IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING
SCHOOL MEALS FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch, at no charge. These waivers will expire on June 30, 2022. This means that starting next school year, 2022-2023, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre- pandemic operations. Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members. In the past years, the first 30 days of the school year carryover status from the previous school year. Since there were very few meal applications submitted over the past couple of years, there are a few things that parents/guardians can do to ensure their students are ready to start the 2022-23 school year and eliminate the possibility of charges.
Complete a 2021-22 meal application NOW! This will give the student(s) a 30-day carryover status to start the 2022-23 school year and give families time to complete the new 2022-23 meal application at the start of the school year.
Be on the watch for the new 2022-23 meal application to complete as soon as it is made available by USDA before the start of the school year. Doing this will cover the student for the entire 2022-23 school year and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year. Information will be shared on our Facebook page and our website.
Fairfield Schools is committed to assisting families and making the transition back to normal operations as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
2021-2022 School Year
Fairfield Local Schools will participate in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during the 2021-2022 school year. Under this option, all children who attend Fairfield local Schools will receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge.
Even though every student receives free meals this year, each family should still submit a Free/Reduced Meal application. Based on household size and income, you may qualify to have your child's academic fees waived. Follow this link to submit your application: www.myschoolapps.com or download the app to your phone. If you prefer, click here to print the application to submit to the school.
Paying For Your Student(s) Meals
Students will still want money on their account to pay for extra items and ala carte items. Visit myschoolbucks.com or download the app to your phone. If you prefer to send in money we ask that you put the students first, last name and grade or teachers name in a sealed envelope. My School Bucks will be a free service again this school year.
Fairfield Local Schools Food Services Department follows the meal standards established by the USDA's "All Food Sold in Schools" and our Board Policy EFF - Food Sale Standards. This includes the requirements set forth by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 20210 and the "Smart Snacks in School" program.
PUBLIC NOTICE - JULY 19, 2021 (Free/Reduced Meal Policy)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.