Cafeterias will serve breakfast and lunch daily. The physical setup for the cafeteria and the schedule will be adjusted to reduce the number of students in the cafeteria at one time. Each campus cafeteria space will be evaluated to ensure social distancing. Safety and health measures will be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions. Royal ISD must comply with child nutrition guidelines. 

Food Safety

The following information will be included in meal distributions throughout the school year. Click here to view a printable PDF version.

Remote Learners

During the first four weeks of virtual instruction, Royal ISD will serve meals at Royal Elementary School (2nd-5th) and Royal High School.on Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY, between 7:30am and 11:30am.

  • Monday - Students will receive breakfast and lunch for 2 days.
  • Wednesday - Students will receive breakfast and lunch for 3 days.
  • They will receive meals with heating instructions, so that students have a variety of meals.
  • Parents may pick up meals even if the student is not in the vehicle.

Face-to-Face Learners (after the first four weeks)

  • Breakfast is universal for all students.
  • Lunch: Student ID numbers will be entered by the cashier. Parents should add money to student lunch accounts regularly so that cafeterias can operate on a cashless basis. 
  • Meal locations

- Breakfast is universal for all students.

- Lunch at STEM, Royal Junior High, and Royal High School -Students will eat in the cafeteria while practicing social distancing. For lunch, students will go through the line and eat in designated areas adhering to social distancing.

- Lunch at Elementary Schools - Students will eat in their classrooms.

- DAEP - Breakfast and lunch will be provided in a sack lunch. 

Free/Reduced Meals and Student Lunch Accounts

The application for free/reduced meals is now available. You may also manage your student meal accounts and make deposits online. We understand that many details are unknown regarding back to school, but we recommend completed the application for free or reduced meals to allow for processing time.

Please send an email to meals@royal-isd.net if you need assistance with the application process or with student meal accounts.