24850 Naples Drive, Paulden, Arizona 86334

(928) 910-4425

Paulden Community School

every child - every chance - every day. 

School Lunch Program Description

Paulden Community School believes that all students learn better when they have eaten throughout the day. Offering healthy choices is also an important reason why our school participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This federal program assists schools to provide healthy foods and make it available to all students. Because Paulden Community School takes part in this program, there are guidelines that must be followed, and we ask that our families cooperate with the process. Following these guidelines allows the school to ensure that all students are offered a healthy meal for breakfast and lunch. Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.

​​SY 2022/23 Lunch Program Notifications (English & Spanish)

Statement of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

​Food Menu
Breakfast meals are free to everyone, and a healthy breakfast assures that every student is ready to start their day.  Lunch meals provide healthy items that are tasty and filling to continue their day.  We hope everyone enjoys the foods that are served daily.  ALL meal options come with fresh fruit and choice of milk.

If you would like to see what is on the menu, please click HERE.

Food Program Contacts and Staff

Donna Ceniceros, Principal and Food Program Director: dceniceros@pauldenschool.com

Laura Russell, Food Services Coordinator

​Meagan Pijanowski, ​School Secretary: frontdesk@pauldenschool.com

Paulden Community School's Wellness Policy

Local School Wellness Policy (English)

Local School Wellness Policy (Spanish)

School Wellness Board Policy

Food Program Discrimination Complaint Form
The purpose of this form is to be used if you believe you have been subjected to discrimination in any USDA program or activity and you wish to file a complaint of discrimination. 

Click on the link below for the form:
U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (English)
Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA) Formulario de Denuncia por Discriminación del Programa del USDA (Spanish)

Medical Statement for Students with Special Dietary Accommodations
Paulden Community School participates in the School Nutrition Program. Therefore, we are required to serve breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and milk that meet meal pattern requirements.

Paulden Community School has the option to make meal substitutions for those who make a request for reasons such as religious or moral convictions, or personal preference as long as the meal pattern requirements can still be met. 

Paulden Community School is required to make meal substitutions for children with a disability that restricts their diet if a written medical statement from a State licensed healthcare provider is received.  If these meal substitutions cannot be accomplished within the meal pattern, meal substitutions can only be made by Paulden Community School once they have received a written statement from a State licensed healthcare professional who is authorized to write medical prescriptions.

The medical form contains two parts:
Part 1 is to be completed by the parent/guardian of the student needing the special dietary accommodation; and
Part 2 is to be completed by the state licensed healthcare professional. 

Please use the form below to complete your request for accommodation:

Medical Statement for Dietary Needs


This page was last revised January 12, 2023 / R. Hay