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Cafeteria Information

Vision Statement: Fueling Education One Tray at a Time

2023-2024 Important Information

USDA Food & Nutrition Services will not be extending the waivers that allowed schools to serve free meals to all students. 
Parents and Guardians should make sure they fill out Free/Reduced meal price applications at the beginning of the school year. 
F/R Applications can be found in all welcome back packets and online. 
  • Breakfast
    • Research shows children who eat breakfast pay better attention in class, have less discipline problems, and can catch on to new learning more quickly. 
  • No Student is allowed to charge a la carte or extra items.   
  • Lunch codes are provided so that parents/guardians and employees can pay on account to keep a positive balance. Parents/Guardians can view their child’s account and their meal purchases through Skyward Family Access.
  • Please contact your child’s school to get set up in Skyward if you have not already done so. 
  • Contact Tina Roy ([email protected]) / 865-984-0531 with any questions or concerns.


Benefits and Application Information


  • For free or reduced meal benefits, parents/guardians MUST complete a new application each year via an online application or paper application.
    • Online applications are accessible through Skyward Family Access.  
    • Paper applications are available through each school's front office.
  • Only 1 application needed per family/household.
  • Only 1 application submission is required to apply for Food Service benefits. DO NOT complete both paper and online applications for one academic/school year.
  • Reminder:  Always update any personal contact information at your child's school. 
  • Applications can be filled out any time during the school year
    • If your circumstances change please fill out a Free/Reduced meal price application 


Cafeteria Prices and Information

  • Menus are available to print from each school's webpage and are also displayed inside each cafeteria.
  • Prices do not include A la carte items.
  • Full breakfast meal includes entree, fruit, juice, milk.
    • At least (3) of these offerings including a fruit or juice must be chosen for a tray to be counted as a meal based on federal guidelines
  • Full lunch meal includes entrée (usually a meat/protein item), vegetables, fruit, grain, and milk.
    • At least three (3) of these offerings including a fruit or vegetable must be chosen for a tray to be counted as a meal based on federal guidelines.
  • Salad bar, Grab salad and PB&J meals available daily and can be counted as a full meal with all correct components.
  • Free and Reduced benefits are available at all schools for breakfast, hot lunch, combo meals, and salad bar, when at least three (3) components including 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable are chosen.
Current Alcoa City School meal prices
Student Reduced Price Lunch
Student Full
Price Lunch
Adult Full
Price Lunch
FREE $2.00 $.40 $2.65 $4.00
AIS FREE $2.00 $.40 $2.85 $4.00
AMS FREE $2.00 $.40 $2.85 $4.00
AHS FREE $2.00 $.40 $3.00 $4.00
Cost Per Month For Lunch  AES AIS AMS AHS
(20 DAYS)        
FULL PAY $53 $57 $57 $60
REDUCED $8 $8 $8 $8



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]