Money may be deposited into student accounts with cash or check in the cafeteria, or online at www.schoolcafe.com
. Advanced payment is not necessary. However, this process is convenient for parents, and a child is always ensured a nutritious cafeteria breakfast and lunch. Contact either your school cafeteria manager or the Child Nutrition Department for information or questions regarding the above payment procedures.
It is free to use SchoolCafe if you would like to monitor your student's account or apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals. It is also free to set up low balance alerts to be sent to your phone or email. There is a third party convenience fee to use SchoolCafe to deposit money on your student's account, please see explanation below. You may also set up automatic payments and any account restrictions, if desired.
Tomball ISD holds a service agreement with School Cafe. The SchoolCafé website and its contents are owned by Cybersoft. School Cafe will accept minimum combined payments of US$ 20.00 and a single maximum payment of up to US$ 200.00 per student per transaction. Individuals registered with SchoolCafé shall be charged a convenience fee of 5.0% for each transaction made using this service. This fee will be charged to the credit card or check card at the time of the transaction. Cybersoft will promptly notify individuals registering with SchoolCafé of any fees or charges the individual will incur by using the SchoolCafé services. For payments made via the School Cafe system the student balances will be updated within 24 hours from the time of transaction.
If a student runs out of money in their account, they may charge meals up to the value of two breakfasts and two lunches (Elem/Int. – $7.50, JH - $8.50, HS - $9.50). When a negative balance appears on a student’s account, an automated phone call and email is activated to inform you of the account balance. If a student account exhausts the grace period/charge limit, the student must select a peanut butter and jelly or toasted cheese sandwich entrée for lunch and/or a cereal entrée for breakfast until the negative balance is paid. A la Carte items (snacks or extras) are not available for negative charging.