Free meals for all ended, but some free/discounted meals still available
The federal government has ended its free meals program, which was launched during the pandemic to ensure all kids had access to healthy food. Starting on the first day of school, many families will need to pay for their students’ breakfasts and lunches.
Some students will still qualify for free meals, but you must take action
If you are concerned that you may not be able to afford school meal prices, we urge you to fill out an Educational Benefits Form as soon as possible. Also known as Free & Reduced Application, it can provide your family with free or reduced price meals and many other things, including reduced fees for sports/activities, instruments, field trips and more. The process is simple: Fill out the online application or download a printable version. Need assistance? Please contact Jamie 651-351-8326.
Meal prices are increasing
Meal prices will increase by 20 cents for the 2022-2023 school year. Updated meal prices are available online. Keep in mind that you can use Schoolcafe to add funds when your child needs them and even set up automatic deposits.
Free breakfast for kindergarteners
Free breakfast will be provided to kindergarteners during the 2022-2023 school year due to federal funding. Kindergarten students will be charged for seconds and ala carte items.
In Other News
The district is partnering with Community Thread and the United Way of Washington County-East to provide school supplies to students in need.
Find the list of school supplies that your Elementary and Middle School student needs for the new school year.
The MyStop app - used to track your school bus -will not be working as we begin the school year. But an improved bus tracker is coming soon!
As students return to school, school safety is a top concern.
Students can opt in to receive the “Pony Deets!” - a free text messaging service. They'll get text messages when school is delayed or closed or if there is an emergency in their building.
Kyle Kane has been named as the new principal of Oak-Land Middle School.
Eight Stillwater Area High School students took part in the construction occupations program through 916 Career and Technical Center.
As the new school year begins this fall, transportation to and from school will be restored to our pre-pandemic levels.