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, Pathways
    HIR -  Please click on the AAPS FAMILY PORTAL Link and choose Guest. From there choose Household Information Report. It is very important to list your childs school.
    You can find a paper version of each HIR below if you would like to fill it out and send it back with your child to school.
    If you have children attending other schools in the district, and you think that your family may qualify for Free and Reduced Meals, we will also need you to fill out the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced Meal Application. Make sure that you list all children in the household including children that attending a CEP school.
    Online Free and Reduced Family Meal application for 2021-2022
    Click on the AAPS FAMILY PORTAL below.
    Choose Guest. From there choose Application
    Printable 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 other browsers (Safari, etc.) please make sure you are using the most up-to-date version

    Below are the printable versions of the HIR and the Free and Reduced Meal Applcation
          Mitchell Letter               Mitchell HIR
    Pittsfield Letter             Pittsfield
         Scarlett Letter              Scarlett HIR
                                      Pathways Letter           Pathways HIR                            
    Below is the Free and Reduced Family Meal Application and Instructions 
    Free and reduced meal applications in other languages. Please call the Food Service Office if you need a different language than what is listed please contact the Food Service Office at the number below.
    Arabic Application                          Arabic Instructions    
    Japanese Application                      Japanese Instructions  
    Korean Application                         Korean Instructions 
    Spanish Application                       Spanish Instructions   
    If you need a paper application mailed to you please contact the Food Service Office at: 734-994-2265
    You can return the Paper Free and Reduced meal application to your childs school or
    Mail it back to:
    Ann Arbor Public Schools Food Service
    601 W. Stadium Blvd.
    Ann Arbor MI 48103
    AAPS & 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.



    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: program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.