Meal Magic Point of Sale System
Shrewsbury Public Schools is using a computerized payment system in all our school cafeterias. This system, Meal Magic, offers many features:
- Creates an individual account for each student accessible with their student identification number
- Allows students to pre-pay for breakfast, lunch and snacks eliminating the need for cash
All students will be required to enter their student identification number when making any purchases regardless if they are full pay or free/reduced eligible.
Students may use cash at the register but they will be required to enter their student identification number prior to each purchase.
If you have any further questions you may contact me at 508-841-8819 or Email.
Food Service Director
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Parents can log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on Lunch Balance to see their child's account balance.
Yes. Please see this page for more information.
Yes. Cash can be used for all transactions. Students must still enter their student identification number.
Yes -Parents can block snacks purchases for elementary students . Please fill out the No Snack Option Form located under the Meal Magic Tab and additionally located in the Forms tab and send to Beth Nichols.
Simply bring cash or a check to the register and the cashier will credit your individual account or send a check to: Food Service Department C/O High School, 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 for the amount you want credited to your account. Make sure to specify your child's name whose account you want credited.
Checks should be made out to the Shrewsbury Food Service.
To take advantage of monthly promos checks must be sent to the Food Service Department C/O High School, 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. School cashiers cannot process promotions.
A parent can go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and log in and access their child's ID number.
Yes. All students must use their student identification number to make all purchases.
Students who get free breakfast or lunch will simply type in their student identification number into the keypad. The system will recognize your free status.
Students who get reduced price breakfast or lunch will simply type in their student identification number into the keypad. The system will recognize your reduced status and ask you to pay the reduced price for those meals or debit money you have on your account.
Yes. When a transaction occurs, the register screen will indicate to the cashier not to collect money which is what occurs when a full pay student has money on account.
Yes. When a transaction occurs, the register screen will indicate to the cashier to collect money or not to if a student has money on their account which is what occurs when a full pay student owes money or has money on account.
No. Very little information has been programmed into the cash registers. The register screens were kept very simple so transactions would be as fast as possible for students. For example when a student purchases a lunch it is rung in only as lunch. For example when a student purchases an a-la-carte item it is rung in as an a-la-carte item with a price (a-la-carte $.50 or a-la-carte $.75.)
No student specific information is being shared.
No. Only total meals served monthly in the District is reported.
A student will be allowed to charge a meal. Each time a child charges a meal an e-mail will be sent to the parent requesting payment. Charging will not be allowed for snack purchases.
Only balances with more than $10 will be refunded. All other balances must be used prior to un-enrolling.
All balances on account will be carried forward to the next school year. Refunds are not issued.
Every time you enter your student identification number your school photo appears on the cash register touch screen. Cashiers will ensure the photo matches the purchaser.
A cashier can look the student up by name.
The Shrewsbury Food Service is reimbursed for every free, reduced and paid meal it serves by state and federal funds. These funds contribute to about 25% of Food Service Revenues. These funds are critical to the Food Service Operating Budget.
Students need to enter their ID number so the system can identify their status of full price, reduced price or free meals.
The monthly total of free, reduced and paid meals is reported to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Students need to enter their ID number to access funds in their account.
- MAKE ONLINE PAYMENT TO YOUR CHILD'S ACCOUNT
- Lunch Menus
- Free & Reduced Meal Program
- Breakfast Menus
- High School After School Meals (opens in new window)
- Meal Magic Point of Sale System
- Nutrition Nuggets
- Massachusetts Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods & Beverages (opens in new window)
- Summer Free & Reduced Price Meals
- Food Service Newsletter
- Food Service Handbook
- Other Governmental Resources for Families
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement (opens in new window)
- Meal Charge Policy
- Meal Magic Bimonthly Promotion
- Civil Rights Statement
- DONATION: Erase Student School Lunch and Fee Debt
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