Staff Members
SY 22/23 Foodservice Program Announcement

Dear THS Parents/Guardians,

We believe that all students work harder and learn better when they are eating healthy. In the beginning of 2022, the USDA decided not the extend the waivers that are currently in place, resulting in school districts across the nation to return to a “normal” operation. One of the waivers that was not extended was the ability of schools district to operate the SSO(seamless summer option), which provided free meals to all students regardless of income. As a result, Tombstone Unified School District will be returning to the National School Lunch Program that requires us to determine eligibility based off income level. We are asking that each family that has a student that is attending Tombstone High School fill out a lunch application. This application will allow us to capture the highest percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Our two elementary schools are operating under the CEP(Community Eligibility Provision), if your student attends one of these schools, please DO NOT fill out a lunch application as we cannot process them. The only students that will need to fill out lunch applications are those that are attending Tombstone High School.

The income guidelines change every year, therefor we are asking that you take time to fill out the application regardless of whether you think that you qualify or not. To make it less time consuming, Our application is also available online. The link is as follows:http://www.nlappscloud.com. Once on the web page, just follow the on screen prompts. If you are not comfortable with doing things online, you can also see the application that is located under the foodservice tab on the district website at:www.tombstoneschools.org.  Download it, fill it out and email it back to us at:jsummers@tombstone.k12.az.us. You can also fax it to the number listed below. We thank you for the opportunity to take care of your students’ nutritional needs while on our campuses and look forward to receiving your completed application.

Thank you,

Jeremy Summers

Foodservice Director

Tombstone Unified School District

520-412-1282

520-457-3270 (fax)

****SY22/23 Meal Application

**The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information requested in order to verify your children’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. If you do not provide the information or provide incomplete information, your children may no longer receive free or reduced-price 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 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 athttp://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.

Meal Prices

Breakfast

  • Milk - 40¢

  • K–8 - Free

  • HS Paid - $2.00

  • HS Reduced- .30

  • Adult - $2.50

Lunch

  • Milk - 40¢

  • K–8 - Free

  • HS Paid-$3.00

  • HS Reduced- .40

  • Adult - $4.50

Reminder: All k–8 students in our district eat free. Please see our letter explaining the community eligibility provision.

Prepay Services

MySchoolBucks allows you to prepay for your child's school breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items online using your credit or debit card.

Through this service, you can monitor your cafeteria purchases, receive email notifications for low account balances, set spending limits, and place limits on purchases.

How to Enroll

  1. Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com, and click "Register for an Account,"

  2. Activate your account and add students. You will need your child’s school ID number.

  3. Provide your credit or debit card information.

If you have any further questions, please visit the MySchoolBucks FAQ page. If you need assistance with the enrollment process, please call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at (800) 832.5226.

Food Services

Providing healthy, appealing, and interesting choices for our students can be challenging, but here at TUSD #1, we offer our students with varied, fresh, and nutritionally sound menus at affordable prices. Supported by the Arizona Department of Education and the USDA, we receive financial support to supply these meals to all Tombstone district students. Pleae fill out our convenient online application. If your student attends either Huachuca City School or Walter J Meyer Elementary School, please do not fill out these applications. These schools are under the Community Eligibility Provision where every student eats free. There is no need to fill them out.

Join Us for a Healthy Lunch

Students may bring their lunch or eat a hot lunch in the cafeteria. We also welcome visitors to join us during our lunch hour. Parents may place an order for a hot lunch by calling the cafeteria office at each school early in the morning of the planned visit. Please drop off lunches or lunch money in your child's school office.

All school lunches include a half pint of 1% white, 1% chocolate, or fat free milk. If your child is allergic to milk products, we’re happy to substitute an alternative milk product in its place. Please contact the school office if this exception pertains to your child.

If your child forgets his or her lunch or lunch money, Tombstone Unified School District will provide a sandwich and milk. We will extend this courtesy up to three times during the school year.