Welcome to the Rattlesnake Cafeteria!
We are happy to share with you that ALL school meals (breakfast and Lunch) will be free for ALL students for the the remaider of the school year due to an extension of support from the US Department of Agriculture. These meals are also available to all youth in the community under 18 years of age For more information including meal pick up locations and times, please visit the Meal Information webpage.
To view your child's school lunch account balance, please visit the parent portal. Instructions on how to access your parent portal account can be found here.
For more information about our school breakfast and lunch program, including menus and nutrition information, please see the links to our Food and Nutrition Services page.
Important Information Regarding Free and Reduced Lunch Applications.
While we are able to provide free meals for all students for the remainder of the school year, our schools also rely on important funding linked to our Free and Reduced Lunch applcations.
We know that the pandemic has impacted many of our family’s income and job status. On top of the economic impact of COVID-19, 48% of residents in our county are cost burdened due to the cost of their housing.
In spite of these factors, only a small percentage of families in our school have returned a Free and Reduced Meal application. We think that up to 60% of our families may qualify for Free or Reduced Price Meals.
We also need your help returning forms because getting an accurate count will ensure important federal funding comes to our school. This funding, often called Title 1, is based on the number of families who qualify for free or reduced price meals. Our school district uses it to fund additional staff, professional development, family support services, and even technology for students.
This school year, the district received about $200,000 less in funding from this program due to the low response rates for the annual Free and Reduced Meal applications from last fall.
We need families to complete a new form each school year.
Many families have had changes to their income or household size and may qualify.
We need high school families to complete forms even if they completed one for their younger student at one of the county K-8 schools.
When you complete the application, these are the benefits you may receive:
Reduced price or free school meals
Qualification for other resources like free or low cost Internet access at home
ACT and SAT test fees waived or reduced
Tuition for dual credit university classes waived
Middle and High School Athletic fees waiver or reduced
These are the important benefits to our schools when you complete the application:
Federal funding for staffing, professional development, technology, supplies, and parent engagement activities for our schools
Our school needs your help!
Please complete the application and ask your friends if they have completed theirs yet. Even if you think you won’t qualify, consider it an act of support to ensure our school can retain this essential federal funding.