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Dear Parents,
 
In an effort to serve you better, Minneapolis Public Schools is proud to offer SchoolCafé, a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to your children’s cafeteria accounts, view your child’s cafeteria account balances, review daily spending and purchases and receive low balance reminders.
 
Here's how to get started:
  1. Go to schoolcafe.com or download the SchoolCafé app on any smart device
  2. Create a new account
  3. Enter MN-Minneapolis as your school district
  4. Complete new profile information
  5. Set up your new credentials
  6. Accept the terms and conditions
  7. Add your student to your profile using student ID and school location
If you have any other questions regarding balances or payments, please email us.
 
Other Payment Options
 
Cash
If you send cash with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID or cafeteria PIN number on the envelope. Cash is deposited into your childs account the same day it is received.
 
Personal Check
If you send a check with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID or cafeteria PIN number on the envelope. Checks are deposited into your childs account the same day it is received.
  • Make the check payable to your school cafeteria. Example: South Nutrition Account
  • Use a check that is pre-printed with your mailing address.
  • Write your home and work phone numbers on the top left-hand corner of the check.
  • Write students full name and student ID or cafeteria PIN number in the memo area of the check.
  • Write the check amount clearly.
Refunds
Refunds are only given for students that are withdrawing or graduating from the District.  Refunds will only be given on or after the student's last day in the District Refund requests cannot be processed until 3 weeks after the last check payment on the account.
 
FAQ
If you still have further questions, please visit our Application & Payments FAQ.