Free / Reduced Meal Application

"pandemic EBT" for groceries 

Families whose children receive free/reduced-price school meals will get extra benefits due to COVID-19. If your family receives DSHS Basic Food and free or reduced-price school meals, you don’t need to apply. If you have not qualified for free/reduced-price meals, you must apply by September 16.

Learn more about the P-EBT program at k12.wa.us/pebt



Free and reduced price meal program

The North Kitsap School District participates in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program.
You may apply for Free / Reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. 
Applications are provided by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

Please only apply once per household. 

 Step 1.:  Do you qualify?

Find out if you may qualify and get answers to frequently asked questions by opening and reading the below "Letter to Household".
 

2020-2021  Letter to Household
2020-2021  Letter to Household - Spanish

 

Step 2:  Gather Required Information

When filling out the application you will need the following information:

             •    Name, birth date, grade and school of each school age child
             •    Names and incomes of all household members
             •    Signature and date (electronic signature for the online applications)
             •    Last four digits of the signers social security number
             •    Address, phone number and email address-if you have one
             •    Case Number for Basic Food, TANF or FDPIR



Step 3:  Apply

Applications are available below to print off or you may pick one up at the Food Service Office or in your school office. 
You may also choose to apply online by  going to Skyward Family Access.  Enter your username and password and then click the link to "Food Service" on the left side of the screen. 

2020-2021 Free/Reduced-price Meal Application
2020-2021 Free/Reduced-price Meal Application - Spanish


 Translated Applications:  

If you need a Free/Reduced Meal Application in a different language please click the below link that will take you to the USDA's website and then click and print the appropriate Application.

Only apply once per your household. 
 
Please have your student drop it off in your school kitchen with the Food Service staff. We have 10 business days to process the application (it usually takes 24-48 hours).
If you qualify for free or reduced-price meals you will be notified by either letter or email of the application results. If you believe you have applied or should be automatically approved and have not heard from us please call our office at (360) 396-3279 as soon as possible.  You can also check Skyward Family Access.  If you have been approved,  you can view/print your approval letter from there.
If your application was denied you will be sent a letter letting you know the reasons why and your options for re-applying.



Step 4:   Re-apply Each School Year

A new application must be submitted each year (It cannot be submitted on last years form).

Your child’s status from the prior year will roll over to the next school year for the first 30 school days or until a new application is received and eligibility has been updated.

If we have not approved a new application by this time, your student will pay the full cost for their meals until a new application is approved.  All charges accrued between when the old one expires and the new one is approved are the parent and/or guardians responsibility to pay back

You are responsible for all charges until your application is approved.

 **If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 396-3279.

Once you have been approved, in order to receive the free/reduced rate, your student must choose a complete meal. That means 3 out of the 4 four food items, in the appropriate amounts at breakfast and 3 out of the 5 food components in the appropriate amounts at lunch. Students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit and/or vegetables.  Anything else will be considered ala carte and your student will be charged accordingly.



Consent to Share Eligibility:

Your child(ren) may qualify for other school benefits or other state or federally funded school benefits.  Providing a copy of your "Notice of Eligibility" to the school office will verify eligibility for certain programs that your child(ren) may qualify for. 
The "Notice of Eligibility" is your approval letter that was either mailed or e-mailed to you.  It is also available for you to print off from Skyward Family Access.


This includes fee waivers for sports and other programs that may be offered by a school. 

You also have the option to fill out this form instead. 
  Consent To Share Eligibility in English or this one in Spanish
Consent To Share Eligibility-Spanish