Community Eligibility Provision

Community Eligibility ProvisionWe are pleased to inform you that the following schools will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for 2020 - 2021 School Year.

2020-2021 School Year - Hemet USD - Community Eligibility Provision Schools

Acacia Middle School Hamilton K-8 Ramona Elementary
Academy of Innovation K-12 Hamilton High School Rancho Viejo Middle School
Alessandro Continuation Harmony Elementary Tahquitz High School
Bautista Creek Elementary Hemet Elementary Valle Vista Elementary

Cawston Elementary

Hemet High School West Valley High School

Cottonwood Elementary

Idyllwild Elementary Whittier Elementary

Dartmouth Middle School

Jacob Wiens Elementary Winchester Elementary
Diamond Valley Middle School Little Lake Elementary  
Fruitvale Elementary McSweeny Elementary  


Schools that participate in the CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that CEP school during the 2020-2021 School Year.


CEP Letter to the Household- English

CEP Letter to the Household- Spanish 

Filling out the right paperwork matters, even though every student at your CEP school automatically is able to receive nutritious breakfast and lunch meals at no cost, having families complete the Income Survey helps determine the district’s and your site’s LCFF Supplemental Grant funding as well as your school’s Title I ranking.

By filling out the survey during registration, you help ensure that your student’s school continues to get the full educational funding needed for your student’s education, including computers, books, and school supplies.

The information submitted on the form is a confidential educational record and is therefore protected by all relevant federal and state privacy laws that pertain to educational records including, without limitation, the  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99); Title 2, Division 4, Part 27, Chapter 6.5 of the California Education Code, beginning at Section 49060 et seq.; the California Information Practices Act (California Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.) and Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at (951) 765-5100, ext. 5302.


Janet Jungnickel
Director of Nutrition Services

Additional CEP Information:

All enrolled students in schools designated as CEP schools, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you if your child attends one of these schools. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications.

For more information about CEP, please click here USDA Community Eligibility Provision Information


Community Eligibility Provision