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Mustang Families,

    We have received EXCITING news! The USDA recently announced the decision to extend federal waivers allowing our school district to provide FREE meals for all Mustang students through December, or until funds are exhausted.

Who can receive these meals?

Any child age 18 and under can receive free breakfast and lunch from Mustang Public Schools. The child does not have to be enrolled in the district, but must be a sibling of a student who is enrolled in MPS, and provide that student’s ID number.  When are the meals available?

Click Here for Update for ALL meals:  Students attending Mustang Schools in person will receive their breakfast and lunch at school. Any virtual student enrolled at MPS can complete the online order form each day to receive the free meals to be picked up on the following day at Mustang High School. Order forms are due by 11:00pm for meal service on the following day.

Are meals available for weekends and holidays?

No, school-provided meals are only available on/for days we would normally be in the school building.

 Are all items available through the cafeteria free?

No, à la carte items in the cafeteria are only available through purchase. Funds can be added to accounts via check or cash brought to the school cafeteria; funds can also be added online (preferred method).

 What happens to the money currently on my child's account?

This federal waiver will expire June 30, 2021. Current balances will remain in your child's account until that time. In the interim, funds in your child's meal account can be used to purchase a la carte items if they have been set up to allow this.  If you DO NOT want your child purchasing any à la carte items/Smart Snacks (approved by USDA) through the lunch line, please e-mail Kim at novotnyk@mustangps.org so we can flag their account.  Additionally, we will be returning funds used to purchase any meals from August 24 through September 21 to the students account for future use; this will take some time to process.  

Is there any reason I need to complete a free and reduced lunch application?

    Yes! Participation in the free and reduced meal program directly benefits our school district and can generate additional money and resources for students at Mustang Public Schools. Parents must reapply each year.  If you have not completed a 2020-21 free/reduced application, please do so today!  Did you know? The federal Free & Reduced School Meal application impacts MUCH MORE than students eating low cost or free meals in our cafeterias. Our enrollment percentage in this program can generate additional money and resources for students at MPS!

4 REASONS to complete a Free & Reduced School Meal application

  1. Your student could receive nutritious meals for NO COST or at a significantly reduced cost.

  2. The amount of money we receive from the federal government in our title programs is based on the percentage of students enrolled in the Free & Reduced program at MPS.

  3. Our ability to apply for both state and federal grants that benefit many of the students at Mustang Public Schools is directly tied to our Free & Reduced program enrollment numbers.

  4. Enrollment in this program could make your home internet service more affordable.

Click here to download a paper application, or fill out the online application here: http://www.schoollunchapp.com/

Student information related to the Free and Reduced School Meal program is HIGHLY confidential. All students eating school meals receive the same service and same meal.  No one around the child would have any idea if they were a full pay or free student.

CAFETERIA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Please look at Support Staff job postings and contact Kay at 405-256-6931. 

Information & News

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Child Nutrition Department
12400 SW 15th Street
Yukon, OK  73099
Phone: 405-376-7317
Fax: 405-324-4869

2020-2021 announcements

A few housekeeping items for the start of the 2020-2021 school year: 
 
• Update for all Meals whether eating at school or on ordering lunches for MVA or Distance Learning. Click Here to order meal the night before

• If you DO NOT want your child purchasing any ala carte items/Smart Snacks (approved by USDA) through the lunch line, please e-mail Kim at novotnyk@mustangps.org so we can flag their account.

• New 2020/2021 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications need to be completed as soon as possible so students will not drop off the program. We must have a new application turned in every year. Click here to download a paper application. Or, fill out the online application here: http://www.schoollunchapp.com/

• If a family has a child in school and already on the free or reduced meal program and has a younger child just starting school, let us know so we can put that child on the same free or reduced status as other kids in the family.

Free and Reduced Meals

More than 30 percent of Mustang Public Schools' families qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Even parents who believe they will not qualify are encouraged to apply for this much needed program. Applying for the program is confidential.

Starting Aug. 1, you will be able apply for free and reduced meal benefits online. The online application is safe, secure, private and convenient. Your data will be transmitted to the Child Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. If you apply online, you are not required to turn in a paper application.

Have questions about online free/reduced apps? Learn more here English /Espanol. Apply online for free and reduced lunches here.
If you prefer to submit a paper applications for the 2020-2021 school year, they are available here: 
 English Espanol 
 Letter to HouseholdCarta al hogar 
 Application  Aplicación
 
For other languages, click here.

Families MUST submit an application each year (only one per family please). If you were on the free or reduced price meal program last year, you will need to reapply BEFORE 9/28/20 or you will drop off the program at that time.

Mail the completed application to:
Mustang Public Schools
12400 SW 15th Street, Yukon, OK 73099
Attn: Tammy Bales, Child Nutrition Director

Or send to school with your child to take to the cafeteria Until you receive a letter from the school district for the 2020/2021 school year stating you qualified for free or reduced status, you will need to provide lunch money for your child. If you need an application in a different language, please call 405-376-7317.
Thank you.

MYSCHOOLBUCKS ONLINE PREPAYMENTS - THE BEST WAY TO PAY FOR MEALS!

 

 

No Contact Way to Pay for School Meals

 

7/23/2020

Easily pay for school meals online this year! Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app. 

With MySchoolBucks you’ll also be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, and receive low balance alerts and pay for school meals from anywhere!

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app
  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID
  3. Add funds using your credit / debit card or electronic check
    Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a program fee of $2.49
  4. Set up automatic payments and never forget to send in lunch money again

If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting myschoolbucks.com. Alternatively, you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226.

Thank you,

Tammy Bales, Mustang Schools’ Child Nutrition Director

(405)376-7317


school bucks

balest@mustangps.org

 

Offer Versus Serve

Mustang Public Schools will be providing more options for elementary and intermediate students. "Offer versus Serve" is a program approved by the USDA that allows students to refuse as many as two items of the five items that make up a school lunch (or one of four items at breakfast) as long as what they do select includes a half-cup of fruit, half-cup of vegetables or a fruit juice. As room allows, Mustang's school cafeterias will be offering a variety of fruits and vegetables for students to select from.

With the Offer Versus Serve program, students are no longer required to take milk or a milk substitute. Students can select a juice and two to four other items to make up their reimbursable meal. Allowing students to have more control of what is on their plate will be a bonus not only for the students, but should also lead to less food being wasted.

In addition to students being able to refuse one item at breakfast or two items at lunch, more entree options will be offered for both meals. For breakfast at Mustang's elementary schools and intermediate centers there will be two entrée choices every morning for breakfast: the main entrée OR cereal and toast. For lunch, there will be three entrée choices every day for lunch. 


Questions? Call the Child Nutrition Department at 376-7317.

Meal Prices

Temporary Prices   (Until June 30, 2021)
Breakfast                                            
All Schools                                    $2.00                   $0
Reduced Price                              $0.30                   $0   
Visitors, MPS Staff & 2nd Tray   $2.25                   $2.25
 
Lunch
Reduced Price                               $0.40                   $0
Elementary/Intermediate            $3.00                   $0
Middle/High                                   $3.25                   $0  
Visitors, MPS Staff & 2nd Tray   $4.00                   $4.00
 
Ala Carte Items       Elementary/Intermediate
                                     Middle/High
 
NOTICE: A $25 charge will be assessed for 
all checks returned for insufficient funds 

Have you applied for School Year 20-21 Free and Reduced Lunches???  If not... PLEASE read this:   Letter from our Director about reapplying 
 

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. More +