Free and Reduced Lunch Information

  • Free Meals During the 2021-2022 School Year

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast (where available) and lunch to children each school day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Agriculture has extended its program providing free breakfast and lunch to children for the entire 2021-2022 school year regardless of free and reduced (F&R) price meal eligibility. The standard breakfast meal contains a whole grain breakfast entrée, fruit/fruit juice, and milk. The standard lunch meal contains an entrée, vegetable, fruit, and milk. 

    A la carte items, such as additional portions, snacks, and beverages remain available for purchase. To place funds on account for these extras visit www.payschoolscentral.com.

     

    The District will be utilizing the PaySchools online Free and Reduced Lunch Application platform called QuikApps, which is accessible through your PaySchools account. Online applications will no longer be completed in the Genesis parent portal.  

    If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, please be sure to complete the application online at PaySchools Central.  The application is used to determine pricing for free and reduced lunch and certain district fees, as well as for state funding. For example, certain district fees will be waived or discounted if you are eligible for free or reduced lunches. 

    One application should be completed per family, and it must be done each new school year. This application is only for the high school district - if you have younger children in a K-8 district, you must fill out a separate lunch application through that district.  

    We highly encourage the use of online applications as the determination is instant once all necessary information is completed.  The PaySchools Central app can also be used to complete these applications. 

    See the QuikApps User Guide for more information on how to apply. 

    Important to note when registering for PaySchools Central

    If you already have a PaySchools Central account for a student in another district (e.g., K-8), you must use an alternate email address to register as the system will not accept a duplicate address since we are a separate district. The following K-8 districts in our area currently use PaySchools are Colts Neck, Manalapan, and Marlboro. 

    Please view the PaySchools Central Parent User Guide for information on how to set up your account.   

    For any questions, please contact your student’s school.

    Paper applications are available below: 

    Free and Reduced Lunch Application (en español

     

    Parent User Guides in Spanish:

    QuikApps Guide Spanish Version 

    PaySchools Central Parent User Guide Spanish Version