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Application to school meals and latest information about meal services

Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year.  Please follow the links in this flier to apply to the school meals benefits. 

Meal Benefit Program

Free and Reduced Lunch Application – Meal Benefit Program

We encourage you to fill out this form if you think you might qualify. Although PUSD meals are free this year for all students, there are other benefits that could help your family such as discounts on public transportation, and reduced fees for internet. In addition, the CDE recently announced that another round of Pandemic-EBT benefits will be distributed starting in November, to assist eligible families in purchasing groceries. Students will receive P-EBT benefits if they meet criteria related to free and reduced-price meal eligibility. Pomerado also benefits from qualified families completing this form. Our Title 1 funds that we use for intervention programs, extra days of counseling, and other supports for our Wildcats are based on enrollment. Our funds took a large cut this year due to lowered enrollment. Please help yourself and our Wildcats and see if you qualify! Forms were sent home or you can access information here:

Each year, families have the opportunity to apply for Free or Reduced Lunch to support their students’ nutritional needs at school.  However, qualifying for Free or Reduced Lunch is not just about accessing school lunches.  Students who qualify for Free or Reduced lunch may receive other supports throughout their K-12 educational experience such as:

·         Reduced fees/waivers for ACT, PSAT, and SAT tests 

·         Reduced fees/waivers for Advanced Placement exams

·         Waivers for college applications

 PUSD receives funding from the state and federal governments to support the needs of low-income students. For each student who qualifies for free or reduced price meals, our district receives thousands of additional dollars in funding.  Studies show that many eligible students, in particular middle school and high school students, do not complete this form each year, leaving  hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for PUSD on the table. Even a small increase in eligible forms collected results in significantly more money to support our schools and students.

If you would like to apply, the confidential application can be found at

Even if your qualified student chooses to bring their own lunch to school, they may still access these additional benefits.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at 858-748-1320.

Estimados padres del Pomerado,
Cada año, las familias tienen la oportunidad de solicitar almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido para apoyar las necesidades nutricionales de sus estudiantes en la escuela. Sin embargo, calificar para el almuerzo gratis o precio reducido no se trata solo de acceder a los almuerzos escolares. Los estudiantes que califican para almuerzo gratis o precio reducido pueden recibir otros apoyos a lo largo de su experiencia educativa K-12, tales como:

  • Tarifas reducidas / exenciones para los exámenes ACT, PSAT y SAT
  • Tarifas reducidas / exenciones para los exámenes de colocación avanzada
  • Exenciones para solicitudes universitarias

Algunas personas han escuchado que solo es necesario completar este formulario si desea que su hijo califique para el almuerzo escolar gratuito o de precio reducido. La verdad es que es importante que las familias llenen este formulario porque hacerlo ayuda a traer dinero y servicios adicionales muy necesarios a la escuela de su hijo y al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Poway (PUSD).
El PUSD recibe fondos de los gobiernos estatal y federal para apoyar las necesidades de los estudiantes de bajos ingresos. Por cada estudiante que califique para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido, nuestro distrito recibe miles de dólares adicionales en fondos. Los estudios muestran que muchos estudiantes elegibles, en particular los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria, no completan este formulario cada año, perdiendo cientos de miles de dólares en fondos para el PUSD. Incluso un pequeño aumento en los formularios elegibles recolectados resulta en una cantidad significativamente mayor de dinero para apoyar a nuestras escuelas y estudiantes.
Si desea presentar una solicitud, la solicitud confidencial se puede encontrar en

MySchoolApps - Seleccionar distrito
Seleccione su distrito escolar. Seleccione el distrito escolar en el que están inscritos sus hijos. Este debe ser el distrito escolar en el que solicitará los beneficios para sus hijos.

Incluso si su estudiante calificado elige traer su propio almuerzo a la escuela, aún puede acceder a estos beneficios adicionales.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la oficina de nuestra escuela al 858-748-1320.


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