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Our school operates a hot breakfast/lunch cafeteria under the program for federally subsidized school breakfast/lunch programs.  Meals served in the cafeteria are a balanced diet and meet the requirements of a Type A meal (milk included each day).  Students will observe the closed noon hour and eat in the cafeteria during the assigned breakfast/lunch periods.  Noon-duty teachers will be served first.  Faculty eating in the cafeteria will help in supervising.  They do not need to escort classes back to their rooms, unless student behavior forces the principal to insert this requirement.  The teachers’ help in accepting responsibility for hall supervision will limit the number of regulations necessary to run a smooth program.                   

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.           

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.  20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you have indicated that your student has a special dietary need that requires modification of the school menu, Federal regulation require the school to receive written instructions from an appropriate medical authority before the school can modify your student’s meals.  Each school year, a recognized medical authority must complete one of the following forms to document your student’s current special dietary needs:

·       Medical Statement for Student with Special Dietary Needs Due to Disability:  If the student has a disability that affects his/her diet, a licensed physician must complete this form.

·       Medical Statement for Student with Special Dietary Needs Due to Food Allergy or Intolerance:  If the Student has a food allergy or intolerance, a physician or other recognized medical authority must complete this form.

  The medical authority must list on the form all foods that are to be eliminated from the diet and foods that may be substituted.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call the school office or nurse for more information and to obtain forms.

          Lunch Procedures

·       Their teacher will accompany classes to the cafeteria.

·       Enter the serving line from the north corridor.

·       Get in line promptly without running or pushing.

·       Do not crowd or save places for friends.

·       Return tray, milk containers, and silverware to the dish-cleaning center.

·       Place all waste materials in the wastebasket.

·       Leave table and area as it was found.

·       Remain in the cafeteria/study hall area until the bell rings.

·       SH and JH locker rooms are off limits.

·       The tardy bell for the Second Shift is the bell starting the last part of fourth hour (12:23).  


11:50-12:18                              Junior High Students

12:18-12:46                              Second Shift

12:46-1:10                                Third Shift

Upstairs classes:  Come down south center, northeast, or east stairway and proceed to cafeteria. 

We have a closed lunch period, but on occasion parents can take their child to lunch.  They must call that day and make arrangements.  Only their own child can go with them. They may only be gone during their lunch period.   

MEAL FEES (per meal)


Grades 7-12                          $1.40

Adults                                      2.10  


Grades 7-12                          $2.75

Adults                                     3.60

Extra Entrée                           1.00

Extra Milk                               0.35                                                                                                     

Checks for meals should be made payable to DCHS.  Payment for meals can be brought to the office during the day or to the cafeteria during meal times.   Students will need to remember their account number or pay full price in cash when purchasing meals.  Students will not be permitted to charge meals.

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