Student Account Information
Regular Cafeteria Account
Upon enrollment, all students are assigned a cafeteria account. This is a debit account. Parents send in payments by cash or check payable to the name of the school cafeteria. Please put your child's name (first and last) and student number on the outside of the envelope. This ensures that if the money is lost and then found, it can be directed to the cafeteria manager. If you send a check, please be sure that you put your child's name and student number on the check.
All pre-payments should be sent to the cafeteria manager in the morning to be sure that the money goes into the account that day. Or you can go online to make meal payments. See Online Meal Pay, below, for more details.
If you have more than one child in the same school, one payment can be sent in with information on how to split the monies between accounts.
Our account system provides complete anonymity to students eligible for free and reduced priced meals. A student paying status is coded in their account and the appropriate price is automatically deducted.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s account balance or purchases, please contact the cafeteria manager or go online to Online Meal Pay. See below for details.
If you have questions regarding your child’s account balance or purchases, please contact the cafeteria manger. Our system will allow us to pull information on the account including specific food items purchased.
For specific Free & Reduced priced meal questions please contact: Elizabeth Carter at 671-4194.
MCPS Food & Nutrition Services has an Online Meal Pay service. In addition to accepting cash and checks, the Online Meal Pay service provides you the opportunity to pay for student meals on the internet.
Benefits & Advantages when paying for meals online:
- Funds are deposited into your student's account by credit or debit card transaction.
- Choose any major credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
- View your student's balance and transaction history, including all purchases.
- Receive automatic e-mail receipt for each payment.
- Register multiple students under one account.
What you need to set-up an account:
- An email address to set up your PayPal account.
- Your student's six-digit Student ID number.
- A credit/debit card to make a PayPal payment.
Once an account has been established, the amount of the meal or snack will be automatically deducted from the account.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: When using Online Meal pay, you will have the choice of using a CREDIT card or a DEBIT card. The transaction time is different depending on which type of card you use.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: Please be aware that when making a payment with a CREDIT card, the transaction will take place immediately. The funds will then be deposited in the students account within 15 minutes.
DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS: Please be aware that when making a payment with a DEBIT card, the transaction time can vary because it is considered an E-Check. The funds will then be deposited in the students account anywhere from 1-6 days business days. The transaction time will be similar to the time frame it takes for a check to go through your Debit Card bank.
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