Academic Support

Greeley offers several resources for students who may require additional support for Academics.  Classroom teachers are often the first place to start.  Students can arrange to meet with a teacher during a mutually free time. 

In addition, there are also the following services:

Academic Clinics

Find the current Academic Clinics in SCHEDULES


Courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages provide instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing for students whose primary language is not English.  The program prepares students for academic coursework in all content areas by developing their cognitive academic language proficiency in English.  In addition, students are supported in their efforts to integrate into the wider community.   Placement is determined by the ESL staff based on assessment of each student’s English language proficiency.

WHAT is ESL?  ESL is English for Speakers of Other Languages, so it is a program for the lucky students who speak more than one language. Learning another language is a complicated process which follows different paths for different students. Our ESL students come with a wide variety of learning styles, backgrounds and talents which must be recognized and accommodated. Our responsibility is to help each student achieve his or her potential so that each of them can fully enjoy all that our schools have to offer.

WHO are the ESL students?  Students from Korea, Russia, Uruguay, Switzerland, Paraguay, Serbia, Japan, Israel...we are a United Nations (except that we get along better than most diplomats).  Some have been in the United States for years, others arrive throughout the school year.  Some speak no English at all when they arrive. Some speak English fluently but need support for writing.  Some can read slowly with the help of a dictionary, but have difficulty discussing what they read or writing about it.  All of them learn together and support each other in a way that is a model for how middle school students can cooperate together.

HOW are students selected for the program? When a student comes to any new school district, the school is required by law to ask parents to fill out a “Home Language Questionnaire,” which we use to determine which students need to be screened for ESL. Any student who speaks another language on a regular basis must be tested.  New York State requires us to use a test called the NYSITELL, which includes sections in speaking, listening, reading and writing.  The student’s scores will determine whether he or she is required to take ESL and at what level. 

At the end of each school year, ESL students take the NYSESLAT, the New York State Test of English as a Second Language, which allows us to measure students’ progress in learning English.  Students will continue to receive extra help from the ESL teacher until they reach the proficient level on this test.  They will still be monitored for two years after this point, but may not attend ESL regularly.

 WHEN do students attend ESL class? Every effort is made to avoid pulling students out of other classes.  If a student does not study a foreign language, ESL can be scheduled during that time.  A beginner or intermediate level student may come to our class during their English/Language Arts time, since ESL is their English class.  At times, the ESL teacher may come to the core classes with the students to offer support during that academic time.

HOW does the ESL program help these students? Beginner level students receive comprehensive instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Their progress is constantly monitored and teaching is targeted to their particular situation.  As students progress, their English language learning goals are met through the students' own interests and needs, often through their regular curriculum.  For example, we work on advanced reading and writing skills while students are working on reading a novel for English, writing an original short story, or analyzing documents and writing an essay for a DBQ in Social Studies.  Speaking skills are taught while students are preparing for an oral presentation in another class as well as during our ESL class discussions.  At all levels, understanding cultural differences and American life is a constant topic of conversation.

Peer to Peer Tutoring

Visit the P2P website here: Peer to Peer Tutoring (P2P)

Test Center

Purpose of the test center:

  • Students who receive additional time for tests (504/IEP) or absent because of Medical emergency.
  • Students who were absent during a scheduled test

Days and times open:

  • (M-R, 7:45am - 3:45pm) and (F, 7:45am – 2:35 pm)

Schedule an appointment here


  • Student with IEP/504: via testing accommodation section on infinite campus, at Test Center. Student will work with Case Manager to schedule
  • Student who missed scheduled test, discuss with your teacher take test after school






The Transitional Support Program (TSP)
(Grades 9-12)

A flexible program providing students experiencing different levels of emotional distress regularly scheduled academic and therapeutic support. Educational supports include: direct instruction of coursework, study skills, organizational help, and assistance related to learning difficulties. Therapeutic supports include: individual, small group, and family counseling. Intensive case management services for students are available and include: teacher consultation, in class interventions, monitoring of student attendance, academic updates to students and families, individualized daily plans, consultation with private therapists, psychiatric consultation, and family meetings. Families become a component of the support plan designed for each student. The program's flexibility responds to a student's need, and can range from multiple contacts daily, course instruction for one or more classes, to a student initiated "check-in."

