Manchester High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Breakfast & Lunch

Free breakfasts and lunches for all: USDA has extended national waivers for all students to continue receiving free breakfast and lunch daily during the 2021-22 school year. Students who bring their lunch from home to school can add a fruit, a vegetable and a milk free. Meals will be available curbside for students learning in a virtual environment. The waivers allow Food and Nutrition Services to provide meals to students at no charge without parents submitting an application. However, if a student has an approved meal application on file, then other benefits outside the school system are available to families in need, such as P-EBT food assistance, reduced or waived internet fees and waived school and testing fees. To receive these benefits, submit an application online for free or reduced-price meals. If you do not have internet access using a smartphone, tablet or computer, then contact Food and Nutrition Services at 804-743-3722. A new application must be submitted each school year; only one application per household is needed. Parents will be notified of the status of their application by email or letter, so be sure your student’s school has the correct email and mailing address on file.

Curbside meal pickup: Starting Aug. 24, curbside service for school meals is changing: Five days of breakfasts and lunches for children under the age of 18 will be distributed curbside 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Bon Air Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, Matoaca Elementary, Carver Middle, Elizabeth Davis Middle, Falling Creek Middle, Manchester Middle, Providence Middle, Salem Church Middle, Bird High, Cosby High, Thomas Dale High, Meadowbrook High, Monacan High and CTC@Hull. Children do not have to be present for pickup. Questions? Call Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services at 804-743-3717.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

Food and Nutrition Services offers a Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program at Bellwood, Bensley, Chalkley, Ettrick, Falling Creek and Harrowgate elementary schools.
They offer a fresh fruit and vegetable snack to students 4-5 days a week in school. They also provide extra fruits and vegetables to the curbside bags for families to take home.

The information provided in the documents below are student and parent handouts reflecting some of the fruits and vegetables that are offered. The students handouts give nutrition information and some interesting facts about the fruits and vegetables. The parent’s handouts include a recipe and information about how to select and store the fruit and vegetable when purchasing from the store.

The goal of the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program is to:

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food opportunities and education
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience to increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health

Snacks will be eaten in the classroom, along with fun and educational information led by school staff. Children will be encouraged to try the fruit or vegetable snack of the day, but they may choose to not participate if they do not like or cannot eat the fruit or vegetable offered. Please encourage your child to participate in the snack, as this is a great way to show students healthy food choices that are both familiar and new!

Mission Statement

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services, as a partner in education, contributes to a successful academic experience.  We provide an innovative, nutritious and cost efficient program which strives to encourage a lifetime of good nutrition.

Our Values

  • To serve nutritionally sound meals that are popular and affordable to all students.
  • To adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
  • To exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and service
  • To encourage students to experience new foods
  • To manage all resources efficiently
  • To provide an enjoyable, pleasant, customer friendly eating environment
  • To advance the public’s image of school breakfast and lunch
  • To remain financially self-supporting
  • To grow professionally through continuous education
  • To maintain high standards of sanitation and safety
  • Teamwork between staff, students and community
  • Promote the mission as stated by Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Utilize technology as needed to enhance effectiveness of the program


Are you tired of writing checks or searching every morning for cash to pay for your child’s lunch? can help.  There are many benefits to this website, which is secured through Verisign.

  • Decrease the chance of your child running out of breakfast or lunch money
  • Eliminate the need to send lunch money daily or weekly
  • Deduct from your credit card or debit card automatically or by request depending on which method you prefer
  • Enable you to check your child’s account for the past seven days to see what they are eating and have purchased
  • Allow you to place limits on how your child may spend the money in his or her account.  We recommend setting a daily spending limit rather than a weekly spending limit.
  • Let you check payment history with
  • Notify you by e-mail when your child’s account balance drops to a certain level.

How does work?
First, you need a computer with Internet access. Go to and follow the on-screen direction.  We encourage a $10 minimum payment.  Once your account is set or a payment is made, it will take up to 1 hour for the account to show updates.  If there are any problems with parents can call 1-800-479-3531 and select option 5 to speak with a representative.

