All meals and a la carte items are reasonably priced to encourage participation while maintaining a self-supporting operation.
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.
Student Account Refunds
Refunds & Transfers: All student balances automatically roll over to the next school year and new grade and/school, as long as your child remains in any Prince William County Public School. If relocating or graduating from our district, please click the “Refund Request” to have your student’s balance refunded.
If you are requesting a refund, please remove any SmartPay option you may have set up while using MySchoolBucks.com, to avoid any further charges to your credit card. Refunds are processed in the form of a check and typically take 3 to 5 weeks to process and arrive in the mail (additional time may be required due to volume at the beginning and end of each school year).
Transferring of account balances to another student's account can also be done through the “Refund Request” link. Please provide the student’s name, student ID # (if available), name of school student attends, and student's date of birth to receive funds.
|BREAKFAST PRICES||LUNCH PRICES||A LA CARTE PRICES|
|Full Paid All Levels
Reduced Price All levels
|Elementary Full Paid Lunch
Middle Full Paid Lunch
High Full Paid Lunch
Reduced Price All Levels
Fruit Juice 4 oz
Fruit Juice 6 oz
Prices for 2015-2016 school year were increased in compliance with the Equity in School Lunch Pricing Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The purpose is to ensure that federal funds received for free and reduced price meals are not diverted to cover the meal cost of the students who do not qualify for meal assistance.
Three Ways to Purchase School Meals
In order to make it convenient for parents and students, our cafeteria allows students to pay for their meals using any of three methods:
CASH: Cash may be given to the cashier daily for their day’s purchase. Cash may also be used to deposit prepayments onto a student’s food service account. Please place cash in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, ID #, teacher's name and the $ amount. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
CHECKS: The cafeteria accepts checks made payable to “PWCSFNS.” Checks may be used for daily purchases or prepayments onto a student’s food service account. By paying for your purchase with a check, you are accepting our check acceptance policy. Prince William County School Food and Nutrition Services has contracted with CHECKredi for collection of returned checks. In the unlikely event your check is returned unpaid, you understand and agree that your check may be electronically re-deposited at your bank for the face value plus processing fees. This action will be taken without further notice. Please place checks in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, ID #, teacher's name and the $ amount. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD: See "Online Prepayments" below.
Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your student's account, 24 hours a day, at your convenience!
Please visit MySchoolBucks.com to make prepayments online any time to you student's meal account.
Refund requests may be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you request a refund, please remove your SmartPay option. Transferring of account balances to another student's account must also be done in writing, indicating student name to receive funds, student ID #, school student attends, and student's date of birth.
Questions or assistance regarding MySchoolBucks.com may be sent to email@example.com or 703.791.7242.
To receive email notification of low balances, please follow the steps below:
1. From the home page, hover your mouse over "Account" and choose "My Profile".
2. Enter you email address under the "My Account Info" section.
3. Scroll down to the "Email Notifications Settings" box and place a check mark in the box that says "Please send me an email notification when my student(s) balance drops below $X.XX - enter the dollar amount threshold.
4. There are other options in this section such as notifying you when your credit card expires and notification for Pay As Your Go charges occur.
*** A myschoolbucks.com account can also be used to provide parents with the opportunity to view the student’s sales history and receive low balance notices via email. These services are available at no charge. It is easy to enroll in the system. Go to myschoolbucks.com and click register for an account. You will need your student’s school, grade, birth date, and student ID number to register.
Send Check or Cash
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 prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.