2023-2024 Parent Letter

Student Nutrition Services Alamogordo Public Schools

Welcome back to the 2023-24 school year! APS Student Nutrition is excited to provide you with healthy, fun and nutritious meals that meet the USDA meal pattern standards.

The 2023-24 school year Categorically Eligible Provision (CEP) Schools are:  Alamogordo High School, Buena Vista Elementary, Desert Star Elementary, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, La Luz Elementary, North Elementary, Sierra Elementary, Sunset Hills Elementary, Yucca Elementary, Stepping Stones Pre- Kindergarten, Chaparral Middle School, & Mountain View Middle School. Regardless of income, these schools' students will receive free breakfast and free lunch. With the governor's signing of the State of New Mexico SB-4 Bill, all students at all schools will be eligible for a free breakfast and a free lunch. Non-CEP Schools are still required by NM State guidelines to complete an income eligibility application to possibly qualify the school for other State and/or Federal programs.

Applications need to be submitted online through the APS website under: Student Nutrition, Free & Reduced Meals Application or directly at this website: www.linqconnect.com. (Titan is now LINQ Connect) lf your child already had a Titan account, you will be redirected to the LINQ website, and the sign-in information will remain the same. The meal application may take up to ten (10) calendar days to process, and you will receive a result letter via email.

According to federal regulations, free and reduced school meal applications may be randomly verified at anytime during the school year. If selected for verification, you will receive a notice by regular mail. If you
disagree with the results of your free/reduced application, you have the right to appeal the decision. To
request a fair hearing, please submit a written request to Student Nutrition Services, P.O. Box 650,
Alamogordo, NM 88310 or call Sandra Davis at 575-812-6085.

To purchase a second meal, milk to go with a brought lunch, or items from the coffee shop or bookstore, you must set up a Linq Connect account and ensure there is money available for the purchase. No cash will be accepted in any cafeteria, but will be accepted at the AHS Bookstore, or District Office, Building B, Student Nutrition Department, 1211 Hawaii Ave.

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 575-812-6085.

Meal Prices are as follows:

  1. Elementary Lunch $2.85

  2. Secondary Lunch $3.00

  3. Adult Lunch $5.50

  4. Secondary Breakfast $1.85

  5. Adult Breakfast $3.50

  6. Reduced Lunch $.75

  7. Reduced Breakfast $.60

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