Point Of Sales System (POS)
Cambridge Central School has a computerized Point of Sale (POS) system for all school meals purchased in the District’s Cafeteria. The breakfast program is included on the same system. This system has allowed us to serve the students more efficiently.
Every student has their own personal lunchroom account based on a unique personal identification number (PIN). The classroom/homeroom teacher will hand out their PIN the first day of school. Students can access their account on the keypads located at every cash register. While it is recommended that students remember their numbers the cashiers can also retrieve them if necessary.
We encourage you to prepay as this eliminates daily paying so the need for students to carry cash will be lessened. You can prepay using our online method through mySchoolBucks, check or cash. A separate letter and instruction sheet is included for mySchoolBucks online paying and you can also access information on the CCS cafeteria webpage. However, students may still pay cash daily if you prefer that method. When sending in money for the payment of meals under the POS program, either by check or cash, please include your child’s PIN on the check or inside the envelope so it is deposited in the correct account. Make checks out to Cambridge Central School (CCS). The student should give the money to the cashier in the breakfast/lunch line.
If your child has qualified for free or reduced priced meals, this information will be securely contained in the computer system, and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students. Applications for free and reduced meals will continue to be used to verify eligibility. These applications are included in a separate mailing or available at the school offices, in the cafeteria and on the CCS cafeteria webpage. Please remember to fill out a new application for this year and return it to the cafeteria as soon as possible.
The POS computerized system of depositing money in advance has worked well for the families in our district. We believe the benefits of tracking student purchases and knowing which items are in greater demand than others will allow us to offer a better, healthier meal plan to the children of our district. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.