Parents Groups


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.

Bus Safety

Letter from Mr. Williams

Dear Parents,

My name is Tom Williams and I am a Physical Education teacher here at Westorchard Elementary School. I am also the coordinator of our Bus Safety program. I am in charge of informing all students about our expectations for acceptable behavior on our buses and for resolving conflicts that arise during the year. The rules of the bus as well as our bus disciple plan are carefully reviewed with all classes during the first two weeks of each new school year. This is done during your child’s gym class and it is repeated during our Bus Safety Week. We make every effort to teach all students the importance of following the rules and procedures to insure that all children feel physically and emotionally safe during their ride to and from school.

Sometime in September, Mr. Skoog requested that all parents review our Code of Conduct with their children to reinforce what has been covered in class. Included in this code of conduct for our Bus Safety Plan is a sample of our Bus Reflection Sheet which is a worksheet that your child will be asked to fill out if he/she chooses to misbehave on the bus. This sheet is only given out after a child has been issued a warning or in the case of a much more serious infraction such as hitting another student. These sheets serve as a communication tool for me so that I can keep all parents informed about bus incidents. I keep a record of all worksheet given out and if a pattern of negative behavior is apparent, then I will invite parents and students in to discuss the situation.

In September, I personally meet with all bus drivers to go over our bus rules and discipline plan. I encourage these drivers to communicate with me as well as with parents when there is a problem so that we can take care of the situation before it escalates.

Finally, I am the contact person in school that children will come to if there is a bus problem. If students have a problem they should go and report to me at 2PM. In the case of a conflict, all children involved will come together to meet with me in the afternoon to resolve the problem. We will all go through the steps of a simple conflict resolution process which basically means that children will respectfully state how they feel, what they need, how they can negotiate the two conflicting wants by looking for the third alternative and finally they will reconnect with the person they were in conflict with.

This process has served us well over the past two years, however it is most important for children to understand the necessity to be to totally honest about the details of the conflict and to take responsibility for their part in the conflict. Too often children go home and discuss bus situations with parents and they leave out specific details or alter the story considerably. I do not ride on the school buses so I need to rely on children to be honest so that I can help them through this process. In most cases, I will also do a follow up with the bus driver and classroom teacher to keep them informed about bus incidents. If the problem is a serious one, I will of course contact parents. If I am unsuccessful in determining the truth regarding a bus situation, then I will ask the students involved to go and continue this process with either our principal or assistant principal.

If you ever need to reach me about a bus problem or you have any questions about this program, please call me between 2:00 and 2:15 pm. If I do not answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thomas Williams

Bus Expectations Plan


Mrs. Mitchell


Dear Parents:

These are the rules for our buses.  These rules will be in effect at all times.




1.      Walk to your bus

2.      Stay out of danger zone




1.      Sit down right away and put seat belt on

2.      Stay seated when bus is in motion

3.      First student to enter a seat must move in toward the window

4.      No seats are to be saved

5.      The back seats of the bus are reserved for 4th graders (2 per seat).  However, this is a privilege that can be taken away at any time if 4th graders do not behave in the back of the bus




1.      Use indoor voices

2.      No bad language

3.      No eating or drinking

4.      Keep hands and feet to yourself

5.      Listen to and follow directions from teachers and bus drivers

6.      No teasing or put downs

7.      No trading cards or electronic games

8.      No spitting or biting



If a student chooses to break a rule, the following consequences will be imposed:


Student breaks a rule,

First time:       Warning

Second time:  Reflection sheet

Third time:      Reflection sheet, assigned seat for one week, call home

Fourth time:   Reflection sheet, assigned seat for one month, call home, and send to principal

Fifth time:       Reflection sheet, assigned seat for two months, send to principal, principal calls home,

                          Loss of guest privileges for one month

Sixth time:      Parent must provide transportation for child



In addition to the above expectations, the duration, frequency and intensity of the behaviors will determine the consequences as outlined in the CCSD Student Code of Conduct.


Bus Behavior Worksheet

Student Name: ______________________________________________       Grade: ______________




Directions:  Please answer the following questions. If you need assistance, please ask one (or both) of your parents for help.  All worksheets must be signed by at least one parent.



1.  Why do you think you were asked to complete this worksheet?







2.   Looking at the Bus Rules handout, which rule did you break?  Please copy it here.







3.   Why is that an important rule?







4.   What might you do in the future in order to improve your behavior?  List as many ideas as you can.







With your parent’s assistance, please reread the Bus Rules handout.  After having done so, please sign below showing that you understand the rules and will try to improve your behavior.


Your signature ______________________________________________                


Parent signature ____________________________________________


               Teacher signature ___________________________________________


               Principal ___________________________________________________