Note: If you are paying by check, please make your check payable to Colchester School Lunch Program.
In our district, all cafeterias use a computerized cashless payment system. That means that our cashiers are no longer able to accept cash.
Each student has a cafeteria account. Parents deposit funds into this account, so all meals are pre-paid. Students purchase their meals electronically using a PIN number. This number is entered into a keypad at the end of the cafeteria line. Although all students are issued a PIN, our younger students (preschool through grade 2) are not required to use their PIN. We can access their account using their name and photo.
If you are a new student, you will receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) soon. If you do not receive a PIN, please call your school's cafeteria.
With our cashless payment system, parents have a few different options for paying for their child's meals:
Remember, your child's cafeteria account works as a debit card and not a credit card. You must deposit funds into the account before using the account to purchase school meals.
If there isn't any money in your child's account and they are not eligible for free or reduced price meals, the purchase is charged and the student now has a negative balance. This balance must be paid by the next school day.
If a negative balance continues for the next 4 meals, the student will receive an alternate breakfast/lunch until the balance is paid. Students without funds in their account will not be allowed to purchase items from the a la carte line.