Parents, guardians and staff may pay for meals using cash, check or a MASTERCARD or VISA credit/debit card. Cash or check payments may be sent to the school. Make checks payable to Northfield Public Schools and include the student’s first and last name and personal identification number (PIN). Cash will be accepted in a sealed envelope with the student and payor’s first and last name, PIN, and the amount of payment written on the outside of the envelope. Payments may also be mailed to Northfield Public Schools, Child Nutrition Services, 1400 Division Street South, Northfield, MN 55057.
All schools have payment envelopes and collection boxes in the kitchen area for receipt. Each kitchen collects and deposits money daily. Payments will be deposited into the account by 10:30 a.m. and again by 2 p.m. Later payments will be deposited the following day.
Payments using a MASTERCARD or VISA credit/debit card can be made online through Northfield Public Schools Family Access. Your MasterCard or VISA credit/debit card number and expiration date will be required. A separate transaction is required for each student account at this time, and parent’s should use the drop down menu to access all the students in their household. There may be a service charge for using a credit or debit card. If a charge applies, this will be indicated.
Account Balance Statements
Statements will be made available upon request or can be printed using Family Access. To request a statement, parents, guardians and staff may contact the kitchen at each school or the district office. We encourage the use of Northfield Public Schools Family Access to view meal account balances, payments and purchases.
Balances remaining on accounts at the end of the school year will be automatically carried forward when school reopens. Balances follow students to their next building assignment. Meal purchases should be monitored, as refunds will not be issued at the end of the year on balances less than $10, unless the family is moving out of the district. Refund requests must be submitted in writing and received by Child Nutrition Services no more than 5 days after the last day of school. A check will be issued in the amount of the refund. No cash refunds will be made.