How do students pay for lunch?
NPS utilizes a computerized cash system to better serve students and parents as well as keep an accurate accounting system. All students have an account number which is their i.d. number given when registering for school. This i.d. number is theirs until they graduate. Money is deposited into accounts (in any amount) through MiStar ParentPortal
, which may be accessed 24 hours a day, or by having the student bring a check or cash to school with them. Any money left in the account will be carried over to the next school year. Please make checks payable to Northville Public Schools.
At the secondary level, when the student scans their card at lunch time or enter their account number on the keypad, the money is automatically deducted from their account for all lunch items. Cash is also accepted.
At the elementary level, money may be deposited through MiStar ParentPortal, or by sending a check or cash (in any amount) to school with the student. MiStar ParentPortal, may be accessed 24 hours a day. The money is deposited into their account before lunch and deducted after the student purchases lunch. If your student would like to purchase milk or water they may do that with cash or with the money they have on their account. Students choosing to purchase snack items in addition to lunch, MUST BRING CASH.
Is there a program to assist if a family is unable to afford lunch?
Yes, if a family needs help providing lunch for their students they may apply for free or reduced priced lunches, complete a Free or Reduced Lunch Application. Please visit our Free & Reduced Lunch Program
page for more information and an application. Applications must be filled out annually and will only carry over from the previous school year for 30 days.
What happens if my child forgets his lunch or lunch money?
At the elementary level, if a student forgets their lunch or lunch money, the student may order lunch and food service will supply it; however, repayment is expected following day. You will be notified via our automated phone system and via a notice sent home with your student if your lunch account remains in the negative.
How much taxpayer money is used to operate the School Food Service program?
NPS Food Service program is a self sustaining operation. No funds from the NPS General Fund are used in the operation of the food service program. Food Service does receive partial reimbursement for “complete lunches served” from the federal government under the National School Lunch Program.