Language from the USDA FNS states the following:
Schools should send the information letter to households very early in the school year, which begins July 1. Applications should also be distributed on July 1 or soon thereafter. Distributing applications early in the school year ensures households have sufficient time to complete and return the application prior to the first day of school. Additionally, schools are encouraged to provide families with information about the School Meal Programs in routine contacts throughout the school year, and remind families that applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. Information letters may not, however, be sent to households before the end of one school year for the subsequent year, nor can the LEA accept and process applications before the federally defined school year. (Note: Year-round schools may distribute the letters in June.)
Parents: As you can see, applications are not available for distribution until July 1, 2019. This is problematic, as the first day of summer school is that day. Please be assured that the District is aware of the issue, and that students might not be in the system yet, but will be served nonetheless. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tracy Glen at 259-0033 x 313.