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SHENANDOAH HIGH SCHOOL
7354 West U.S. Hwy 36
Middletown, IN 47356
Ph (765) 354-6640 Fx (765) 354-3110
School Day: 7:55am-2:55pm
New Paid Lunch Prices for 2013-2014
Shenandoah wind turbine in testing phase
The installation phase is complete and the wind turbine has now moved to the testing phase. A reminder that the turbine requires a minimum wind speed of 7mph to turn and if the wind speeds exceed 62mph the turbine will automatically shutdown as a safety measure until which time the winds subside. This has been a exciting process and we look forward to the benefits gained by this project.
Children need healthy meals to learn. Shenandoah School Corporation offers healthy meals every school day. The breakfast regular price is $ .75 for Elementary and $1.00 for Middle and High School; lunch is $1.30 for Elementary and $1.75 for Middle and High School. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $ .30 for breakfast and $ .40 for lunch.
1. Who can get free or reduced price meals? All children in households receiving Food Stamps or TANF can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart, your children can get free or reduced price meals.
2. Do I need to fill out an application for each child? No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Wendy Riggs, Shenandoah Elementary School, 5256 North Raider Road, Middletown, IN 47356
3. Can foster children get free meals? Yes, foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court, are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income.
4. My child's application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out another one? Yes. Your child's application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year.
5. Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are approved for free meals? Please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. Call the school at 765-354-6636 if you have questions.
6. I get WIC. Can my children get free meals? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please fill out an application.
7. Can migrant, homeless, or runaway children get free meals? Yes, children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant qualify for free meals. If you haven't been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Wendy Riggs, Coordinator at email@example.com to see if they qualify.
8. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U. S. citizen? Yes. You or your children do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced price meals.
9. Who should I include as members of my household? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. You must include yourself and all children who live with you. If you live with other people who are economically independent (for example, people who do not support, who do not share income with you or your children, and who pay a pro-rate share of expenses), do not include.
10. Will the information I give be checked? Yes, we may ask you to provide written proof.
11. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally get $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only got $900, put down that you get $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
12. We are in the military; do we include our housing allowance as income? If you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income. However, ifyour housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income.
13. My spouse is deployed to a combat zone. Is her/his combat pay counted as income? No, if the combat pay is received in addition to her basic pay because of her deployment and it wasn't received before she was deployed, combat pay is not counted as income. Contact your school for more information.
14. My household was directly certified for free meals by the school based on our Foster, Food Stamp, or TANF status. Do I also need to fill out a free and reduced application? If your household was directly certified by the school, you do not need to fill out a free and reduced application to receive benefits.
15. My household was approved last school year for benefits. How long do I have once the new school year begins to turn my application in to continue receiving benefits? If a household applied last school year, there is a 30 operating day roll-over starting with the first day of school. If a household does not apply for benefits during this 30 operating day roll-over, the household will lose their benefits after the 30 days, and the household will go back to a paid status.
16. If I don't qualify now, may I apply again later? Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
17. My family needs more help. Are there other programs available? To find out how to apply for food stamps or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office.
18. What if I disagree with the school's decision about my application? You should talk to the school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to Wendy Riggs, Coordinator 765-354-6636
We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Coordinator, Shenandoah School Corporation, 5256 North Raider Road, Middletown, IN 47356. If you have other questions or need help, call 765-354-6636. Si necesita ayuda, por favor llame at teléfono: (765) 354-6636. Si vous voudriez d'aide, contactez nous au numero: (765) 354-6636.
Wendy Riggs, Coordinator
INSTRUCTIONS for APPLYING
Households getting TANF or Food Stamps:
1. In Part 1, list each enrolled child, include the TANF or Food Stamp case number for any child, and the name of the school. EBT and Hoosier Healthwise numbers DO NOT qualify you for benefits.
2. In Part 2, enter the name and case number of any other household member who has a valid TANF or Food Stamp case number.
3. In Part 3, check the appropriate box, if any.
4. In Part 5, an adult must sign the application. The last four digits of the Social Security number are not required.
5. Part 6 and Part 7 are optional for meal benefits.
Migrant, Homeless, or Runaway:
1. In Part 1, list each enrolled child which are homeless, migrant, or runaway and the name of the school.
2. In Part 3, check the appropriate box and contact the school's homeless liaison or migrant coordinator.
3. In Part 5, an adult must sign the application. The last four digits of the Social Security number are not required.
4. Part 6 and Part 7 are optional for meal benefits.
If all children in the household are foster children:
1. In Part 1, list each enrolled foster child and the school name for each child. Check the box indication the child is a foster child.
