Breakfast, all grades $1.50 Reduced .30
Breakfast available 10 minutes before school starts and
offers a variety of milk, juice, yogurt, cereal, hot items
The Uxbridge School Food Service
Department uses a computerized cash register DEBIT system in
the cafeteria for food purchases. We suggest that you help
your child learn this number if they plan to make purchases
from the cafe. There are many benefits to this system.
• Payment convenience- it will allow
prepayments in any amount (such as weekly, monthly or
yearly) into student accounts for food purchases. No need to
carry cash! It acts as a debit system to anyone who wishes
to use it as such. It is not a charge account. Of course, we
continue to accept cash at the register, as usual.
• Anonymity- students who are eligible
for free or reduced meals will have their privacy
maintained—no tickets or giving your name to the cashier.
• Speed- the more people who pre-pay,
the quicker the line will move, allowing students more time
to enjoy their lunch.
• Accountability-the system provides
accurate records. It can provide detailed reports (such as
payments made, or items eaten) on your account if you
suspect there is a problem.
• Alerts-the system will be able to
alert the cashier of any restrictions you may have for your
child, such as food allergies, medical conditions or daily
purchasing limits. Please see attached permission/request
form to use this option. How it works : Students receive a
PIN #. We urge that students memorize their PIN #. Also,
your child’s teacher will have a your child’s PIN# in case
they forget or lose their card/number. Every student will be
assigned a card with their own 4 or 5 digit PIN #. As long
as you are enrolled in this school, you will have the same
#. Please memorize this number. It is important that you do
not share your PIN # with anyone. During mealtime, students
will key in their PIN # on a keypad. The current money
balance in the student’s meal account will be displayed
confidentially to the cashier at the register terminal. The
cashier will confirm the student’s name to protect their
account balance. The amount of the purchase will then either
be (1) deducted from the account, or (2) paid for at the
register, BUT EVERYONE MUST USE PIN# TO MAKE PURCHASES. See
the other side for FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions).
How do I make prepayments into my
You may pre-pay by cash, check (Payable to Uxbridge Food
Service) or money order at the register. We encourage you to
make prepayments in the morning so that the lunch line moves
quicker. A secure payment drop box for check or money order
payments is located in the cafeteria, where you are able to
drop off payments anytime. Checks must have your
child(ren)’s first and last name & PIN# listed in the “memo”
section of the check. If prepayments are in cash, please be
sure to put in envelope & label with student name & PIN #.
Please note that the Town of Uxbridge does charge a returned
check fee of $25.00 for insufficient funds.
Can I laminate my child’s card?
Yes. We recommend that you laminate your card if your child
is going to carry it every day. However, we suggest that
children memorize their PIN so that they don’t have to carry
a card everyday & risk forgetting it, accidentally throwing
it out or mutilating it.
Can I pay for more than 1 child with one check?
Yes. If you have siblings attending the same school, you may
write one check for both students. Simply indicate how much
money you wish to deposit in each child’s account. However,
separate checks need to be written if your children attend
What if I forget my PIN #?
Your teacher, the cashier or Kitchen Manager will be able to
get that information for you, just ask. Please do not share
your number with anyone! These registers have security
features that can alert the cashier of misuse of accounts.
Abuse of the system is grounds for disciplinary action.
Can I get refunds from my account?
Unless you are leaving the school permanently, we are unable
to give refunds at any time. Any money left in your account
at the end of the school year will remain in your account
for use in the next school year. When your child moves to
another school in the district, their money will be
transferred to their new account at that school.
Can I choose my own PIN?
Unfortunately, the system does not have that capability—the
number is randomly chosen. You will have the same PIN # as
long as you attend that school.
What if I forget my money?
Occasionally, we all forget. We don’t want anyone to go
without lunch-hungry students can’t learn. Therefore, we
will allow students to owe for lunch if they have forgotten
their money. The system will keep a running balance of your
account (negative or positive); the cashier will remind the
student if they have a negative balance. If payment is not
received within a few days, a negative balance reminder note
will be sent home. You are responsible for paying back the
amount you owe as soon as possible. We will not allow
children to owe for snacks.
Are prepayments for lunch only?
No. They can be used to buy breakfast and snacks as well. In
fact, unless we receive a purchasing restriction form from a
parent or guardian, we will assume it is ok to use
prepayments for any food purchases. We strongly recommend
that you complete a restriction form if you want to control
the purchases your child makes.