Access student meal plans, pay lunch accounts online
Submitted by District 51
Mesa County Valley School District 51 has many avenues for parents to access their child’s menu selections, pay for meals and update accounts. Also available and new this year is the online application for free and reduced meals. The goal with online free and reduced meal applications is to speed up receipt of benefits to families.
From ParentBridge, parents can access a third-party program called MyPaymentsPlus (formerly MealPayPlus). This program lets parents track their student’s food and meal purchases as well as maintain and download funds to meal account balances.
MyPaymentsPlus will email busy parents a reminder when student accounts reach a low balance.
A ParentBridge account can be set up for any parent; those families who don’t have one can request a form from the schools’ front offices.
Parents may now also submit free and reduced-price meal applications online. District 51 parents can visit www.d51schools.org and access the application directly on the district’s home page or by clicking on the “For Parents” dropdown menu.
Benefits to submitting this information online include using a secure website, no potential for lost paperwork, receipt of the benefits faster and receipt of a confirmation email once the process is complete. Parents who have enrolled online already this school year have completed the online process within three – five minutes.
Parents who have questions about the online free and reduced meal applications process should contact Connie Branca in the District 51 Food Service Department at 254-5185 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printed copies of this application will also be made available at the schools’ front offices or the Food Service office at 2248 E. Main.