Nutritional Services Information

Welcome to Nutrition Services/Wellness for 2020-2021!

The Academy for Academic Excellence participates in the National School Lunch program.
Our school meals are vended from an outside company and you may rest assured that they follow all the USDA guidelines required of our food services department.
Meals are offered to all students at the following rates:
AAE Pricing
Free/Reduced Breakfast......NO COST
Paid Breakfast.....................$2.00
Reduced Price Lunch..........$  .40
Paid Lunch...........................$3.25
Chocolate Milk.....................$1.00
Adult meals......................... $3.75
Menus are posted each month below and in the school so your child can see when they want to eat in the school cafeteria.
***You may also view lunch menus at the Preferred Meals website.

Free/Reduced Meals

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply, please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form" for the 2020-2021 School Year. The form can be obtained below or by visiting your school's front office and returned via email or by turning it in to your school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status and/or you may contact Veronica Calderon in General Administration by calling your school and asking to be transferred to ext 229 or checking the status with the cafeteria. We encourage our families to submit the Application for Free-Reduced Meals online using Infinite Campus Parent Portal or you may download/fill out the lunch application below and email back to or bring the form in to the front office. 
Please complete one application per household. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
To verify if your family qualifies for the Free and Reduced lunch program you may reference the following link: Income Qualifications.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. There does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.


  • TK-12th Breakfast Menu TBD
  • TK-8th Lunch Menu TBD
  • 9th-12th Lunch Menu TBD

Specific Dietary Needs

The Lewis Center for Educational Research Board ("Board") complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing School Food Service Programs. If your child has a disability or a medical condition that requires a special meal and/or accommodation please fill out the form below so that we may address your child's needs as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about Food Services or the Application for free or reduced meals, please feel free to contact me at 760-946-5414 ext 229 or via email at

Veronica Calderon
GA Generalist II, General Administration

Wellness Policy

The Lewis Center for Educational Research Board ("Board") complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing School Food Service Programs. Below are the LCER policies and procedures on Student Wellness and Physical Activities. 


        Board Policy 5030 Student Wellness

  Administratrive Regulation 5030 Student Wellness

  LCER Wellness policy to be update in the 2020-2021 school year

In the 2020-2021 school year we will be reviewing these policies in order to update them to meet the most current regulations set by federal and state laws. More information will be sent out to encourage our students, staff, and parents t o participate in reviewing and updating the wellness policies and procedures and amend the LCER Wellness policy as needed.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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) 877-8339. 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