Hawks View Elementary has qualified for a new program known as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This option is offered by the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and allows qualifying schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students, with no additional application process required.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on the CEP program at Hawks View Elementary. If you have children attending other Sherwood School District schools and would like information on free/reduced meal eligibility, please click here:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a meal service option that allows qualifying schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without the burden of certifying students for meal benefits. 

Who is eligible for free meals?

All students enrolled at Hawk’s View Elementary are able to get one free breakfast and one free lunch at the school each day.

Do I need to apply to get free meals?

Not for your child/children attending Hawks View Elementary. Enrolled students at Hawks View are automatically eligible and no further action is needed by parents. 

Applications for free meals are required for children attending Archer Glen Elementary, Middleton Elementary, Ridges Elementary, Sherwood Middle School, or Sherwood High School. Please click here for more information on free/reduced meals for these other schools.

What if my student is not a U.S. Citizen? Can they still eat for free?

Yes. Any enrolled student at Hawk’s View Elementary may access one free breakfast and one free lunch at the school each day. 

How do free meals work at the school?

Enrolled students are automatically eligible and all meal charges will appear as “$0.00” on their lunch accounts. 

If a student wants to purchase anything extra, it will be charged to their account as long as they have a positive balance.

What if a student just wants the entrée or a milk? Can’t they just get that for free?

Students can get one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. Individual meal components, like milk, is not considered a (complete) meal on its own. Students who wish to select milk only, will be charged for that item with their meal account. 

Please note that students must have a positive balance to purchase an individual milk.

Can a student still get a school meal if they brought a meal from home?

Yes, enrolled students at Hawk’s View Elementary are always welcome to get a complete breakfast or lunch at school, regardless of what they brought from home.

If meals are free, why does my student have a negative balance on their account?

Any negative account balances accrued prior to School Year 2024-2025 must still be paid in full. 

To pay your balance with a credit/debit card or eCheck/ACH, please visit the ParentVUE website. Cash or check payments can be processed at your student’s school. 

My student has a positive balance on their account. What can I do?

You do not have to do anything, unless you want to. Meals are provided at no cost at Hawk’s View Elementary only. The funds in your student account will rollover year-over-year until your student attends Sherwood Middle School, where meals will be charged per student eligibility. 

The following options are also available to you:

  • Request a refund via check
  • Transfer the balance on your Hawk’s View student account to a sibling at another school
  • Donate your remaining funds to a student account in need

If you have any questions, please reach out to nutrition@sherwood.k12.or.us or call at 503-825-5009. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.