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The Waterford School District Food & Nutrition Services Department uses Meal Magic as their point of sale system. An account is established for every student in the district using their Student Identification Number. Each account contains their photo, class, grade, account balance along with their ID number. Students at the secondary level enter their student identification number on a pin-pad or their ID is scanned to make purchases and deposits. At the elementary level food service personnel enters the information for them.

Parents have online access to the students' accounts through which allows them to deposit money in their accounts, check account balances and view the purchase history. There is a $1.00 minimum deposit. All deposits made online at will be credited to accounts within one business day. Occasional processing delays could occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Please see SMTS Browser Requirements below.

Any funds remaining on your child's account at the close of the year will remain on their account and be available next school year even if your child transfers to a new school in the Waterford School District.  All negative account balances must be paid prior to the school year end.

If a student is leaving the district, it is the parent's responsibility to check the student's Meal Magic account. If there is a negative balance, payment can be made with check or cash to the school kitchen or by credit card on If the student has a positive balance, you may have the balance transferred to an account of another child who is remaining in the district or request a refund check. Please contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 248.682.0394 or [email protected] for assistance.

ALL deposits made online will incur a bank fee of $2.85/per $100 for credit/debit card or checking account $1.25. There is no fee for deposits made by cash or personal check. Checks should be made out to the WATERFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT. In the event of a returned check, the amount of the check and a NSF bank fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your child's Meal Magic account.

See the Help/How To/Info page if you would like to set up an email notification when your child's account balance reaches $5.00 or lower.

Payment options:

Elementary level (grades PreK-5) Pre-payment is required.

*Pay in advance with cash or check at your student's school
*Use credit or debit card* on to deposit as much as desired

Secondary level (grades 6-12)

*Pay with cash at the register daily
*Deposit funds with cash or check at the register
*Use credit or debit card* on to deposit as much as desired

Note for all levels: You do not need to deposit money into your child's account in order to view account activity. No matter which payment options are used, all parents have the availability to view the students' meal purchases and account history via You also have the option of making a "family deposit". With a "family check" or with cash, you may make one deposit at any school in the district and apply it to your children at the various schools they attend.

* accepts VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER Credit Cards and VISA/MASTERCARD logo debit Cards.

Please notify Food and Nutrition Services within 60 days by telephone or by email if you have questions regarding your Meal Magic account or if you need more information about a transaction listed on the account. Call 248.682.0394 or email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. You may also monitor your child(ren)'s account by visiting

Parents may also discreetly submit applications for free and reduced-priced meals by going to

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How To Create SendMoneytoSchool Account.pdf

Request New Password.pdf

How To Edit Send Money to School Account.pdf

Set up a Low Balance Email Alert Notification.pdf

Online Payments

Online Payments: SendMoneyToSchool

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.