*Note for parents of kindergarten students: Grade k is represented as grade -2 (negative 2).
Middletown Public Schools and Chartwells Food Service Program offers parents the opportunity to pay for their school fees online through a service called My School Bucks. Parents can make payments toward their student’s lunch account using their Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card or by direct withdrawal from their checking account. A minimal handling fee added to each transaction helps keep the service free to the school district. This fee covers the processing costs imposed by the credit card company, bank transfer fees, as well as the cost of maintaining the website.
My School Bucks is fast and easy to use. Parents must first sign up. From then on, when an online payment is made, parents receive confirmation via email. For this reason, a valid email address is required. The school receives notification of the payments by fax and/or email each day.
The website’s popularity is growing with school districts as well as with busy parents throughout the country. Many parents who use the service find it a convenient alternative to sending money to school with their children. Others simply prefer to pay with a credit card or want to pay for all school fees with one easy payment. Middletown Public Schools will still accept cash or checks for school fees.
To learn more about this service, please visit myschoolbucks.com
Additional Information About My School Bucks (updated Summer 2013)
Updated Online Meal Prepayment System Now Available!
We are pleased to offer an exciting updated option to help make your life easier. mySchoolBucks.comTM is an on-line system that will allow you to make deposits into your student’s school meal accounts.
Safety – Virtually eliminates worries about your child carrying money to school
Convenience – Make payments when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Receive low balance email reminders (set your own limits!)
Monitor your student’s account balances online
View your student’s cafeteria purchases
Efficiency – Make payments for all your children in one easy step, even if they attend different schools in the district
Make payments using your VISA®, Master Card® or Discover® credit/debit card
Option to have payments made automatically each month
Receive deposit confirmations sent directly to your email account
Money deposited into mySchoolBucks.com will typically arrive at the school the same day. You can set your low balance settings to remind when it’s time to add more money.
Getting started is easy! Simply visit mySchoolBucks.com and register using the "REGISTER FOR A FREE ACCOUNT" link on the upper right side of the page. A confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide… simply follow the link included in that email and your registration will be complete. Once you log in, you can add as many students as you'd like by entering each student’s school, their name and student number.
mySchoolBucks.com allows you to check balances, review transaction history, and receive low balance alerts from the comfort of your home for no charge. A small convenience fee may apply if you make payments to your child’s account, but you will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. If you have any questions, you can email Support.
Thank you for your support and enjoy the convenience of mySchoolBucks!