Meals Program

St. Michael Indian School announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  SMIS offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast and Lunch is billed monthly to the student account and payment is due monthly. Applications due by August 30th.
COSTS:
Breakfast: Full Price $1.80 Reduced $0.30
Lunch: Full Price $2.90 Reduced $0.40
*Rates for 2018-2019
 
APPLICATION:Applications may be picked up at the front office or sent home by request
Link for application: 2018-2019 Application for Free and Reduced School Meals
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, house­holds may fill out the application above and return it to the school unless your children qualify for free benefits (see below).  Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete on the application. 
The information households provide on the appli­ca­tion will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.  Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. An application for free or reduced price benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions.
The household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits.  Children from households whose income is at or below the guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  
Your children may qualify for free meal benefits if the household receives benefits and/or if your child meets a categorical requirement:
·         The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
·         The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or
·         The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
·         Homeless, migrant or runaway as defined by law; or
·         Enrolled in an eligible Head Start, Even Start or pre-kindergarten class as  defined in by law
·         Foster children that are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside
 
For any child not listed on the eligibility notice, the households should contact the school about any child also eligible under one of these programs or should submit an income application for other children.
Select the link below for common questions and answers to help you with application process.
Q&A for Meal Application
If households/children receive benefits under Assistance Programs or other source programs are not notified by the school of their free meal benefits, the parent/guardian should contact their school.
Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, SMIS Food Service Program Assistant will review applications and determine eligibility.  Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.  Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to:
St. Michael Indian School Food Service
P.O. Box 650, St. Michaels, AZ 86511
(505)979-5590 Ext 3035
Dee.Weber@smischools.org
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household's income falls at or below the levels.
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