School Lunch

At our East Millcreek campus, Granite School District Food Services is our school lunch provider.  Our school lunches include four entree options each day and an all-you-can-eat (first time through) nutrition station with a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Every student enrolled in our school has an account with Granite School District Food Services so that parents have the option of ordering school lunches for their children.  There is no need to pre-order.  Each time your child goes through the school lunch line, the school lunch fee is deducted from his or her PayPAMS account.  

How much does school lunch cost?

  • The fee for Elizabeth Academy students is $1.50 per meal for Toddlers through 6th grade and $1.65 per meal for 7th and 8th graders.

How do I apply for Free or Reduced School Lunches?

  • You can apply for free or reduced school lunches through the following URL: http://www.applyforlunch.com  Questions may be directed to 'Food Services' at 385-646-4321, option 1.

What if my child has Special Dietary Needs?

  • If your child has special dietary needs or allergies and will be eating school lunches, contact Granite Food Services Registered Dietitian April Young at (385) 646-5518 or ayoung1@graniteschools.org to request a Medical Statement to Request Special Meals/Accommodations form. Forms must be filled out completely, otherwise they may be returned to you.  Completed forms can be faxed to (385) 646-4324 or sent as attachments to e-mail to ayoung1@graniteschools.org    Questions? Call RD April Young at (385) 646-5518.

  • Forms must be renewed by September 27 of each year in order for students to continue to receive special meals. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing during the beginning of the school year due to the high volume of forms typically received.

  • Granite School District does not have a USDA-approved fluid milk substitute.


How to use the PayPAMS System

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New PayPAMS Users - How to Register: Go to www.PayPAMS.com and click on the "Register Now!" button on the home page.  Select 'Utah', then select 'Granite School District'.  Create a username and password and enter your contact information.  Add your child/ren to your account.  Make payments or set up automatic payments based on low balance. Use 'email notification' to receive low balance email reminders.

  • Helpful tips: Create a unique username.  If the system indicates that the username is taken, select a different username.  Duplicate Accounts - if the system indicates that an account already exists with the same phone number or email address, contact customer support from the 'Contact Us' page.  Meal Account Balance and Cafeteria Purchases - It takes 1-2 school days before balances and cafeteria purchases information for new registrants can be displayed.  However, you can make payments immediately upon registration.  If you cannot view balances two days after you added the student to the account, contact customer support from the 'Contact Us' page. 

Current PayPAMS Users - Tips for the Beginning of the school year

  • Login to the site at least one week before the beginning of the school year.  Check that your credit/debit card on file has not expired, your email address is updated, and that your automatic payment plan's stop date has not expired.
  • Forgot Password: If you previously registered with PayPAMS but forgot your password, click on the 'Forgot Password' link on the home page of PayPAMS.com.  If you were unable to retrieve your password through the 'Forgot Password' link, contact customer support from the 'Contact Us' page. Do not register again.  Note: passwords are case sensitive.
  • Balance Transfer from Year to Year: Any remaining student meal account balance will automatically transfer to the next school year.  Important note: If your child moved from one school to another within the same school district, it may take a day or two from the beginning of the school year to transfer the remaining balance from the old school to the new school.  During that time period, the balance on PayPAMS may show as $0.00.  If you are not sure if your child's account had a remaining balance from the previous school year, we recommend you make a payment.
  • Refunds: PayPAMS processes refunds only for the exact payment amount.  If the student has already used some of the money, or has left the school, contact customer support from the 'Contact Us' page.\

PayPAMS Payments

  • Posting Payments - It takes one to two school days for a payment to replenish your child's account at the school cafeteria.  Your balance on PayPAMS website will reflect your recent payment only after the school cafeteria confirms receipt of payment.
  • Payment Confirmation - When a payment is processed, a confirmation number will be displayed and an email will be sent to you verifying that the payment was processed.  If a confirmation number is not displayed, the payment was not processed.  
  • Declined Payments - If your payment is declined, verify that all billing information is correct.  If all information is correct and payment is still declined, contact the issuing credit card company for further information.  Reasons a card can be declined: insufficient credit/funds in account, incorrect billing information entered, closed credit card account, or credit card expiration date.
  • Payments for the same student from two separate accounts - To prevent duplicate accounts, PayPAMS allows associating a student to only one account.  If both parents/guardians cannot share the same username and password, contact customer support from the 'Contact Us' page. 

Low Balance Email Notifications

  • To make sure emails from PayPAMS are not blocked, add customerservice@paypams.com to your address book and safe list.
  • If you change your email address, be sure to update your user profile on PayPAMS.

Low Balance Automatic Payments

  • PayPAMS recommends triggering automatic payments when the student meal account balance falls below $12.00.  Having a lower 'minimum balance' when setting up Automatic Payments may not allow enough time to replenish your child's account.
  • If you sign up for Automatic Payments, you will receive an email confirmation of the payment, including current balance.

Declined Automatic Payment - Your automatic payment will not be processed if the card was updated, declined, expired, or if the 'Stop Date' that was set initially has passed.

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