• ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2020: On Monday, November 2, meals may be picked up at any of these curbside locations – Dozier, Gililland or Saginaw elementary schools; Highland or Wayside middle schools. On Tuesday, November 3, curbside meal service will return to Marine Creek MS.

    Update October 1, 2020: USDA has issued a nationwide waiver allowing the EMS ISD Child Nutrition Department to serve free meals to students 18 years of age or younger beginning October 1. This includes the government approved breakfast and lunch served daily at all grade levels. This meal benefit waiver runs through December 31, 2020, or until the USDA funds run out.  Please still apply for meal benefits at emsisd.schoollunchapp.com or a paper application can be requested from your school’s front office. When the free meal benefit ends, we want to minimize the disruption to our students' meal benefits. Remote learning students are also offered free meals during this time and can continue to receive their meals from 9-10 am from remote feeding sites listed under Meal Pickup Maps.

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    Overview

    Due to government regulations, all meals served at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD are required by the USDA/TDA to be served utilizing the National School Lunch Program just as they are inside the cafeteria. It is important to note that this means that meals are no longer provided to everyone at no charge. Students must apply for free/reduced status through the school lunch application. This can be completed on the EMS ISD Child Nutrition website under Free and Reduced Meal Information.

    Meal Costs     

    USDA has issued a nationwide waiver allowing the EMS ISD Child Nutrition Department to serve free meals to students 18 years of age or younger beginning October 1. This includes the government approved breakfast and lunch served daily at all grade levels. Please note that this does not include a la carte items such as snacks, ice cream, snack bars, or Bistro items. This meal benefit waiver runs through December 31, 2020, or until the USDA funds run out. Please still apply for meal benefits at emsisd.schoollunchapp.com or a paper application can be requested from your school’s front office. When the free meal benefit ends, we want to minimize the disruption to our students' meal benefits.

    When the free meal program ends, these will be the prices for meals:

    • Reduced price meals for qualifying students - $ .30 for breakfast and $ .40 for lunch
    • Full price breakfast for elementary, secondary - $1.35
    • Full price elementary lunch - $2.55 
    • Full price secondary lunch - $2.80

    Money can be deposited to students' accounts at www.myschoolbucks.com or students can deposit money at the register when picking up their meals. Please note that we are not currently issuing refunds or providing change to reduce contact. Remote learners may pick up meals from 9-10 am Monday through Friday at selected campuses.

    Meal Pickup Maps

    Elementary Schools

    Dozier - Meal Pickup Map

    Gililland - Meal Pickup Map

    Saginaw - Meal Pickup Map

    Middle Schools

    Highland - Meal Pickup Map

    Wayside - Meal Pickup Map

    Marine Creek - Meal Pickup Map

    Pickup Procedures

    Students are requested to please go to their grade level campus to obtain their meals due to different portion sizes for different grades, and different prices for different grades. High school students can obtain their meals from the middle schools.  If siblings are in two different schools, please obtain your meals from one of the middle school campuses. 

    Before entering the school drive please prepare your vehicle to expedite the meal service.   

    • Please place a sheet of 8 ½ X 11 paper with your student(s) school ID numbers in the front windshield.  Student ID number will be required to pick up a students meals.   
    • Please place a second sheet of paper with what meal you are requesting.  You can get just breakfast, just lunch, or both breakfast and lunch. 

    Parents will proceed through the drive of the school (please see the maps located on the EMS ISD website under the Child Nutrition department).  When you reach the service table we will have a point of sale to enter your students meals, collect any money, and place the meal on a table for you. The parent or student must then pick the meal up from the table, and the table will then be sanitized between each car.

    Families that have not applied for free or reduced meal status may do so now on the 2020-2021 Free & Reduced Meal Application Site.

    Once your application has been processed you will receive an email with your status as long as you have an email address on file with the district, otherwise a letter of approval or denial and the status will be mailed to your home. 

    Direct questions to Michelle Velasquez at 817-232-0880 ext. 2900 or email at mvelasquez@ems-isd.net.