Meal Prices & Pre-Payment Options
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the serving lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about the child's money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things.
A limited number of a la carte items are available in all schools.
Meals can be purchased by the month cash, check or online Via SchoolCafé.
ACPS offers parents the opportunity to make payments – via SchoolCafé – for their child’s meals (breakfast, lunch and a la carte items) using Visa, Mastercard or a debit card. A small per-transaction convenience fee of $1.75 will be charged for each payment.
This online service allows parents of students to do the following:
- Prepay money directly into their child’s account
- Monitor their child’s food purchases
- Set purchase restrictions
- Set up low-balance email reminders
- Schedule recurring payments
- Have 24/7 Access to accounts & balances
- Submit free-reduced meal application
- Maximum amounts parents can deposit per student is $100 per transaction
- Transfer funds/Request refund
Log In/Sign Up
Manage your student's SchoolCafé account
Send Check or Cash:
You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.
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