Breakfast/Lunch Programs and Policies

  • Both breakfast and lunch are served at FDES. Breakfast will be served and eaten in the cafeteria as students enter in the morning. Lunch will also be served and eaten in the cafeteria with the exception of Pre-K and self contained classes which will continue to eat in their classrooms. 

    This year Winchester Public Schools is participating in the CEP program which allows all elementary age students to receive a free breakfast and lunch daily.  No application is required and parents are encouraged to take advantage of this program.  Please note the prices of breakfast and lunch are still listed below.  This is because the CEP program is only available to students in grades Prek-4.  If you have a child that is in grades 5-12, those students will still need to qualify for free breakfast and lunch, and a new application will need to be turned in to their school at the beginning of the school year. 

    Menus: 
    School menus are announced on the local cable channel and are sent home with students at the beginning of each month. They are also located on the WPS website at www.wps.k12.va.us. 

    Frederick Douglass Elementary participates in the Governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Awards Program. As a participant in this program we strongly discourage soft drinks in school lunches for our students. We appreciate the support of our families as we work toward developing healthy students.

    Cafeteria Conduct 
    In the cafeteria, students must remember to follow these rules in order to set good examples for others

    • Get everything you need before you sit down
    • Raise your hand if you need extra help
    • Use good table manners while eating, and keep your area clean.
    • Demonstrate Panda PRIDE (patience, respect, integrity, determination, excellence) 

    Parents visiting at Lunch Time: Please notify the main office at least one hour in advance.  Parents will only be permitted to eat with their child.  All other students should remain with their class.