South Washington County Schools

School Cafe - New Online Payment System

Nutrition Services has made a change from PayPAMS to SchoolCafé.  Since summer break is soon coming to a close, now is a good time to set up or update your student’s  lunch account through SchoolCafé (www.schoolcafe.com).  When setting up an account, you will be asked to select a school district. In this field please type South Washington at which time our district in Minnesota will pop up.  You are also required to select a username and password along with basic contact information.  You will also need your student’s school ID number when registering for an account.  Your student’s ID number can be found on Parent Portal.

Student balances shown in PayPAMS will now appear in SchoolCafé once an account is set up and students are added. 

With a SchoolCafé account, you are able to set email low balance reminders, schedule automatic payments when a balance of your choosing is reached to avoid low balance phone calls, review student purchases online, and apply for free and reduced meal benefits.  SchoolCafé also has a free mobile app available for use on any smart device (please note that free and reduced meal benefit applications must be completed through a web browser).