Free and Reduced Meals
ACPS students may receive free or reduced-price meals if family income meets eligibility requirements. Application forms are sent to all students' homes, are available in the school's main office. You can also complete an application online.
Parents who believe their children may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals should complete the forms and return them to their children's schools. Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits.
For more information, see the ACPS School Nutrition website.
Breakfast in the Classroom
Please note that Breakfast is served to all children at no cost each day in the classroom.
We are excited because studies show only 47 of every 100 eligible children eat federally-funded free or reduced price school breakfasts, and studies further show that Universal School Breakfast Programs dramatically increase student participation in school breakfast.
Also, regardless of income, we know families today live busy lives, with long commutes and long and nontraditional work hours that often make it difficult to sit down long enough in the morning to eat a nutritious breakfast.
Please note that if a student transfers out of Ferdinand T. Day Elementary, that benefit will not extend to other schools if the child's family does not qualify for free/reduced meals.
Also, lunch is not part of the Universal Breakfast Program and is only free to those who qualify for free and reduced benefits. For more information on our meal programs, visit the School Nutrition Services website.