Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
Several important changes are happening this school year. Please read this letter carefully and contact the Food Service Office if you have any questions.
Universal free meals through the federal government have expired. However, for this school year only, the Food Service Department will provide universal free breakfast to ALL students and free lunch to any student who qualifies for free or reduced price meals!
All families are encouraged to apply for free & reduced price school meals. One meal application affects many areas, such as increased federal funding to support education, technology, and internet access. Families who qualify for free or reduced price meals also qualify for discounted school fees or fee waivers, scholarship opportunities and discounted fees for SAT, ACT, and AP Tests.
Applications can be completed online through Skyward Family Access after August 1st. A paper application can also be obtained from your school office, by contacting the Food Service Office, or by downloading an application from the district website; www.pointschools.net at Departments >Food Service >Free/Reduced Meal Applications. When completing an application, please complete all requested information on the application, sign it, and return it to your school office, or the Food Service Office, as soon as possible. Incomplete applications will be returned and, therefore, take longer to process. If you receive a “Notice of Direct Certification” for the current school year, please do not fill out an application unless you feel you may qualify for a better benefit.
Students will once again use their Personal Identification Number (PIN) during meal service to make service lines run quicker. PIN numbers can be found in Skyward Family Access under Food Service. Food Service Cashiers are always available and happy to assist our students!
New this year, the District has moved to student based accounts. This change will require families with multiple students to add funds to each student account. If paying by check please indicate with your payment the amount of funds you would like allocated to each student. If your family had existing funds in the account before July 22, 2022, those funds were split evenly between students in the family.
The Stevens Point Area Public School District participates in the Wisconsin School Day Milk Program. All students grades K-5 who are eligible to receive free or reduced price meals are also eligible to receive free milk during milk break. Any student who does not qualify to receive free milk may pay $30.00 per semester to participate. Milk fees are due by September 9th, 2022 for the first semester and January 20th, 2023 for the second semester.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Food Service Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 715-345-5435.
Food Service Manager
Stevens Point Area Public School District
Food Service Office
3400 Water Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481