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Paying for Meals

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)


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:

  • MasterCard or VISA (Debit or Credit Card) – card number & expiration date
  • Skyward Family Access Login and Password

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

  1. Login to Skyward Family Access
  2. Select “Food Service” or “Fee Management” from “General Information” menu on the left
    • For Food Service, View Balance and select “Make Online Payment
    • For Fee Management, select “Make Online Payment” and select which fee to apply the payment to by clicking on the corresponding “Pay Charge” box
  3. Enter payment amount and select “Pay with RevTrak
  4. After being redirected into the RevTrak Web Store shopping cart, if you wish to purchase additional optional fees from the Web Store, click on the Continue Shopping link. Select the fee(s) you would like to pay for, enter the required information, and click Buy Now to add it to your cart.
  5. Once finished adding fees, verify payment amount and select “Go to Checkout”
  6. If a new customer, select “I am a new customer” and enter your email address. If a returning customer select “I am a returning customer” and enter your email address and password. Select Sign in.
  7. Enter your Billing Information, Payment Information, and create a password
  8. Verify information for accuracy and select “Complete Order
  9. Payment will be processed and Receipt can be viewed and printed.
  10. Logout