National Blue Ribbon Award
For Excellence 2001 | 2015



Just like our school staff, our cafeteria staff goes above and beyond in delivering hot and healthy meals for our hungry St. Pius X Panthers. An incredibly caring cafeteria staff, some of whom have been a part of the St. Pius X community since their children attended school here, go the extra mile to make sure that lunch is an enjoyable time for all students. If you have any questions, please contact Sharron Depenbrock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wellness Policy

The Diocese of Covington and St. Pius X School as part of the Diocese is committed to providing nutritious meals in our schools. Healthy, well-nourished students learn better are more attentive and cause fewer discipline problems. While we realize that schools cannot be expected to shoulder the burden or reversing the trend in childhood obesity on their own, we must do our part to provide a policy and environmental changes support healthier choices for both students and staff. Schools are, after all the place where youth spend a substantial portion of their time. And, given the opportunity, school staff can model healthier lifestyle choices to the students. Wellness Policies make sense, not only for now but also for the future of our children.

This information will be available annually to all parents of students at St. Pius X School.

Full Wellness Policy

Meal Accomodations

Meal Accomodations Form

Allergy Friendly

As an allergy friendly school, our cafeteria is combined with strict anti-contamination practices in order to reduce the risk of exposure to food allergens.

Lunch Costs

  • 2023-24 price for lunch and milk is $3.15
  • 2023-24 price for just milk is $.55
  • Cash or checks accepted Monday through Friday. Payment can be made in the morning or placed in the cafeteria office. If you have more than one child at SPX, please let us know how you would like the money distributed.
  • Checks should be made out to St. Pius X cafeteria. You can also make payments online through the

Charge Policy

Charges are for emergency use only. Students who have forgotten or lost their lunch money may charge a lunch in the cafeteria. Charges may not exceed five charges. After a third charge, parents will be contacted.

Charge Policy

Check Policy

The School Lunch Program gladly accepts checks as payment for student meal accounts. Check payments that are returned for any reason (including, but not limited to, non-sufficient funds, stop payment requests or a closed account) will result in:

  • A $25.00 Returned Check Fee.
  • You will receive a certified letter and email regarding your check payment with instruction for repayment.
  • May result in the referral of the debt to the Kenton County Attorney's office for collection.
  • May result in the suspension of the payer's ability to submit future payments by person check.
  • For questions regarding this procedure or to make arrangement, to resolve a returned payment please contact Laura Hatfield at 859-392-1500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Volunteers needed and welcome!

    We welcome all moms, dads and grandparents to come in and help serve lunches. The students enjoy having you there! If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the Online Sign-Up Sheet below. If your schedule is flexible, we invite you to consider being a substitute worker.

    Lunch is served beginning at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers should plan on arriving by 9:50 a.m. If you are unable to work on your scheduled day, please contact the cafeteria before 8 a.m.

    When volunteering in the Cafeteria you must wear the appropriate shoes, such as gym shoes or shoes with rubber soles. No open toed shoes or flip flops.

    Please note: Every volunteer must be Virtus trained.

    Online Worker Sign Up Sheet

    Cafeteria Forms

    Refund for for school lunch funds

    Overview for MySchoolBucks

    Cafeteria Manager
    Sharon Depenbrock
    859-341-4900 ext 104