Lunch Program

A lunch program is offered to students in grades 4-12 at The Vanguard School.  Starting this 2023-2024 school year, Colorado Springs School District 11, The Vanguard School’s lunch provider will be participating in the Healthy School Meals for All program.  All students enrolled in grades 4-12 will receive lunch provided at no cost.  

Studies have shown that students who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing lunch to all students at no cost, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students.

As in previous years, it’s important for households to still provide their household income information when requested via an application. While meals will be provided at no cost to all students in The Vanguard School, it’s important for District 11 Food and Nutrition Services to continue gathering this information in order to receive full access to state and federal funding. 

If you believe your family may qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meals, please click here to view District 11’s Free and Reduced Price Meals application process.

K-3 Families, please pick up, complete, and return our K-3 Economic Data Survey in the front office. 

We are excited to offer a quality lunch program for our 4th through 12th grade students (located on the Corona Campus).  We contract with Colorado Springs School District 11 to provide a variety of nutritious hot and cold lunch options.

Lunch menus are posted here on this page as they become available.  Additionally, paper copies of menus for 4th through 6th graders are available in the office of their building and paper copies of menus for 7th through 12th graders are posted at the junior high and high school front offices, as well as in the cafetorium in the high school building.

The Vanguard School’s 4th-6th grade students enjoy lunch in “The Box” (multi-purpose room) choosing one of two daily lunch entrées.  Each entrée includes an unlimited salad bar and choice of milk.

The 7th through 12th grade students have their lunchtime periods in The Vanguard School’s high school building cafetorium with a variety of entrées from which to choose.  Each entrée includes an unlimited salad bar and choice of milk.

The cost of daily lunches for 4th & 5th grade students is $2.65 per day.

The cost of daily lunches for 6th-8th grade students is $2.80 per day.

The cost of daily lunches for 9th-12th grade students is $3.05 per day.

As District 11 is managing the lunch program for our school, they are responsible for preparing and serving the food, collecting payments, and accepting free/reduced lunch applications.

Students in grades 4-6 eat in “The Box” (Corona Campus), and their cards are kept at the register each day.  Students in grades 7-12 have been given their lunch cards to use in the cafetorium  (high school building), and it is their responsibility to keep the card safe.  If a student loses his card, he should report the loss immediately to the lunch cashier and to the office.

All parents can pay for lunches by having their child submit money during checkout in the lunch line or by enrolling here.  Signing up online allows you to not only pay for lunches, but also to view your child’s meal history for all school lunches.

For more information on District 11 Food & Nutrition Services, visit their Web site here, and read about their vision, mission and goals.

The application will ask you to choose a school name.  Please choose one of the following school names:

Grade Level School Name
4-6 Vanguard Elementary 4-6
7-8 Vanguard Middle School
9-12 Vanguard High School

If you have any questions concerning The Vanguard School Lunch Program, please contact Diane Borre by telephone at (719) 471-1999 x202, or by email at [email protected].

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