Pre-Payment Options

Student Lunch Accounts can be loaded through our online payment system, PayPams, or with check or cash sent to your child's school cafeteria or the nutrition main office. See below for additional details. 

1. Online Payments

Online Payments: PCS

Pre-Pay - Please take advantage of the option to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Prepaid meals may be purchased on-line at PayPams allows you to pay for your child’s meals from the convenience of your own home or office. Through PayPams, you can view your child’s meal account balance, schedule automatic payments, receive low balance E-mail reminders and view a report of daily spending and cafeteria purchases your child makes.

To register, go to and click on the "Register Now!" button on the home page. Select your state and school district. Create a username and password, then enter your contact information.

You are now ready to get started!

*Payments for student meal accounts can now be made using a PayPal account through PayPams.


2. Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.


Could Your Child Qualify for Free Meals?

Children attending a Red Clay school not listed below must fill out a meal benefit form in order to receive meal benefits. Meal Benefit Forms can be obtained from your School’s Office, online at Meal Applications, or by calling the Nutrition Services Office at (302)-992-5580.

Children enrolled in schools listed below are able to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household.  No further action is required of you.  Students must still pay for second entrees or a la carte items using their lunch accounts. Important Note: If you have some children attending the above schools and others who are not in the above schools, you will need to fill out a meal benefit form for the children in schools not listed above for them to receive benefits. Please do not forget to list all children in the household on this Meal Benefit form regardless of what school they attend.

  • A.I. du Pont High
  • A.I. du Pont Middle
  • Anna P. Mote
  • Austin D. Baltz
  • Evan G. Shortlidge
  • Forest Oak
  • B. du Pont Middle
  • Highlands
  • John Dickinson
  • Marbrook
  • Meadowood
  • Richardson Park
  • RP Learning Center
  • Richey
  • Skyline
  • Stanton
  • Warner
  • William C. Lewis
  • Thomas McKean




View the Nutrition Department's Over Limit Charge Policy Here

Haga clic aquí para ver la política de cargos del Departamento de Nutrición de Red Clay en español