Breakfast & Lunch Programs
The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Students, including Kindergartners, may buy breakfast for $1.00 and lunch for $1.50. Students eligible for free or reduced meals may receive meals free of charge or at a reduced price of $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.
The cafeteria will be open on all school days, including minimum days. Breakfast is offered in the cafeteria each morning starting at 8:25 AM. Each student is issued a meal card that will be debited each time the child eats breakfast or lunch. Students who use their cards will receive lunch, even if their lunch accounts have a negative balance and parents are responsible for the cost. Prepayments for at least 5 meals are encouraged. Payments may be made in the cafeteria, in the school office, or online (see below in Online Services). Checks should be made payable to Cafeteria account, cvesd. Parents and family members are welcome to come and by lunch to share a special day with your child.
If you have any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday – Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at 619/425-9600, extension 1400.
For current information about breakfast and lunch menus, go to http://www.cvesd.org/PARENTS/Pages/School-Menus.aspx to retrieve a school menu. A hard copy will no longer be distributed to each student.
Here is the flyer distributed by CVESD on the 2014-2015 new nutrition options: CNS Menu Info_14-15
Apply for the Free / Reduced Meal Program
Please fill out an application for free or reduced meals. You never know, your child might qualify.
Families must reapply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program each year. If you do not reapply, your child will revert to full pay status and will be charged for all meals eaten since the first day of school.
New families who apply must pay for all meals eaten until approval is received.
Program applications can be obtained in the school office, or you can apply online by going to https://parentapp.cvesd.org
If you have any questions regarding whether or not your application has been approved, please call Child Nutrition at 425-9600 ext 1400.
Online Services Available
All District parents may now conveniently make payments using a credit card by accessing the Parent Pay website and creating an account. You will need your child’s 6 digit district student number which you can find by looking on your child’s report card. Online services available include:
- View your child’s up-to-date cafeteria account balances & purchase activity
- Make payments on-line anytime, anywhere
- Manage your child’s cafeteria expenses
- Set up hassle-free automatic monthly payments to replenish your child’s cafeteria account
- View & print payment history
- Highly secure on-line transactions
The website is: https://www.parentonline.net
CVESD School Meal Distribution Schedule – Effective April 12, 2021
The school meal distribution program is designed to provide breakfast and lunch for students eligible to receive free and reduced-price school meals. Allen’s day for meal distribution is now on Mondays. Meals will only be distributed one day a week and will include food for five days.
- Meal distribution occurs every Monday (starting on April 12th) from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm for all students. Pick up the 5 days worth of meals at the front of the school. Please follow all safety directives, such as wearing a mask or facial covering that covers the mouth and nose. This free service is available for all families that attend a school in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.
Would you like your child to eat school meals this year? The school encourages all families who may need assistance to apply for free and reduced meals via the district website. These forms must be completed again every year! Find the forms and information at the district link here. We encourage all families to complete this form as the school receives additional funding to support families who qualify.