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Cafeteria Information

Vision Statement: Fueling Education One Tray at a Time

2021-2022 Important Information

Alcoa City Schools Nutrition Department is please to announce all student meals will be FREE for this school year. USDA Food & Nutrition Services still require school districts to take free and reduced applications. 
  • 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. 


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.



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
[email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.