2021-2022 Parent Letter

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Student Nutrition Services Alamogordo Public Schools

Welcome back to a new school year. We are looking forward to serving our students healthy, fun nutritious meals that meet the USDA meal pattern standards.

USDA has issued a Nationwide waiver to allow all students to eat free for the 2021-22 school year regardless of school or income eligibility. 

The following schools are part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program and all students at these schools are free status regardless of the USDA waiver: Academy Del Sol, Buena Vista, Chaparral, Desert Star, La Luz, Mountain View, North, Sierra, Yucca and Sunset Hills. All students at the above schools will be considered free status and will not be required to fill out an income eligibility application to qualify for any state programs such as the P-EBT program.

You may apply on line on the APS website under Student Nutrition for free or reduced status. One application per household is required Please use students official name, not nickname when completing the application. Applications are accepted throughout the school year should there be a change of income, such reduction/increase in salary, furlough, unemployment, etc., or house hold size, you must submit a new application at any time.

It may take up to ten (10) calendar days to process (the 10 days does not begin until application is received at the Student Nutrition Administrative office). A result letter will be mailed to the address on file, showing the results of the application. During the processing period, please plan accordingly by putting money on your child’s Titan account or sending a lunch with your child. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ANY CAFETERIA.

In accordance with federal regulations, Free and Reduced School Meal Applications may be verified at any time during the course of the school year. Selection is random and notices will be sent out by regular mail anytime verification is required. In addition, should you disagree with the results of your free/reduced application you have the right to appeal the decision. You may request a fair hearing in writing to Student Nutrition Services, P.O. Box, 650, Alamogordo, NM 88310 or by calling (575)-812-6085.

If you should have any questions, please call the Student Nutrition Department at 812-6085.

Meal prices are as follows:

Elementary Lunch $2.45                                  Secondary Lunch $2.70
Adult Lunch $4.00

Secondary Breakfast $1.60                             Reduced Lunch $.40

Reduced Breakfast $.30                                  Adult Breakfast $2.50