Meal Prepayment

EZSchoolPay.com

With EZSchoolPay you can view your child’s meal account balance and purchases, set spending limits, receive low balance email alerts, as well as, make deposits into school meal accounts via the internet using a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card. EZSchoolPay is available from your device’s app store for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. A convenience fee of $1.95 per transaction will be charged when making online payments. Please note that you are not required to make online payments as cash and check payments are accepted in all cafeterias. The other features mentioned above are available to you at no cost. You must register for a free account on EZSchoolPay by visiting ezschoolpay.com to get started. You will need an email address, school district name, and your child’s student ID number to register for an account.  Find additional information in the EZSchoolPay Registration Instructions and EZSchoolPay Parent-User How-To Guide.

EZSchoolPay.com


How do I pre-pay for meals and/or a la carte items?

There are two ways to put money onto your child’s meal account:

  1. You may set up an account through ezschoolpay.com and pre-pay online whatever dollar amount you choose using a credit or debit card. You will be charged a $1.95 convenience/bank fee. You may also elect to participate in a recurring payment feature that allows you to set a low balance amount that will automatically replenish your child’s account at that balance from your credit card.

  2. You may send in a check or cash to the school cafeteria. The food service staff will enter your check amount or cash amount into your child’s meal account. For safety purposes, we recommend that advanced payments be sent in the form of a check. Checks should be made payable to Newington School Cafeterias  (there is no fee for this method of payment). Please put your child’s full name and ID # on the check. All monies sent into the cafeteria can only be used for meals and a la carte purchases and cannot be used for any other school event(s).


How are funds that are deposited into my child’s account made available for purchases?

Funds are deposited and available to your child for the purchase of meals and a la carte foods in the cafeteria. There are no limitations as to what may be purchased or how many purchases can be made unless you set up spending limits through ezschoolpay.com. There is no cost to do this.


Please note: Cashiers do not have access to setup spending limits when deposits are received at the school. Parents must set these limits through ezschoolpay.com. With EZSchoolPay all pre-pay deposits are placed into a general meal account, unlike MYpaymentsPlus which had a meal account and general account.


How do I know the balance in my child’s account?

You can check your child’s account balance by registering your child on ezschoolpay.com. There is no cost to do this (you will need your child’s student identification number to do this; the number is the same number that was used in MyPaymentsPlus). Registering your child on EZSchoolPay does not mean that you have to make online payments through EZSchoolPay, however, it allows you to view the account balance at any time online, as well as, receive email reminders when the account balance gets below a dollar amount you select. It is strongly recommended that you sign up for email account balance reminders as this is the only method for parent notification when balances get low.


Can I view what my child has purchased for meals?

Yes, you can log onto ezschoolpay.com and view what your child purchased (you must register your child on ezschoolpay.com before using the purchase history feature).


How is my child’s account accessed during meal service?

During meal service, your child will need to enter his or her student identification number into a keypad in order to access his or her meal account. All students will input their student identification number into the system regardless of their meal status: paid, free, or reduced, or whether they have money on account or are paying cash. The keypad will be located at the end of the serving line near the cashier.


To help prevent mistakes and fraudulent use of student accounts, a digital image of your son or daughter’s picture will appear on the monitor for the cashier to view every time your child accesses his or her account. The only information displayed on the monitor is the student’s name, homeroom, grade, account balance, and picture.


Do I need to use all the money in my child’s account this school year?

No, any money left in your child’s account at the end of this school year will carry over to the next school year. Requests for refunds or account transfers must be made in writing to the Director of Foods & Nutrition Services.


Please do not hesitate to call the Foods & Nutrition Services Office at (860) 665-8635 or email foodservices@npsct.org with any questions you may have.