Our school nutrition program seeks to provide healthy meals and snacks in a cost efficient, effective manner. We recognize that a school’s meal program helps to prepare students and adults to maximize their learning potential. Our nutrition associates are a critical part of the division’s efforts to prepare students to have a positive impact.
Join Us for Breakfast!
A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can actively participate in class. School breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body and it’s affordable! Elementary school breakfast costs only $1.35 and Middle and High school breakfast is $1.45. If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they also qualify for free or reduced breakfast. Join us daily. It’s a great way to start your school day!
Want to know more about school nutrition?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a great family-friendly resource called Choose My Plate. This website offers guidance on making healthy eating choices. Likewise, the School Nutrition Association offers a similar website on making healthy eating choices in the school cafeteria. Check both of these websites out with your kids today!
Free and Reduced Price Meals
Children need healthy meals to learn. Goochland County Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Student breakfast costs $1.35 for Elementary and $1.45 for Secondary. Lunch costs $3.05 for Elementary and $3.15 for Secondary. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price breakfast costs $.30 cents and lunch costs $ .40 cents. All meals served must meet standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, if a student has been determined by a doctor to be disabled and the disability prevents the student from eating the regular school meal, the school will make substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is prescribed, there will be no extra charge for the meal. If your student needs substitutions because of a disability, please contact Lisa Landrum at 556-5604 for further information.
- Letter to Households – SNAP and TANF
- PDF Application for Free/Reduced Meals
- GCPS Policy for Providing Free/Reduced Meals
New Online Free and Reduced School Meals Application
Parents/Guardians, We now have an online application process for your child to receive free or reduced school lunch. If you complete this online, you avoid having to fill out your information on paper and sending it in to your child’s office. Please just take a few minutes now to fill this out.
Please note: If you qualify, you will receive a letter for you to check off and sign if you would like to also qualify for free or reduced fees. You MUST return this letter to your child’s office.
- School Fees (incl. gym suits);
- Advanced Placement Tests/ SAT and ACT fee waivers;
- College Dual Enrollment Tuition/post High School Scholarship Opportunities;
- VPI Headstart/Preschool Programs;
- Kajeet Wireless Devices
Ahora tenemos un proceso de solicitud en línea para que su hijo reciba almuerzo escolar gratis o reducido. Si completa esto en línea, evite tener que completar su información en papel y enviarla a la oficina de su hijo. Por favor, tómese unos minutos ahora para completar esto.
- Tasas escolares (incl. Trajes de gimnasia);
- Pruebas de nivel avanzado / exenciones de tarifas SAT y ACT;
- Matrícula de matrícula doble universitaria / Oportunidades de becas posteriores a la escuela secundaria;
- VPI Headstart / Programas preescolares;
- Dispositivos inalámbricos Kajeet
Pre-Paying for School Meals
Goochland County Schools offers MyPaymentsPlus, an online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student’s meal account. This system speeds up serving lines in the cafeteria, eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money, and ensures that your child will receive a nutritious meal.
We strongly encourage all parents (even if you do not prepay for your student’s meal account) to create an account at no cost through www.mypaymentsplus.com. Parents who do not have access to the online payment system or phone app can call the MyPaymentsPlus customer service number 1-877-237-0946 / option 8 to pay by phone.
Student ID numbers can be obtained by: contacting your child’s school office or the School Nutrition Office at 804-556-5604.
You can use this service at no cost to:
- Create a free, secured account to manage your student’s meal accounts,
- Check your student’s current account balance,
- Monitor the items your student has been purchasing in the cafeteria,
- Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance.
You can also manage meal payments through an iOS app for iPhone.
Meal Charge Procedure
The School Nutrition Office established a written procedure for how to handle students with insufficient funds for school meals and delinquent accounts in the school nutrition program.
The School Board Policy for student wellness is available online.