Free / Reduced Meal Application

The North Kitsap School District participates in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program. You may apply for Free / Reduced meals at any time during the school year. Applications are provided by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Applications are available online, in your school office, the Food Service office, and in your school kitchen. 
 
*Please note: All Free/Reduced applications from last school year  will expire after the first 30 school days of the new school year or when a new one is processed and eligibility is updated.
 
Just a reminder,  if your household qualifies for  Free or Reduced-price meals, it does not qualify them to receive a milk or juice by itself (ala carte) for free.  Milk and juice are part of the meal program but if your student brings a meal from home he/she would need to purchase a milk or juice if they want one.  The cost of milk or juice by itself (ala carte) is $0.75 cents.
 
If you do not want to fill out a paper application you may also complete an ONLINE application through "Skyward Family Access".  Enter your username and password and  then click the link to Food Service.  There you will see a tab labeled Applications.  Follow the directions from there.  
 
Otherwise...below are the paper applications:
 
2016-17LetterToHouseholds-PublicSchools.pdf
Letter to the Household - Pricing, Income Chart, Directions on how to fill out the form and much more!
 
2016-17Free_ReducedApplication.pdf
2016-2017 Free/Reduced Application This is a fill in form.  You may either print it out and fill it in by hand or fill it in online.  You must print it when you are done and sign it.  It must be turned into the Food Service Office or your schools Kitchen in order to be processed. 
 
2016-17LettertoHouseholds-PublicSchools-Spanish.pdf 
Letter to the Household - Spanish
2016-17Free_ReducedApplication-Spanish.pdf
2016-2017 Free/Reduced Application - Spanish
 
Translated Applications:  If you need a Free/Reduced Meal Application in a different language please click the below link that will take you to the USDA's website and then click and print the appropriate Application.
 
 
~Fill out the application as completely as possible (one application per household):  
 
  • For Households who DO NOT receive Basic Food, TANIF or FDIPR:
Part 1.  :  All students' full names w/schools they attend  and their personal, regular income.  If they have no income please check that box.  NEW!! please add your Foster Children here and check the box marked Foster Child next to their name. 
Part 2.  :  Names of the remaining members of the household (do not include names of students listed above)  with their incomes (before deductions) and how often they receive it (weekly, 2X month, monthly, etc...).  
Part 3.  :  Total of household members (from part 1. & 2.)
Part 4.  :  Signature of Adult Household member
                Last 4 digits of the signers Social Security Number - If you do NOT have one please check the box
                Address & phone number
             
 
  • For Households that DO receive Basic Food, TANIF or FDIPR:
Part 1.  :  List students' full names w/ schools they attend and  a CASE NUMBER for each student (it will not be processed without it)
Part 2.  :  If anyone in the household (beside your student listed above) is receiving Basic Food, TANIF or FDIPR please enter their name and their CASE NUMBER
Part 4.  :  Signature of an adult household member
                Address & phone number
 
The rules have changed!!  Foster Children may now be included on a household Application for Free/ Reduced meals.  They do not have to be separated out.  Just make sure you check the box marked Foster Child.  They will automatically be approved for Free meals and the rest of the children on the application will be approved based upon size of household (including the Foster Children) and household income.
 
**If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 396-3279.
 
 
 
Please have your student drop it off in your school kitchen with the Food Service staff. We have 10 business days to process the application (it usually takes 24-48 hours).
 
You are responsible for all charges until your application is approved.
 
If you qualify for free or reduced-price meals you will be notified by either letter, email or automated phone call of the application results. If you believe you have applied or should be automatically approved and have not heard from us please call our office at (360) 396-3279
 
If your application was denied you will be sent a letter letting you know the reasons why and your options for re-applying.
 
Once you have been approved, in order to receive the free/reduced rate, your student must choose a complete meal. That means 3 out of the 4 four food items, in the appropriate amounts at breakfast and 3 out of the 5 food items in the appropriate amounts at lunch. Students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit and/or vegetables.
Anything else will be considered Ala Carte and your student will be charged accordingly.
 
A new application must be submitted each year (It cannot be submitted on last years form). Your child’s status from the prior year will roll over to the next school year for the first 30 school days or until a new one is received and eligibility is updated. After that, a new application must be on file. All charges accrued between when the old one expires and the new one is approved are the parent and/or guardians responsibility to pay back
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