Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff:
Since the beginning of this 2022-2023 school year, Wolcott Public Schools has been able to provide breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to all students through a grant provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The intent of these SMART (School Meals Assistance Revenue Transition) funds has been to assist households by providing free meals to all students for as long as funds are available. Under the SMART funds terms, Wolcott Public Schools' funding will expire on December 31, 2022. Free meals will no longer be available to students beginning on January 1, 2023 unless your household is eligible for a free or reduced meal price.
Households seeking meal price benefits must submit the application for free and reduced price school meals to determine a student's eligibility for this school year and avoid unpaid meal charges. Families should only complete and submit the application for free and reduced price school meals if you are seeking meal price benefits. If your household does not need these benefits, you have already qualified, or you are aware that you do not qualify for these benefits, then no application is required. Please refer to the Free and Reduced Information located at the Wolcott Public Schools website. In return, if your child qualifies for free meals, you may also qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For more information please click here.
Please be assured that the traditional free, reduced, and paid meal price program will resume on January 1, 2023. School year 2022-2023 meal pricing is: Breakfast - $2.00 (all levels), Elementary School lunch - $3.15, Tyrrell Middle School lunch - $3.50, Wolcott High School lunch - $3.65. The Wolcott Public Schools' policy about negative meal accounts can be found here.
To add money to your child's meal account, please download the Titan Family app. Any previous balance that your child had in MyPaymentsPlus was transferred to our new system, Titan, in August before school began. All cafeterias also accept cash or check made out to Wolcott Food Services.
Free meals will no longer be available to students beginning on January 1, 2023 unless your household is eligible for a free or reduced meal price.