holy family catholic schools meal charge procedures

Elementary School

  • Students may charge any combination of meals up to a value of $20.00
  • Students may charge seconds, extras, a la carte or milk if there is money in the account.
  • When the charge limit is reached a courtesy meal consisting of a peanut butter or cheese sandwich and milk will be served at the charge of $1.00 until charges are paid.
  • All students will be allowed to purchase a school meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received, however, change is not available at the middle school or elementary cafeterias.
  • Excess funds would be applied to the lunch account.
  • Allergies will be taken into consideration.
  • Students will be notified verbally at the cash register when their balance falls below $5.00.
  • Balance letters for accounts under $5.00 will be sent home with students on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Families who have their e-mail address on file will receive e-mail communication when the account balance falls below $5.00.

 

Middle School

Students must present their ID card to the cashier in order to make a purchase.

  • Students may charge any combination of meals up to a value of $20.00.
  • Students may charge seconds, extras, a la carte or milk if there is money in the account.
  • When the charge limit is reached a courtesy meal consisting of a peanut butter or cheese sandwich and milk will be served at the charge of $1.00 until charges are paid.
  • All students will be allowed to purchase a school meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received, however, change is not available at the middle school or elementary cafeterias. Excess funds would be applied to the lunch account.
  • Allergies will be taken into consideration.
  • Students will be notified verbally at the cash register when their balance falls below $5.00.
  • Balance letters for accounts under $5.00 will be sent home on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Families who have their e-mail address on file will receive e-mail communication when the account balance falls below $5.00.

  

High School

  • Students must present their ID card to the cashier in order to make a purchase.
  • Students may charge any combination of meals up to a value of $20.00.
  • Students may charge seconds, extras, a la carte or milk if there is a sufficient account balance.
  • Students with overdrawn accounts will be allowed to purchase a school meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.
  • Students must have cash or a sufficient account balance to make a purchase.
  • Students will be notified verbally at the cash register when their balance falls below $5.00.
  • When the charge limit is reached a courtesy meal consisting of a peanut butter or cheese sandwich and milk will be served at the charge of $1.00 until charges are paid.
  • Families who have their e-mail address on file will receive e-mail communication when the account balance falls below $5.00.

 

Adults

Adults must have cash or a sufficient account balance to make a purchase.

  • Adults will be notified verbally at the cash register when their balance falls below $5.00.
  • Adults must present their ID card to the cashier to make a purchase.
  • Guests may purchase a meal at $4.50.
  • Adults who have their e-mail address on file will receive e-mail communication when the account balance is low.

 

ID Cards

  • High school and middle school students must present a current ID card to make purchases.
  • Cards are provided free of charge at the beginning of each school year.
  • Replacement cards may be purchased for a fee of $5.00. A replacement card is issued after a student utilizes a temporary lunch card three times.
  • Students eligible for free or reduced meals are entitled to three replacement cards at no cost (per USDA regulations). If a fourth replacement card is necessary, the regular cost applies.

 

Payment

There are several options to prepay for meals:

Cash

If you send cash with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID or cafeteria name on the envelope. Cash is deposited into your child’s account the same day it is received at the cafeteria. Note: If you are sending cash for more than one student please write each child’s name, grade and school on the envelope.

 

Personal Check

If you send a check with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID or cafeteria name on the envelope. Checks are deposited into your child’s account the same day it is received at the cafeteria. Note: If you are sending funds for more than one student please write each child’s name, grade and school on the envelope.

    • Make the check payable to your school cafeteria. Example: HFCS Lunch
    • Use a check that is pre-printed with your mailing address.
    • Write your home or work phone numbers on the top left-hand corner of the check.
    • Write student (s) full name, school and the amount to put in each account or the check will be split equally between family members.


Internet

Holy Family Catholic Schools use a service called EZPay. This service allows you to make payments to your child's cafeteria account using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. This service has other features available that allow you to receive e-mail reminders when your child’s account is getting low and to set up an automated payment system. Deposits made on EZPay can take up to three (3) school days to show in your account. To register for EZPay you will need your child's Student ID number. Link to this service is  https://www.spsezpay.com/holyfamily/login.aspx. If you need assistance with this information please contact the Food Service Department at 563-582-5456, ext. 244.

Please note: You can register and utilize the other features on EZPay without making a payment.

 

Refunds

Refunds are only given for students that are withdrawing or graduating. Refunds will be given after the student's last day. Refund requests cannot be processed until three weeks after the last check payment on the account. Refund requests may be made in writing or by e-mail to the Food Service Department or hfcsdining@holyfamilydbq.org to the attention of Marie Miller.

 

Repayment Plan

Repayment plans are available if there is outstanding debt.  Repayment requests may be made in writing or by e-mail to the Food Service Department or hfcsdining@holyfamilydbq.org to the attention Marie Miller.

 

Click here to view the Iowa School Board Meal Charges and Code. 

 

 

Contact Us

Marie Miller
Director of Food & Nutrition Services
(563) 582-5456, Ext. 244
mariemiller@holyfamilydbq.org

Holy Family Catholic Schools

2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456