Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Student Nutrition To Launch New School Lunch Payment System For Upcoming School Year

The 2019-2020 school year is just under a month away and Carroll ISD is preparing for the launch of another exciting school year. Over the next month, the district will be releasing important Back to School Information on MySouthlakeNews, social media and through their Dragon eBlast.

In the upcoming school year, the Child Nutrition Department will introduce its new computerized Point of Sale (POS) system. This new system will assist the department in increasing the level of service they provide. The system will launch the first day of school, August 19, 2019.

Students will continue to use their current ID number (“S” number) to access their lunch accounts. This number can be found in Family Access under Student Information.

Every student in Carroll ISD has been entered into the computerized system along with the student’s meal balance from last year. We strongly recommend parents/guardians deposit money into the student’s account via MySchoolBucks. However, the system is quite flexible and students can still pay in cash.

Check prepayments are also accepted; simply place your child(s) ID number(s) on the check.

If there is more than one student in a family in either school, one student may make deposits to their sibling’s accounts as long as you give us the ID numbers of each student and tell us the amounts to deposit to each account. Keep your ID number confidential! Parents will need to create a MySchoolBucks account to deposit money and view purchases. Visit MySchoolBucks.com with your child’s name and “S” number to create an account, make deposits, set up auto payments, and low balance notifications.

At mealtime, students will pick up their meal, enter their ID number on the keypad or scan their cafeteria provided ID card (K-2 only), and the money will be subtracted from their account.

FAQs

Q: What if my child qualifies for Free or Reduced meal prices?

A: Your child’s information is noted in the system, and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students without any special indication to the students.

Q: What will stop the student from purchasing more than the parent allows?

A: If this is a problem with your child, simply notify Debra Emond, debra.emond@southlakecarroll.edu, in writing with your limitations, and we will enter it into the system.

If a student’s meal account gets low, our staff will remind them. If the student forgets his or her money, it will allow a negative balance up to the equivalent of 2 meals or $6.00 for elementary/intermediate and $6.50 for middle/high school.

Money in the student’s meal account at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next school year.

Q: What if my child has a food allergy or intolerance?

A: If your child has a special “food” medical concern, once we are notified of it by your child’s school nurse, this information will also be placed in the system to alert our staff to help monitor their meals.

There will be some inconveniences in the first few days as the students and staff members become familiar with the new system. If you have any questions please call Susan Wilson, Director of Student Nutrition at 817-949-8240.