Isle of Wight County Schools

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are school meals free to students?
    • Yes; thanks to the waivers in place by the USDA, our school system is able to provide 1 breakfast and 1 lunch to each student every day at no charge.
  • Are a la carte items for sale in the lunch line?
    • Yes; students will be able to purchase food items in addition to the standard breakfast and lunch entrees.
  • Can I prepay for a la carte purchases?
    • Yes; we encourage parents to go online to  The online account is free to setup and can be used to monitor your child's lunch account activity.  Cash and checks are also accepted in the lunch line and the entire prepayment will be applied to the individual lunch account.  A setup guide can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
  • I filled out an application for free and reduced price meals earlier this year and did not qualify. Now my hours have been cut at work, can I reapply?
    • Yes; you may reapply any time your income or household size changes.  Once your application is approved, the status remains in place through the remainder of the current school year. 
  • My student has a food allergy.  What do I need to do next?
    • Contact your Doctor to have an allergy form completed and submit the completed form to the school nurse.
  • Where can I get my student’s number to register with
    • A student’s number is available by calling the Child Nutrition main office at 757-365-1608.