Crisis management services are available for students who cannot continue their school day because of emotional reasons, and include: assessment, de-escalation, development and implementation of coping strategies, follow-up to family and school personal, and progress monitoring. TSP faculty includes a psychologist, special education teachers, and teaching assistants. They provide consultation and support to classroom teachers who are working with students with significant social/emotional needs.

TSP may be an appropriate consideration for when students: return from hospitalization, residential treatment or other outside placements and need additional support; have experienced a decline in academic and/or behavior functioning; or have experienced significant social, family, or academic stress.

The TSP program is intended to help students transition to healthy, independent, and successful participation in general education classes as quickly as possible. It is not a long-term, self-contained special education placement.

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School Lunch

Food Services Manager
Deirdre McManus     238-7201 x2455

What's For Lunch?

Interactive Elementary Schools Menu
(December 2019 - Printable)
Interactive Middle Schools Menu
(December 2019 - Printable)
Interactive High School Menu
(December 2019 - Printable)
USDA Final Rule Brochure K-12
USDA Smart Snacks in School
Nutrition Standards FAQ

Welcome to the new Fruit and Vegetable Bar
Help yourself to one fruit and one veggie serving per lunch
a la carte items are 0.50 cents per serving

Fruit and Vegetable Bar

The Chappaqua School District lunch program offers a variety of hot and cold food items, snacks, and beverages for sale each day. Our lunch offerings feature fresh and all-natural ingredients including Bell and Evans chicken products, Boars Head all natural cold-cuts, Applegate Farms antibiotic free-organic hot dogs, Barilla Plus high protein pasta, hormone-free milk, and locally grown produce when available.

Elementary lunch offerings are child-friendly foods such as chicken tenders, pasta with or without sauce, and pizza. A fresh fruit and vegetable bar is offered in all schools daily. Fresh entrée salads are always available. Middle school menus expand upon these elementary offerings by adding more variety and a la carte items. At the high school, students will find made-to-order food stations that offer a wide range of lunch choices such as a made-to-order deli bar, made-to-order salad bar, a hot sandwich station, a pizza station, and a rotating grill station featuring made to order Mexican specials and specialty burgers.

Horace Greeley High School is no longer part of the National School Lunch Program and all food items are purchased a la carte.

School lunch prices for the 2019-2020 are as follows:

Elementary Schools = $2.50
Middle Schools = $3.00
High School = $3.25 plus a la carte pricing

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals.
(Solicitud de familia para las comidas escolares y leche gratis o precios reducidos.)

This student lunch price will be charged only when the student selects a meal which includes all of the required components of a reimbursable meal (see "Reimbursable Lunch Requirements" below) as mandated by the National School Lunch Program. A la carte prices will be charged when students select items that do not comply with this requirement. A la carte prices can be found below.

School Lunch Information

Reimbursable Meal Grades K-8

Students must select a minimum of 3 meal components:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Meat/Meat Alternate
  • Bread/Grain
  • Milk

(Extra servings from any food group will be charged at a la carte prices.)

Food Group Samples

Hamburger Patty (meat/meat alternate)
Hamburger Bum (bread/grain)
1/2 cup Broccoli (vegetable)
1/2 cup Orange (fruit)
Milk (milk)

Sample Lunch

1/2 cup of fruit or 1/2 cup of vegetables plus a minimum of 2 full servings from other food groups.