Use to make EASY lunch payments for your child!
Call 1-855-832-5226 or visit to enroll in this convenient, free service!

Other helpful links.

Return Checks

In an effort to curb the cost and time our district expends each year in returned checks, Food and Nutrition Services has contracted with Envision Payment Solutions.  A $50 fee is charged for each returned check, plus the value of the check.  If you have any questions, please call at 1-855-832-5226.

Office of Food and Nutrition Services
7610 Whitepine Road
N Chesterfield, VA 23237
(804) 743-3717

We are excited to offer MealViewer, a convenient online menu service that allows you to view your student’s daily menus online or on the MealViewer app. Parents can:
  • View allergen information
  • View nutritional information
  • Set up profiles for you and your students

Go to or download the mobile app on your smartphone and register your free account. Set up your student profile by first selecting their school. Continue profile setup by selecting the appropriate allergens and let them ‘favorite’ their most loved meals. You will receive notification every time any of these are served! 

If you have any questions, contact MealViewer directly: or call (866) 351-2248.
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Gluten-free menus

A word about our menus

Here are just a few menu items that make school breakfasts and lunches healthy and nutritious:

  • whole-grain rolls, biscuits, buns and pizza crust
  • cupped fruit in natural or extra-light syrup
  • reduced-fat dressings
  • baked fries (no frying at all in elementary or middle schools)
  • whole-grain breading on chicken and nuggets
  • 100% beef and reduced-fat burgers
  • low-fat and fat-free milk
  • vegetarian choice every day

Important information

Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches, offering milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and meeting strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. The nutritional integrity of school meals has always been a priority, and the school system is meeting the challenges set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. School lunches must meet tough federal standards that require

  • age-appropriate calorie limits (Some portions will be reduced.)
  • larger servings of vegetables and fruits (Students are required to take at least one fruit or vegetable.)
  • wider variety of vegetables, including dark green vegetables, red/orange vegetables and legumes (Cooked and fresh versions will be offered daily.)
  • fat-free or 1 percent milk (Flavored milk must be fat free. Whole milk and 2 percent milk will not be available.)
  • more whole grains (At least half of all the grains in school meals must be whole grains.)
  • minimum and maximum levels for all grain products and protein products
  • less sodium


Grouping symbols used to indicate levels of instruction are as follows:

  • H Classes for those students who have been placed in an advanced/honors program based on their having met specific criteria
  • P Classes for students who need more instruction in basic skill based on prior student performance criteria
  • C Comprehensive classes preparatory for higher education or employment upon graduation.
  • O Classes in which students are not grouped by achievement and ability levels



  1. Weighting of letter grades is used for High School Grade Point Average (GPA) and class rank only.
Letter GradeNumerical RangeComprehensive & Progressing LevelsHonors LevelAdvanced Level AP/DE/IB*
Fbelow 600.00.00.0

*AP-Advanced Placement

*DE-Dual Enrollment

*IB-International Baccalaureate

Grading to Support Student Learning

Grades should support student learning, measure student achievement and give feedback on specific areas of strength and weakness. As a school division, we’re continuing the process of assessing our grading system and revising report cards to more accurately report student progress — both strategies identified in the Design for Excellence 2020, the strategic innovation plan of Chesterfield County Public Schools.

A grading practices committee made up of students, teachers, parents and administrators was charged with studying this issue. During the 2013-14 school year, the Chesterfield County School Board reviewed recommendations from the grading committee, suggested changes and hosted a public engagement session with students, staff members and parents to receive additional input.

The grading practices committee proposed a 10-point grading scale as an alternative to the previous 6-point grading scale that was being implemented. Many school divisions in Virginia and across the country have made this switch in recent years. The 10-point scale is based on the College Board’s grading scale. Most colleges and many high schools use this scale. The 10-point scale makes our students more competitive for college admissions and scholarships, and serves as a motivator that will increase student attendance and enrollment in more-rigorous course offerings.

