If you would like your family to be considered for meal benefits for the 2012-2013 school year, an application must be completed. Here are some important reminders:
* Families that did not receive benefits with our school district last year need to complete an application before the start of school (but after July 1st, 2012) and submit it to our office or your school buidling. Applications will be available at registration. Please allow 10 days for us to process your application. Your family is responsible for paying full price for meals until you have been notified by our office. Completing an application does not guarantee benefits for your family. If you have not received a letter indicating your level of benefits within 10 days of completing your application, please call our office at 719-276-5813 or 5814 to find out the status of your application.
*If your family received benefits in our school district last year, those benefits will carry over until October 1, 2012. However, if a younger sibling is going to be new to Canon City Schools this year, please call our office so we can add them to your carry over benefits. The benefits are not automatic for the new sibling, we must manually change the system to include them for the first 30 days and since we generally do not know when new siblings are entering the system we ask for your help to inform us so we can assure they are added to your current benefits. All carry over benefits will discontinue if a new application is not submitted by October 1st. Your benefits will discontinue on Monday, October 4th and full price must then be paid for all meals. Please include all your children and family members on one application.
*Each family only needs one application. All family members can be listed on the same application regardless of what school they are attending.
* If you have foster children in your home you no longer need to list them on a separate application. Please list them on the application with the other children in the household and then indicate that they are a foster child. They will automatically receive free meals once we process the application. We can not approve them until we have an application. The eligibility of the other children in the household will be based on income.
* Please assure all the information on the application is filled out completely. We can not process incomplete applications. if your application is incomplete, processing will be delayed and you will be required to pay for meals.
*You may return the application to your child's school/cafeteria or to our Nutritional Services Office at 1030 S. 4th Street. If you have any questions regarding this matter please feel free to give your child's cafeteria a call or contact our office at 276-5813 or 5814.
As a convenience to our families, we are now providing our Free and Reduced Meal Application on our website. Please review the letter to the parents and instructions for completing the application. After reviewing this information, print the application, complete all required information, sign and submit to any Canon City School. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact our office at 276-5814.