BRSSD Lunch Program

To all BRSSD Parents and Guardians,

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For 2019-20, the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is pleased to provide a nutritious and satisfying lunch program in collaboration with The LunchMaster, our vended meal provider. Each of our schools offers students a variety of entrees, fruits, vegetables, and drinks that comply with state and federal nutrition standards and seek to meet the high quality standards of our parents and students.

Parents and guardians who want their children to participate in the District’s lunch program must register and order at www.TheLunchMaster.com.  All lunch orders and payments must be made in advance through the District's online payment and ordering system.

For 2019-20, the cost of a standard pre-ordered lunch is $5.75.  A larger portion pre-ordered meal is also available for students at Ralston Middle School for $6.75.

Because all children are entitled to a nutritious lunch, the District provides support for families through its Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program.  New for 2019-20:  Lunches for all students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals will be free.  We encourage all families to review the material on eligibility and income guidelines and to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application if they think they might qualify. Please note that applications must be renewed annually, although those students who qualified last year will continue to be qualified for the first thirty (30) days of the 2019-20 school year.

Questions or concerns regarding the District’s lunch program should be directed first to your school’s Child Nutrition Clerk.  If your questions or concerns are not adequately addressed, please contact Renee Boatwright, Administrative Assistant to the Chief Business Official, at 650-637-4800 x1050 or by email at rboatwright@brssd.org.

Sincerely,

Craig A. Goldman, Chief Business Official

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.

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Register and Order Lunches

Parents and Guardians should register and order meals at www.TheLunchMaster.com.  Parents should use the following SCHOOL CODES when registering:

Please note that, notwithstanding the amount shown at checkout, students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches will not be charged.

additional Information from The LunchMaster

Free and
Reduced-Price Meal Applications

New for 2019-20: Students who qualify for reduced-price meals also eat for free. Students no longer pay the $0.40 reduced-meal charge.

Students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals last year will continue to be qualified through the first 30 days of school, but we encourage parents whose children do not qualify for "direct certification" to submit applications for 2019-20 as soon as possible.

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Application 2019-20

Letter to Households 2019-20

Media Release 2019-20

Food assistance programs for families

The San Mateo County Human Services Agency maintains an online screening tool to help families learn which food assistance programs will work for them. For more information, go to www.getfoodsanmateocounty.org or call Second Harvest Food Bank at 1-800-984-3663.