Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.
FCPS uses the Heartland School Solutions MySchoolBucks program, one of the most widely used and secure online payment solutions available today. Visa and other trusted third parties have certified MySchoolBucks at the highest levels of Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard security.
A few of the MySchoolBucks benefits include:
Parents with multiple children in the school system can make one payment on one account and then ask FCPS Food and Nutrition Services to distribute money into the other accounts.
The student's name and ID number are required. Please set up your account and see additional information online at www.myschoolbucks.com (opens in new window).
Parents may also send cash or a check to their child’s school cafeteria to pay for school meals. A payment in any amount may be placed in the child’s account. Parents may indicate “Meals Only” on the check if they prefer their child not purchase a la carte items. When a check is received indicating “Meals Only,” a notation will be made on the child’s account to alert the Food Services staff.
Students may also purchase meals with cash.
Prepayment of meals protects against forgotten or lost money and allows students to move through the serving lines more quickly.
Turn in Cash or Check
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 envelope to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
Parents who feel their family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals may go to this link for more information about the program.
For additional information, please contact FCPS Food and Nutrition Services.
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For Inquiries related to Department policy, please contact:
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Equity Assurance & Compliance Office
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