Lunch Program


Dothan City Schools Child Nutrition Program


Breakfast and lunch will be available daily.  Applications for free and reduced meals will be sent home with your child.    A complete application is needed for each family applying.  All information will be kept completely confidential.   It is imperative that applications are turned in immediately.

Breakfast and lunch money is collected every Monday morning and can be paid together for the week or month.  Checks should be made payable to Highlands Elementary School.   Please send lunch money in a sealed envelope with the child's name, teacher's name and the amount clearly marked on the envelope.  Students will receive carryover credit when they are absent.

All meals must be paid for in advance.  Please keep your child's lunch account current.  If their account gets behind your child will receive and alternate lunch, which consist of crackers, cheese and milk.

Students who bring lunch may purchase milk.  Extra milk may be purchased with cash only.  Student lunches cannot be heated in the microwave.  Carbonated drinks and meals from fast food establishments are not allowed.  Drinks in glass containers are not allowed.  ALL lunches brought from home must be sent to school with your child.  Lunches CANNOT be delivered to the office.

Parents are welcome to dine with their child from time to time.  Meals from fast food establishments and restaurant carry outs are not allowed.  Parents will pay for their meals in the lunchroom.  Adult lunches cannot be charged to the student's account.

                                                                               Per Day          Per Week

                        Breakfast                                   $1.85               $9.25

                        Student Lunch                             2.50                12.50

                        Visitor Lunch                               3.75

                        Extra Milk                                         .50

                        Reduced Price Breakfast           .30                 1.50

                        Reduced Price Lunch                    .40                 2.00

Students and adults are not to take food from the lunchroom.  Food not eaten at lunchtime must be thrown away before leaving the lunchroom.

If your child has food allergies of any kind, a current doctor's excuse must be on file in the lunchroom and with the school nurse.  The doctor should explain what foods the child is allergic to.  We will assist your child with what he/she can eat.  If he/she cannot drink milk, juice is provided.

If you have any questions, please call the Lunchroom at 794-1461,


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