School Meal Program
The Child Nutrition Department provides balanced, healthful, and delicious meals. The Kid’s Way Café Program offers four nutritious entree selections. Pupils may select fruits and vegetables at the salad bar. Milk is the only beverage offered with lunch at the elementary schools. If your child has an allergy to milk, a doctor's note is required in order to receive juice as an alternative.
The price of a complete lunch at the elementary schools is $2.00. Meals may be purchased for a week or more at a time with a weekly rate of $10.00. Preprinted envelopes for paying in advance are available in the school office. Snack, milk, and juice can be paid for in advance by purchasing ticket booklets, available for $5 or $10. Payments should be brought to the school office before the lunch period. Pupils may also pay cash for meals on a daily basis when they come to the cafeteria.
Middle school lunches may be purchased for $2.25 per meal or $11.25 per week. Payments at the middle schools should be brought to the cafeteria before the lunch period. At the middle schools pupils may purchase food items separately rather than as a complete meal. Prices vary by item.
Checks are accepted and should be made payable to the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. If checks are returned because of insufficient funds, a $10 service fee will be charged.
Computerized System—All District schools have a computerized system to record when meals are served and when you turn in a payment. The computer maintains students' account balances.
School Breakfast Program
Breakfast is served during the half hour prior to the start of each school day. Pupils select from a variety of hot entrees, cereal, bread and grain products, fruit, juice, and low-fat white or nonfat chocolate milk. Pupils eligible for a free lunch are also eligible for a free breakfast. The full cost of a breakfast is $1.00. Prepayment may also be made with a weekly rate of $5.00.Schools offering a breakfast program: