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Breakfast/Lunch Program

In accordance with the American Rescue Plan (ARP), school served breakfasts and lunches for the 2021-22 school year are at no cost to the families.  Extra milks or milks served as part of a snack still need to be purchased at 40 cents per milk.  We request that any families that feel they may qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program still fill out an application form for that program, since other grants and State or Federal aid is based on the numbers of our free and reduced population.


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Arcadia Public School is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.


To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.  20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


After eating, students are to clean their area of all napkins, milk cartons, spills, trays, silverware, lunch sacks, etc., prior to leaving their table.


If a student is late for school you must tell the cooks if you are eating or wait until the end of the line and hope there is enough for you to eat.  If a student must leave before lunch and has signed up to eat, let the cooks know that you won’t be eating.  During bad weather, K-6 will use both the new and old gym for recess.  Gym shoes must be worn in both gyms. Students are not to be in the hallways or in any classrooms without supervision by a teacher.  Teachers who give passes for students to see them over noon hour are urged to let the noon supervisor know.  Students are not allowed to bring food into the school during the lunch period without prior administrative approval. However, personal lunches brought from home are allowed.


Cafeteria Rules:

  1. Deposit all lunch litter in wastebaskets. Return all trays and utensils to the designated area.
  2. No food may be taken from the cafeteria.
  3. Students who are just buying milk will go through the regular lunch line.
  4. Students are limited to the following areas during the lunch period:
  1. The cafeteria
  2. The restrooms nearest the cafeteria
  1. All pop is prohibited during the lunch period from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., as per federal law.

As long as breakfast items are being served within the school, students that bring edible items must consume the item(s) before they enter the school building.  Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:40 a.m. through 8:00 a.m.