A La Carte Pricing - Elementary Schools

Item Selling Price
Juice 4 oz $0.50
Milk 8 oz $0.60
Cream cheese $0.50
Bagel $1.00
Bagel and cream cheese $1.50
Hard Roll $1.00
Bottled water 8 oz $0.85
Bottled water 16 oz $1.25
Fresh veggies and fat free dip $1.25
Fruit salad 12 oz cup $1.50
Fresh fruit $0.50
Frozen fruit bar $1.50
Chloe Fruit Bar $2.00
Yogurt parfait $2.25
Smoothie $2.50
Baked chips and pretzels bags $1.00
Cereal Bowl $1.00
6 oz Stonyfield yogurt $1.50
Natural snacks (Pirates Booty, Stacy's) $1.50
Second entrée $2.00
Soup - small 8 oz $1.25
Soup - large 16 oz $2.00
Packaged cookies $1.00
A la carte Entrée $2.50

A La Carte Pricing - Middle Schools

Item Selling Price
Juice 4 oz $0.50
Milk 8 oz $0.60
Cream cheese $0.50
Bagel $1.00
Bagel and cream cheese $1.50
Hard roll $1.00
Homemade muffin $2.00
Bottled water 8 oz $0.85
Bottled water 16 oz $1.25
IZZE $1.50
16 oz sparkling water $1.75
12 oz Tropicana Pure Premium $1.75
Fresh veggies and fat free dip $1.25
Fruit salad 9 oz cup $1.75
Fresh fruit $0.50
Frozen fruit bar $1.50
Chloe Fruit Bar $2.00
Baked chips and pretzels bags $1.00
Stonyfield made to order smoothie $2.50
Greek yogurt $2.00
Yogurt parfait $3.00
Smoothie $2.50
Medium hot pretzel $1.50
Humus and crackers (Sabra) $3.50
Cereal bowl $1.00
6 oz Stonyfield yogurt $1.50
Made to order Deli sandwich $3.50
Made to order Deli Special (B&E Chicken) $4.00
Pre made sandwich $3.25
Double meat on sandwich $1.50
Natural and organic snack offerings $1.50
Kashi cereal bowl $2.00
Decafe/herbal tea $1.00
Hot chocolate made with milk $2.00
Cookies 2 oz (all natural; once a week) $1.50
Soup - 8 oz $1.25
Soup - 16 oz $2.00
Packaged cookies $1.50
A la carte Entrée $2.75

Reimbursable Meal Grades 9-12

Students must select a minimum of 3 meal components:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Meat/Meat Alternate
  • Bread/Grain
  • Milk

(Extra servings from any food group will be charged at a la carte prices.)

Minimum Required Option 1

1 fruit AND 2 vegetables plus a minimum of 1 other component
2 fruits AND 1 vegetable plus a minimum of 1 other component

Minimum Required Option 2

1/2 cup of fruit or 1/2 cup of vegetables plus a minimum of 2 full servings from other food groups.

A La Carte Pricing - High School

Item Selling Price
Juice 4 oz $0.50
Milk 8 oz $0.60
Cream cheese $0.50
Bagel $1.00
Bagel and cream cheese $1.50
Breakfast sandwich special $3.00
Belgium waffle $3.00
Homemade muffin $2.00
Bottled water 16 oz $1.25
IZZE $1.50
16 oz sparkling water $1.75
12 oz Tropicana Pure Premium $1.75
Fresh fruit $0.50
Frozen fruit bar $1.50
Chloe Bar $2.00
Medium hot pretzel $1.50
6 oz Stonyfield yogurt $1.50
Greek yogurt $2.00
Yogurt parfait $3.25
Natural and organic snack offerings $1.50
Sushi $6.00
Humus and crackers (Sabra) $3.50
Guacamole and Chips $3.00
Fruit with cheese cubes $3.00
Fruit & veggie cup $2.00
Made to order Deli sandwich $4.00
Made to order Deli special (B&E Chicken) $4.00
Pre made sandwich $3.25
Pre made salad $3.25
Double meat on sandwich $2.00
Made to order Panni $4.00
Hamburger/Cheeseburger $2.75
Hamburger/Cheeseburger w/ a side $3.25
Grill special $4.00
Pizza slice $2.75
Pizza slice with toppings $3.25
Calzone $3.50
Cookies 2oz $1.50
Salad bar $4.25
French fries $1.50
Soup - 16 oz $2.00
Packaged cookies $1.50


