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Payments

 

Skyward is the computerized prepayment system for school meals in our district. The computerized meal ticket system is a declining balance system where funds are placed in advance on the account, and purchases are drawn against the balance. The program is not a credit card type system.


A student PIN (Personal Identification Number) is issued to each student which they need to memorize or use their student ID which is scanned and entered into the system when a purchase is made. Families are able to monitor the balance in their food service account and make payments to their account through their Skyward Family Access parent portal. The District will continue to send notifications of low and negative account balances via e-mails, voicemails, and texts. If you are not receiving notifications, please check your settings in Skyward or contact your child’s school office. Also, please keep in mind that our district participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch program and depending on your circumstances; your family may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Visit the Free/Reduced Price Meal page for more information.[/column]



Skyward Family Access

Parents are able to Access Family Statements online to check a balance, or review charges by student through family access.

Click on the Family Access Button above or the link on the District Home Page.

Students who receive free or reduced price meals have the same lunch options as students who pay full price, however A la Carte snack items are not included with lunch. Students who purchase them on account are charged full price, regardless of whether they receive free or reduced price meals. Parents should discuss purchasing guidelines with their children in advance to prevent unwelcome charges to their account.

A low balance is defined as an account balance with $20.00 or less. E-mail notices are sent daily through internet. If you’d like notification via e-mail, please contact Patty Yanasak, Food Service Director at pyanasak@browndeerschools.com

Once a balance reaches $0.00 or below, students will not be allowed to charge any a la carte items to their account. A student with a negative $10.00 balance will be provided a cheese sandwich for up to 5 days in any given school year. During that time, the family should contact the Food Service Director and make arrangement to pay off the negative balance.
If the negative balance is not addressed after 5 days, the student will no longer be offered a cheese sandwich. Parents should discuss meal and a la carte purchasing guidelines with their children on a regular basis to prevent unwelcome purchases to their account. Parents can also request restricting the food service account to limit additional meal or ala carte purchases.

We offer a couple different payment options. Cash or Check payments are accepted, but must be in a sealed envelope and the envelope must contain the student name and payment amount to assist in crediting the proper account. Cash or Check payments need to be placed in the Lunch Drop Box location at each building by 9am in order to credit the family account by 10am each day. Payments by check, debit, and credit can also be made through the Efunds button above or the link on the District Home Page.  This is secured information and must be set up by the parent/guardian.

All balances, positive or negative in a student lunch account at the end of the school year will be transferred with the student to the next grade. In the last two weeks of school, MHS students (especially Seniors) will be reminded of paying off the negative balance before graduation.