Family Income Survey
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FAMILY INCOME SURVEY
As you know, 24 of our schools with high numbers of low-income children offer all meals at no charge thanks to the USDA's Community Eligibility Provision. Those schools are:
Bethel Acceleration Academy
Bethel High School
Bethel Hope Early Learning Center
Bethel Middle School
Camas Prairie Elementary School
Cedarcrest Middle School
Centennial Elementary School
Challenger High School
Clover Creek Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
Frederickson Elementary School
Kapowsin Elementary School
Katherine G. Johnson Elementary School
Liberty Middle School
Naches Trail Elementary School and Preschool
North Star Elementary School
Pioneer Valley Elementary School and Preschool
Rocky Ridge Elementary and Preschool
Roy Elementary School
Shining Mountain Elementary School
Spanaway Elementary and Preschool
Spanaway Middle School
Spanaway Lake High School
Thompson Elementary and Preschool
Our Child Nutrition team worked hard with the state to qualify as many of our schools as possible for free meal service.
If your student attends one of these schools, we need you to fill out the Family Income Survey if you haven't already. This will help ensure that your child’s school continues to get the full amount of federal and state funding available to them, and makes sure your child is receiving all the services they are eligible as the school must have a way to identify children from households that are at or below the federal poverty level.
If your student does not attend one of these schools, you may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. The free or reduced-price meals application only takes a few minutes and can be completed using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
The Family Income Survey only needs to be completed for your students attending one of the schools above. If you have another student at a school that is not on the list, you should count them in the "household" number on the survey.
For questions or assistance, please contact Child Nutrition Services during regular business hours 7:00-3:30 p.m. at 253-800-3912.
Free & Reduced
FREE AND REDUCED APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Qualification is based on household income and an application must be submitted and on file for the current school year.
The online application only takes a few minutes and can be completed using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. For questions or assistance, contact Child Nutrition Services during regular business hours 7:00-3:30 p.m. at 253-800-3912. Families are notified by mail when their application has been processed. Applications for school meal benefits will be processed within 10 business days.
https://emealapps.bethelsd.org/ (CLICK HERE TO APPLY)
Paper Copies can be requested from the Child Nutrition and Bethel School offices.
The online application is also available in Spanish. For additional languages, please visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/translated-applications
IT’S MORE THAN A MEAL APPLICATION
WHY DO WE NEED TO COMPLETE A FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL APPLICATION IF ALL MEALS ARE FREE THIS SCHOOL YEAR?
Completing the household application for Free and Reduced Price Meals not only qualifies students for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch but also allows your student to gain access (with parent/guardian permission) to:
- Fee Waivers or discounts offered by the district
- Community resources such as Weekend Backpack Meals
- Potential expansion of federal P-EBT benefits
- Uninterrupted school meal benefits for the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year.
Consent to Share Free and Reduced Eligibility with Bethel’s Financial Assistance Program is optional and does not affect your children’s eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals.
To qualify automatically, you may consent to have the district disclose your child (ren)’s free or reduced eligibility internally to this local program. Only designated administrators and bookkeepers will be informed of the student’s eligibility status for the sole purpose of providing additional financial assistance and support.
Complete Part 7, “Sharing Information”, in the meal application to take advantage of the above-mentioned program.
*Bethel’s Financial Assistance Program provides fee discounts and/or waivers for certain school activities and eligibility for additional programs and services as determined by the district. Examples of financial assistance provided may include but are not limited to reductions and waivers for academic testing, band/orchestra, sporting events/athletic participation, field trips, ASB card, club, program, and activity fees; summer school/credit retrieval, and other course fees, iPad loss/damage insurance, Running Start textbook discounts and eligibility for certain scholarships, National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), Invest Ed, Community Connections Outreach and Weekend Meals Backpack Program.NOTE: Due to internet connectivity issues on some mobile and wireless devices, your Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application may not send to Child Nutrition Services. You will receive a "Batch Number" (confirmation number) when we successfully receive your completed application. If you do not receive a confirmation number, please submit your application on a computer or at the Child Nutrition Office, 5625 192nd St E, Puyallup, WA 98375.
SOLICITUD DE ESPAÑOL EN LÍNEA AHORA DISPONIBLE. Seleccione "español" del menú desplegable en la página de inicio de la aplicación.
2022-23 Lunch Prices
Middle School: $3.50
High School: $4.00
2022-23 Breakfast Prices
Middle School: $2.15
High School: $2.30
Welcome to the Child Nutrition site. Our department is responsible for making sure schools serve nutritious meals to students. Research clearly indicates that when students eat well, they learn better.
We want to do all we can to promote healthy eating for all our students.
Our department includes cook managers, serving cooks, child nutrition helpers and administrative staff. We follow state and federal guidelines in developing menus for our schools, which ensure that the meals we offer provide good nutrition to students.
Guidelines and other nutrition information are covered in the additional links on our site. Please feel free to contact us 253.800.3912 with any questions or comments.
Bethel Child Nutrition Office
5625 192nd Street East
Puyallup, WA 98375
Child Nutrition Director
Child Nutrition Clerk
It is our desire to provide students with the safest possible food environment. Together with teachers, nurses and our Child Nutrition staff, we can create a plan to help meet your students’ special dietary needs.
Contact our office at 253.800.3912 for more information.
Nationally, there has been much attention focused on the health of our children. As the number of overweight and poorly nourished children begins to climb, school districts throughout the county have developed “wellness policies” to address the health of their students. Research demonstrates that the healthier our students are, the more prepared they are to learn.
Bethel School District, with input from parents, students, staff and community members, has established guidelines for physical activity, nutrition and health education, which will affect all of our students and schools. These guidelines set standards for the kinds of foods offered in school, minimum requirements for student physical activity offered during the school day, as well as guidelines for nutrition and health education.
Nutrition standards for “All Food Sold in Schools”
All foods and beverages sold during the school day must meet federal nutrition criteria. “Smart Snacks in School” regulations went into effect July 1, 2014. Child Nutrition Services is here to help! If you have any questions regarding Smart Snacks, please call the CNO Field Supervisor, Joel Latiolais, at 253.800.3918.
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