Item Selling Price
Hot Beverages
8 oz
12 oz
8 oz
12 oz
Caramel Macchiato (flavored latte)
8 oz
12 oz
Mocha Coffee
8 oz
12 oz
Hot chocolate
8 oz
12 oz
8 oz
12 oz
Chai Tea Latte
8 oz
12 oz
Cold Beverages - All 12 oz
Iced Coffee $1.80
Iced Latte $2.50
Iced Flavored Latte $2.75
Iced Tea $1.50
Iced Chai Tea $3.00
Iced Mocha Coffee $3.00
Smoothies (assorted Flavors) $3.25

Debit Card Payment System

Debit Cards
You may establish a debit card account to pay for your children's lunch purchases. Pre-payments of any amount can be deposited into your child's account by mailing a completed debit card pre-payment form with a check to your child's school prior to school opening, or send cash or a check with your student to school once school begins. Deposits may also be made by using our prepayment provider (see details below). Accounts must maintain a positive balance at all times. Parents will be alerted weekly to low balances by an automated e-mail alert to your designated e-mail address. A la carte purchases utilizing the prepayment system will be restricted if negative balances exceed $20. is a secure prepayment service for online account deposits. Payment may be made through an existing PayPal account or with a major credit or debit card. A small convenience fee of $1.95 per deposit transaction is charged by the provider. The Chappaqua School District receives no portion of this user fee and does not benefit in anyway financially by this arrangement.

What is a Debit Card System and How Can I Participate?

  1. Pre-payments of any amount can be deposited into your child's computerized lunch account, to be used for lunch and/or a la carte purchases.
  2. By checking "NO" a la carte, on the debit card pre-payment form your child will only be permitted to debit a student lunch as described above (They will be allowed to purchase water unless you state otherwise.)
  3. To access pre-payment funds a bar code card will be issued for each elementary student and held in the cafeteria to avoid loss. Middle school and High School students use a pin pad to enter their student ID number. Student photo will appear after pin is entered for verification.
  4. Accounts must maintain a positive balance. Parents will be alerted weekly to low account balances by automated e-mail alert system. Students with a negative account balance greater than $20 will be denied a la carte purchases.
  5. Purchases utilizing the pre-payment system may be restricted until negative balances are rectified.

All balances, positive and negative from the previous school year have been carried over.

Food Guidlines & Portion Sizes - CCSD

  1. Vegetarian entrees - A vegetarian meal shall be offered every day. Whenever possible, a hot vegetarian alternative to the hot entrée shall be offered (e.g., bean burritos along with meat burritos). When this is not possible, a vegetarian sandwich shall be served as an alternative to the meat entrée.
  2. Glulten-free menu - A gluten-free menu will be provided for students with this disability provided they submit a written prescription by a doctor. Gluten-free menu must adhere to overall procurement and portion specifications.
    1. Written prescription by doctor.
    2. Approval of menu by parents and school nurse.
    3. Must specify days he/she will be buying so staff can prepare meal.
  3. Whole grains - Whenever bread, rice or pasta products are served they must be whole-grain rich (51 percent) (elementary & middle schools only).
  4. Fruits and vegetables - All menus shall include a choice of three fresh or frozen fruits and three fresh or frozen vegetables every day, including a salad bar in every school. We encourage the purchase of locally grown fruits and vegetables when available and competitively priced.
    1. As part of the new USDA National School Lunch Program standards and requirements, for a meal to qualify as a set-priced lunch, it must include a half-cup portion of fruits or vegetables.
  5. Fats - According to the USDA National School Lunch standards, school food offerings must not include trans fats.
  6. Frying - No food shall be deep fried.

