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 pre pay 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.)
Upon request, the balance of your student's account can be refunded. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks and the refund check is mailed to the parent/guardian. To request a refund, call the Child Nutrition Services office at 253-931-4972.
Making online payments for school meals is convenient.
** This feature is now available for parents/guardians who have been wanting to receive notification of your student's meal balance getting low, we have great news for you! The district technology team has set up a feature that will allow you to "opt in" (using your Skyward Family Access) to receive automated e-mail messaged to let you know when the balance of any of your students falls below $5. Just follow instructions to change your Account Settings in Skyward Family Access.