Seamless Summer Food Program Notification
Each summer 18 million students are at risk of going hungry when the school year ends and school lunches are no longer available. For many children, school meals are the only complete and nutritious meals they eat, and in the summer they go without. This summer, the need will likely increase.
The Seamless Summer Food Program (SSFP) can help to fill the summer meal gap for children. SSFP is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under during the summer, when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available.
Faith-based, community, and private non-profit organizations can make a difference in the lives of hungry children by serving meals with SSFP, administered by Jackson County School Nutrition Program. Churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks and camps can serve meals in neighborhoods with free and reduced lunch percentages above 50 percent.
Your organization may become a SSFP site where meals are served. If you would like to receive more information on behalf of your organization, please have a representative attend an orientation session at the Jackson County Board of Education Office, 1660 Winder Highway, inJefferson on:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 10 AM
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2 PM
All host sites must participate in an orientation session in order to receive meals. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to make wholesome meals available to deserving students all summer long.
At the end of April, the Jackson County School System made the switch to SchoolPay, a safe and easy way to electronically pay for school-related fees. It eliminates last minute check-writing hassles and lost cash and allow users to pay for items across many school departments and school organizations for children from a single checkout.
SchoolPay is available now.
Balances in existing accounts with PaySchool, the system in use before the change, will be moved automatically, but users must sign up with SchoolPay to add funds to their accounts and manage them.
Click here to download the simple, one-page information sheet (below). Click here to view a two-page brochure with more details. Haga clic aqui para ver un folleto de dos páginas con más detalles en español.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH SCHOOL PAY TODAY. More information and directions below.
With SchoolPay you can …
- Make payments anytime, anywhere - online or with your mobile phone.
- Pay with your credit/debit card.
- View meal purchases and add to account balances.
- See every payment item for all the children associated with your account.
- Go to schoolpay.com and click “Find My Account.”
- Enter your email address as directed.
- If your email is in the system, a password link will be emailed to you.
- Click the link, select a new password, and you're all set! Your children will be in your account.
- If your Email is NOT in the system, you will be guided through creating an account.
- You will need your student's ID Number OR the student’s name and school's site name (i.e., Maysville Elementary).
Make payments from the primary navigation menu (on the left side of the screen) marked "Payments."
Items are first organized by category (School Payments, Food Service, and Parent Groups), then by how they relate to your child/each of your children (Food Service is the only payment we will accept initially, but watch for updates to these options).
Every item in School Pay can be combined into one user checkout session. Simply click the "add to cart" icon, then return to shopping mode if you have additional items. You can return to your cart any time.
Access all payment and purchase history from the main menu bar (at the top of the screen) marked "History." From the drop down menu there, view history by Transaction History or Items Purchased. There also is an option on the History drop down menu that takes you back to the Food Service dashboard.
SUPPORT & SECURITY
Call 888.88.MYPAY (888-886-9729) Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SchooPay is a Level-l Payment Service Provider and is independently audited annually.
Your payment information is being managed according to the highest Payment Card Industry Data Security