Student Accounts

  • EZ School Pay



    Payment Options *ALL STUDENTS EAT FREE IN 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR*

    When a student is enrolled in school they are given an ID number from the school’s front office that they will keep throughout their time at DVUSD. If you do not know your students ID number, please contact your school.  All students key in their ID number on a pin pad when they go through the breakfast and/or lunch line to make a purchase.

    Parents can add money to a student’s account in three different ways:

    1. Cash: Students may buy meals with cash or add cash to their account in the cafeteria.
    2. Check: Students may bring a check with their student ID number and current phone number on it to the cafeteria to be added to their account.
    3. Online: Payments can be made at using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a fee of $2.00 per transaction. Parents can also use EZSchoolPay to view student spending and set up low balance reminders at no cost. 


    Free and Reduced Price Meal Household Applications 

    Free and reduced price meal household applications are distributed to students in the first week of school and can also be found online at or

    Due to COVID-19, the USDA has provided relief for families by making school meals FREE to all students 18 year and younger for the ENTIRETY OF THE 2021-2022 school year. Students are encouraged to submit an application for free and reduced meals for the 2021-2022 school year by September 14th, as meal assistance applications can aid in many other benefits such as reduced school and testing fees.

    Find more information at go to the Meal Assistance Program tab or on your August school lunch menu, or by contacting our office at 623.445.5166.


    Policy on unpaid Meal Charges 

    The Food & Nutrition Department understands that sometimes a student’s meal account will run low or go into the negative. To ensure that all students are being treated equally as well as to ensure that we are being fiscally responsible with our limited resources, we want to make our meal charge policy known to all parents.


    Grades Pre-K Thru 8

    It is the policy of the Deer Valley Unified School District to provide a complete meal to all students. In the event a student’s account has insufficient funds to pay for the meal, the account is charged. Parents/guardians shall be contacted for payment through phone calls and written notification.

    •  À la carte purchases are not permitted when the account is in a negative balance.
    •  For more information, please read our K-8 parent letter.


    Grades 9 - 12

    Should a student in grades 9 – 12 have insufficient funds to pay for a meal, up to one negative meal charge is allowed.  Once a student has reached the limit of one meal charge, they will be provided with an alternative meal, for which the student’s account will be charged.

    •  À la carte purchases are not permitted when the account is in a negative balance.
    •  Negative meal charges will not be allowed during the last ten days of the school year.
    •  For more information, please read our High School parent letter.

    All Grade Levels

    When a negative account balance exceeds the dollar amount equivalent to ten lunches:

     The Principal, Counselor and/or designated staff member of the Food & Nutrition Department will contact the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) to determine an appropriate resolution of the circumstance.

    • The student's parent(s)/guardian(s) will be provided application materials for the free and reduced-price meal programs.

    Meal debt follows all students from year to year, and school to school, until balance is paid.  

    If it is determined the district is unsuccessful in collecting payment, the debt may be sent to a collection agency.

    It is the parent’s responsibility to monitor the student’s account balance. At any time, parents can set up low balance reminders and view spending at no cost using  EZSchoolPay is a secure, convenient and friendly way to manage and pay for your child’s school meals via the Internet.

     For more information on the school lunch program, please refer to the  many tabs on the Food & Nutrition website. You may also contact your school cafeteria manager for more information. 

    Student Accounts with EZ School Pay

    Deer Valley Unified School District uses EZSchool Pay, an online account service that allows parents to add payments directly to their student's school meal account using Visa, MasterCard or Discover for a nominal fee per transaction. Payments are posted on a secure website and will be received in the school cafeteria's computer system within minutes.
    In addition, EZSchool Pay allows parents to set up low payment reminders and view 30 days of transactions for each of their students at no charge.
    For step by step instructions on how to create a free EZSchool Pay account refer to the EZSchool Pay create a new account reference page.
    For instructions on using the web site, refer to the EZSchool Pay how to guide.
    If you have questions regarding EZ School Pay, please contact Bobbie Sandy in the Food & Nutrition Department at 623-445-5169.
    Payment by Check
    The Food & Nutrition Department can also accept personal checks. Checks can only be accepted if a current name, address and phone number appear on the check. Please write your students name and account number on the check’s memo line and place it in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and teacher name written on it. Please note, a $25.00 fee will be charged for collection of any checks returned for non-sufficient funds.
     EZ School Pay
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