Turn in Applications to:

 

Online applications are available at this link:

http://newcastle.schoollunchapp.com/

If you have questions about the online application please call 405-387-6265 mwilson@newcastle.k12.ok.us.

One application per household please.

Our online application provides privacy and a quick response time. For paper applications please mail to:

Newcastle Public Schools

101 North Main

Newcastle, Oklahoma 73065 attention Malinda

Meal Applications

It's Not Just About The Cafeteria!


Did you know that the federal Free & Reduced School Meal Application is not only about eating in the cafeteria? In addition to providing an opportunity for some of our students to eat a nutritious meal for no-cost or at a significantly-reduced cost, it also generates additional money for our school. For example, the amount of money we receive from the federal government in our Title programs is based directly on the percentage of students enrolled in the Free & Reduced program, regardless of whether they ever eat a meal in the cafeteria. Our reimbursement from the federal government for our cost of providing Internet and Phone service is also directly tied to that same percentage. Our ability to apply for both State and Federal grants is tied directly to the Free & Reduced program enrollment.

How do you apply? Starting August 1, 2020 online applications will be available to complete and submit directly to the school. You will not need to submit a paper application once you have completed and submitted the online application. You will receive a notice by email of your approval or denial. We are pleased to update the meals approval process. In the Meal Applications box on the left are two documents. One is the set of instructions, which includes the amounts that we use internally to determine program eligibility. 

The forms are confidential. When you submit your application to the Program Secretary she is the only person or our auditors who will see the form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Secretary - her information is listed below.

Program Secretary:

Malinda Wilson

mwilson@newcastle.k12.ok.us

(405) 387-6350

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form online. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed, yet please notify Malinda Wilson at mwilson@newcastle.k12.ok.us or call 405-387-6350, with the students name and grade. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.