Lunch Prices

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 or smart phone with internet access to fill out the online application. The address is https://myschoolapps.com or by going to the Los Lunas Schools website and clicking on the “Links” in the middle 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.

The application for Free and Reduced meals is a family application. You only need to complete one application even if your children attend multiple schools in the Los Lunas School district. Please remember to list all family members living in your home on the application. Many times applications are denied because family members are missing from the application. Parents do not have to fill out Free and Reduced meal applications if all children in your family attend a CEP school. However, if you have children attending both a CEP school and a standard school, all children in the household need to be listed on the application. Call the Student Nutrition Office at 866-2490 if you are unsure about whether or not you need to complete a meal application for your child’s school.

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 ten days for application processing. Call our office, 866-2490 if you need further assistance with the application.

You may not need to fill out the application if your children are enrolled in SNAP, TANF or FDPIR. Please call the Student Nutrition Office at 866-2490 for more information on these programs.

MEAL PRICES FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR:

Elementary School Lunch: $1.75

Middle Schools & High Schools: $2.00


Breakfast is offered at no charge for all Los Lunas Schools students.

PAYING FOR 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. Student Nutrition does not recommend sending cash for your children’s meals as it can easily be lost or forgotten.

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.

Until a Free & Reduced Application has been approved, parents must pay for their children’s meals. Cashiers will be reminding students and sending letters home that the students owe money for meals. Besides sending letters home about charges, parents will 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. Balances of more than ten days of charged meals may be turned over to collection agencies or CYFD.

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 a notice from the doctor that the restrictions have been lifted.

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 USDA.

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) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA 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 USDA 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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