Meal Program and Policies

Update as of June 1, 2022

USDA funding for universal free meals ends with the 2021-22 school year, and individual states have passed funding initiatives to continue some aspects of the program. Here is what that will look like for our schools:

California: ALL MEALS WILL BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS, regardless of eligibility status.

Washington: BREAKFAST WILL BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS, regardless of eligibility status. Lunch will be $4.25 full price, $0.40 reduced price and free for students who are eligible under the federal Free and Reduced Price Meals program.

It is incredibly important that our students eat healthy meals to be fueled for the day! Countless studies show that with better nutrition, students are better able to learn, have fewer absences, have behavioral improvements, and achieve more academically.

Our daily breakfast and lunch are provided by LunchMaster in California and Fresh N Local in Washington. These organizations follow the strict regulations of the National School Lunch Program.

See Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Summit Meal Charge Policy

All Summit families are asked to complete a meal eligibility application every year. Families can find assistance with applying for free or reduced price school meals by contacting the front office.

For families who don’t qualify for free and reduced price school meals, Summit charges meals at the time of service and sends invoices home to families at the beginning of every month. Payment for balances is expected by the end of the month and can be made by check, cash or online using a credit card.

Summit strongly encourages families to prepay for their children’s meals.

If families need assistance with paying for their children’s meals or debt they can contact the front office about resources such as repayment plans.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Forms

If you need help filling in the online form, please contact the school office or refer to the Guide to Completing Free and Reduced Applications Online (PDF) for reference.


Meal Pricing

For families who don’t qualify for free and reduced-price meals, Summit charges meals at the time of service for the following amounts:

  • California 

    • Meals served at California Summit Public Schools will continue to be FREE for all student in SY 2022 – 2023.
  • Washington

    • Breakfast: Free
    • Lunch: $4.25 ($0.40 for reduced price)

Free Summer Meals

Free meals are available for students over the summer break. Call, text, or click using the resources below to find the nearest serving location:

  • No Kid Hungry Texting Line – Families may text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877 to find free summer meals near them.
  • No Kid Hungry Meal Site Locator – Promote the website.
  • USDA Summer Meals Hotline – Call 1-866-348-6479. Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city, and/or zip code

Food Allergies

The only food accommodation we provide on a wide and daily basis is vegetarian. Any student with a food limitation beyond this can fill out the attached Special Meals and/or Accommodations form (Google Doc) to have a meal that accommodates his or her health needs.

Wellness Policy

Summit Public Schools is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy physical activities that supports student achievement. Please see the Summit Public Schools Wellness Policy – CA (PDF) and Summit Public Schools Wellness Policy – WA (Google Doc).

Each Summit Public School’s Wellness Committee meets two times per school year and is open for all community members to attend. If you’d like to get involved, please email your school’s Dean of Operations.

California Schools Wellness Policy Documents


Washington Schools Wellness Policy Documents


California Earned Income Tax Credit 2020 for Summit School Families

(California Earned Income Tax Credit 2020 for Summit School Families in Spanish – PDF)

Dear Summit Schools Families,

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 Web site at

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 Web site at


Chloe Robinette Sargeant, Dean of Operations, Summit Denali Middle School
Alvaro Loza, Dean of Operations, Summit Denali High School
Ana Lara, Dean of Operations, Summit Everest
Mike Bradley, Dean of Operations, Summit K2 Middle School
Kalyn Olson, Dean of Operations, Summit K2 High School
Claudia Chavez, Dean of Operations, Summit Shasta
Uriel Rafael, Dean of Operations, Summit Prep
Delaney Kerkhof, Dean of Operations, Summit Tahoma
Xochil Rodriguez-Villalpando, Dean of Operations, Summit Tamalpais Middle & High School

Non-Discrimination Statement

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