In addition, the committee proposed that the school division move toward standards-driven grading at the elementary level which measures a student’s performance against a standard — providing a more accurate measure. Such a transition would also help make grading practices more consistent from teacher to teacher and from school to school.

Subsequently, a team of school division staff members worked to redefine expectations for student report cards to reflect the recommendations of the committee. Prior to the committee work, report cards had not been revised or updated for several decades. The report cards represented how we used to teach, learn and assess and did not take into account many of the 21st-century skills that our students are learning today.

The committee recommendations were approved by the school board. During the 2014-15 school year, the implementation of the 10-point grading scale and modification to the middle and high school report cards occurred. In looking forward to the 2015-16 school year, changes to the elementary report card, to include standards-driven grading and inclusion of 21st century skills, will be implemented.

Changes to Grading Practices

The primary purpose of grades is communication of student achievement on specified standards. Standards include content and skills. They include Chesterfield County Public Schools standards; state, national and international standards; and any additional standards specified by the teacher. Grades shall support learning by accurately representing student achievement and providing students with feedback.

The main audience for grade communication is the student and the student’s family. For high school, prospective colleges and employers are also important audiences.

Teachers must be able to relate all graded work to specific standards, and they will use professional judgment in selecting, managing and assessing student assignments. Teachers need to be able to clearly explain and justify the grade determination process. Weighting and categorization of grades shall be written and clearly communicated to students and parents.

Consensus and consistency are expected within subject areas and grade levels throughout the school division. It is an expectation that teachers have a sufficient number of grades for each category so that one low (or high) grade does not skew the reporting on a student’s academic ability.

A 10-point grading scale was implemented to create a level playing field for Chesterfield County students, bringing our school division in line with other large school divisions in Virginia. Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, students in grades K-1 will be graded on a 4-point scale. Students receiving a 1 are performing below standard; students receiving a 4 are those whose performance exceeds the standard.

For the first time, students will also be assessed on performance in work-related skills. Parents will receive feedback on a student’s work in the areas of critical thinking, responsibility, collaboration, communication, self-management and technology literacy.

Changes to the Elementary Report Cards

The purpose of a report card is to accurately and clearly communicate student achievement to parents, based on Chesterfield County Public Schools objectives for each grade level. The report card is intended to inform parents and guardians about learning successes and areas in need of improvement.

When reviewing the student report cards, school division leaders did not believe that the current report card structure provided parents with a precise, detailed portrait of a student’s understanding, progress and performance. Changes to the middle and high school report card were implemented during the 2014-15 school year. Changes to the elementary report card will be implemented during the 2015-16 school year.

Through a proposed new report card, students in grades K-1 will be graded on a 4-point scale. Students receiving a 1 are performing below standard; students receiving a 4 are those whose performance exceeds the standard.

Students in grades 2-5 would receive a letter grade for their work in a subject and then receive ratings of 1-4 on subject-specific objectives within the content areas. For example, a student’s overall reading grade could be reported as a “B” for the marking period and the student could receive a 2 (approaching the standard) in “comprehension of non-fiction reading material.”  In addition, teachers will be able to indicate a child’s reading level as above, on or below the current reading benchmark.

The goal is to provide parents with a clearer understanding of their student’s strengths and weaknesses and areas where parents can provide additional support at home.

Report cards will also measure student progress on obtaining 21st-century skills and give parents information about student progress in the development of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and technological literacy skills.

Please click on the links below to download PDF versions of the form.

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Application Process

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, please fill out an application, sign it and return it to your child’s school immediately or mail it to:

Chesterfield County Public School Food and Nutrition Services
7610 Whitepine Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23237

Applications packets will be given to all students in elementary, middle and high schools on the first day of school.

If you were approved for free or reduced meals in Chesterfield during the 2018-2019 school year, your current application will expire on October 15, 2019. You must reapply for meal benefits each school year.

**Applications must be printed in landscape format. Printing the form in portrait format will cause a delay in the application process.

Please remember only one application per household. If approved, free or reduced qualifies your child/children for breakfast and lunch

Life Threatening Allergies

Nondiscrimination: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly: In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll-free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.