The Cajon Valley Union School District takes part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Nutritious meals are served every school day. Elementary students may buy lunch for $2.75. Middle School students may purchase COMBO lunches for $2.75. A reduced-price lunch may be purchased for $0.40.
Breakfast is now offered daily at the following schools:
Regular Breakfast: Avocado*, Bostonia Language Academy, Chase, Flying Hills, Hall, Lexington, Madison, Magnolia, Meridian, Cajon Valley Middle School, Emerald Middle School, Greenfield Middle School, and Montgomery MS
Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC): Anza, Johnson, Naranca, Rios
*Students may buy breakfast for $1.25 and eligible students may receive breakfast free or at a reduced-price of $0.25.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility
If you are receiving CalWORKs or CalFresh (previously Food Stamps) you may have received a letter indicating your student's free meal eligibility. No further application is necessary. If you have another Cajon Valley student that did not receive a Direct Certification letter, you must contact Child Nutrition, before your student(s) can be added to the program. Please call 619.588.3111 for assistance.
If you are on CalWORKs/CalFresh but did not receive this letter, please follow the instructions below.
Applying for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
We encourage you to apply using the link to the Online Free & Reduced Meals Application located on the Home page of the Cajon Valley website, listed on the left-hand side under Site Shortcuts. A new application is required every school year. Only ONE application is required PER HOUSEHOLD. Households have 30 school days from the beginning of school to submit a new application or the student's status will revert to full price and the student will have to pay the full price for his/her meals until a new application is processed.
Students retain the prior year's status until the new application is processed (if submitted within the first 30 days of school). Foster children no longer need a separate meal application, they can be included on the family application. Be sure to check the foster child box and include the student's personal income. They will still be eligible to received free meals and the other students on the application will be processed with only their income.
Please complete ONE original application per family and return to the school office of your choice (no faxes and/or copies will be accepted).
Returning Students: An application must be completed for the 2019-2020 school year. Please return the application to the school office as soon as possible for prompt processing. Meals will not continue beyond October 2, 2019, without a newly processed application on file.
New Students: Student meal benefits will begin when a complete meal application has been processed at the Child Nutrition office and communicated to the school. You will need to send a LUNCH from home OR MONEY with your child to purchase lunch until your new application has been approved and you have received an approval letter from our office. New students and preschool/kindergarten student applications can be obtained at your children's school office after August 14th or you may contact the Child Nutrition Department at 619.588.3111. Application Packets are also available for pick-up at the Child Nutrition office located at 225 Roanoke Road, El Cajon, CA 92020.
Review sample instructions and application using the related file links below.
Confidential notification of meal eligibility status will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Please make sure your household's correct mailing address is on the application and given to the school office.
Income Eligibility Guidelines for Reduced-Priced Meals
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Household Size Yearly $ Monthly $ Twice Per Month $ Every Two Weeks $ Weekly $ 1 $ 23,107 $ 1,926 $ 963 $ 889 $ 445 2 $ 31,284 $ 2,607 $ 1,304 $ 1,204 $ 602 3 $ 39,461 $ 3,289 $ 1,645 $ 1,518 $ 759 4 $ 47,638 $ 3,970 $ 1,985 $ 1,833 $ 917 5 $ 55,815 $ 4,652 $ 2,326 $ 2,147 $ 1,074 6 $ 63,992 $ 5,333 $ 2,667 $ 2,462 $ 1,231 7 $ 72,169 $ 6,015 $ 3,008 $ 2,776 $ 1,388 8 $ 80,346 $ 6,696 $ 3,348 $ 3,091 $ 1,546 For each additional family member, add: $ 8,177 $ 682 $ 341 $ 315 $ 158
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
It is simple - it is easy! MUCH FASTER NOTIFICATION! The link to the Online Free & Reduced Meals Application is located on the Home page of the Cajon Valley website, listed on the left-hand side under Site Shortcuts. The application should only take about 10 minutes or less to complete. Once completed, the application will upload to our site and take about 30 minutes to process. The results will be sent to you via email (if you have provided one), or by regular mail. Once the results are released, they will take about 15 minutes to upload to the school site. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE AN ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION IF YOUR CHILD ATTENDS: AVOCADO, BLOSSOM VALLEY, CREST, HOME SCHOOL, FUERTE, HILLSDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL, JAMACHA, LOS COCHES CREEK MS, RANCHO SAN DIEGO, OR VISTA GRANDE.
***DO NOT*** SUBMIT AN ON-LINE MEAL APPLICATION IF YOUR CHILD ATTENDS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITES AS FREE MEALS ARE PROVIDED TO ALL STUDENTS:
- BOSTONIA LANGUAGE ACADEMY
- EMERALD MS
- EMPOWER ACADEMY
- FLYING HILLS
- GREENFIELD MS
- MONTGOMERY MS
- SEVICK SCHOOL