Patagonia Union High School Free & Reduced Price School Meals
A new application must be filled out every school year. An application will be sent home with every student the first day of school. Only one application is needed per family, even if the students go to different schools.
Free - no cost at breakfast or lunch
Reduced - Breakfast $0.30, Lunch $0.40
Patagonia Public Schools participate in the Child Nutrition Program. The program is a federally subsidized program and your children may be eligible to receive free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch. If you wish to apply for the free or reduced-price meal program, please obtain an application from the school office or district office.
Application Review Timeframes
Applications take approximately 1-2 days to process.
The District's Food Services Department will send a letter to notify applicants of the approval or denial of their application.
Changes in Income
If your children receive free or reduced-price meals based on income information, you must inform the school cafeteria manager when your household size decreases or your income increases by more than $50 per month ($600 per year). If your child receives free meals based on information from Food Stamp, Cash Assistance or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, you must inform the school cafeteria manager if you no longer receive these benefits.
Your eligibility may be verified by school officials at any time during the school year. You may be asked to send information to prove that your child should receive free or reduced-price meals.
The application information will be used to allow your student to receive free or reduced-price meals. However, this information may also be used to determine eligibility for other benefits. If you want to waive your rights to confidentiality to be considered for other benefits, carefully read the "Limited Confidentiality Waiver" at the bottom of the application.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, and/or disability.
Students are not identified in any way if they are receiving free or reduced-price meals.
Free Meals for Patagonia Elementary School Students
We are committed to providing every student in our school community with all the tools they need to succeed, including nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy together. That is why we are excited to announce that this year, we are using a new school meal program option to offer school breakfast and lunch every day to all elementary school students at no charge. All children enrolled in Patagonia Elementary School can eat for free. However, for this school year only, free and reduced meal applications are required.
I am writing to share with you this exciting news and to ask that you help us ensure our meal program is a success by having your child participate in school breakfast and lunch every single school day. It is important that everyone participate in our universal meal program because…
PART OF WHAT MAKES A GREAT SCHOOL CULTURE IS EVERYONE SHARING THE SAME MEAL TOGETHER.
When all of our students are eating the same meals together, our cafeteria will become a place to learn more about new foods together, make healthy choices, and fuel up for learning and play.
PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH HELPS YOUR SCHOOL AND YOUR COMMUNITY.
The more students who participate in school lunch and breakfast, the more money our school receives in federal reimbursement for meals served. More money coming into our meal program allows us to purchase more fresh and nutritious foods, while securing the financial stability of our school meal program.
PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH HELPS YOUR FAMILY.
Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps provide nutritious food for your children at school so they can concentrate better and learn more and saves you valuable time and money at home.
I hope you will join me and the school community in supporting this exciting new program by participating in school breakfast and lunch this year. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions and to discuss any special dietary needs.
If you have other questions or need help, call 520.394-3000.
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/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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 Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;