Free & Reduced Price Meal Application

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If you are unable to view or use the online application for any reason, or decide you would prefer to fill out a paper application, you may print one from the link below, or contact the Nutrition Services Office to obtain one at (661) 827-3190, or toll free (888) 688-5740.

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For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application, please apply online above.

Or you may return your completed paper application to your school cafeteria, or to the Nutrition Services Office at 3701 E. Belle Terrace, Suite B, Bakersfield, CA, 93307. 

One application per household please.


Meal Applications

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL ELIGIBILITY

TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS:

The Kern High School District's meal service program is operating under USDA's nationwide waivers for the 2020-2021 school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In light of this, households from ALL site locations should be completing an Alternative Income Form as necessary for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, rather than a Free and Reduced-price Meal Application. 

Please click on the Rocketscan link below, or click on your student's site location to be taken to the correct webpage to submit an online Alternative Income Form:

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Site Locations:

ArvinBakersfieldCentennial  -  EastFoothillFrontier  -  Golden Valley - Highland - Independence -  Kern Valley Liberty  -  Mira Monte  - North - Ridgeview  - Shafter (includes Central Valley) - South - Stockdale  -  West - Nueva - Tierra Del Sol - Vista - Vista West - ABLE (Adult Based Living Experience) - Workforce

 

 

 

The below information may be disregarded for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  Please refer to the information at the top of this page.

2020-2021 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications and Alternative Income Forms

Please READ INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING A MEAL APPLICATION OR ALTERNATIVE INCOME FORM
    

 

MEAL APPLICATIONS (Non-CEP or Non-Provision 2 Sites)

Kern High School District provides meals under the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs, Child and Adult Care Food and Summer Food Service programs. Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If you would like to apply for the program and your student attends a non-CEP site, please click the link in the upper left hand side to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application online. A Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application form and packet may also be accessed and printed via the link to the left, for completion. Application packets are also available at your student's school office, cafeteria, or the central Nutrition Services Department office located at 3701 E. Belle Terrace, Suite B, Bakersfield, CA 93307. A paper application must be completed and submitted on an original form in order to be processed; faxes and copies are not accepted. You need only complete one application per family for your KHSD student(s). The information you provide will be used to determine your student's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. You will be notified by mail or email of your student's eligibility status.  You must reapply for meal benefits every year.

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 GROSS 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.

     Non-CEP Sites - National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs:

         Centennial  -  Frontier  -  Liberty  -  Stockdale

 

ALTERNATIVE INCOME FORMS (CEP and Provision 2 Sites)

CEP PROGRAM:

The Kern High School District continues to exercise an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-2021 school year and continuing through the 2023-2024 school year.  Schools that participate in the CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that CEP school.

For the 2020-2021 School Year, the Alternative Income Form should be completed only for NEWLY ENROLLED students who attend a CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) site. Parents/Guardians of students who attend these sites will NOT need to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application in order to determine meal eligibility, but instead should complete the Alternative Income Form. Completion of this form will assist in receiving other valuable Federal and State funding for your student's school!  The information collected in this form is 100% confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.

If your student is a continuing student in the district (enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year), you do not need to complete an Alternative Income Form this year.

If your student is new to the Kern High School District (such as an incoming freshman) and is attending one of the below CEP sites for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete and submit an Alternative Income Form online by clicking on your student's school site or the Rocketscan icon/link below. If you prefer to complete and submit a paper form, you can pick up a copy at your student's school site or the Nutrition Services office.

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2020-2021 CEP Sites

Arvin - Bakersfield - East - Foothill - Golden Valley - Highland - Kern Valley - Mira Monte - North - Ridgeview - Shafter (includes Central Valley) - South - West - Nueva - Tierra Del Sol - Vista - Vista West - ABLE (Adult Based Living Experience)


PROVISION 2 PROGRAM:

The Kern High School District has implemented an alternative program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called Provision 2, at Independence High School.  Schools participating in Provision 2 are able to provide a healthy breakfast and lunch each day at no charge for all students enrolled during the school year.

A Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application is not required this year, however, it is still important for parents/guardians of ALL students (Grades 9th-12th) attending the Provision 2 school sites listed below, to complete an Alternative Income Form for the 2020-2021 school year and annually thereafter.  Supplemental Federal and State funding are dependent upon receipt of the information on this application. The information collected on these forms is 100% confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.

If your student is or will be attending Independence High for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete and submit an Alternative Income Form online by clicking on the school name or the Rocketscan icon/link below. If you prefer to complete and submit a paper form, you can pick up a copy at your student's school site or the Nutrition Services office.

       Independence

 

WORKFORCE -

If your student is enrolled in Workforce, you should complete an Alternative Income Form annually. Click on the Workforce site name above or the Rocketscan icon/link below to complete and submit your form online. If you prefer to complete and submit a paper form, you can pick up a copy at your student's school site or the Nutrition Services office.

Alternative Income Form for CEP or PROVISION 2 SITES ONLY and Workforce, click on the Rocket Scan link below:    

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Which application should a parent complete?

  • CEP sites (newly enrolled students only), Provision 2 sites (9th - 12th grades), and all Workforce students will complete the Alternative Income Form
  • All other sites will complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application
  • If the parent/guardian has two or more students attending two different schools
    (one is CEP/Provision 2, and one is Non-CEP) then complete one of each application