Cafeteria and Meals

Nutritious meals are important at Shepherd Elementary School and throughout DCPS. Please visit the DCPS website for additional information the Free and Reduced-price Meal (FARM) program.

Free breakfast is served in the Cafeteria every morning starting at 8:20 am for any interested Pre-K through 5th grade student. Parents should enter the complex via the main entrance on Kalmia and 14th Streets and escort their children to the Cafeteria. Parents should remain with their children during breakfast and then walk them to their arrival location by 8:35 am.

Pre-K students will eat lunch in their own lunchroom. K-5 students will eat in the cafeteria. Students may bring their own or buy lunch. Visit the DCPS Nutrition and Meals webpage for information about school meals, nutrition, and methods of payment if your child buys lunch. Links to current months’ menus can be found here: