COVID-19 relief packages recently passed by the United States Congress contain numerous benefits for families financially impacted by the pandemic. Some of these benefits are available to students who are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals. If you believe your school-aged child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals this school year and have not yet submitted the application for free or reduced-price meals to the school, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Please request a paper application be sent home by calling 814-260-1701 ext. 5 or by emailing Sharron Gustin at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access an application online at www.compass.state.pa.us. The application then will be used to determine which benefits your child(ren) and/or household may be eligible to receive. Please be aware that applying for free or reduced-price meals will not impact the free meals that your child(ren) currently receives through the school.