Students may be eligible to receive a free or reduced price lunch based on federal guidelines. Families should receive an information letter about the program and how to apply at the beginning of each school year, or when their child enrolls.
Families may apply for meal benefits online at (www.myschoolapps.com). Families without access to a computer can request a paper application from their child's school. All students in the family should be listed on one application only. If students received meal benefits last year, a new application must be submitted this year. Completed paper applications should be mailed to:
Food Service Department
Newark City Schools
314 Granville St.
Newark, OH 43055
A notice will be sent home from school with your child(ren) if they are approved for meal benefits or do not qualify. The notice should list the name of each approved student in your household. If you do not receive a notice within 5 days of submitting your application, or if your receive a notice for one child in your household but not all, please contact the food service department.
Please remember, you may apply for meal benefits at any time during the school year. The Ohio Department of Education has announced that students who qualify for a reduced price lunch will be provided a lunch at no cost for the 2023-24 school year.