What do parents need to do to use SNAP?
What do children need to do to use SNAP?
All students will be issued SNAP cards. Elementary students will be given their cards daily, in the cafeteria. Middle and high school students will use their student identification card as a SNAP card.
How do I know when my child’s SNAP account is low?
Payment forms are sent home with students. Negative balance letters are mailed monthly. Balance inquiries can be obtained by calling the program manager between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. (Phone numbers are printed on school menus.) Students can also request a balance inquiry from the cashier after meal service.
Does my child have to eat every day in order to use SNAP?
No, prepaid meals and snacks can be redeemed anytime during the school year.
What happens with the SNAP account balance at the end of the school year?
Balances will be carried over to the next school year. Refunds will be issued for balances greater than $10.00. Refunds must be requested prior to May of the current school year. Refunds are issued about one month from date of request.
What happens if someone other than my child uses her/his SNAP card?
If a card is used more than once during a meal period, or used by someone other than the owner, the computer will alert the cashier and the student will be disciplined.
What happens if my child loses her/his SNAP card?
Lost cards should be reported to the teaching assistant on cafeteria duty. Students will receive a temporary card until a replacement card is made. Middle and high school students need to obtain a temporary card in the school office.
What happens if my child does not have a SNAP card?
Elementary and middle school students obtain a temporary card from a teaching assistant at meal time. High school students obtain a temporary card from the house office.
What if there is no money in my child’s SNAP account?
Elementary and middle school student’s accounts will be charged for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with milk lunch. Payment for charged meals must be made within three school days. Students will not receive breakfast or snack foods.
Can I transfer money from one SNAP account to another?
Yes, parents can request, in writing, to have money transferred to a different child’s account or between the meal and option accounts.
Can SNAP money be used to purchase bag lunches for field trips?
Yes, contact the manager for a field trip bag lunch form and return it to the manager 24 hours in advance of the trip.
What if I have additional questions?
You can call 422-2054.