Paying for School Lunch

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Did you know our school district participates in an online service, My School Account, that allows you to

    • monitor your children’s lunchtime purchases
    • track what your children have been eating for the past 30 days
    • make deposits directly into their meal accounts, and
    • have an email reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low?

    Student debit account deposits can be made through ACH payments or by credit card. Each child’s account will be updated nightly so that account balance information and payments will be current as of the following day.

    In order to take advantage of this convenient service, you will need to create a parent account. This requires you to:

    1. Go to
    2. Click “Create Account” on the top menu bar.
    3. Fill in the required information on the “Parent Account Sign-Up page.”
    4. Choose Essex Westford School District from the “School District” drop down menu.
    5. Create a User ID and Password
    6. Click the “Accept” box, and then click “Signup.” An email will be sent to your email address that will contain a “verification code.”

    After you receive the “verification code” you may begin to add your children’s information.

    To enter your child's information:

    1. Go to and login using your previously created user ID and password.
    2. Enter the “verification code” to verify your account and email address.
    3. Begin adding your children’s information according to the guidelines provided. You will need each of your children’s student ID numbers to add each student. *You can obtain your child’s ID number by looking in your child's school mailings or contacting the school's front office.* Please email Scott Fay with additional questions.
    4. After the students are added you will be able to view the lunch account activity and make payments to the student lunch account.
    5. If you have 2 or more students assigned to your account, you may make a payment to each account and only be charged for one transaction. Example; 3 students, $10.00 payment to each student, total charge would be $32.00.

    Note: A parent account can be linked to many children, but a child can only be linked to one parent.

    We urge you to take full advantage of this system by making deposits into your children’s accounts on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis. 

    You are free to choose the amount of each deposit.  Any money that is not spent by the end of the school year will be available the following school year.

    If you have any questions about this or any other food service program, please visit our SchoolAccount FAQ's page, or contact the district Food Service Office at 802-857-7333.


    Scott Fay
    Child Nutrition Program-Essex Westford School District
    Senior Child Nutrition Manager
    Ph: 802-857-7333