915 4th Street NE

Auburn, WA 98002

p: 253-931-4900

f: 253-931-8006

Auburn School District

915 4th Street NE | Auburn, WA 98002

f: 253-931-8006

Paying/Prepaying for School Meals
 

Student balances follow the student from school-to-school within the district and remain on the student account from one year to the next.

You are welcome, and encouraged, to prepay your child's meals.  To help assure that each child eats lunch, we may allow a child to "charge" a meal (the parent/guardian is responsible to pay for any meals served to their student), but students who have a negative balance* in their meal account will not be permitted to charge meals until their account is current. (A courtesy, or emergency lunch, consisting of a sandwich, milk, and fruit is available to students who do not have money in their account.)

 

  • To prepay into your child's account, you may give payments (cash, money order, or check) directly to a member of the kitchen staff, or you may set up an online payment account (see Online Payment Option information in the column to the right) to manage deposits using a debit or credit card (information below).
  • Make checks/money orders payable to the Auburn School District.
  • Please include the student's name, ID number, grade, and homeroom teacher's name on the check or money order (or on the envelope if it contains a cash deposit).

Upon request, the balance of your student's account can be refunded.  Refunds take approximately three weeks to process and the refund check is mailed to the parent/guardian.  To request a refund, call the Child Nutrition Services office at 253-931-4972.

 
*Negative balances on student accounts were transferred/moved (over the summer) from MealTime to the district fine list.  If your student had a negative balance at the end of the 2013-14 school year, it is now showing as a kitchen/cafeteria fine on InTouch.  These fines may be paid through the main office or with the bookkeeper at the school.  
 

Online Payment Option

If you wish to set up an account* so you can prepay meals for your student online, you can do so by using the "HERE" link below. Later you can use this link to conveniently manage your student's account.  MealTime Online is set up to accept payments for school meals.


Payment information is synchronized with school kitchen computers twice a day (at about 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).  In order to have money post to your student's account, be sure your deposit is complete at least an hour prior to the time computers synchronize.  Once your account is established you can prepaying meals, make payments on balances for your students' school meal account, and view account activity (including purchase, payment, and balance information).  All this can be done from a secure internet connection using your password and your student's ID number.

Pay Online Instructions

  1. Create an Online User Account at MyMealTime.com.  When you click this link, you will be leaving the Auburn School District website HERE
    Click on the "Create New Account" link to create your online user account. You will create a user name and password to login to MealTime Online.  Keep your user account information secure.  Do not share your password.  
  2. Add students. Click on the "Add New Student" link to add each student to your account using their unique Student ID.
  3. Make deposit. Click on the "Make Deposit" link next to the student's name, or on the navigation bar. You can make on credit card payment to deposit money into one or more student accounts. Click on the "View Details" link next to a student's name to view their cafeteria account balance, purchase history and online deposits.
You will need your students' unique Student ID to access their account information.  You may have this ID from their student records.  If you misplace or forget this number you may contact office staff at the school to get the number, or you may e-mail tgates@auburn.wednet.edu.
 
To learn more about paying online, click -here-. 

* This convenient, safe, and secure option is available to you through MealTime Online.  You have the option of paying for meals using a Discover, VISA, or MasterCard credit or debit card.  Your account will be set up through MealTime Online (not the Child Nutrition Department); a minimum deposit of $25 is required and each transaction is charged a processing fee (the fee will be displayed prior to payment being made).