Change to School Meals Pre-Payment System

Change to School Meals Pre-Payment System

Category : CCSD

The Cherokee County School District has changed its school meal pre-payment account system for the 2017-18 school year.

Existing funds in students’ My Payments Plus accounts from last school year have been transferred over to the new K12 Payment Center; students will be able to use these funds when school begins August 1.

Parents must set up an account at www.K12PaymentCenter.com to add funds. You will need your child’s student ID (the 5- or 6-digit ID your child uses to buy meals); if you don’t have this ID, the front office of your child’s school can provide it to you.

Parents can use the My Payments Plus mobile app or website as they have in the past to see the balance that was transferred; once your child makes a purchase in the cafeteria, any transferred balance will appear in the new account.

After you set up a new account, you can add money by making secure online payments using a credit or debit card (the new system charges the same 4.75% convenience fee as last school year) or by sending cash or checks to the school at no additional charge. You can deposit money online into multiple student accounts with one payment. Students also can continue to pay with cash at the cash register.

The new system continues popular features such as the ability to check your balance, track your child’s purchases and receive low-balance alerts by email and text.

Parents also are reminded that CCSD participates in the Federal free and reduced-price lunch program, and applications are accepted year-round: www.lunchapplication.com

Questions? Please call CCSD School Nutrition at 770-721-8419.


CCSD to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with Special Events

Category : CCSD

Students at Arnold Mill Elementary School enjoy their CCSD School Nutrition meal in the cafeteria.

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, the Cherokee County School District will celebrate National School Breakfast Week with special events March 6-10!

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Take the School Breakfast Challenge,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to participate with special menus, decorations and cafeteria events.

Events planned for CCSD’s celebration include a special fruit-and-granola offering on Tuesday, March 7, as well as “Breakfast for Lunch” on Wednesday, March 8, including French toast, sausage, fruit crisp and potatoes.

Middle schools participated in a breakfast competition during the month of February, and the school with the largest increase in participation will win a visit from Freddie the Falcon on Friday, March 10!

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Tina Farmer, CCSD School Nutrition Director. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer.”

The School District serves more than 6,000 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

Breakfast is offered daily in all CCSD schools and includes the following healthy options: whole-grain pancakes and waffles, chicken and sausage biscuits, whole-grain breakfast pastries and cereals along with a choice of fruit or juice and low-fat or skim milk.

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. The “Take the School Breakfast Challenge” is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association, Kellogg’s and Potatoes USA. Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk.

For more information about CCSD schools meals, visit http://cherokeek12.net/ or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.