If you have economic need and have students attending any of these schools, please file a meal application at www.schoolcafe.com/anchorage  Please include all ASD students on your application. 

    Please email snadmin@asdk12.org if you need any assistance with the new school cafe portal and provide your students Name, date of birth, School and a good call back phone number and time.


    Frequently asked Questions:

    If my child's meal was free in the 21-22 school year why would I need to file an application?  

    • Meal applications for families with students in mixed "Pricing" and Community Eligible Provision (CEP) schools allow us to gather information that will be used to calculate which schools may be included as a CEP school in future years.  Some schools in the pricing list are very close to qualifying for community eligible provision status so your application will be helping your school potentially qualify as a school that does not require application in the future.
    • Your application will provide a 30 day carryover into the 22-23 school year and will generate a reminder to file so that you do not incur charges in the beginning of the next school year.
    • At this time we expect to return to charging for meals in the 22-23 school year as there are no current waivers extending the 21-22 option to serve all NSLP schools at no charge.  The schools that will begin charges again are pricing schools.


    The application portal does not look the same this year, what is happening?

    This year free and reduced applications are processed at www.schoolcafe.com/anchorage   This is new for all of us, but fairly simple to use.  We appreciate feedback on the new system at snadmin@asdk12.org.  Chances are, if you had a question, so does another parent so please, do write us.  We are in the process of adding helpful notes in the portal and are happy to assist parents with any questions.  


    Does the new free and reduced software have new features?

    Yes!  Once you register yourself and choose "Apply for benefits" you will be able to track the progress of your application.  Coming soon will be direction's on how to reprint your letter should you need it later in the year.  Every spring we get numerous calls for proof of approval letters that may have been tossed, or lost, now parents will have access to those letters and not have to wait for mail or come to our office with I.D. to receive your letter.


    Is there anything else I should know?

    Yes, if you log in and see a balance due, payments are not being collected through school cafe even though you will see payment icons.  For payments please continue to log into parentconnection to pay any outstanding balances online.


    What if the students in my family all attend Community Eligible Provision schools, do I need to apply?

    No, you do not.  Only families with at least one student attending a pricing school need to file a family application.  If at any time in the next school year one of your students moves into a pricing school you would then need to file a family application.  






"Pricing Schools" under 21-22 National School Lunch Program Waiver



    Alpenglow Elementary

    Aurora Elementary

    Bayshore Elementary

    Bear Valley Elementary

    Birchwood ABC Elementary

    Bowman Elementary

    Campbell Elementary

    Chugach Optional

    Chugiak Elementary

    Chugiak High School

    Denali Montessori

    Dimond High School

    Eagle River Elementary

    Eagle River High School




    Fire Lake Elementary

    Girdwood K-8

    Goldenview Middle School

    Gruening Middle School 

    Hanshew Middle School

    Homestead Elementary

    Huffman Elementary

    Inlet View Elementary

    Kasuun Elementary

    Kincaid Elementary

    Lake Hood Elementary

    Mears Middle School

    Mirror Lake Middle School

    Northern Lights ABC

    Ocean View Elementary

    O’Malley Elementary

    Orion Elementary

    Polaris K-12

    Rabbit Creek Elementary

    Ravenwood Elementary

    Rogers Park Elementary

    Romig Middle School

    Sand Lake Elementary

    Scenic Park Elementary

    Service High School

    South High School

    Susitna Elementary

    Trailside Elementary

    Tudor Elementary

    Turnagain Elementary

    Ursa Major Elementary

    Ursa Minor Elementary

    West High School


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