Paying for Meals
For your convenience, and to eliminate the need for students to carry cash, we offer a meal debit system. Just like a debit card, it only works when you have money in your account. Each student is assigned an account number which is activated when a deposit is received. Deposits can be sent to school at any time. There is no need to indicate which days your child will be eating.
Each student receives a bar-coded meal card, which includes their picture, to use at school.
Middle and High School students carry their ID card with them. Please encourage your student to use the card in the cafeteria to keep the meal service line moving quickly.
Please remind your student to avoid chewing, folding or otherwise destroying their card.
Students receiving meal benefits are also issued accounts and meal cards to protect their identities in the meal service line.
Students receiving meal benefits may also keep a balance on account for a la cart purchases. You must first call the Food Service Director and notify them that the a la cart purchases are OK.
Lunch account balances transfer with a student as they move to another Paw Paw School and also transfer at the end of the year. For students transferring out of the district, please send a written request for a refund.
For your student's safety, we do not recommend sending cash to school.
Meal deposits may be sent to school with your child in an envelope. Please label the envelope to Food Service, including your student's name, teacher's name, and building. At the Middle and High School, checks can be accepted at the cash register. If you prefer, your deposit can be mailed to Paw Paw Public School -Food Service, 30609 Red Arrow Hwy., Paw Paw MI 49079.
Checks are made payable to Paw Paw Public Schools and money orders are accepted. Please label the check or money order with the student's name, and building on the memo line. We do not take credit cards or debit cards.
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR STUDENT(S) RECEIVED FREE OR REDUCED PRICED MEALS IN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT LAST YEAR, YOU MUST RE-APPLY PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 29TH 2015 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINUED BENEFITS FOR THE COMING YEAR. PLEASE RETURN YOUR NEW APPLICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID AN INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE FOR YOUR CHILD.
We will continuously be updating our new Meal Magic program to better serve our Parents, Students and Staff. If you ever have questions or concerns about your students account, please feel free to contact us at 657-8858.