Processed foods - In menu development, every effort shall be made to keep use of processed foods to a minimum.

Portion Sizes

Elementary/Middle Schools:

Portions as outlined by the USDA, school lunch pattern group IV as a minimum requirement. The following additional specifications must be followed for meals that qualify for the set lunch price:

  • Pizza - 14" pie with whole grain-rich crust, made on site, cut into eight (8) slices per pie; serving size = one (1) slice

    Chicken Nuggets - two (2) ounce portion, approximately three (3) nuggets

  • Frankfurters - 8:1 serving size = one (1)

  • Grilled Cheese - one (1) sandwich, containing two (2) ounces of cheese

  • Hamburgers - 3.2 ounces each (5:1lb.); two (2) ounces cooked

  • Cheeseburgers - 3.2 ounces each (5:1lb.), two (2) ounces cooked, plus one (1) ounce of cheese (middle school only)

  • Soup - made fresh, eight (8) ounce portion (priced accordingly), served with a grain (crackers, roll, bread)

Middle Schools

A La Carte Item(s)

  • Deli Sandwiches - made to order, three (3) ounces protein portion

    Bell and Evans Chicken Tenders - 4-5 ounce portion

  • Bell and Evans Chicken Patty - 4 ounce portion

High School:

Portion sizes at the high school are outlined below:

  • Deli/Panini Sandwiches - made to order, four (4) ounce protein portion (can order double meat for an extra charge)

    Made to Order Salad: Two (2) cups of greens, four (4) oz. of protein, two (2) cups of vegetables or fruit, and one (1) oz. of dressing

  • Pizza - 16" pie made on site, cut into eight (8) slices per pie; serving size = one (1) slice

  • Hamburgers - 5.0 ounces each, four (4) ounces cooked

  • Cheese Burgers - 1 oz. of cheese and same portion size of hamburger meat

  • Bell and Evans Chicken Tenders - 4-5 ounce portion

  • Soup - made fresh, (12) twelve or (16) sixteen ounce portion (priced accordingly), served with a grain (crackers, roll, bread)

Procurement Specifications

The Chappaqua Central School District is very proud of the quality of food that is used in the school meal program. This quality is a combination of the portions listed above, the brand and standard of products used, and the Wellness Policy that the District adopted. The following lists itemized specific brands/standards that are required for the program. There will be no deviation allowed from these brands/standards, without specific written approval, prior to service.

Deliveries of food or supplies are not permitted prior to 6:00 AM.

