American Academy contracts with Douglas County School District (DCSD) Nutrition Services
to bring lunch options to our campuses each school day. Sack lunches are always welcome (nut-free, please), but if you and your student prefer, you may choose to purchase a DCSD lunch instead.
DCSD Campus On-Site Managers
In order for students to participate in the DCSD lunch program, parents must first create a lunch payment account
for each student on MySchoolBucks
. The account must be preloaded with money (a credit card is required). Once their lunch payment account set-up is complete, students may purchase a DCSD lunch on any school day. Students will need to know their six-digit DCSD Student Number (different from the American Academy Family/Carpool ID Number), which can be found in your Infinite Campus parent account in the upper left corner next to the student picture.
Opt-Out for DCSD a la Carte Lunch Items
DCSD provides a number of a la carte lunch options for students to choose while they are moving through the lunch line. If you’d prefer to NOT allow your student to buy any of those a la carte items, you can just say “no!” Download the DCSD opt-out form
, complete and print, and turn into your campus front office. We will pass it along to the DCSD lunch staff and it will be noted in your student’s DCSD lunch account.
DCSD provides lunch assistance (Free and Reduced Lunch or FRL) to interested and qualified American Academy K-8 families. To apply, please complete the online DCSD application.
The application typically opens mid-July for the next school year. If qualified for lunch assistance, families will be notified by DCSD with a confirmation letter, which must then be given to the American Academy Business Services Assistant at your campus (see the list below).
- Interested families must apply for lunch assistance every school year, even if previously qualified.
- For questions about DCSD’s Free and Reduced Lunch program, please contact Susan Babineau at DCSD Nutrition Services.