Healthy School Meals for All
Starting this 2023-2024 school year, Big Sandy School is excited to announce the participation in the Healthy School Meals for All program for Lunch.
All students enrolled at Big Sandy School may participate in the Lunch program at no cost!
Studies have shown that students who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing Lunch to all no students at no cost, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students.
As in previous years, it’s important for households to still provide their household income information when requested via an application.
While meals will be provided at no cost to all students in participating schools, it’s important for Big Sandy School to continue gathering this information in order to receive full access to state and federal funding.
Additional funds will go directly to schools to help cover the cost of meals, support after-school activities and other nutritional programs for students. Plus, households who qualify may receive discounted school fees, class materials, bus passes, utilities support and more.
The following policy contains more information on eligibility determination for free and reduced-price meals. Please note that, while the following pages may reference eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals, Lunch will be provided free to all students in the 2023/2024 school year regardless of your household income.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us at 719-541-2291.
Adult Meal & a La Carte Pricing information
Teachers, visiting adults and guests to the school for special events may purchase a lunch for $4.05
For students who pack a lunch, their choice of milk can be purchased for .30 cents.
Students who wish to have an extra milk with their free lunch, may purchase additional milks for .30 cents each.
Federal Eligibility Income Chart for School Year 2023-24
Big Sandy School District announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced-price meals [or free milk] served under the National School Lunch (NSLP. Local school officials will use the following household size and income criteria for determining eligibility.
Complete one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.
Application packets are available at the school or by downloading the packet from our website.
Return the completed application to:Big Sandy School PO Box 68 Simla, Colorado 80835 **Please Note that for up to 30 operating days into the new school year, eligibility from the last year will continue. When this carry-over period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, the children must pay full price for school meals and the school will not send a reminder notice or a notice of expired eligibility.