Payment & Financial Aid

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Prices for the 2017-2018 School Year


Breakfast

 

Elementary (Full Paid) $1.60
Middle School (Full Paid)  $1.60
High School (Full Paid) $1.60
Adult $2.10


Lunch

 

Elementary (Full Paid) $2.65
Middle School (Full Paid)  $2.90
High School (Full Paid) $2.90
Adult $3.55
Reduced Price (K-3) No Charge
Reduced Price (4-12) $.40
 Milk $.60 (all levels)
      

Payment Method

All school cafeterias in the Olympia School District operate with a computerized meal purchase system. Your student has an individual account with Child Nutrition Services that is set up automatically once he/she is enrolled. This allows every student the opportunity to prepay for meals. Parents may deposit money for the day, week, and month or for as long as you wish. Elementary students whose balance becomes low will receive a low balance reminder note from school. With secondary students, a verbal reminder will be given by cashiers. Negative meal balances must be taken care of immediately. A phone message system is in place that will notify a household when a student has a negative balance.

Financial Assistance

Free & Reduced Price Price Meals

All families who wish to apply for free or reduced meals with the Olympia School District are encouraged to fill out an application at any time during the school year. A new application needs to be completed at the beginning of each school year. Applications are available at all schools and on the Child Nutrition Services website. Once an application is completed, it can be submitted to a school's lunchroom manager or mailed directly to the Child Nutrition Services Office for processing.

Click on the link(s) below for a copy of this school year's Free & Reduced (F&R) application.

 

2017-18 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

2017-18 Spanish Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Vietnamese Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Chinese Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

The USDA web site  has free and reduced priced meal applications in 33 different languages.


To apply online please use Olympia SD Skyward Family Access: Family Access Portal.

When completing an application remember that only one application is needed per household. Applications that are incomplete cannot be processed. The Child Nutrition Services office will notify every household that submits an application whether they are or are not eligible for financial assistance.

 

Submitting Applications After the School Year Begins

Applications are accepted anytime throughout the school year, and can be submitted to your student's lunchroom or mailed to Child Nutrition Services.

 


 

Who Should Apply?

You should complete the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application if:

 

  • Your household income is SAME or LESS than the amount on the Income Chart (see below).

  • You receive Basic Food

  • You take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

  • You receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  • You are applying for a Foster Child

 

Income Chart

 

Family Size

Yearly Gross Income

Monthly Gross Income

Twice Per Month Gross Income

Every Two Weeks Gross Income

Weekly Gross Income

1

$22,311

$1,860

$930

$859

$430

2

$30,044

$2,504

$1,252

$1,156

$578

3

$37,777

$3,149

$1,575

$1,453

$727

4

$45,510

$3,793

$1,897

$1,751

$876

5

$53,243

$4,437

$2,219

$2,048

$1,024

6

$60,976

$5,082

$2,541

$2,346

$1,173

7

$68,709

$5,726

$2,863

$2,643

$1,322

8

$76,442

$6,371

$3,186

$2,941

$1,471

Each additional household member add:

+ $7,733

+ $645

+ $323

+ $298

+ $149

 

 

Application Definitions

 

Household Size

All persons, including parents, children, grandparents, and all people related or unrelated who live in your home and share living expenses. If applying for a household with a foster child, you may include the foster child in the total household size.

Total Household Income

The income each household member received before taxes. This includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. If including a foster child as part of the household, you must also include the foster child's personal income. Do not report foster payment as income.


 

What must be on the application:

The information that is required to complete the application form varies depending on your household situation. Review the three household categories below to determine how your family must complete the application. Each of the categories includes a list of the specific information that must be provided for the application form to be valid and an example of how the form should be filled out for each household category.
 

Instructions for households not getting any assistance:

  • Student name(s)

  • Names of all household members

  • Income by source for all household members

  • Adult household member's signature

  • Last 4 digits of social security number of the adult household member who signs the application (or if the adult signing does not have a social security number, check the associated box).

  • Complete parts 1, 3, 4 and 5.  Parts 6 and 7 are optional.

 

Instructions for a family getting Basic Food, TANF, or FDPIR:

 

  • List all student names

  • Enter a case number

  • Adult household member's signature

  • Complete parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Parts 6 and 7 are optional

     

Instructions for households with only foster child(ren)

 

  • Student's name

  • Adult household member's signature

  • Complete parts 1 and 5.  Parts 6 and 7 are optional

  • You may also send the school a copy of the court documentation showing the foster child(ren) was placed with you instead of filling out an application form

     

Instructions for households with a foster child(ren) and other children

 

  • Apply as a household and include foster children

  • Follow the instructions for households not getting any assistance, and include the foster child's personal use income

 


 

Additional Information

 

Proof of Eligibility

The information you provide may be verified at any time. You may be asked to send information to prove your student is eligible to receive free and reduced priced meals.

Hearing on Decision

If you do not agree with the decision on your student's application or the process used to prove income eligibility, you may talk with Paul Flock, the fair hearing official. You have the right to a fair hearing which may be arranged by calling or writing Paul Flock, Child Nutrition Services, 1302 North St SE, Olympia, WA 98501, Telephone (360) 596-7007.

Reapplying for Benefits

You may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If you should have a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, or become unemployed, or receive basic food, FDPIR or TANF, you may be eligible for benefits and may fill out an application at that time.

 


 

Other Benefits

If your student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals, discounted or free school services may also be available. Ask your school for more information about benefits available at your school as benefits vary from school to school. Benefits may include:

  • Advanced Placement Tests

  • Running Start Books

  • Athletic Fees

  • Associated Student Body Fees

  • Event Fees

  • Pre-College Exams (PSAT/SAT/ACT)

  • College Application Fees

  • Field Trips

  • Medical, Dental and Vision