• The Lion's Den
    Hello Parents:
    All eligibility status from the 2023-24 school year will still be in effect until 9/28/2023.
    This allows parents time to complete a new application once the school year has started and avoid losing eligibility coverage.
    Free & Reduced Meal Applications will be made available in mid- July 2023 for SY 23-24. 
    If your family is Directly Certified you DO NOT need to complete an application.   You WILL be mailed a Direct Certification letter explaining the details and if any further information is needed.    These letters will be mailed out before school starts on 8/16/23.   
    Completing F&R Application:
    Ponder ISD is making the process of applying for the free and reduced school meal program easier than ever by allowing families to complete their application online.  Applying online speeds up the application review process by reducing the amount of time spent on data entry by school district personnel and reducing errors.  All applicants can still choose to complete the free/reduced application either online or on the traditional paper form.  The paper application is available in the school office.
    Things to Know About Applying Online:
    • Only submit one type of application per household. If you complete an application online, do not return the paper form. If you complete the paper form, do not submit an online application.
    • Online applications can be submitted from most Internet enabled devices.
    • Once an online application is started, it must be completed and submitted at that time. Incomplete applications cannot be saved and completed at a later time.

    What Website Do I Use to Complete the Online Application?