Coos Bay School District is excited to announce that breakfast and lunch will be no cost to all the students attending Blossom Gulch, Madison, Millicoma and Sunset Schools. Those schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, also known as CEP. It is a key provision of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and allows the nation’s highest poverty districts and schools to serve all students free meals without the burden of collecting household applications. This alternative saves districts and schools time and money by streamlining paperwork and administrative requirements.
In order for the district to remain eligible for this program and other state and federal programs, parents will be asked to fill out and return a simple income survey to the school office. Beyond this annual survey, no further action is needed.
For students attending Marshfield, your household will still need to fill out a confidential meal application to qualify for free or reduced lunch unless you receive a direct certification letter. Please call the Business Office if you have questions. 541-267-1305.
2019-20 Meal Prices
|Elementary School: No Charge||
Elementary School: No Charge
|Middle School: No Charge||Middle School: No Charge|
|High School: No Charge||High School: $3.00|
|Free/Reduced, All Grades: No Charge|
|Milk: $.60||Milk: $.60|
Pay for Meals and Manage Your Student’s Account On-Line
MyMealtime.com (Meal Payment) – Login – Pay for school meals; load your student’s account balance.
With the Meal-Time program parents can set up an account to pay for their children’s school meals with a credit or debit card. It’s quick and convenient way to pre-pay for your child’s school meals. It eliminates the need for children to carry money to school. All you will need is your child’s six (6)-digit school ID number found on most official school documents. You will also be able to view your student’s purchase history. MealTime charges a 4.9% processing fee for credit or debit transactions. There is no charge to view purchase history and account balances.
To set up your account :
Step 1: Create a MealTime Online parent account. Click on the “Create new account” link and enter a Username and Password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. They both must be at least 6 characters.
Step 2: Add your student. You will need your student’s 6 digit student ID number, which you can get from the student’s school secretary. You will be asked to pick the state, the school district, and the specific school which your student attends before adding the student. If you have more than one student, enter each one by school.
Step 3: Make a deposit. Click on the “Make a Deposit” link to make a deposit into a school account. After you enter your information and payment amount, you will see a page with your deposit amount; be sure to check the box at the bottom of the screen to finalize the deposit. You will get an email as confirmation of your deposit.
Online deposits are synchronized with your student’s accounts twice in each 24 hour period, after which you will see an updated balance in your student’s account. Currently those times are 3:00 PM and 4:00 AM.
Free & Reduced Meals
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals if:
- Your household receives Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or benefits from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), OR:
- Your household income is at or below the amount on the Income Chart.
How to Apply Online
(available after July 1)
Click here to go to the Oregon Department of Education website to apply online. Applications are also available by contacting the district’s Free and Reduced Lunch Program at 541-267-1305.
Note: If you received a Notice of Eligibility letter from Adult and Family Services, give a copy of that notice to the school. You do not need to complete a meal application. The information on your application is used only to determine whether or not your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Student’s name and eligibility status can be released to other Federal child nutrition or education programs and State health and education programs. Any other information on your application can only be released with your written approval. You will be notified by mail if your application is approved or denied.
How to Apply In Person, By Email, or By Mail for Free or Reduced Meals
Download and fill out application and return it to your school or send to:
Coos Bay School District
c/o Business Office
1255 Hemlock Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Free and Reduced Lunch Program Coordinator
541-267-1305 or email@example.com
If you are not eligible now but have a change later — such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or begin to receive Food Stamps, TANF or FDPIR benefits — complete an application at that time.
Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from disciminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Food & Nutrition Useful Links
Meal Assistance — USDA Food & Nutrition Services child nutrition programs
Mindful by Sodexo — Healthy recipes and other helpful information from Sodexo
Sodexo Nutrition Solutions— Sodexo’s website Coos Bay School District containing a lot of resources with meal-related information