Dining hall

Eating together builds community

Our dining hall staff prepares nutritious homemade meals daily. Most menu items are made from scratch, or freshly baked each morning, including homemade desserts and cookies. Each meal provides the required food groups, meeting FDA regulations and recommendations, and other compliance standards.

Hot lunch and salad option is available daily. See the menu below and on the web calendar. Lunch count is taken at the beginning of each day, so students can decide to purchase at the last moment. Packers can choose milk, ice cream or even a dinner roll if they are available that day.

Students will maintain physical distance during lunch when recommended by the Virginia Department of Health. Often, students will eat outside when weather permits, a wonderful practice begun during the COVID-19 precautions of 2021-22.

Our kitchen maintains a restaurant license and staff holds ServSafe certifications, ensuring that our food is prepared in a clean and safe environment.

Additional Information

Facility rental information. Find out more about banquet services provided by our dining hall staff.

Food allergies. EMS commits to work with students and families to assure that all students are safe in the dining hall.

Local School Wellness Policy

P-EBT Benefits

Sustainability (composting and recycling) efforts, started during the Covid pandemic.

Paying for lunch

While lunch is free for the 2021-22 school year, extra items such as ice cream or a second entrée are billed to your account. EMS uses MealTime to maintain lunch accounts. MealTime balances are imported monthly into our FACTS billing system so that you do NOT need to add money to your student's MealTime account. Creating an account is OPTIONAL, but allows you, the parent, access to see all the lunch activity for your student in one place. If you would like to create an account, contact the business officee.

  • Student lunch - free for the 2021-22 school year
  • Adult guest lunch - $4.60

 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

VDOE Office of School Nutrition Programs
PO BOX 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

USDA Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
Mercer Corporate Park
300 Corporate Boulevard
Robbinsville, NJ 08691-1518

USDA Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave, SW,
Washington, DC 20250-9410