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Wellness Policy

Policy Statement

The Grayson County School Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity in division students.


Based on review and consideration of evidence-based strategies and techniques, the School Board has established the following goals to promote student wellness.

Nutrition Promotion and Education
Students receive nutrition education that teaches the skills they need to adopt and maintain healthy eating behaviors.
Nutrition education is offered in the school cafeteria as well as in the classroom, with coordination between the foodservice staff and other school personnel, including teachers.
Students receive consistent nutrition messages from all aspects of the school program.
Division health education curriculum standards and guidelines address both nutrition and physical education.
Nutrition is integrated into the health education or core curricula (e.g., math, science, language arts).
Schools link nutrition education activities with the coordinated school health program.
Staff who provide nutrition education have appropriate training.
The level of student participation in the school breakfast and school lunch programs is appropriate.
Physical activity

The school division has a goal of making a program of physical fitness available to all students for at least 150 minutes per week on average during the regular school year. Such program may include any combination of physical education classes, extracurricular activities and other programs and physical activities. The division’s goal for the implementation of its physical fitness program is to meet or exceed Standards of Quality requirements regarding minimum minutes of physical education.

Students are given opportunities for physical activity during the school day through physical education (PE) classes, daily recess periods for elementary school students and the integration of physical activity into the academic curriculum where appropriate.
Elementary students)K-7) receive health/physical education for a minimum of 150 minutes per week.
Students in grade 8-10 receive 135 hours in physical education each year.
Teachers use appropriate instructional practices with special needs students which encourage them to participate to the maximum extent possible in physical activities.
Students are given opportunities for physical activity through a range of before- and/or after-school programs including, but not limited to, intramurals, interscholastic athletics and physical activity clubs.
Schools encourage parents and guardians to support their children's participation in physical activity, to be physically active role models and to include physical activity in family events.
Schools provide training to enable staff to promote enjoyable, lifelong physical activity among students.
Families will be encouraged to reinforce and support healthy eating habits and lifestyle.
Other school-based activities
An adequate amount of time is allowed for students to eat meals in adequate lunchroom facilities.

All children who participate in subsidized food programs are able to obtain food in a non-stigmatizing manner.

The availability of subsidized food programs is adequately publicized in ways designed to reach families eligible to participate in the programs.

Physical activities and/or nutrition services or programs designed to benefit staff health have been considered and, to the extent practical, implemented.

Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

The superintendent is responsible for creating
regulations to develop and implement standards for all foods and beverages provided, but not sold, to students on the school campus during the school day; and
standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the school day that promote student health and reduce childhood obesity and are consistent with the applicable standards and requirements in 7 C.F.R. §§ 210.10, 210.11 and 220.8(Smart Snacks Rule).

Marketing on the school campus during the school day is permitted only for those foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards under 7 C.F.R. § 210,11.


The School Board encourages parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, school administrators and the general public to participate in the development, implementation and periodic review and update of this policy.

The Food Service Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of this policy and developing procedures for evaluating the policy, including indicators that will be used to measure its success. The Food Service Coordinator ensures compliance with Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act.

Implementation procedures include measuring and making available to the public, at least once every three years, an assessment of the implementation of the policy, including the extent to which schools are in compliance with the policy, the extent to which this policy compares to model school wellness policies and a description of the progress made in attaining the goals of the policy.

Adopted: July 14, 2014
Revised: July 10, 2017

Legal Refs: 42 U.S.C. § 1758b.

7 C.F.R. 210.3.

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §22.1-253.13:1.

Cross Refs: EFB Free and Reduced Price Food Services
IGAE/IGAF Health Education/Physical Education
JL Fund Raising and Solicitation
JHCH School Meals and Snacks
KQ Commercial, Promotional and Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships

School Nutrition Charge Policy
Grayson County Public Schools
School Nutrition Programs
Charge Policy/Collection Procedures

*All Parents will be given a copy of these procedures*

Unpaid meal charges are not allowed in the Child Nutrition Program according to cost principles determined in accordance with federal regulations. Therefore, no free meals may be served unless a student has been approved for such through the proper application process.

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs are integral in ensuring that students have access to nutritious meals to support their academic success. It is also imperative to protect the financial stability of school nutrition programs.

In order to ensure compliance, the following procedures will be implemented:
*Student cafeteria accounts have a $20.00 charge limit.
Adults are not allowed to charge meals.
Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte items. (bottled water, snack items, extra entrees, etc.)
Students will not be allowed to purchase a la carte items if the $20.00 limit has been reached.
Once the $20.00 limit has been reached, all meals will be on a cash basis until the debt has been cleared or a payment plan arranged.

All account balances, both positive and negative will be carried forward from year to year.

Prepayments are encouraged, as they result in faster lunch lines and more time for students to eat.
All money collected will be placed in the student account to be used for breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items. If the parent wants to set limits or restrict the sale of a la carte items on their child’s account, they should contact the school cafeteria manager.
Parents are encouraged to sign up for an online account at in order to add money to their account, view account balances, and see student purchases.
The following notification procedures will be used to remind parents of their child’s debt:

*School messenger will be used to notify parents of low balances and negative balances.
*When the debt reaches $20.00 the cafeteria manager will call the parents and notify them that no
more charges can be made.
*If the debt is unresolved, the food service coordinator will call the parents or send a certified letter.
*All calls will be documented, and parents will be encouraged to apply for free/reduced meal benefits if
the need exists.

Online Meal Payment System

over 2 years ago

Dear Parents,

We realize it can be difficult to keep track of fees and payments to the school system. To help simplify payment of school cafeteria purchases, Grayson County Schools has enrolled in an internet based service called MySchoolBucks. The service is a website where you can pay for your child’s breakfast and lunch purchases using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit, or electronic check. Participation is this service is voluntary and you may enroll at any time. You may also enroll in the service to simply monitor your child’s account balance and to monitor what your child is purchasing each day. You do not have to use the payment option.

MySchoolBucks® is your online payment portal; giving you a quick and easy way to manage and add funds to your student’s meal account. You can review recent purchases along with seeing the current balance, plus receive low balance alerts… all for FREE! You can also add money to your student’s account using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debt card, or electronic check for a small fee. A $2.50 fee per transaction is charged to cover the cost of processing your payment and maintaining the website.

 The most popular feature is our “Set it and forget it” payment option, which automatically adds funds to your student’s meal account. Funds can be added weekly, monthly or when the balance runs low, (simply choose the “Setup a payment schedule” option during the checkout).

MySchoolBucks® provides…
• Safety.  Your child will no longer need to carry cash to school.  

• Convenience.  Make payments* when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

• Control. Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring payments & more! 

• Efficiency. Make payments for all your children in one easy step- even if they attend different schools within the district.

• Flexibility. Make payments using VISAMasterCardDiscover CardDebit or Electronic check.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to and register for a free account. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide; click on the link included in the email to activate your account.
  2. Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name, student name, student date of birth, or the student ID number. Independence Middle School students will need to sign up under the school name Grayson County High School because that is the school where they purchase meals.
  3. Add funds* to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check.

*Security is a priority at mySchoolBucks. Our system is secure, providing the highest level of protection for your information. A convenience fee may apply to payments made in your student accounts. You will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. Money deposited into lunch accounts can take up to 12 hours to post.

If you have any questions concerning use of the website, we encourage you to use the contact information on the website. If you have questions concerning account balances, feel free to contact me at the numbers below.  

Thank You

Stephanie Munsey

Coordinator of Food Services


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USDA Non Discrimination Statement

over 2 years ago

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.