2. In Part 5, an adult must sign the application. The last four digits of the Social Security number are not required.
3. Part 6 and Part 7 are optional for meal benefits.
If some of the children in the household are foster children:
1. In Part 1, list each enrolled child, include the TANF or Food Stamp case number for any child with a case number, and the name of the school. Check the box if the child is a foster child.
2. In Part 2, enter the name and case number of any other household member who has a valid TANF or Food Stamp case number.
3. In Part 3, check the appropriate box and contact the school's homeless liaison or migrant coordinator for any listed child which are homeless, migrant, or runaway.
4. If no one in the household has a valid TANF or Food Stamp case number, in Part 4 list everyone related or unrelated living in your household. Include yourself, spouse, all children, grandparents, other relatives, and unrelated people. Use another sheet of paper if you need to.
a. For each household member, list each type of income received for the month. You must tell us how often the money is received - weekly, every other week, twice a month, or monthly. For earnings, be sure to list the gross income, not the take-home pay. Gross income is the amount earned before taxes and other deductions. You should be able to find it on your pay stub or your boss can tell you. For other income , list the amount each person got for the month from welfare, child support alimony, pensions, retirement, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran's benefits (VA benefits), and disability benefits. Under All Other Income, list Worker's Compensation, unemployment or strike benefits, regular contributions, from people who do not live in your household, and any other income. Do not include income from SNAP, FDIR, WIC, Federal education benefits, and foster payments received by the family from the placing agency. For ONLY the self-employed, under Earnings From Work, report income after expenses. This is for your business, farm, or rental property. If you are in the Military Privatized Housing Initiative or get combat pay, do not include these allowances as income. If you have no income, put a checkmark (√) in the box.
5. In Part 5, an adult household member must sign the form, and if income information was provided, the adult household member must provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number (or mark the box if s/he doesn't have one).
6. Part 6 and Part 7 are optional for meal benefits.
All Other Household Types: Including WIC households
1. In Part 1, list each enrolled child.
2. Skip Part 2 and Part 3.
3. In Part 4, list everyone related or unrelated living in your household. Include yourself, spouse, all children, grandparents, other relatives, and unrelated people. Use another sheet of paper if you need to.
INCOME TO REPORT: Social Security
Earnings from Work Before Deductions Veteran payments
Wages/salaries/tips Supplemental Social Security Income
Strike benefits All Other Income
Unemployment compensation Earnings from second job
Workman's compensation Disability benefits
Net income from self-owned business or farm Interest/Dividends
Welfare/Child Support/Alimony Cash withdrawn from savings
Public assistance payments Income from Estates/Trusts/Investments
Welfare payments Regular contributions from persons not living
Alimony payments in the household
Child support payments Royalties/Annuities/Rental Income
Pensions/Retirement/Social Security Any other monies that may be available to pay for
Pensions the child's meals
4. Part 5. An adult must sign the application and list the last four digits his/her Social Security number, or put a checkmark (√) in the box if you have no social security number.
5. Part 6 and Part 7 are optional for meals benefits
OTHER BENEFITS: Put a checkmark where you want the information released. By signing this section you will allow the school to release information that shows you have applied for free or reduced price benefits under the NSLP. The information will only be used for the programs you have marked on the application.
-You must answer this question and sign, in order to receive textbook assistance. You are not required to answer this question to receive meal benefits.
PLEASE NOTE: For Textbook Assistance, these are specific things that you must complete in addition to the required items for meal benefits.
1) Living with parent/caretaker relative,
(The definition of a caretaker relative is a relative, either by blood or by law, who lives with the child and exercises parental responsibility [care and control] in the absence of the child's parent. Examples include, but are not limited to: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Step-Parents, and Adult Siblings.)
2) grade, and
3) check if you are applying for textbook assistance and sign under Other Benefits.
Your application must contain 2 signatures for meals and textbooks.
- Your child(ren) may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance under Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise. If you DO WANT this information released for the purpose of Hoosier Healthwise, please sign. For more information about Hoosier Healthwise health insurance, call 1-800-889-9949.