- Penn Elementary School
Update on Free Meal Program
We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year. Unfortunately, the government-funded free meal program for all students that was established during the COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year. This means that there will now be a cost associated with school meals for all families who do not meet the Free & Reduced Meal requirements when school begins next fall.
We understand this change may cause concern; however, there are important steps you can take today to make sure your student receives the meals they need next year.
- Complete an application for Free & Reduced Meals. If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them next year, but you must take action to make it happen. The 2022-2023 online application will be available on our District’s website after July 1, 2022, at https://www.myschoolapps.com/
Home/PickDistrict. Even if you completed the 2021-2022 application, you will still need to complete the 2022-2023 application as well. If you need assistance completing this form, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at (319) 688-1021.
- Families that do not qualify for free or reduced meals can begin depositing money into their student’s meal account by logging into MySchoolBucks.com to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year can be found at www.iowacityschools.org/
MealPrices. If you have questions about adding money to your student’s account or if you need assistance accessing MySchoolBucks, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at (319) 688-1021.
Our District will make summer meals available for all children without charge. Meals will be provided, on a first-come, first-serve basis, at the site and times as follows:
WHAT: Morning Snack
WHERE: Wetherby Park
WHEN: June 13th - July 1st AND July 11th - August 5th
TIME: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monday through Friday
Thank you for your attention to this upcoming change. We remain dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to school meals and we will provide the necessary assistance to make that possible. Please have a safe and enjoyable summer!