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Student Services Benefits Information

Families may apply (or reapply) for benefits at any time during the school year, but in order to avoid any interruption in benefits, Student Services Benefit Applications must be submitted by September 25th. Applications are sent home with students the first week of school and are also available in every school office as well as on the school district website any time during the school year in case family finances change. 
Please note: A new Student Services Benefit Application must be submitted every year, even if your child was eligible for free or reduced meals the previous year. 
The free/reduced meals benefit applies to breakfast and lunch meals only; not milk, à la carte foods, vending, etc. 
As students take a meal, their PIN will be recorded and their account charged.  Each purchase must be tracked by federal regulations.  No child ever needs to reveal whether they are free/reduced/paid.  This is confidential information.



Breakfast and Lunch are free for the 2021-22 School Year! 

Lunch vs. À la carte at GHS & GMS

The school cafeteria will continue to serve all of the lunch options that they have been providing this year.  The meals include an entrée, small milk or water, fruit and/or vegetable.  Menus are available on the school website and the Dining Services facebook page. 

In addition to these free lunches, the cafeteria will offer à la carte items! 

These items will include desserts, specialty drinks, snacks, and rotating entrees which are not free.  The à la carte items must be paid for with funds added to the student’s account prior to the day of purchase.  Funds can be added to the account via PayPams or by cash in a labeled envelope.  Student ID cards will be scanned rather than utilizing the pinpads. 

Any addition questions please contact:  rainalee.cooper@gorhamschools.org


Gorham School Dining Services Contact List
Michael Sanborn  
Director of Dining Services   222-1231
Raina Lee Cooper
Administrative Assistant        222-1375
Anthony Salvaggio
Gorham High School              222-1196
Laura Scaplen
Gorham Middle School          222-1217
Diana Blanchard
Village Elementary School     222-1316
Bonny Charles
Narragansett Elementary      222-1259
Nancy Aceto
Great Falls Elementary          222-1200


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