Cafeteria reference guide online

Read on for a quick refresher on the food service department’s lingo and how a student can pay for meals using MySchoolBucks and reload his or her account.

2018-19 Meal Prices

Elementary and Intermediate Schools

Breakfast: $1.60
Lunch: $2.60

Middle and High School

Breakfast: $1.60
Lunch: $2.85

Students are able to purchase a la carte items at all schools. If you want your child to ONLY purchase complete meals with their account contact the Food Service office at 615-6491.

Student Account

This is a debit account (not a credit account). The money you send to school to the Food Service Department is deposited into their account as cash. The value of each purchase will be deducted from their account.

Process

Elementary school students access their account by handing the cashier their PIN card that is kept for them in the cafeteria until needed. Intermediate, middle and high school students enter their PIN onto a computer pad.

Payment

Payment may be made by cash or check made out to Cafeteria Fund. Please put all payments in an envelope, noting your student’s first and last name and PIN number. If you have students in different schools you must send the cash or check to each building. Online payment via MySchoolBucks is available to everyone. There is no requirement to make a payment to use the system to look up your student’s account history.

MySchoolBucks

The Goshen Central School District is using MySchoolBucks, a secure, online payment system that allows parents to quickly deposit money into their child’s school meal account at their own convenience. Parents will be able to pay for school meals, view their child’s account balance, receive optional alerts when the balance is low, and even see what food purchases their child made – anytime, anywhere, from their computer or smartphone. Payments can be made with a credit card, debit card or checking account and are quickly credited to your child’s account.

Free/Reduced Meal Program

If the student is approved for this program, the computer references their status and charges accordingly.  If the student is not eligible for free meals, and does not have any funds, the purchase is charged to the student’s account. All charges MUST be repaid the next day. There is a NO CHARGE policy at the high school.

Entering a PIN number

Students in grades 3-12 will enter their number on a PIN pad at the cashier after s/he makes a selection for breakfast or lunch.

PIN Pad Directions

  • Press the NUMBER on the keypad. Be sure to press in the middle of the number.
  • If you made a mistake pressing in any number, press the arrow button to take you back.
  • After all your numbers are entered, make sure the cashier is ready to take your number then press the ENTER key. This will send your PIN number to the cashier so she will know who you are.
  • If you make a mistake, press the CLEAR key and reenter your number.
  • NOTE: you will not be using the YES or NO keys.