With all students receiving free meals, families may feel it is not important to return a Free and Reduced Application or a Household Information Report These forms are used for more than just Food Service!
Students and schools both benefit from Free and Reduced Applications and Household Information Reports on file. Students that are approved for free or reduced priced meals may be eligible to receive help with home internet, college applications fees and financial aid, etc. Students also benefit when the schools benefit!
Schools DEPEND on Free and Reduced Applications and Household Information Reports to determine the amount of funding they receive from a variety of State and Federal supplement programs like Title I, At-Risk, Title II, E-Rate, etc. These programs have the potential to offer support and services for our students including but not limited to:
* Technology (Chromebooks, internet services, etc.)
* Instructional support (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
* Non-instructional Services (counseling, social work, health service, etc.)
* Professional Learning for staff
* Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities - such as field trips
Even if your child/children do not intend on eating meals from our food service department, it is still critical that families return the Free and Reduced Applications and/or Household Information Reports . By doing so, you are helping your family and helping all RCAPS families.
Free and Reduced Applications and Household Information Reports are confidential. You may fill out a free and reduced application online by going to www.lunchapp.com or you may pick an application up at your child’s school. Household Information Reports can be picked up GT Norman or sent home with your child. If you would like either form mailed to you or have any questions about , please call 231-832-2840 or email Tricia Connell at tconnell@reedcityschools,org.