School Meals Program

All children under 18 years of age can receive a free breakfast and free lunch through December 31, 2020 regardless of your household income due to federal funding from the USDA. It is still very important to have your completed application on file so we can implement your child's eligibility when the USDA waivers expires. Families can now fill out the Low Income Eligibility application meal form found at this link: . If you need to download and fill out a paper form, you can download it: PDF Application This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

August 4th Update with LPOSD COVID-19 School Re-Entry PLAN

The link being shared today will give you access to the Lake Pend Oreille School District school re-opening plan for the 2020-21 school year. The development of this plan has been a collaborative effort involving teachers, building administrators, parent input, regional school districts, and Panhandle Health District. Since school is scheduled to start Sept. 8, please be reminded that this plan is fluid and can be adapted as needed for unforeseen reasons. The plan prioritizes the following three areas:

  • Safety of students and staff
  • Maximize the instructional time students have with teachers given the community transmission of Covid-19.
  • Provide families with educational choices for their students. 

In addition to this district plan, further communication will come from your students’ school on items specific to that building. Much time and thought has gone into this plan with the hopes of keeping schools open. This can only happen with the full cooperation of all students, staff, and parents working together to ensure the safety protocols are followed. The school board, with guidance from Panhandle Health District, will decide which color in the plan we will start school. For your planning purposes, today we would start school in the yellow blended-learning model.

In order to better plan for enrollment in elementary schools, please be looking for an email from your student’s school starting the week of August 10th. This email will be requesting information about your educational choice for this school year. This is very important in our planning.

For clarification as you read the plan, face-to-face instruction could include a component of remote learning using the LPOSD learning management system (Schoology or Google Classroom) managed by your student’s classroom teacher. The amount of remote learning will be determined by the grade level and or community transmission of Covid-19.

The fully online option through LPOSD powered by IDLA will be taught by a certified teacher through Idaho Digital Learning Academy. The cost for this option is free to LPOSD students but you will not attend any face-to-face instruction. If this is of interest to you, we encourage you to explore this option closely to ensure this is a good fit for your family.

Thank you for your cooperation and partnership during these difficult times.

Tom Albertson

Superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille School District