Meals

Breakfast Procedures

Breakfast is free for all students. Breakfast is served in the school cafeteria between 8:05 am to 8:15am each morning.

Lunch Procedures

All students have been assigned a daily lunch/recess period.

Grades Pre-K, K, 1    10:55 to 11:40
Grades 2, 3 11:45 to 12:30
Grades 4, 5 12:35 to 1:20

The 45 minute lunch/recess will be divided for lunch and recess. Some students will have lunch first and then recess and some students will have recess and then lunch. Teachers will send home the schedule the first week of school. In order to ensure students have recess on inclement weather days, indoor recess is planned for all students to take place in the gym.

Each year the federal government requests that parents complete a Lunch Application Form. These forms help the school system identify which students receive a reduced price or free lunch as well as allocate funds to schools. It is important for all families to compete this form. Even if a parent knows that they do not qualify for free or reduced price lunch, the signature on the lunch application form will assist the system.

The paper application form will be sent home the first day of school. In addition, we will have the forms available at Sneak a Peek at Your Seat Night, prior to the first day of school.

City Schools is launching an electronic application, http://mealapp.bcps.k12.md.us, that will ensure quick receipt and processing of applications. City Schools will inform the schools as soon as it receives MSDE approval and the site is up. When this site is available we will offer a computer station near the main lobby for easy access.

Lunch Accounts

Lunch accounts are set up for each student automatically. Lunches, as well as milk and juice, are charged to this account. Parents are to keep money in their child’s account; however the amount to send is up to each parent. Parents may be take money to the cafeteria in the mornings between 8:05 am and 8:30 am. Parents may also send money with their child to give to the cafeteria manager.

If an account runs low, the cafeteria manager provides copies of a form letter to the office. These letters serve as a reminder that the account is low and sent home in the communications folder each week on Tuesday. With daily use the students learn their PIN number quickly. Staff is on hand to assist students with learning the purchasing process during the lunch period.

Students may purchase lunch each day. The school has a “warming kitchen” not a “cooking kitchen”, so food is brought in to the cafeteria from a satellite sight.

Costs

Breakfast is free for all students.

Lunch accounts are set up for each student automatically. Lunches, as well as milk and juice, are charged to this account. Parents are to keep money in their child’s account; however the amount to send is up to each parent. Parents may be take money to the cafeteria in the mornings between 8:05 am and 8:30 am. Parents may also send money with their child to give to the cafeteria manager.

The prices for items available are:

Milk
(1% white, chocolate, or strawberry; skim)
$0.50
100% Juice (flavors vary)
  4 oz. Juice $0.40
  6 oz. Juice $0.60
Lunch, with any flavor milk included $2.25
Reduced-price lunch $0.40

Menus

Menus should be available on the school district’s website at baltimorecityschools.org. Please note that Mt. Washington is a "pre-plate" school.