Thursday, August 23, 2012
If your student is buying lunch at Fairfax County Public Schools, here's a breakdown of the prices.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Karen Goff
Thursday, August 23, 2012
To pack or to buy? That is the question in lunchrooms across Fairfax County Public Schools. If your student is buying lunch, here are some things you need to know. Here is the basic price breakdown: To see a la carte menu price info, click here. To see what's on the menu, click here after Sept. 1. Students pay by prepaid meal cards. Parents can send in a check, but the easiest way is to do automatic payments to a credit card through the MyLunchMoney.com service used by FCPS. There is a small service charge, but the card will automatically reload, ensuring your student never gets too low on funds. Click here for more info.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Playing on a team will be much more friendly to wallets.
Student-athletes in Fairfax County Public Schools no longer have to pay a $100 athletic fee to play on a team. The School Board eliminated the fee as part of the FY2013 Budget it passed last spring. The elimination of the fee will result in a revenue reduction of $1.7 million annually, FCPS estimates. Athletes formerly had to pay $100 per sport, though the fee was capped at $200 even if a student was on three school sports teams. It was waived for students who qualified for free and reduced lunch. The fee was in effect during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. The $1.7 will be made up with additional transfer money from Fairfax County.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Some FCPS schools have tweaked the bell schedule.
Making plans for the 2012-13 school year? Just a reminder, several FCPS schools have tweaked the bell schedule a bit. In most cases, it is not a drastic change, but you may want to consult it for planning purposes (you don't want to be late on the first day!). Find the bell schedule for every FCPS school here.
Friday, August 17, 2012
All Star Lunch Program new for 2012-13
When students return to Fairfax County Public Schools for the 2012-13 school year, they will see some changes in school cafeterias. Among them: the new All Star Lunch program, based on new federal nutrition standards, created by FCPS’ Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). The All Star Lunch program will teach students about the five components of a healthy lunch: protein, grains, milk, fruits, and vegetables. Elementary school students who purchase lunch may select three, four, or all five of the stars and will be required to select a serving of fruit or vegetables as part of their lunch. Seasonally-grown fruits and vegetables from individual school gardens and the Virginia Farm to School program will be used in school lunches …