School Payment Solutions
Central Kitsap School District has a new online payment system for the breakfast and lunch program.
The system is called "My School Bucks" and is available now. There is no charge to establish an account, which allows you to view history and to review your student's account. A transaction fee of $2.50 still applies to online payments.
Even if you had an account with our prior online payment system, you will need to establish a new account with My School Bucks. The account balances from the old system will automatically transfer to the new system. To register and use the new system you will need the following:
In order to complete registration, you are required to add one student to your account. However, once your account is active, you can login and add any number of additional students to your account.
Once you have completed registration, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you specified during registration. You MUST confirm your email address via the instructions in the email in order to activate your account and login for the first time.
If you are ready to begin, go to www.myschoolbucks.com and click the green "Sign up Today" button.
Things to know:
We are very excited to offer this service and are confident this system will benefit you, your child and our district. However, if you choose not to take advantage of the online prepayment service, you may continue to make advance payments via check, which should be made payable to Central Kitsap School District. Please write your child’s full name on the check.
If at any time you need to transfer money from one
student account to another, please call the Food
Services Office at (360) 662-1090. We will be happy to
transfer that amount for you.
Free & Reduced Price School Meals
Households may apply for Free or Reduced Price Meal Program at any time during the school year. We are now accepting online applications (see below). A hard copy of the application can be obtained by contacting your school office or please click here for application instructions. The fastest way to process an application is by taking advantage of applying on line (see below).
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for lunches?
Food Service uses a computer system to maintain student accounts. You can put any amount into your student's account at any time. The appropriate amount will be deducted for each breakfast, lunch or ala cart item that they purchase. Students may also purchase any breakfast, lunch or ala cart item with cash.
With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, Central Kitsap School District’s Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a web site called School Payment Solutions. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.
Click this link or go to https://www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com/Register . From this site you will create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, student ID number and school ZIP code.
For more information and directions, please click the tab Pay Online.
When and how do I apply for free or reduced-price meals?
You can apply at any time during the school year. You may apply by one of the following methods. The quickest way to file and process or preferred method is (1) Click on this link or go to https://www.applyforlunch.com or (2) Contact your school's office for a Free and Reduced application or (3) print the application by clicking here. Only one application is required per household. Please return both pages of the application to your school office.
What if my child has food allergies?
The District Health Services Office has a form named, "Diet Order for Life Threatening Food Allergies." This form is available from your school nurse. The form is specific for foods to be omitted and the foods to be substituted. The food allergy must meet the USDA criteria of being a "Life Threatening" (anaphylactic) reaction. The form must be signed by a licensed physician and returned to the school nurse or District Health Services. We follow USDA guidelines for "Offer Versus Serve". For most situations, substitutions for food allergies are not necessary since students may decline food items and still qualify for a subsidized meal. Refer to Meal pattern Chart.
Do students need to take a certain amount of food?
A qualified school lunch includes: Meat/Meat Alternative, Bread/Grain, Vegetable, Fruit and Milk. Students must choose at least 3 food items from three of the five food groups (1 of the food items must be 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable) in order to meet the new USDA requirements for a school lunch and to be eligible for federal subsidy.
If my child qualifies for a free or reduced lunch can they also get breakfast?
Yes. If your child qualifies for free lunch, he/she can also get a free breakfast. If your child qualifies for a reduced lunch, he/she can also get a free breakfast.
Can my child purchase a second lunch?
Yes, however, only the first lunch is federally subsidized. If a student purchases a second lunch, they will be charged $3.50.
Can my child purchase an extra entree?
The cost of an additional entree is $2.50.
Welcome to the CKSD Catering Website
If you would like to place an order, please call Michele Folen at 662-1095 or Please place your order at least two weeks before your event.
Remember: $35.00 minimum charge on all caterings.
In a press release on January 25, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new standards for school meals that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation. The new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than fifteen years and improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million kids that participate in school meal programs every school day. The healthier meal requirements are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by the First Lady as part of her Let's Move! campaign and signed into law by President Obama. To read the entire press release, please click here.
In addition, the following documents provide more information about the new guidelines.
Healthy Snack Guidelines
Smart Snacks Update
As the implementation of the Smart Snacks standards moves forward, below are some links to new guidance and resources.
The Board recognizes that good nutrition contributes to student health and learning. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board to provide students access to nutritious food and information related to nutrition.
Click on Policy Link: http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/Policies/PDF/6700.pdf
Click on Procedure Link: http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/Policies/PDF/6700P.pdf
If you are interested in participating in the health advisory committee please contact Health Services at (360) 662-1070. Click on Link to review committee meetings and minutes:
Summer Meals Program
The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children (18 years and under) continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. For help finding locations, meal times, and contact information, please call the Summer Meals Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE.
This information is also available at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. The summer meals finder allows families to access summer meal locations by entering their zip code. This service will begin May 15 and information will be updated throughout the summer.