Free meals for all ended, but some free/discounted meals still available
The federal government has ended its free meals program, which was launched during the pandemic to ensure all kids had access to healthy food. Starting on the first day of school, many families will need to pay for their students’ breakfasts and lunches.
Some students will still qualify for free meals, but you must take action
If you are concerned that you may not be able to afford school meal prices, we urge you to fill out an Educational Benefits Form as soon as possible. Also known as Free & Reduced Application, it can provide your family with free or reduced price meals and many other things, including reduced fees for sports/activities, instruments, field trips and more. The process is simple: Fill out the online application or download a printable version. Need assistance? Please contact Jamie 651-351-8326.
Meal prices are increasing
Meal prices will increase by 20 cents for the 2022-2023 school year. Updated meal prices are available online. Keep in mind that you can use Schoolcafe to add funds when your child needs them and even set up automatic deposits.
Free breakfast for kindergarteners
Free breakfast will be provided to kindergarteners during the 2022-2023 school year due to federal funding. Kindergarten students will be charged for seconds and ala carte items.
In Other News
All students must have an up-to-date immunization record or a legal medical or non-medical exemption form on file with their school's health office by next Monday, Oct. 3
Over the next few weeks your child’s classroom teacher will be talking with your child about our new Standard Response Protocol (SRP).
Students are returning to classrooms this week by car, bus, bike and feet! Please be extra careful as you drive through neighborhoods or near schools and watch out for our kids.
The district’s new superintendent, Dr. Mike Funk, took to the stage at Pony Stadium for the districtwide kickoff event.
In the midst of a very busy week of preparing classrooms and getting familiar with new processes, district staff took an hour to re-connect, re-charge and breathe.
As students return to school, school safety is a top concern.
As the new school year begins this fall, transportation to and from school will be restored to our pre-pandemic levels.
The district is partnering with Community Thread and the United Way of Washington County-East to provide school supplies to students in need.