Welcome to the Dragon Cafe (a.k.a. the cafeteria)

Mrs. Gong and Mrs. Siguenza

MCPS Meal Prices
MCPS will resume regular meal services during the 2022–2023 school year.

Meal prices: Breakfast—$1.30; Lunch—$2.55 (Elementary), $2.80 (Middle and High)

Beginning this year, students in Maryland who qualify for reduced-price meals will not be charged for breakfast or lunch meals!

Apply online at www.MySchoolApps.com now so that benefits will be in place when school starts!

Families who meet certain federal income standards are eligible for free or reduced-price meal benefits. All children use their MCPS ID number at the register so confidentiality is maintained, and no child is overtly identified as receiving free or reduced-price meals. Only one application is needed for all students in a household.

A new application must be completed for any family requesting assistance this school year. The online application is now open for families to submit applications. www.MySchoolApps.com For more information and How-To videos, visit the Food Services website: www.montgomeryschools.org/departments/food-and-nutrition/meal-payments/#FARMS


  • Households who apply online should not submit a paper application.
  • If you ARE applying for free or reduced-price meals, first, last name, and middle initial are required.
  • Please provide birth date, grade, and school to expedite processing.
  • Use ONE online application for ALL students in the household—including Pre-K, kindergarten, and foster—even if they attend different schools.
  • If any child you are applying for is homeless, migrant, or runaway, please contact the MCPS Homeless liaison at 240-740-4511.

MySchoolBucks is an optional service for parents to view recent purchases and make prepayments to your child's cafeteria account for breakfast, lunch, and a la carte meals via the Internet with a credit/debit card. This service is offered as a convenience for interested families. By creating a secure online account, parents can manage their child's account.

We have been informed that Heartland has unilaterally changed the My School Bucks Terms of Services for the 2019-2020 school year. This unilateral change appears to have been prompted by a lawsuit against the company that operates My School Bucks, titled Story v. Heartland Payment Systems, LLC, currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Montgomery County Public Schools is actively working with the company to have this issue resolved.

Payments to student accounts through My School Bucks is an option and not a requirement. Checks can be made payable to the school cafeteria and submitted to the cafeteria manager. The check funds will be placed on student accounts for immediate use, and the checks will be deposited in the bank the same day.

Send refund and balance transfer requests via email to DFNSHelpDesk@mcpsmd.org.

MySchoolBucks instructions in PDF format:

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The mission of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services is to provide a variety of appealing, quality, nutritious meals in a cost effective and efficent operation. Dedicated employees empowered to promote success for every student serve meals in an innovative learning environment, respectful of each student's needs and differences.



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