Breakfast/Lunch Programs and Policies

  • Both breakfast and lunch are served at FDES. Breakfast will be served as a grab and go bag when students arrive in the morning. Students will take their breakfast to their classrooms to eat. Lunch will also be served and eaten in the classroom due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    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.



    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

    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 (patients, respect, integrity, determination, excellence)

    Parents Visiting at Lunch Time

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no guests will be allowed to come to school to eat lunch with a student. Visitors are permitted in the office, but not in the rest of the building.