Starting August 24 – the first day of school – APS meals will only be distributed to APS students. All APS families must pre-order meals for each week through the MySchoolBucks online pre-order system. Those orders must be placed no later than one week before distribution. For example, for the five-day meal bag on Monday, September 7, your order must be placed no later than Monday, August 31. Once in the pre-order system, you can select whether you will pick up the meals at one of the 12 school distribution sites listed above or if your meals should be delivered via one of the middle school bus routes identified. Families paying for meals will need to submit payment through the MySchoolBucks online payment system. Schools will not be collecting money for school meals.
Students at 21 Federal Eligibility Application Schools must Apply for Free or Reduced Meals
Starting this school year, the district resumes the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and will only provide food for qualifying students. There are 54 APS schools that will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which provides all students in those schools with free breakfast and lunch. However, 21 APS schools will participate in the Federal Eligibility Application (FEA) program, which offers free and reduced meals to qualifying students.
All students at FEA schools must apply to qualify for free or reduced meals by completing the online FEA form. Free meals will continue for all students for the first 30 days of school. After the first 30 days of school, students at those 21 FEA schools will pay full price for meals until their FEA application is approved, and their eligibility status is sent to the school.