Free meals for all elementary students in Lakewood
Lakewood School District has been approved to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at our three elementary schools beginning in 2022-23. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students at Cougar Creek Elementary, English Crossing Elementary and Lakewood Elementary at no cost.
Elementary families do not need to submit a free and reduced-price meal form to receive these free meals. Instead, as a requirement of the program, all elementary families will be asked to complete a short “Family Income Survey” in the coming weeks. The survey will ask for your household size and whether your family is above or below a specific income for that household size.
In addition to free meals, the Family Income Survey helps to establish other supports for students who may qualify. It is also an important tool to secure much-needed state funding for educational programs for students, such as the Learning Assistance Program (LAP).
If you also have a student at Lakewood Middle School or Lakewood High School, we encourage you to fill out a free and reduced-price meal form to see if that student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals along with other benefits such as waived ASB participation fees. The CEP program at Lakewood is only approved for elementary schools.
In accordance with RCW49.60, the Lakewood School District does not discriminate in employment and schools. The Lakewood School District provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, religion, age, veteran or military status, use of a trained dog to guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and designated youth groups. The district complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to include, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, RCW 49.60 “The Law Against Discrimination,” and RCW 28A.640 “Sex Equity,” and covers, but is not limited to, all district programs, courses, activities, including extracurricular activities, services, access to facilities, etc. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures should be directed to Lakewood School District, 17110 16th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271, Attention: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, Timothy Haines, 360-652-4500, firstname.lastname@example.org or ADA Compliance Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Lissan Wipfli, 360-652-4500, email@example.com.