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Payments

 

Skyward is the computerized prepayment system for school meals in our district. Students use a pin number or finger scan to access their account in the lunch line. Skyward is declining balance system, similar to a checking account. Money must be in the account in order to purchase lunch, extra milk or a la carte items. There is no maximum amount that you can pre-pay, and there are options that make it easy for you to keep track of your family account and make payments.

Click Here to view and print instructions to set up payments through Skyward Family Access


Breakfast Prices

Extra

Milk

$.40

Lunch Prices
Elementary

 $1.20

Elementary  $2.40
Middle School  $1.35 Middle School  $2.55
High School  $1.35 High School  $2.70
Reduced Price  $.30 Reduced Price  $.40
Adult  $2.20 Adult  $3.90

Skyward Family Access

Parents are able to Access Family Statements online to check a balance, or review charges by student through family access.Click on the Check Account Balance Button or the link on the District Home Page.

Online Payments

Merrill Area School District offers the option of Electronic Payments by Credit Card, Debit Card, or directly from your Savings or Checking Account. Funds will be transferred into your family account via a secure web site. You can click the “Make a Payment Online” button, to sign up for this service by registering. Just think! no more checks to write, or worrying about it getting lost on the way to school.

Students will be reminded in line when the family balance is drops to $10 per student, so they have ample time to bring in a payment. Automated phone messages or emails will be sent as a reminder when family balances are low. If the family balance does not have enough money to cover purchases, a note will be sent home and the student will be given an emergency meal. At that point, charges will not be allowed on the account until a payment is made.

Students who receive free or reduced price meals have the same lunch options as students who pay full price, however A la Carte snack items are not included with lunch. Students who purchase them on account are charged full price, regardless of whether they receive free or reduced price meals. Parents should discuss purchasing guidelines with their children in advance to prevent unwelcome charges to their account.

Payments by check or cash are accepted in locked drop boxes in each school. Please use an envelope, clearly marked with the students first and last name, and lunch id. Payments made by 9:30am will be available for lunch that day. Any money remaining at the end of the school year will be transferred with the student to the next grade.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to receive the phone calls?

No, you just need to call our office and we will put you on our no call list if you prefer. If you wish to be contacted again in the future you just need to let us know.

Can I limit my child purchases on a la carte?

Yes, you may put a dollar limit on the account per child or block the a la carte option entirely. You just need to call our office and we can set that up for you.