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How Do I Add Money to My Child's Lunch Account?

To ease parent’s ability to track a student’s food purchases, payments and meal account balances, Forest Hills School District uses an online system that allows parents to:

Parent participation in this free service is voluntary and parents may enroll at any time. Enrolling in the service will allow parents to access this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For those who do not wish to add funds electronically, students may visit the cafeteria in the mornings before school to turn in their money to be added to the meal account prior to lunch.

For questions, contact Karla Butler, Food Services administrative assistant, at (513) 231-3215. For PaySchools Central Support line call:  877-393-6628

You can read the PaySchools Central Parent User Guide by clicking here.

To Set Up a New Account

  1. Visit
  2. Select the "Register" option from the menu. The portal will guide you through the steps you need to follow to establish your account and set up your students.
  3. Once all information is entered, you will receive an email from PaySchools Central with a link to confirm registration and create a password. Then you can log in and begin using your account as often as you would like.
  4. To obtain a student ID number, contact Karla Butler, Food Services Department Administrative Assistant, at (513) 231- 3215.

*Parents can establish accounts for students who are new to the district after their first day of school.

To Add Money to an Account

You can click here to view a PDF with instructions to add money to an account and pay fees, including pictures of the process. The instructions are copied below.

  1. Visit
  2. One time Lunch OR Fee Payment
    In PaySchool Central Dashboard > Click shopping cart
    Enter amount > Enter partial payment is applicable > Add to Cart
  3. Optional scheduled Fee payments for a later date can be scheduled by clicking the calendar icon next to the listed fee
  4. Auto-Replenishment
    On the Main Dashboard click auto replenishment > select from your list ofstudent(s) > enter required fields > click save > green toggle indicates ON
  5. In the upper right-hand corner of your screen the teal circle indicates items in your cart and the total dollar amount > Review and update items in your cart > clicking the trash icon will remove transaction from your cart
  6. Select payment method > Click Continue > Check box to agree to terms & conditions > click make payment

After completing your purchase, you will receive an email with a receipt listing the item(s) purchased. You can also view your payment history by opening the Menu and clicking on the Payment History option.

To Check Your Child’s Balance

  1. Log in
  2. Meal account balance(s) will display for all students connected to an account.

To View Items Your Child has Purchased

  1. Log in using your email address and password.
  2. Click on the student’s name.
  3. Click “Meal Transaction History”

**Please note the student database may not be updated until just prior to the first day of school, so it's possible that a student may not be listed at his/her new school until the day before school starts.