Hawley Elementary School
915 7th Street, PO Box 608
Hawley, MN 56549
7:55 a.m. -8:20 a.m.
If buses are running late, students on those buses will be allowed breakfast.
10:50 a.m - 12:45 p.m
Families may qualify for additional funds to purchase nutritious food. Families with children ages 5 to 18 who qualified for free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP, are urged to apply at www.mn.p-ebt.org or contact the P-EBT hotline to find out more: 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698.If you have any questions regarding JMC or the login process please call either the elementary school office @ 483-3316 or the high school office @ 483-3555.
Hawley Public Schools Breakfast and Lunch Programs
Our school provides healthy meals each day. The United States Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to provide meals for the 2021-22 school year through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). A waiver has been issued in order to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVD-19.
Our school has chosen to use this waiver and operate the SSO which enables us to provide meals free of charge for all students. No application is required to receive this free meal benefit.
However, your child(ren) may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced fees or the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts. To apply, complete the Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions and return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to either school principal.
In addition to the main entree served for lunch each day, a salad bar complete with homemade soup is also available for students in grades 4-12. Bread with butter and milk are available to all students at every meal. Students in grades 7-12 are also offered additional items ala carte which are charged to their lunch accounts. Families receiving free or reduced price lunches will be charged the regular amounts for these items. All students will be allowed to utilize the ala carte line unless you specifically write to the school and ask that this not be available to your child.Ala Carte Lunch Items(Grades 7-12)Extra Milk--$.25Extra Breadsticks/Garlic Toast--$.50Yogurt--$.75Fruit--$.40Extra Potatoes(Fries/Tots/Rings)--$.60String Cheese/Potato Chips--$.40Juice--$.502nd Entree--$1.502nd Meal--$4.00
Benefits of Breakfast
Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not. Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory. Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not. By eating breakfast, students get more of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, dietary fiber, folate and protein. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight. Eating breakfast as a child is important for establishing healthy habits for later in life. Schools that provide breakfast in the classroom to all students have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions as well as improved student behavior and attentiveness. What you eat for breakfast can have an impact on learning. One study showed that eating breakfast food high in fiber and low in sugar for breakfast helped students sustain the cognitive effects of breakfast. School Breakfast provides daily servings of fruit, whole grains, and milk, plus roughly ¼ the recommended calories needed for lasting energy.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.