Meal Charge Procedure & Prices
Bringing Meals from Home:
Students who bring their lunch to school must eat in the cafeteria. In the best interest of all children dining in the cafeteria, we ask that all outside food brought in for breakfast or lunch be packaged in plain wrapping. NO restaurant/fast food or soft drinks are allowed in the cafeteria during meal service times.
Paying for Meals:
The Cafeteria uses a debit account system, which allows students to place money into a personal debit account. Your child will be assigned a 3-5 digit PIN (lunch number) and will be asked to memorize this number. Students will be able to debit their meal account for breakfast, lunch and any other extras they may wish to purchase such as ice cream, juice, water, etc. Parents may place money on the account as often as needed. Parents will receive a notice when the account balance falls below $5.00 and a connect ed message. Please make checks payable to: MACS School Nutrition
Online Meal Payments:
The School Nutrition Program accepts meal payments. Our online payment plan is a convenient method for placing money on your child’s meal account. Additionally, a single transaction can be divided among more than one child’s account. Parents will also be able to review what their child is purchasing each day and monitor account balances. Prior to setting up a parent account, the account process requires your child’s PowerSchool Student ID Number (NOT the lunch PIN number). This number may be obtained from your child’s school or teacher by signing the Request for PowerSchool Number for Online Meal Payments Service form. For assistance with this service or to set up a parent account please visit www.lunchprepay.com . If problems, call 1-800-541-8999 and select option #1
Please note: Just as there is a transaction fee when using an ATM outside your bank’s circle of friends, there is a processing fee when using this payment system. Mount Airy City Schools does not receive any portion of these fees. They are assessed by the service providers for the processing costs of this convenience.
This is a popular program that many parents participate in. Please be mindful when parents put money on their students lunch pre pay accounts - it takes 24 hours before it shows up in our school cafeteria system.