It is our goal to balance providing appealing and nutritious daily meal choices to students and staff and the operation of a financially sound school nutrition program that complies with state and federal school lunch regulations.
As of June 30, 2022, the federal government is no longer allowing all schools to serve free meals to all students. Free and reduced meals are available to those who qualify but you must apply for benefits.
The School Nutrition Department is accepting applications for part-time or substitute Nutrition Associates. One large benefit of the position is the ability to work in a cafeteria and be home when your child gets home. For additional information and application, click here. You may also call (540) 562-3788 for more information.
Free and Reduced Meal Programs
Meal applications for school year 2022-2023 are now being accepted!
Online applications are available here.
Paper applications will be available at school sites starting August 11, 2022.
All students enrolled at Burlington Elementary, Herman L. Horn Elementary, Masons Cove Elementary, Mount Pleasant Elementary, Mountain View Elementary and W.E. Cundiff Elementary will eat for free as part of the Community Eligibility Provision as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Households with students attending these schools will not be required to submit a meal application form for these students to receive meals at no charge.
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 at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
School Lunch Heroes May 6, 2022
For the 2022-2023 school year, reduced-price meal costs will be waived due to state funding.
Local Wellness Policy
RCPS recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for our students. Click here to submit questions, comments or feedback about the RCPS Local Wellness Policy
June 2021 School Level Report Card