Online Meal Payment Service -
Our department uses an online payment system called K12 Payment Center. This is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply funds using a debit or credit card to your student's account. Simply click, www.k12paymentcenter.com, to set up an account. You will need the full 9-12 digit PowerSchool ID number assigned to your student. This number is found on report cards, class schedules or you may call your schools cafeteria. Funds are carried over from year to year.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the Online Meal Payment Service:
How much will it cost me to sign up for this service?
a. The Premium service is a free service for all of our students. If you wish to add money to your student's account, K12 Payment Center charges $1.95 fee per transaction for school meal payments.
2. Do I have to add money using the Online Meal Payment Service?
a. No. A student’s meal account can be funded by sending in a check payable to your student’s school cafeteria. Information on the check must include a phone number and the student’s PowerSchool number.
3. What is the advantage for signing up with this service?
a. The advantage is that you can add funds to your student’s meal account using a debit or credit card. K12 PAYMENT CENTER charges $1.95 per funding transaction.
4. Does the school district receive any of the service fees charged by K12 PAYMENT CENTER?
a. No. Fees charged by K12 PAYMENT CENTER are not passed along to the school district.
2014-2015 Free & Reduced Lunch Application
In order to qualify for meal benefits for the new school year, a new application must be submitted for processing every year. Without a new application your current benefits will EXPIRE on September 29, 2014.
Applications are available in English and Spanish and you can complete your application online. Please click on your preferred format as noted below.
Online application - Click here to access the program to apply for benefits for the 2014-2015 school year.
Online Meal Survey
Please take a moment to answer this brief ten question survey regarding the Student Nutrition Program. The results will help us to build a better program and plan for the upcoming months and school year.
Link to survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SkrKpavNW-l652McYgxuc-K1rcQ1lChxlzNoZSsYwi4/viewform?usp=send_form
If you would like to serve on our newly formed Student Nutrition Advisory Board, please contact Tammie Welch, District Dietitian
"Providing Food For Thought!"
Our Mission - The mission of the Fort Mill Student Nutrition Department is to support the education process of the Fort Mill School District (FMSD) by providing quality meals that meet USDA and state guidelines, good customer service, and to be fiscally responsible. We put "Children First!"
Our Menus - We use a traditional meal pattern that consists of 5 required components (meat or meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk). All students have 4 choices of fruit and vegetable servings. We strive daily to provide a fresh fruit and/or vegetable. All our sandwiches are served on whole grain bread.
Our Customers - The customer service we provide entails working with schools, the district, and the community. In the schools, our dietitian works to educate students about health and wellness. The cafeteria teams provide a friendly atmosphere as they serve students. In the district, we play an active part on the Wellness Committee and are part of a liaison committee that meets with students, administrators, and parents. In the community, we assist parents with lunch applications and provide nutritional information about the menus.
Our Services - The student nutrition department utilizes a business model to break even. The funding for the department to cover expenses is based on the number of meals served daily. The pricing of meals is developed just to cover expenses. We utilize state and federal procurement practices to insure we receive quality food and services at competitive pricing from our vendors. We budget revenue and expenses for each cafeteria operation just like a corporation.
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. "In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."