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Humble ISD utilizing new SchoolCafe online meal payment system for 2016-2017
 Parents and students are always welcome to pay by cash or check and not pay online convenience fees

Humble ISD is utilizing a new online meal payment system for the 2016-2017 school year. The new system is called SchoolCafé and can be accessed at www.schoolcafe.com or from www.humbleisd.net by selecting the fork and spoon circle icon near the top of the webpage.

Parents will need to create an account using their child's student ID the first time they visit SchoolCafé. If unknown, a student's ID can be found in Home Access Center (HAC) on the Registration page under Resources. Remaining funds from a student’s account last year automatically rolled over to the new SchoolCafé system.

Online payments are offered as a convenience. For online deposits, the minimum deposit is $10 and the maximum is $100. SchoolCafé charges a $1.95 convenience fee to accept an online deposit. Humble ISD does not receive the fee. The fee covers SchoolCafé’s cost to process deposits. Online deposits may be made by debit or credit cards with the Visa or Mastercard logo.

Humble ISD switched to SchoolCafé for 2016-2017 after experiencing data transmission challenges with the prior system. During the summer and through the first weeks of school, SchoolCafe’s fee was 5 percent of deposits but Humble ISD worked with the vendor to change the fee back to a flat $1.95 per deposit beginning Sept. 8. This is the same fee that was in place last school year. The district received feedback from parents expressing a preference for a flat rate.

"A parent who chooses to send cash or a check in any amount to the school for deposit is not assessed the convenience fee from SchoolCafe," Child Nutrition Director Shirley Parker said. "A fee only applies to on-line payment."

Parents and students may deposit cash or checks into an account at any school during breakfast or lunch. Parents may also choose to schedule a deposit by contacting their school cafeteria manager. Breakfast and lunch times and contact information for cafeteria managers are listed here.


Payments can be made for all students in a family at one campus location, even though some students in the family attend another campus. Checks should be made payable to the name of the school cafeteria where making the deposit. Parents should write each child’s name and ID# in the memo area of the check to ensure proper posting. For cash deposits, include instructions if dividing the deposit between multiple students.

Humble ISD cafeterias serve more than 30,000 meals daily, totaling nearly six million meals throughout the school year. Humble ISD cafeterias are self-funded covering all costs through federal or state funding and meal prices so that district funds are preserved for the classroom.
 
Transition from MySchoolBucks to School Cafe
All funds showing in MySchoolBucks were transferred to School Cafe in June 2016.  Since we no longer use MySchoolBucks, their data is no longer valid

All accounts were closed and transferred to School Cafe.
 
 
 
 
 
 Child Nutrition Department Receives Excellent Review from

Texas Department of Agriculture

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that participating school meal programs receive an Administrative Review at least every three years.  In January 2016, a review was conducted in Humble ISD.

Reviewers visited six campuses during meal preparation and serving.  The campuses visited were Lakeland Elementary, North Belt Elementary, Jack Fields Elementary, Atascocita Middle, Humble Middle and Humble High. Reviewers evaluated food quality, sanitation, staff training and adherence to USDA meal program guidelines.  Administrative practices and procedures were also reviewed at the district level.

The department received and excellent review and the following commendation in the final report. "All cafeterias reviewed were extremely clean and colorful.  The presentation of food was very appealing and many options were available to students.  Staff was very well trained and understood the school nutrition program."

 

 
New Humble ISD Charging Policy

Humble ISD District Guidelines for meal charges:

Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance.  When a student’s meal account is exhausted, the student will be allowed

to continue purchasing full meals only (not a la carte items) up to -$20.00. Payments on student accounts may be made in the school
 
cafeteria daily before school and during meal service times or on-line at SchoolCafe. Visit https://www.schoolcafe.com  to register.

Once a student’s account reaches -$20.00 the student will receive an alternate breakfast and/or lunch at no cost.

The district will notify parents/ guardians when their child’s account is exhausted via School Messenger e-mails. 

The SchoolCafe system also provides an option to receive low balance and/or negative balance notices via e-mail.

There is no charging of adult meals.

 

“SPANISH TRANSLATION”

HUMBLE ISD GUIDELINES FOR MEAL CHARGES

 Los Guías del Distrito Escolar de Humble Para Los Cargos de Comidas:

Se recomienda fuertemente a los padres de monitorear continuamente el balance de las comidas de su hijo/hija. 

Cuando la cuenta de la comida de un estudiante se agota, el estudiante será permitido de continuar comprando comidas completas
solamente (no snacks o extras) hasta 20.00 dólares.

Los pagos en la cuenta del estudiante pueden ser realizados en la cafetería de la escuela diariamente,

antes de empezar la escuela y durante horas de servicio de la comida o en línea en SchoolCafe .
 Visita https://www.schoolcafe.com para registrarse.

Una vez que la cuenta de un estudiante alcanza - $20.00, el estudiante recibirá un desayuno y/o almuerzo alternativo, sin ningún costo.

El distrito notificará a los padres o guardianes cuando la cuenta de su hijo/hija se agota a través por correo

electrónico del sistema School Messenger.   El sistema SchoolCafe también proporciona una opción para recibir avisos de cuentas bajas
y/o cuentas negativas, por correo electrónico.

Los adultos no pueden hacer ninguna carga de comidas.

 

USDA Disclaimer

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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