Free and Reduced Meals Information & Applications
We know that everyone is at their best and does their best learning when they have had enough to eat. Having a full, healthy breakfast and lunch as incredibly important for students. It helps them focus in class and be active learners in class and on the playground.
Our school meals program is designed to help students start the day off with a good meal at breakfast and keep on learning into the afternoon with delicious lunches. Our meals have many locally sourced ingredients and meet federal nutrition guidelines.
To make sure that all students have the energy and get the nutrition their growing bodies need, we ask all families to complete the free and reduced priced meal application. The application, the introductory letter, and directions are all listed below in English and Spanish. This information will go home with students on the first Friday of school. However, if your income changes during the year or you move into Cornwall mid-year, please complete the application, as students can qualify at any point in the year.
There are two more important reasons to fill out this form:
- If your child(ren) qualifies for free or reduced price lunches, he/she qualifies for free or reduced price breakfasts at school as well. We want to help your child eat healthy meals at school.
- Your child(ren) may receive other school benefits. The number of applications that are returned and approved can affect how much funding our school and district get to help students meet academic benchmarks, including materials like books and computers.
Some parents are concerned about listing income amounts and social security numbers on the application. Any personal information you provide will not be shared:
- Free and reduced price meal applications are confidential. Your information will only be used to determine your child’s eligibility for the school meal programs. We cannot share your information without your written permission.
- Students who receive free and reduced price meals are not identified. No other students, staff, or teachers know who is receiving free or reduced meals and who has paid other than the principal and food service director.