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ALL KIDS EAT FREE!

Free Meal Service Extended through December 31st. 


Otsego Public Schools is excited to share that all school meals will now be free to all students through December 31, 2020! The Michigan Department of Education shared that the USDA extended the federal waiver allowing school districts to feed children ages 18 and under at no cost to families. Both breakfast and lunch will now be available for all students and younger siblings for all seven days of the week for FREE! 


HOW WILL THIS WORK? 

Families who wish to receive these meals must fill out a pre-order form, one per child. This is available for students in Blue/Gold groups, enrolled in the VAAC, Learn ‘n Grow students and also those who are not yet of school-age. Forms must be completed by the Friday of each week. Please fill out a form for each child. We will close the form from 4pm on Friday until 8am on Tuesday morning to allow our food service team to plan, prepare and order what is needed to complete the requests. Meals will be prepared for pick-up on Wednesdays starting the week of September 14th. We will have three distribution sites for you to choose from.

 

MEAL REQUEST FORM (Must be filled out EACH WEEK by 4pm Friday)

 

Hybrid and preschool students will receive five breakfasts and five lunches; those enrolled in VAAC, and non school-age children will receive seven of each to cover meals for the entire week.

 

COSTS/REFUNDS: 

Students eating meals at school will no longer be charged and credits will be given to all student accounts for any meals already purchased for this school year. However, any entree-only meals or a la carte items must be purchased at their regular prices. Only full meals are free due to dietary guidelines. In addition, only full meals purchased can be reimbursed due to dietary guidelines.


FREE/REDUCED MEALS

We do not anticipate meals to be free for the entire school year, so we need families to complete and submit a FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATION as soon as possible. All eligibility for Free or Reduced meals will take effect when this free service ends. In addition, our free & reduced applications impact other areas of funding for the district. We encourage ALL families to complete this. Please fill out the form if you have not done so already. You can apply at www.lunchapp.com

Julie Guthrie
Julie Guthrie, Food Service Coordinator
269-694-7447
School Year Meal Prices (starting January 1, 2021)
  • Breakfast: $1.40
  • Elementary Lunch: $2.35
  • MS/HS Lunch:  Tier 1: $2.55   Tier 2: $2.75   Tier 3: $2.95
  • Milk Only: $0.50

Online Meal Account

OPS uses the Send Money To School website as our online tool to add money to your child's lunch account. Parents can add money to their child's account by bringing in cash or a check to school or going online and adding them with a credit or debit card. To set up an account, you will need your child's school ID number which you can find in Infinite Campus. If you have trouble with this online link, contact Julie Guthrie, at 269-694-7447.
 

Free & Reduced Meals

To determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch, you can apply at lunchapp.com. Applications for the upcoming school year can also be entered online beginning July 1. If you would like a paper application, they are available at the Administration Office or any school office.
Breakfast Builds Brains!
Otsego Public Schools is proud to offer a variety of breakfast options to jump-start the day for our students! 
 
Did you know? 
  • Students who eat a well-balanced breakfast perform better in the classroom. 
  • Breakfast is available in all buildings, to all students.
    • Middle school and high school breakfast is served from 7:15-7:30am
    • Elementary breakfast is served from 8:15-8:30am
  • Each cafeteria has milk, assorted juices, fresh, canned and frozen fruits, a hot entrée and delicious whole grain cereals, muffins and cereal bars.
 
Costs (starting January 1, 2021): 
Full Pay Student Price: $1.40
Reduced Pay Student Price: $0.40
Breakfast is being served at NO COST until December 31, 2020.