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Aramark Cafeteria PrePay

Dear Parents & Student(s):

Hello and welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

Aramark would like to take the time to answer questions concerning the computerized point of sale system and payment methods used in your school’s cafeteria.

Please read the following information carefully, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact the school food service office.

Students will use their assigned Power School Student ID Number for their personal identification number (PIN) to access their account. Pin numbers are used for all transactions, including cash sales. Your child will be given a barcode to place on their student ID for convenient scanning. This system will greatly improve line speed. We are excited to announce that our online payment system has been enhanced and is now called PaySchools Central. This system not only allows you to pay for meals through an easy-to-use online portal you can also use a convenient mobile app, for on-the-go use and management of your student’s lunch account! users can use their existing username & password to access PaySchools Central. You will need to add your student to your account. For new users, creating an account is easy, quick, and free!
Once your account is created simply add your child to the system using their student ID number and school district (Archdiocese of Philadelphia). Once your account is created, you will find a variety of features that will make the management of your student’s account easier such as detailed purchase reports, email reminders, and more. Lunch deposits paid online will incur an internet convenience fee. When using a debit or credit card this fee is 4.75% per transaction. The ACH fee when using an electronic check is $1.75 per transaction. You can also continue to send direct payment through cash, a certified check, or money order to your school’s cafeteria via mail or your student can bring it directly to the school cafeteria. No fee is assessed with direct payments. Please note that non-certified personal checks are not accepted.
ARAMARK is the cafeteria provider for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia High Schools. All questions regarding the POS system can be directed to the Aramark Cafeteria Manager at your school. Balances for returning students will be carried over to the next school year. We highly recommend that you monitor the account balance as the school year comes to a close, to minimize the amount of money that is carried over or any auto replenishment of funds. Monies may also be transferred to siblings or if your child transfers to another Archdiocesan High School.
Any questions can be directed to Pay Schools at 1-800-572-6642 Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM Thank you, and we look forward to serving you this school year.