ALL STUDENTS EAT FOR FREE - REGARDLESS OF INCOME STATUS
During the 2021-2022 school year ALL STUDENTS, regardless of income status, may receive one FREE BREAKFAST and one FREE LUNCH each day they attend school. These meals are federally subsidized.
Non-program foods such as second meals, adult meals, and single menu items (milk, fruit, vegetable, chips, etc.) can be purchased via an online meal account or with a meal ticket purchased at the school office.
Adult Meals and Second Meals - Breakfast $2.50 / Lunch $3.50
Single Food Items - Entrée $2.00 / Fruit, Vegetable, or Side Dish $1.00 / Milk or Juice $0.50
RETURNING TO "ALMOST" NORMAL
We will once again follow the “Offer vs Serve” federal meal program, which requires each student to select from multiple menu options daily, including self-serve salad bars in the elementary schools.
What this means when school begins in August 2021?
- We can no longer provide pre-sacked, ready-to-eat meals.
- We will no longer offer “Grab and Go” meal service to the community.
- Meals will be served only in the school cafeteria.
Students will be socially distanced as much as the physical space and occupant capacity will allow. Custodial staff will clean tables and other high-touch areas throughout the day. Outdoor eating areas will be used whenever possible.
Students who attend Salt Lake Virtual Elementary and live within District boundaries will have the opportunity to arrange for breakfast and lunch via their neighborhood school, if desired.
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS APPLICATIONS
Parents are still encouraged to complete a free and reduced meal application. The free meal program offered this year does not qualify schools for crucial Title I funding (which is allocated to schools based on the number of students who apply and qualify for free or reduced meals), nor does it qualify individuals for “free or reduced” status. Therefore, households must still submit a Free or Reduced Meal Benefit Application (or directly certify) to qualify for Pandemic EBT funds, fee waivers, or any other local, state, or federal programs that require such status.