  1. In all instances, the following purchase specifications shall be followed:
    1. All meat and meat products are slaughtered processed and manufactured in plants operated under a USDA inspection program and bear the appropriate seal. All meat products are sound and sanitary upon delivery.
    2. Will strive to minimize, and to avoid whenever possible, artificial preservatives, tenderizers or colorizing agents in food products.
    3. Imported fresh or frozen meat products are prohibited for any purpose.
    4. All products must be free of MSG, BHT, and BHA.
    5. All products should be free of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), partially hydrogenated fats, and trans fats. Products containing minimum HFCS may be used only if alternative products free of these ingredients are unavailable or deemed prohibitively expensive. Use of products containing minimum HFCS requires prior approval of a sub-committee of the Wellness Committee designated to make such determinations.
    6. Composting / Recycling: The Food Service Management Company shall adhere to all town, county and state regulations for disposal and recycling of waste. The Food Service Management Company shall assist in the implementation of a composting plan.
    7. Food should be purchased from local farmers and producers as much as possible.
  2. The minimum requirements:
Meat: USDA Choice
Ground Beef &
Must be 100% beef with no added fillers or preservatives and a maximum of 15% fat.
Cold Cuts: Boars Head Brand or the equivalent in nutrient profile and must not contain by-products, cereals, fillers or artificial flavors.
Frankfurters: All beef, chicken or turkey franks with no nitrates or nitrites added
Poultry: USDA Grade A
Chicken Tenders,
Nuggets & Patties:
Bell & Evans or equivalent type product containing all natural chicken, raised without the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics, and no chemical additives or preservative.
Eggs: Fresh USDA Grade AA or State Graded AA
Fish & Seafood: USDA Grade A
Tuna Fish: All white meat packed in water and be rated 'Dolphin Safe' by Earth Island Institute, or similar certifying body.
Milk: Grade AA and hormone and antibiotic free Fat Free, fat free flavored, and 1% only
Cheese: Must be 100% Cheese and USDA Grade AA. No 'processed cheese foods'.
Yogurt: Organic and low fat or fat-free
Other Dairy Products: Grade AA
Breads, Bagels: Fresh baked items to be delivered fresh each day and choices must include whole wheat and 51% whole grain.
Wraps: A variety of wraps, including whole wheat and whole grained.
Pizza Dough
and Pretzels:
Baked items choices must include whole wheat and whole grain.
Cereal: Must only contain minimal levels of sugar (The total carbohydrate-to-sugar ratio should be no less than four to one. This means if the "Total Carbohydrate" line says 24 grams, the "sugars" should have a value of 6 grams or less) and no artificial additives.
Pasta: Barilla® Plus™ pasta or pasta that is 51% whole grain equivalent in nutritional profile and taste. This is defined as multi grained pasta, high in protein, fiber and ALA omega 3 fatty acids.
Fruits &
USDA Grade 1 or A, fresh or frozen only (no canned) and purchased from local farmers as much as possible.
Snacks: As addressed in District's Wellness Policy
Mayonnaise: Hellman's Light or equal to
All Condiments: Should not contain high fructose corn syrup
Dry Stored Items &
Canned Goods:
USDA Grade A
Bottled Water: Slimmed down, lower plastic content bottles, whenever possible
Paper Supplies: No Styrofoam products. Unbleached napkins only
Utensils: Use compostable utensils whenever possible
Plastic Containers: Use compostable/recyclable containers whenever possible
Lunch Trays: Use plastic trays. Compostable trays should be available when needed

Nutritional Guidelines - Beverages & Snacks sold in cafeterias

Revised: June 22, 2009; January 28, 2013

All beverages and snacks sold in Chappaqua Central School District cafeterias must adhere to the following standards:


  1. Milk:
    1. Limited to fat free (skim) and 1%.
    2. Flavored milk is permissible as long as it is fat free (skim).
    3. Non-dairy milk is made available as needed for those students with identified dietary restrictions.
    4. Must be hormone-free and antibiotic-free.
  2. Water:
    1. Plain water can be offered in any size
    2. Plain seltzer can be offered in any size. Seltzer water with fruit juice may not contain other sweeteners. Flavored seltzers must adhere to the flavored drink guidelines.
  3. Fruit Juice:
    1. Must be 100% juice with no added sweeteners.
    2. Fortified juice is preferred
    3. Container size is limited to 12 ounces in the elementary and middle schools and 20 ounces at the high school.
  4. Flavored Drinks
    1. May not contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, artificial sweeteners, or caffeine.
    2. May not exceed 60 calories per 8 ounce serving.
    3. May not be offered at the elementary schools. Container size may not exceed 12 ounces at the middle schools and 20 ounces at the high school.
    4. By law, no soda may be sold.
  5. Soda
    1. By law, no soda is sold in school cafeterias.
  6. Caffeinated drinks
    1. May not be sold, excluding fat-free chocolate milk.
    2. Hot chocolate may be sold at the middle and high schools.
    3. Tea must be herbal or decaffeinated.
    4. Only decaffeinated coffee will be sold


  1. Packaged Snacks
    1. Fat: May have a maximum of 7 grams of total fat per serving (with the exception of nuts and seeds). Maximum saturated fat is 2 grams per serving. Must have no trans fat.
    2. Sugar: May contain no more than 15 grams of sugar per serving. May not contain high fructose corn syrup.
    3. Salt: No specific guidelines but lower-sodium snacks are preferred.