School Nutrition

mportant Note: All students who qualify as Free and Reduced will all be considered “Free” for 22-23 school year. Students who don’t qualify will have to pay for breakfast and lunch. We are asking that every family submit a form, at, even if you don’t think that you will qualify; as our Title 1 funding is based on the accuracy of these numbers.

A daily lunch program is offered to all students at TCEA from an outside food service, K&W Cafeterias. Menus are available above. A payment system will be provided, which requires prepayment of lunches. Lunch payment can be prepaid via the website with your student’s ID number or with a check or money order made out to The Capitol Encore Academy. TCEA can also accept credit/debit card payments in the main office on the Square POS System.

Lunch Times

Capitol Building

  • K-2 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 3-4 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • 5-6 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Mason St. Building

  • 7th 10:56 am – 11:23 am
  • 8th 11:23 am – 11:56 am
  • 9-10 – 11:56 am – 12:29 pm

Students will be permitted in the school at 7:30 am and are to report directly to the kitchen if they want to participate in breakfast. Breakfast is a prepaid system and families qualify for free/reduced status according to the same guidelines followed for lunch. Second Chance Breakfast is a new initiative, where we are offering tardy students the opportunity to get a meal after breakfast closes. We understand there are circumstances that don’t allow students to arrive on time. However, the need for a healthy breakfast for students is still there. Studies have shown that when a student eats a healthy, full breakfast, their attentiveness in class is better and they score better on tests. From 7:50 am until 8:15am, tardy students will have the opportunity to get breakfast on their way to class.