Nutrition Services


Rose Stark

Director of Nutrition Services

ext. 20213

Tricia Robello

Operations Manager

ext. 20211

Zaira Canchola

Field Supervisor

ext. 20215

Melissa Carlos

Program Specialist

ext. 20214

Yolanda Valdivia

Office Technician

ext. 20213


Free Lunch Information

Dear AVUSD Families:

We are pleased to inform you that Apple Valley Unified School District (AVUSD) will be implementing the option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for 2020-2021 School Year.

Community Eligibility Provision is a Universal Meal Service Program which allows AVUSD to provide Breakfast and Lunch free of charge to students at specified sites that meet the Federal Program Guidelines.

Apple Valley Unified School District is implementing the Community Eligibility Provision at the following sites:

Apple Valley High School Desert Knolls Elementary Granite Hills High School High Desert Premier

Mariana Academy Phoenix Academy

Rancho Verde Elementary Rio Vista Elementary Sandia Academy Sitting Bull Academy Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Vanguard Preparatory Yucca Loma Elementary

What does this mean for you and your children attending these schools? Great News!

  • Breakfast and Lunch are provided at no charge to all students

  • No meal applications are required

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 760-247-8001, ext 20215, 20211, or 20201

Meal Service Information

All sites are following the same menu which can be found at the link below. *Menu is subject to change*

Nutritional Information

Hover over an item's name for Nutrition Facts

Summer School.pdf
Summer School Spanish.pdf

If you are interested in being part of the Wellness Committee, please contact Kathleen Ogbebor at (760)247-8001 ext. 20523.

Wellness Policy Team Leaders

Rose Stark

Director of Nutrition Services

ext. 20213

Theda Smith

Director, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

ext. 20522

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