Paying for Meals 2021-2022
Nutritious meals are very important to a child’s learning. USD 443 Nutrition program understands this and wants to give all children the opportunity to have a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Below are the districts guidelines pertaining to meal charging.
For this school year, all meals will be free to all USD 443 students.
As a result of all students, receiving free meals this coming school year, the National School Lunch Applications for free and reduced price school meals will not be available. In order to determine whether the student qualifies for at-risk funding, school districts will use the KSDE Household Economic Survey to collect the information to determine student eligibility. The Household Economic Survey was developed to ensure the process was similar to the National School Lunch Applications and meets the intent of the law covering at-risk funding.
Food Service will allow students grades 6-12 to purchase ala-cart items (they must have funds available on their skyward account)
NO CHARGING OF ALA-CART ITEMS WILL BE PERMITTED.
In an effort to help parents manage their students accounts USD 443 does offer On-line payments by accessing Skyward. Please contact your child’s school to set up a Skyward account.
Please contact Kathy Schultz, Nutrition Supervisor, with any questions.
Online Payment Instructions
As a convenience to parents, the Dodge City Public Schools now provides parents an easy way to add money to their student’s food service account and to pay for school related fees. Online payments can be made into food service accounts and for fees through the Skyward Family Access parent portal they currently use. We have contracted with RevTrak, a national credit card payment processor, to provide a secure site for making payments.
Online Payments Are Currently Being Accepted
Parents can make payments online while on their home or work computer, any time of the day. If their student’s food service balance is low, it only takes a few minutes to add money to it using their VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card. Payments are made through the student’s Skyward Family Access account.
To Make Online Payments the parent will need:
Payments made through Family Access will immediately be posted to the student’s food service account. All credit card statements will show the payment has been made to the Dodge City Public Schools.
Instructions for Making a Payment