Alternate Meals and Meal Charges

A good breakfast and healthy lunch are essential for growth and student achievement. Well-balanced meals fuel young minds as children are learning throughout the day. That’s why the school division works diligently to strike a balance between providing a healthy meal for all children without incurring an insurmountable debt from overdrawn lunch accounts.

The Office of Food Services has breakfast and lunch service practices in place to ensure that all children will receive a breakfast or lunch every day. However, students who do not have the money on hand to buy a daily meal and whose lunch accounts are more than $20.75 overdrawn will be served a complete bag meal rather than a plated meal.

Bag lunches will include a turkey or ham and cheese sandwich along with a serving of fruit, a vegetable and milk. Bag breakfasts will include a cheese stick, graham cracker, fruit juice and milk. Bag meals will be placed on the serving line as an option for all children, thereby minimizing the potential stigma of a child having a bag meal.

Students can pay cash for their selection of breakfast/lunch at any time, regardless of any outstanding balance on their account.

The school division will make every attempt to notify parents in advance about the need for their child to select the bag meal option. As in the past, a weekly notice will be sent to parents holding negative balances.

All unpaid balances are turned over to the City of Virginia Beach for collection at the end of the school year.

Meal account payments can be made at the school cafeteria or online at For extenuating circumstances or further details, parents should contact the Office of Food Services by calling 757-263-1101.

Nutritious Bag Meals

Our bag meals are full meals containing the proteins and other nutrients that students need to grow and thrive.

Lunch Breakfast
  • Turkey or Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Milk
  • Cheese stick
  • Graham Cracker
  • Fruit Juice
  • Milk