The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was not extended. Therefore, the USDA can no longer provide free meals for school age children. What does this mean for LR students?
Please fill out the application linked below and return to the district office. Applications can also be completed on-line. See on-line application instructions linked below.
Data collected from the Free and Reduced Meal Program applications is used to maintain meal count requirements, report to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for funding, and establish eligibility for other benefits. In addition, the school district receives reimbursement from the meal program through the funding formula created by the General Assembly based on the percentage of students who qualify.
We are offering an incentive to complete and submit the Free and Reduced Meal Program application (you do not have to qualify to win). Each student listed on the application will have their name entered in a drawing for a FREE $200 gas gift card! One student per school will win. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2022 to be entered in the drawing.
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS:
How to Access the LR Parent Portal
How to Complete the Free & Reduced Online Application
How to retrieve your portal username and password
To request your login credentials, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and list your students’ name and grade level. Your login credentials will be sent to your email address we have on file for each student you have listed. If your email address has changed, please contact the school secretary and update your email address as soon as possible.
How to log into the LR Parent Portal
There are three items listed on your login credential letter that are required for you to login into the Parent Portal. 1) Location # 2) Parent Access User ID 3) Parent Access User Password. Once you have received your login information, please access the portal at: https://logrog-mo.lumentouchhosts.com/light/lumen/signin and enter the information.
Please follow the instructions on your login credential letter titled “To group multiple children in to a single log in”. Please note: You will need a credential letter for each one of your students.
How to access and complete the Free & Reduced Online Application
Please note: After you have linked your multiple students, you will only need to complete the application one time per family. After you have clicked “View Student Summary”, please make sure you are in the current School Year: 2022-2023 located in the upper right corner.
Select “Free & Reduced Application On-Line” located on the left side bar. You will then see the application titled “Free & Reduced Application Form 2022-23” listed in the description field. Click on the form, read through the pages, complete and sign the form, click Save then Close. Once you have saved your information you will then need to check the box of the form you just completed highlighting the box green then click Submit.
If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact email@example.com or call Debbie Bowers, Application Processor at 417-929-0090.
REDUCED STUDENT PRICES
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.