Four of our schools qualified for CEP (Community Eligiblity Provision).If your child attends one of these schools, we need you to fill out an HIR (Household Information Report).Below are the schools that qualify for CEP.Mitchell, Pitsfield, Scarlett, PathwaysHIR - Only fill this form out if you have a child that attends one of the 4 schools above. Please click on theAAPS FAMILY PORTAL Link and choose Guest. From there, choose Household Information Report (HIR).IMPORTANTIF YOU HAVE CHILDREN ATTENDING OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT NOT LISTED ABOVE, AND FEEL THAT YOUR FAMILY WOULD QUALIFY FOR FREE OR REDUCED MEALS, WE WILL ALSO NEED YOU TO FILL OUT A FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION BELOW. MAKE SURE THAT YOU LIST ALL CHILDREN IN THE HOUSEHOLD INCLUDING CHILDREN ATTENDING A CEP SCHOOL LISTED ABOVE.Everyone else that would like to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal application, please see the instructions below.Online Free and Reduced Family Meal application for 2021-2022Click on the AAPS FAMILY PORTAL below.Choose Guest. From there, choose ApplicationPrintable Applications can be found below if you would like to fill one out and send it with your child to school.Helpful Hint: When filling out income you need to put your GROSS income (this is before taxes and benefits are taken out), not the amount that is deposited into your bank account.You can use your phone or tablet as well as a computer to apply!The on-line application is free, easy and the fastest way to apply for meal benefits!We suggest using Google Chrome to open the online application.To open in another browser (Safari, etc.) please make sure you are using the most up-to-date versionBelow Are the Printable Versions of the Hir for each CEP school..Below is the Free and Reduced Family Meal Application and InstructionsFree and reduced meal applications in other languages. If you need a different language than what is listed, please contact the Food Service Office at the number below.If you need a paper application mailed to you please contact the Food Service Office at: 734-994-2265You can return the Paper Free and Reduced meal application to your childs school orMail it back to:Ann Arbor Public Schools Food Service601 W. Stadium Blvd.Ann Arbor MI 48103AAPS & Chartwells Meal Charging Policy
In the event a student does not have sufficient funds in hand or in their account to pay for a school meal, the student will be allowed to charge a meal to their account. This policy prohibits AAPS and food service staff from:
- identifying students who cannot pay for a school meal or owe a negative balance in any way such as wristbands, or handstamps,
- make students perform chores or work to pay for their meals,
- dispose of a meal after it has been served due to an unpaid meal balance,
- have direct communication with students about their unpaid balance unless all communication channels have been exhausted with the parent/ guardian, and
- discuss negative meal balance with the student in the presence of other students.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to pay for the charged meal as soon as possible, as all unpaid balances must be paid in full by the end of each semester (or trimester). Parents/guardians of students who charge meals will be encouraged to apply for free or reduced priced meals.
USDA NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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 infromation 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.