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How will approval of the Education Benefits Application support my CHILD?
–  Potential reduced high school athletic fees
–  Potential reduced instrument rental fees
–  Free ACT testing
–  Etc.…


How will approval of the Education Benefits Application support my SCHOOL?
–  Higher chances of the school receiving grants
–  Higher chances of specific programs within the school receiving grants
–  Greater funding for programs such as Title I and more
–  Etc.…

School Pay is a means of paying lunch/breakfast bills online.

Formerly known as the Free & Reduced Lunch Application

OUR MISSION

Lake of the Woods School participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs and follows the guidelines established by the USDA.

Our goal is to be a partner in your student’s success by serving nutritious, well balanced meals with emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. We encourage students to try new foods while continuing to serve them their favorites they know and love.

  • YES:  School lunches and breakfasts are free to all students in kindergarten – 12th grade, during the 2023-24 school year .
  • NO:  You don’t have to fill out the Education Benefits Application to receive free school meals for the 2023-24 school year.
  • YES:  Submitting the Education Benefits Application may benefit not only your child, but the school as well!

  • How will approval of the Education Benefits Application support my CHILD?
    – Potential reduced high school athletic fees
    – Potential reduced instrument rental fees
    – Free ACT testing
    – Etc.…
  •  
  • How will approval of the Education Benefits Application support my SCHOOL?
    – Higher chances of the school receiving grants
    – Higher chances of specific programs within the school receiving grants
    – Greater funding for programs such as Title I and more
    – Etc.…

  • Education Benefits Application:  Print Copy
  • Apply Online:  Coming Soon!

Field Trip Bag Breakfast/Lunch Request Form:
Electronic Version
Printable Version (submit to your teacher)

 

We WELCOME Parents and Guardians to eat Breakfast or Lunch with their student anytime. We ask only that you call the office ahead of time so that we can be expecting you.

If your child has any food allergies, please contact, Jackie Pearson at 634-2735 ext. 1263 in Food Service, or our school nurse Tiarra Shaw at 634-2735 ext. 1522. Upon written request from a parent Lake of the Woods School must provide lactose reduced milk, or milk fortified with lactase, or milk with lactobacillus acidophilus.

MILK SUBSTITUTE INFORMATION

Lake of the Woods Schools serves breakfast and lunch each day that school is in session. All breakfasts and lunches are to be “pre-paid”, therefore money for breakfast and/or lunch purchases may be either mailed, or sent with your child to the school. Your child may pay daily, weekly, or monthly whichever works best for you. A computerized system is used for keeping track of each student’s meal account (our food account program handles individual accounts not family accounts).

Lake of the Woods School has the capability for parents/guardians and students to look up their meal account balances on the school website.  Click the “Parents” drop down menu and then “Lunch Accounts”.  Remember to check lunch accounts regular in order to stay up-to-date on all account activity.

If making payment via check, please make it payable to Lake of the Woods School. A student’s account balance at the end of each school year will follow them into the next school year. When a student graduates the balance is refunded to the parent/guardian.

Lake of the Woods School has a policy for free and reduced price meals for families that are eligible. K-12 students that qualify for reduced meals are served breakfast and lunch at “no charge”.  A free and reduced application is sent to every family that has a child at the Lake of the Woods school in August.  Applications may also be picked up in the District Office or High School Office and are available on the school website.  ALL kindergarten students will receive free breakfasts. 

The District is moving forward with specific collection actions when school lunch accounts go delinquent.

Step 1: A letter is provided to the parents/guardians of the student whose account is in arrears. The letter provides information regarding the delinquent amount; where deposits can be made (on-line at PaySchool or in person); an application form for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program; and other information regarding accessing the student’s lunch account. The letter encourages parents/guardians to bring the account current in the next 15-20 days or make arrangements to do so within the 15-20 day window. The initial letter will be provided monthly for delinquent account holders.

Step 2: If there is no response to the initial letter regarding the delinquent account as noted above, a second letter is provided to parents/guardians of the student whose account continues to be in arrears. This letter provides the same information regarding the account as the initial letter. However, it also includes specific language regarding collection action that may be taken should they fail to respond by bringing the account current. The action proposed may include the filing of a claim in Conciliation Court. Parents/guardians will be billed for any costs incurred for the collection through the Conciliation Court process. Parents/Guardians will be advised that they have 30 days from the date of the letter to bring the account current or additional collection action will be taken.

Step 3: If there is no response to the second letter regarding the delinquent account as noted above in Step 2, a third letter will be provided to the parents/guardians of the student whose account continues to be in arrears. This letter will be sent registered, return receipt required. The letter will clearly identify the delinquent account balance and the collection costs to be added to the account balance. It will clearly state that unless the account balance is brought current within 10 days of the dated letter, the matter will be referred to Conciliation Court for action. It will include the advice that once filed with the Court, the District cannot accept payment that does not include all costs including the delinquent account balance and all court related costs.

In keeping with the intent of Lake of the Woods School Wellness Policy, elementary students will not be able to purchase items from the Bear’s Den. The Lake of the Woods School’s lunch program must offer 5 components to students in order to receive reimbursements from the state and federal government. Students can choose to take 3, 4, or 5 of the components that are offered.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Jill Olson in the District Office at 634-2735 ext. 1501 or email at jill_o@lakeofthewoodsschool.org.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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