YMS Student Nutrition 


Dear Parent/Guardian:

The United States Department of Agriculture manages a National School Lunch Program that includes the opportunity for many students to receive free or reduced lunch prices.  Free and reduced lunch eligibility is based on certain income guidelines, which are spelled out in detail on the actual application form.  Both the student and the school stand to benefit from applications that meet the criteria for eligibility.

The following benefits apply to the student and his or her family:

  1. The availability of free or reduced lunch ensures each child has the opportunity to access a healthy breakfast and lunch each day at school.
  2. Currently, if you have not been a Cox Communications Subscriber in the past 90 days, you may be eligible for High Speed Internet for $9.95/month plus tax. (See Attachment)
  3. High school students may speak with their counselor to receive the following benefits:
    1. Juniors and seniors can receive up to two fee waivers that will allow them to take the ACT exam for free.
    2. Students taking Advanced Placement tests can receive reduced registration fees.
    3. Many colleges and universities will waive their standard application fees for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch prices.
  4. While signing up for Sooner Care is not required for participation in the School Lunch Program, it is important to note that households who meet the requirements for free or reduced lunches also meet the requirements to receive health care assistance. More information can be obtained about Sooner Care at okcha.org., and it does require additional information that is not associated with signing up for free or reduced lunch.

The school may benefit in the following ways:

  1. Higher percentages of students eligible for free and reduced lunches increase the percentage of reimbursement we receive from the federal government for expenditures related to technology.
  2. If more than 40% of students within a particular school qualify for free or reduced lunches, additional resources may be provided to all students within that school.
  3. Currently, if more than 50% of students in the middle school qualify for free or reduced lunches, we become eligible to apply for a multi-million dollar grant for educational services for our students.
  4. The percentage of students within a particular school qualifying for free or reduced lunches affects the potential for teachers within that building to qualify for Federal Loan Forgiveness for loans they used to pay for college.
  5. Our school district currently receives approximately $900 of state funding per student for each student who is eligible and has submitted the proper application.

There are two ways that you can apply for eligibility for these benefits.  You may turn in a paper copy of the form, attached to this email or available at your school, or you may go online to our school website and apply by clicking here or following the steps below. 

To navigate through our website, follow these steps:  1.  Go to www.yukonps.com; 2. Click on the “Our Parents” tab at the top of the page; 3.  Click on “Child Nutrition” found in the red box on the left hand side of the page; 4. Click “Apply Online” in the center of the page; 5. Complete the application.

As is the case in most districts, a large number of families turn in applications for their elementary children.  That number drops off significantly when the children become middle school age, and then really drops off when the children become high school age.  For example, many high school students in Yukon may not eat in the cafeteria, so therefore families may not realize the importance of submitting an application anyway.  However, if you believe you qualify, we would encourage you to please submit the application.  As you can see from this information, there are numerous benefits to our school district, and there are also benefits to individual students and families other than just school lunch program assistance.

While families may submit an application at any time during the year, applications must be turned in by September 26tht, 2014 in order to affect our school for the 2014-2015 school-year.  Please contact our school representative, Lynda Dobson, at 265-1340 if you have any questions.  Thank you for being our partner in education.

Sincerely,

Yukon Public Schools






My School Bucks

With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, Yukon School District’s Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at anytime. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance and to print out a copy of the child’s eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased a breakfast and or lunch within the past thirty days.  If you choose not to take advantage of the online prepayment service you may continue to make advance payment’s via check, which should be payable to Yukon Public Schools. Please write Child’s full name on the check.  To access these services:

  Click on
My SchoolBucks.  You will need the student ID number and school zip code. 
  You can handle all prepayments for multiple students from the same online account.
  Payments may be made through an existing PayPal account or with a major credit or debit card. 

In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee of 1.75 per deposit transaction will be assessed to cover bank fees. Parents placing money into multiple accounts will only be assessed the fee 1.75 once per deposit transaction. Yukon Public School District will not profit from the use of this site. 


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YPS Lunch Tray Prices

Elementary - $2.25
Middle - $2.50
High - $2.55
Milk - $.50