Lunch Prices

MEAL PRICES FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Los Lunas Schools
Student Nutrition Services 
June 2016

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

You must complete an application to qualify for free or reduced priced meals at any Los Lunas School.  You may fill out an online application or a paper application.  You may use any computer with internet access to fill out the online application.  The address is: www.myschoolapps.com or by going to the Los Lunas Schools website and clicking on the “Quick Links-Online meal application” on the left side of the page.  Computers to fill out the application are available at the Student Nutrition Office, the libraries in Bosque Farms and Los Lunas and your child’s school.  If you wish to fill out a paper application, you may pick one up at the Student Nutrition Office.

Once your application is processed, our automated messaging system will inform you of your child’s status.   You are responsible for paying for your child’s meals until the application is processed.  Please allow a minimum of ten days for application processing.  Please call our office, 866-2490 if you need further assistance with the application.

If you are enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance you may not have to complete an application to receive free meals.  Please call the Student Nutrition Office at 866-2490 for more information on these programs.

MEAL PRICES FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR:

Elementary Schools:
Breakfast:
Paid: 0
Reduced: 0
Lunch:
Paid: $1.75
Reduced: $0.40

Middle Schools:
Breakfast:
Paid: 0
Reduced:0
Lunch:
Paid: $2.00
Reduced: $0.40

High Schools:
Breakfast:
Paid: 0
Reduced: 0
Lunch:
Paid: $2.00
Reduced: $0.40

PAYING FOR MEALS:

Federal Government regulations do not allow Student Nutrition to provide meals free of charge to students who do not qualify for free meals.  All students have an account set up based on his/her student ID number.  Meals can be prepaid to the Student Nutrition cashier by the day, week, month or year.  Student Nutrition accepts cash, money orders or personal checks.  If you wish to use a personal check, Los Lunas Schools requires that you complete a check application.  The application may be obtained from the school secretary or Student Nutrition cashier.   You may also pay for student meals at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  This site allows parents to set up an account for each child and pay for school meals with a credit or debit card.  It works just like paying bills online.  You will be able to check the amount of money on your child’s account and see when he/she ate.  See the website or call the Student Nutrition Office for more details.

Students may charge up to ten meals at elementary schools, five meals at middle schools and two meals at high schools.  Once the charging limit is met students will be offered an alternative meal consisting of a cheese sandwich and a juice.  Cashiers will be reminding students and sending letters home that the students owe money for meals.  Besides sending letters home about charges, parents may also receive phone calls, texts and emails from school cashiers or from our automated calling system to remind them that students owe money or have a low account balance.  If the unpaid charges continue for two weeks, you will have to send a sack lunch with your child.

No meals will be allowed to be charged after 30 April 2017.  You may call the cashier at your child’s school, the Student Nutrition Office or check www.MySchoolBucks.com for account balance information.

NUTRITION INFORMATION:

Nutritious meals are essential for children to be ready to learn.  Therefore, all our menus meet USDA Dietary guidelines for calories and % of saturated fat as well as providing required vitamins and minerals.  Menus can be viewed on line at the Los Lunas Schools website under Student Nutrition. 

SPECIAL DIETS:

Student Nutrition cannot alter meals for students unless the change has been ordered by a physician.  If you believe your child needs a diet order, please contact Student Nutrition at 866-2490 for more details.  If your child has had a diet order in the past, that diet order is still in effect until Student Nutrition receives a new diet order or notice that the restrictions have been lifted.  

BREAKFAST:

It is well documented that children who eat breakfast learn better, have fewer trips to the nurse’s office and have fewer problems than children who do not eat breakfast.   Because we believe that breakfast is essential to learning, all students enrolled in Los Lunas Schools may eat breakfast at no charge. If your student does not eat breakfast at home, please encourage him/her to eat at school so he/she is ready to learn.  

Applications for free and reduced meals are used to qualify schools for more than just school meals.  Money for computers, library books and additional teaching staff are determined by the number of free and reduced meal applications that have been completed at a school.  Please take the few minutes to fill out the application.  It helps us all.                                              

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by U.S.D.A. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)and at any U.S.D.A. office, or write a letter addressed to U.S.D.A. and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to U.S.D.A. by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov

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