The following document is the Federal Free and Reduced Priced Lunch Form. It is used for two primary reasons. First, Kairos uses it to determine students who receive federally-reimbursed breakfast, lunch, and snacks. This is how we ensure that every child, regardless of background, receives nutritious brain food. Second, we use this form to collect the state and federal dollars that Kairos needs to build a school fueled by rock star teachers and top-rate resources.
Automatic Qualification for Free Lunch
You can qualify by income, or you may be pre-qualified! If any member of a household receives food assistance from the government, all children in that household are eligible for free lunch. Examples of those programs are:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
To receive free meals, we just need the member's food stamp, TAFI or FDPIR case number.
Furthermore, children automatically qualify for free meals if they meet any of the following conditions:
Runaway and Homeless Youth
If a child in your household meets those criteria, please let Kairos know.
Please fill out this federal form carefully and accurately! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Kairos at 314-252-0602.
Kairos will review the applications and determine eligibility. If you are dissatisfied with the ruling, you have the right to discuss the decision with Kairos’ Hearing Official. Please submit a support request via the Get Help form or contact 314-252-0602.
To learn in a general student population, Missouri law requires that you provide “documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization.” If you are underinsured, you can get your student vaccinated for free (English, Spanish).
You can claim certain exemptions, but Missouri law may require that your child be excluded from our mainstream educational program (i.e., it can prohibit non-vaccinated students from interacting with vaccinated students).
Religious Exemption: “Actively choosing not to immunize a child by claiming a religious exemption is a parent’s right; however, it carries significant responsibility. To protect inadequately vaccinated individuals and the entire community, unimmunized children could be excluded from school during disease outbreaks. This can cause hardship for the child and parent. No exceptions are made, regardless of the circumstances.”
Medical Exemption: “These individuals are at greater risk of exposure to any vaccine-preventable disease that can be life-threatening. To protect those who cannot be vaccinated and the entire community, unimmunized children could be excluded from school and child care during disease outbreaks. This can cause hardship for the child and parent.”
Children in Progress: “According to Missouri regulation, children who have not received immunizations required for child care and school attendance cannot attend until their immunizations are up-to-date. However, a child is allowed to attend if the required immunization series has begun and an appointment for the next dose is scheduled. This immunization appointment must be documented on an in progress card and filed with the child care facility or school. “