PrePayment Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

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Thompson School District Student Meal Charge Policy

It is the policy of Thompson School District that charging of meals or snacks is not allowed in secondary schools for any student. Elementary schools can charge a maximum of 2 meals, but the parent/guardian is expected to send a sack meal until the balance is paid in full.

No charging for teachers, staff or guests at any Thompson School District sites. Thompson School District’s Child Nutrition Department is an enterprise fund and does not receive general fund support from the school district, and thus must generate funds through meal sales in order to pay operating expenses. Therefore, unpaid charges affect the ability of the district to pay for operating expenses and keep meal prices down.

Meal payment can be sent to the school nutrition manager as cash or a check. Payments can also be made by credit card online at To see if your family is eligible for free or reduced school meals, please fill out an application at no cost. Free and Reduced applications are available at your school, at the Nutrition Services office (613-5149) or online at

Meal activity and low balance email notifications can be set up for each of your students at no charge by signing up at Should you have any questions about these procedures, contact your school or Nutrition Services at 613-5143.

Elementary Schools

When a student incurs a negative balance in their account, the parent/guardian is expected to send a sack lunch until the account is paid in full. State law does not allow the gifting of food. The student is charged for every meal they receive.

Two (2) student federal reimbursable meal charges (lunch and/or breakfast) total is the maximum amount of meals that can be charged to a student’s account. No Ala Carte can be charged at any time (including milk). The student is charged for every lunch or breakfast meal they receive. No charging for any student after May 1st through the end of the school year. Charge notes, phone calls and emails will be sent to notify the parent/guardian when a balance becomes negative.

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.