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Free Meals for ALL Students Ends at the Completion of SY 2023/2024

Important Changes to Know

Attention Parents and Guardians: As students approach the end of the 2023-24 academic year, we are encouraging families to complete the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application to ensure eligible students continue to receive free or reduced cost meals.

End of Free Meals Program: The Nevada State-funded free school meals program, which includes breakfast and lunch for all students, will conclude at the end of the current school year (2023/2024).
Action Needed for Free and Reduced Price Meals: If you have not yet applied for the Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2023/2024 school year, please do so immediately. Approval now ensures eligibility, including a 30-day grace period, for the start of the 2024/2025 school year (August 19, 2024).
Annual Application Reminder: Remember, you must reapply each school year to continue receiving benefits. We can now accept online meal applications starting July 1st, 2024, for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program for the 2024/2025 school year.
For Those Not Applying or Not Approved: If you decide not to apply, or if your application for the 2024/2025 school year is not approved, student meal status will revert to full-pay from the first day of the 2024/2025 school year. Please ensure funds are available in the Infinite Campus Food Service accounts by August 19, 2024, to purchase meals.

How to Apply for the 2023/24 current school year:

Online: For the quickest response, you can apply through Infinite Campus.
Paper Application: Available at your school's office or for print on the DCSD website (DCSD.net) under the Departments tab - Nutrition Services. Please return completed applications to your student's school. You can also download the application packets directly using the links below:

How to Apply (2024/25 upcoming school year):

Online: For the quickest response, you can apply through Infinite Campus. We can now accept online meal applications starting July 1st, 2024, for the 24/25 school year. This option is available throughout the summer, allowing you to apply for the 2024/2025 school year from the comfort of your home.

Paper Application: Starting July 1st, 2024, applications can be printed from the DCSD website (dcsd.net) under the Departments tab - Nutrition Services. During the summer break, completed paper applications for the 24/25 school year can be mailed directly to the School Nutrition Program (SNP) office at 1126 Airport Rd. Bldg B-1, Minden, 89423. Starting August 1st, paper applications will also be available at your child’s school office.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the School Nutrition Office at 775-782-7613. Our team is here to help and ensure your child has access to nutritious meals.

 

 

 

 

Smart Snacks in School

Healthy Smart Snack Calculator: Is your snack a Smart Snack? 

Use the Smart Snacks Product Calculator, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, to take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines! Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your snack, side or entree item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

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Department Information

Jordanna Foster
Director of School Nutrition Program and District Warehouse
jfoster@dcsd.k12.nv.us

Melissa McKinney
School Nutrition Program Coordinator
mmckinne@dcsd.k12.nv.us

Office: 775-782-7613 x 1230
Fax: 775-782-7633
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Meal Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch

Even though meals are free to all this school year, filling out the meal application and being approved for FRL qualifies your student(s) for other benefits, i.e. free testing, waives fees for certain programs, assists in enrollment fees, qualifies for additional school, college and community benefits.

If you are interested in applying for free and reduced priced meals for your children, please read the instructions and FAQ documents below. Applications will be accepted starting August 1st, 2023 for SY 23/24 

Free Meals FAQ

The USDA and the State have extended waivers allowing DCSD to feed all students one free breakfast and one free lunch daily, through the end of the 23-24 school year. This means that during school days all DCSD students, regardless of income, can receive a free breakfast and free lunch daily at their school

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Request a Refund

Request a Refund form

PARENTS/GUARDIANS -If you have a student graduating or possibly not returning to a Douglas County School next year, you can request a refund if you have a positive balance remaining on your school meal account!

There are a few different ways to handle this remaining balance:

  1. Transfer Funds: Call or email the SNP office to request a transfer. Provide the name of sibling(s) or other student(s) you wish to transfer to.
  2. Request a Refund: Fill out the Refund Request Form, provide the Parent/Guardian name and mailing address you wish to have a refund issued to; email the request to the SNP office.
  3. Donate Funds: Angel Accounts are setup at each of our sites and will be utilized for students in need if you choose to donate to this account, simply email the SNP office .

Mailing Address:

SNP Office
1126 Airport Rd. Bldg. B#1
Minden, NV 89423

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