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University School

K-12 Public School

Messages From Washington County Schools Nutrition Department
Please note that our University School menu is dependent on the Washington County Schools Menus. When they miss a scheduled school day, the menu rolls forward.  Be aware that the menu posted on our school website is only tentative, based on our anticipation of what their schedule will be, and what our scheduled days off are, and therefore may not be accurate.

Welcome to the University School Cafeteria!

University School Cafeteria Menus

Printable Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

**  There are also extra items daily for 7th-12th grades such as Stuffed Crust, Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Fries.

**  Drinks and snacks are available every day from 7:25 am to 12:40 pm.


 Grab and Go Breakfast icon** In addition to the menu for each day, we will offer a Grab & Go breakfast.  It is a bag with ready to eat items.  Get the bag, come to the computer checkout, & Go!


Printable and Accessible Breakfast Menu




Washington County Menu Cycles

Washington County Menu Cycle

Cafeteria Information
Cafeteria Information, December 5, 2018 

On half days the cafeteria will be open at 7:30 a.m., for breakfast, and will stay open until 8:15. 

Cafeteria Menus, Prices, Information
May 30, 2018 Announcements
  • If your child needs to charge in the cafeteria, please make arrangements with the cafeteria manager.
  • If necessary, your child may charge a breakfast or lunch, but nothing ala carte, and should be paid the next day.
  • Only students who buy a meal or ala carte items from the cafeteria may have plate, silverware, etc.  If your child packs their lunch, these items should be supplied by the parent.
  • All students have a five digit number to type in to access their account.  The number needs to be memorized, they may pay by the day or you may put money on their account.  Also, you may use .
  • Question or help, please call Ms. Kim at (423) 439-4001.
Menus, prices, hours of service and lots of other important information can be found on this page. 
Please note that the following pricing is current as of the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year:

Breakfast - $1.60
           Rd.  30
           Adult  2.25
           Breakfast entree  1.25
Lunch -
           Elementary  2.40
           Middle         2.50
           High School 2.80
           Adults         3.50
Share Table in Cafeteria
Our school cafeteria now has a Share Table.  The share table is meant to help eliminate food waste and student hunger by encouraging students to drop off the prepackaged food they don't want and picking up extra food if they are hungry.

The new initiative backed by the United States Department of Agriculture strives to feed kids (and adults!) in need all while saving nutritious, usable food from landfills. All students need to do is leave unwanted food or drinks at a designated station where others can help themselves. Any food left at the end of the day can go towards afterschool programs, or a nearby shelter or nonprofit.


Cafeteria Online Payments

Cafeteria Online Payments

Cafeteria Online Payments

Printable Cafeteria Online Payment Information Letter

Link to

Cafeteria Online Payments


Cafeteria Prices
Breakfast $1.60
Elementary Lunch $2.40
Middle School Lunch $2.50
High School Lunch $2.80

Fill out your lunch application online @  Sign up for on-line lunch account payments @

All families are eligible to apply for free and reduced lunch at any time throughout the year. The applications may be picked up in the school office and returned to the cafeteria manager at University School or brought to Central Office to be processed.


There will be no more waiting to pay at the end of the 9 weeks in the cafeteria.  Audits are not correct when this occurs.  All meals in the cafeteria should be paid for daily or place money in their accounts.  If for some reason your child must charge, the charge needs to be paid by the following day.  Please make sure your child has money on their accounts or doesn't owe by calling the cafeteria any day of the week from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Thank you, Kim Curtis, Cafeteria Manager

Full Tray Picture 

Lunches will be provided at the following times:

  • 10:30-11:00: K-2nd grade
  • 11:00-11:30: 3rd – 5th  grade
  • 11:30-12:00: 6th -8th grade
  • 12:00-12:30: 10th and 11th grade
  • 12:30-1:00: 9th and 12th grade

Students in grades 7th through 12th may eat outside depending on the weather. 7th and 8th grade students are expected to stay in the back of the building. 9th and 10th grade students may eat in the back or front of the building.  11th and 12th grade students may go to the Culp Center to eat.

Students may not go eat at or get food from Pal’s, Cook Out, McDonald’s, the BP gas station or any other location that would require them to leave the main campus of ETSU. Students who drive and park on campus may not go to their cars during lunch.  Lunch and driving privileges might be revoked and/or other disciplinary measures might be appropriate if students chose to not respect these expectations.

Snacks available in cafeteria 7:25 - 12:45 

Snacks / A la Carte items are available for purchase during cafeteria hours, 7:25 - 12:45 which includes before school, during breakfast and during designated breaks/lunch times.  These items cannot be charged. 

A la Carte New Items!!!

  • Rice Krispies treats .75
  • Pudding .50
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie .25
  • Slushies .75
  • Ice Cream  .50 and .75
  • Assorted Chips  .50
  • Chef Salad $3.00 (a la carte only)
  • We now have Sunflower Seeds!  .25 

Entree - 1.90
Taco, Pizza, Hamburger, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Nuggets, Spaghetti, Chicken Vegetable Soup, Steak, Baked Chicken, Popcorn Chicken, Turkey Wrap, Pulled Pork BBQ, Fajita Chicken Pita Pocket, Bake Potato w/Chili, Chef Salad, Fish Sandwich, Roast Turkey w/Gravy, Deli Sandwich, Turkey Corn Dog

Vegetables & Fruits - .60

Large Fruit - Yogurt Parfait - 1.00

Additional Items

  • 8 oz. WATER - .50
  • MILK - .35
  • ORANGE JUICE - .25
  • BREAD - .30

Other items may become available, when they do I will update the A la Carte sheet.

Please Note: A la Carte items cannot be charged, the student must have cash or money on their account before they can purchase these items. 


Dear Parent or Guardian,

With the federal guidelines changing school lunches (see menus above) your child may have told you about the changes going on now in the cafeteria. As most of you have noticed breakfast and lunch prices have increased, as well as the A la Carte items (see list below). If your student is going to purchase a lunch this is what they must have on their tray.  At least three of these items and one must be a fruit or vegetable. This counts as their meal for the price of their grade level, (example: 1.95- k-4, 2.05- 5-8 and 2.15 for 9-12). An entre (meat), a vegetable and fruit, or two vegetables or two fruits, milk, and roll if the roll comes with the entre item, otherwise your student will be charged A la Carte prices for what they have on their tray.

Please keep in mind that no charging is allowed in the cafeteria, I try to refrain from this but I understand emergencies occur and it cannot be helped, so parents please help me with this matter. Please note, you may receive a phone call from the cafeteria manager, letting you know your child owes money in the cafeteria. Some charges get way out of control and the amount of food prepared depends on the amount of students paying for breakfast or lunch. If money is not sent in for your childs account, your child cannot be counted as buying a meal. When this happens it makes my meal count low, and that means less food being prepared.

We want to thank you for letting us serve your child.


  • Please note that there will be no charging allowed in the cafeteria.
  • Parents, when writing a check, please use black or blue ink.  Regions Bank has asked us not to accept any checks written with other colors of ink.  We are sorry for any inconvenience! 


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