission to provide Clarkston students with nutritious and reasonable priced meals based on USDA guidelines.

School Breakfast and Lunch: Make the Healthy Choice.

Our USDA approved school meals provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) of the five basic food groups for children K-12. Under federal regulations known as "Offer vs. Serve," students are given a variety of lunch choices. Offer versus serve (OVS) is a concept that applies to menu planning and the determination of reimbursable school meals in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch Program(NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). It allows students to decline a certain number of food components in the meal and select the foods they prefer to eat. OVS is designed to reduce food cost and waste. It also allows menu planners the flexibility to address student participation and selection trends to determine what and how much food to prepare.

At lunch, OVS must be implemented in senior high schools but is optional for all other grades. At breakfast, OVS is optional for all grades. OVS is also optional for the SSFP. OVS is not allowed for the Afterschool Snack Program (ASP). Breakfast is available at: Andersonville Elementary, Independence Elementary, Pine Knob Elementary, Springfield Plains Elementary, North Sashabaw Elementary, Clarkston High School, Clarkston Junior High School, Sashabaw Middle School and Renaissance High School.

Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias

Clarkston Community Schools cafeterias offer a variety of freshly prepared menu choices that follow the revised federal nutrition standards for school meals. Cycle menus are planned to meet the nutrition needs of children within their calorie requirements and to reduce saturated fats and sodium, while increasing the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

We're always working to offer Clarkston Community Schools students healthier and tastier choices. Our program initiatives include Locally Grown Foods, Healthy New Menus, Chef Partnerships, Student Tastings, Nutrition Education and Fuel up to Play 60.


We look forward to serving our students in the cafeteria throughout the school year. To get the facts about school meals. please visit

Gluten Free: we offer gluten free versions of some menu items. Please contact your school cafeteria directly to pre-order theses items.

To find the Summer Food Service Program location nearest you, go to


Kitchen Phone Numbers and Employees

Clarkston High School

Pamela Lafrinere, Manager

(248) 623-3511


Clarkston Junior High School Connie Morris, Manager


(248) 623-5613


Sashabaw Middle School Lola Armstrong, Manager


(248) 623-4267


Renaissance High School Claudia Schermerhorn (Lead)


(248) 623-4330


Andersonville Elementary Joyce Hingst (Lead)
Sarah Fournier


(248) 623-5237


Bailey Lake Elementary Julia Fournier (Lead)
Kim Morra



(248) 623-5363


Clarkston Elementary Lillian Wiley (Lead)
Kari Rhyndress



(248) 623-5143


Independence Elementary


Judy Raymond (Lead)
Lisa Marsack



(248) 623-5539


North Sashabaw Elementary Robin Gilpatrick (Lead)
Deanna Aubry



(248) 623-4119


Pine Knob Elementary Kelley Marcks (Lead)
Diane Bandemer



(248) 623-3943


Springfield Plains Elementary


Kathy Bitzer (Lead)



(248) 623-3835


In accordance with Federal 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, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) 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. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

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

(202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.





Join Us for Breakfast!

Start your day the healthy way with breakfast at school! A variety of whole grain breakfast bars, cereal, muffins, bagels and hot breakfast sandwiches with fresh fruit, juice and low fat milk are available for students to purchase. For additional information, please see your school's menu or contact the Nutrition Services Office at 248.623.8001.


Marla Ernst, Director of Nutrition Services
P: 248.623.8001
F: 248. 623.8010

Sherri Summers, Secretary
P: 248.623.8001
F: 248. 623.8010

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3pm

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