Free & Reduced Price Information

  • Applications for the 2022-2023 school year (paper and online) will be available on the afternoon of Monday, August 22nd, 2022.

    • Only complete an application if you have a student attending one of these schools:
      • Aspire Performing Arts Academy
      • Chinook Middle School
      • Evergreen Forest Elementary
      • Horizons Elementary
      • Komachin Middle School
      • Lakes Elementary
      • Meadows Elementary
      • North Thurston High School
      • Olympic View Elementary
      • River Ridge High School
      • Salish Middle School
      • Seven Oaks Elementary
      • South Bay Elementary
      • Timberline High School
      • Woodland Elementary
    • Your school not on this list? Some schools qualified for USDA CEP funding
    • Families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch may also choose Fee Reduction. Please fill out the extra consent form under ONLINE forms (available in August) in Skyward to elect for fee reduction once your Free & Reduced application has been processed. See instructions on filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
    • Families who qualify for free & reduced-price lunch may also qualify for Emergency Broadband Benefits for internet access. Learn more about EBB here >>

    As participants in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), free and reduced-price meals are available to qualifying students.

Apply Online Through Family Access

  • Login to your Skyward Family Access account (Browser-only) and follow these steps:

    PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT use the Skyward smartphone app - online forms do not appear in the app. Use only a browser (mobile or desktop) to log into Skyward Family Access.

    1. Click Food Service on the left-hand side-menu
    2. Along the top of the page, click the drop-down box next to All Students and select a student from your household - you will only need to fill out one application for your household
    3. Click Applications at the top of this new page
    4. Click Add Application
    5. Follow the prompts to complete and submit an application
    6. IMPORTANT: When entering your electronic signature, be sure that it matches exactly the name you entered in Section 3. For example, if you enter your name with a middle initial, you must include that middle initial in your signature.

    You will receive an email once your application has been processed and your eligibility will be updated in Family Access.

    Screenshot of Skyward to submit a Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Download an Application

Waiving ASB Fees

  • If your family qualifies for Free & Reduced Lunch prices, you can consent to have that status shared with our ASB offices at high schools and have a significant amount of your students' fees waived. The consent process will happen in Skyward Family Access.

    Notes: Consent to share information is NOT retroactive. Fees are only waived after the form has been completed. Fees or fines assigned prior to submitting consent will remain on the student's ledger until paid. Skyward updates information every 24 hours.

    Online forms can only be completed in the browser Skyward Family Access, do not use the Skyward smartphone app.

    This process must be done for EACH student in the household for whom you wish to include. After you've submitted the first one, click HOME on the left side of the screen.

    Steps to filling out the form in Skyward Family Access:

    1. Log into Family Access with your login and password.
    2. On the left side of the screen, click the ONLINE FORMS link.
    3. The pop-up box will have the option for Info Release for Fee Reduction. Click VIEW.
    4. On the upper right of the screen, you'll see the blue links for the two parts of the form.
    5. Click #1. The Parental Release of Information form will open. Review all the information. If you agree, check the box at the bottom of the form and enter your electronic signature.
    6. Click #2. This is required to submit your consent release form to Skyward.
    7. Click Home on the upper right of the screen.
    8. At the top of the screen, you'll see your student's name. Click the drop-down and move onto the next student in your household. Continue until you've submitted the online form for each of them, if desired.