Please be sure to join us every day for a delicious, healthy breakfast and lunch. Here are some things that we think you need to know to enhance your cafeteria experience.
Welcome to the Cafeteria!
All students can receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch in school each instructional day!
Meal Account and PIN Information
o Did you know that your child has a cafeteria account? Every student who goes through our cafeteria line will use a unique, Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access their account. Parents have the option to add any denomination to the account for the purchase of meals and snack items. It is a convenient way to ensure that money is not lost or forgotten during the hectic morning rush.
o What is the PIN? Each student has been issued a unique, 5 digit PIN. Parents can find their child’s PIN in the CCPS Home Access Center (HAC). Once you sign on, select the registration button in the far upper right area. Once you click on registration, the demographic information appears. The Cafeteria PIN can be found under the Emergency Section on the right. Please help your child remember their number. It makes the line move faster and ensures that everyone has plenty of time to enjoy their meal. If they do happen to forget the number, the cashier will be able to find it for them.
o How do I put money on the account?
Visit www.myschoolbucks.com to add any value to the account with a credit card. (There is a small service provider fee for the transaction.) You’ll need your child’s PIN to complete the simple registration process. Please note: online payments may require up to 24 hours to process before your child can access the money in school.
You can still send in cash or a check to your school’s cafeteria. The cafeteria manager will add it to the account.
The money added to the account can be used to purchase meals AND snack items.
o Can I monitor what my child is purchasing? Visit www.myschoolbucks.com and set up a FREE account. Once you complete the simple registration process (you’ll need your child’s PIN to get started) you can set up low balance alerts and monitor what they are purchasing.
o What happens to my account at the end of the school year? Money that is left on your child’s account will carry over from year to year. The account will also automatically transfer to any Carroll County Public School.
Sending cash or check to school? Include this form with your initial payment.
Amount Enclosed $
Please place All of the money on my child’s general account for the purchase of either meals, milk or snacks
Please place the money on my child’s account, but I want to specify:
$ for Breakfast and Lunch
$ for Milk or Snacks
In the rare event that a student forgets their money or does not have any money remaining on their account, Carroll County Public Schools will allow each student to charge up to two days of breakfasts and lunches. Beyond the two days, the student will be served a complimentary meal of a sandwich and side items until repayment is made. Unpaid meal charges are treated consistent with all other school system obligations at the school level. For more information visit https://www.carrollk12.org/admin/financeservices/foodservices
Free and Reduced Priced Meals
Applications for free and reduced priced meals are accepted throughout the school year. Meal Benefit Applications can be obtained from your school or by visiting the CCPS website.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Program
NEW THIS YEAR - Free & Reduced Meal Applications are now available online. English & Spanish version HERE.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Meal Charge Policy
Smart Snacks in Schools
CCPS offers a variety of a la carte items for purchase in all of our cafeterias. Our a la carte food and beverage items meet the nutritional standards of the Smart Snacks in Schools regulations. When money is deposited on account, it is automatically available for the purchase of both meals and snacks. Parents who would like to limit their child’s account to meals only, notify your school’s cafeteria manager.
Please visit https://www.carrollk12.org/admin/financeservices/foodservices for detailed information on the snacks available in our schools.