This year, APS has provided a variety of ways for families to complete the annual Free and Reduced Meal Application. Families can now complete the application online by visiting the My School Apps website directly or through the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP). The online application is able to be completed using a PC, tablet, or mobile device.
There is a grace period for families who received free or reduced meals during the 2018-19 school year. Those families are still able to receive free and reduced meal benefits while they reapply for the current school year. This grace period for all APS schools, except Barcroft, ends on October 15, so families are encouraged to reapply before that date to avoid being charged for meals. However, families are able to apply at any time throughout the school year.
The Office of Food and Nutrition Services has mailed paper applications to all families who previously qualified for free or reduced meals and have not yet applied, so they are easily able to reapply for the 2019-20 school year before the grace period ends. Families can also pick up a paper application at the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at the Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd.) or request a paper application be mailed to them by calling 703-228-6130.
For additional information or questions about the Free and Reduced Meals Program, please visit the Food and Nutrition Services webpage or call 703-228-6130.
Director, Office of Food and Nutrition Services