Meal Payment Options | Account Information | Students Without Meal Money | Online Payments Check Acceptance Policy | Returned Checks
Parents are encouraged to pay for student's meals in advance. Advance payment allows the cafeteria to provide the most efficient service to all customers.
Money may be placed in your student's account for the convenience of purchasing meals and extra items.
You may send cash, personal checks, money orders, cashier's checks, or make payments online.Include the following information with your payment:
Student's full name
Personal identification number (PIN)
If paying for more than one student, please list all student names, PINs and teacher names.
PAMS (Parent Account Management System) online payment service
There is no cost to you to pay on line, check account balances or view purchase history.
Sign up for PAYPAMS:
Step 1: Register with PAMS: Click on the PayPam Pic above or go to paypams.com. You can also call 1-877-726-7586.
Step 2: Choose your Payment Options: Make manual payments at your convenience or set up automatic payments.
Step 3: Make a Payment: Pay by credit or VISA logo debit card. You will receive an immediate confirmation that your payment has been received. (Payments take 24 to 48 hours to post to your student’s account at his/her school cafeteria.)
Purchase Adjustments/30 Day Limit
Child Nutition Services (CNS) offers an online service to give parents access to the activity on their child's lunch account. The online service can be accessed daily to check balances and purchases made by students. Parents have the option to make payments through this service, but this is an option and is not required in order to view activity on the account. The parent/guardian has 30 days from the date a purchase is posted to dispute questionable charges to the account.
Lunch activity may be obtained by creating an online account at www.paypams.com .
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