Pre-Payment Options

Assabet Valley has a computerized pre-paid meal system in our cafeteria.
For more information contact:

Nutrition Services Office

[email protected]

508-485-9430  x1116

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Online Payments

Online Payments: Cafe_Prepay

Online cafeteria payments may now be made on the website. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.


Allows students to pre-pay for breakfast, lunch, and snacks eliminating the need for cash. It enables you to create an individual account for each student which is accessible with their personal 5-digit PIN. It eliminates “identification” of students on the free and reduced price lunch program, and creates a record of all student purchases for the year for parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I get free or reduced price lunches. Can I still use this system?
A. Yes.  Students who get free or reduced price lunches will simply type in their 5-digit PIN into the keypad. The system will indicate your free or reduced price status.
Q. How can I pre-pay for lunches or ala carte items?
A. Simply bring cash to the register and the cashier will credit your individual account.
Q. Can I use a check to pre-pay for meals?
A. Yes. Checks must be brought to the cafeteria for deposit in the morning before school begins.  Please know that in addition to any of your own bank charges for insufficient funds, the district will also have a $25 fee to anyone who writes a check with insufficient funds. Make the check out to "Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School" or "AVRTHS" and write the student's ID/Pin number on the memo line.
Q. What happens to the balance on my account at the end of the school year?
A.  All balances on account will be carried forward to the next school year.  Refunds are not issued.
Q. I am a “full-pay” student do I still use a PIN number to make purchases?
A. Yes.  ALL students must use their PIN to make all purchases.
Q. What happens to my balance if I move or transfer to another school?
A. Only balances with more than $10 will be refunded upon completing a request form.  All other balances must be used prior to un-enrolling.
Q. What if another student learns my PIN number?
A. Every time you enter your PIN number your school photo appears on the cash register touchscreen.  Cashiers will ensure the photo matches the purchaser.  Any student attempting to defraud the system will be disciplined for theft per the Student Handbook.

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.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.