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*Ridgecrest Elementary students receive FREE breakfast and lunch this school year. Important information can be found on the CEP page.

Find A La Carte items (extras/snacks) and prices on the Menu & Nutrition page.

Meal Payments

Payments may be applied to a student meal account in a number of ways:


  • We accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover Card. There is a $1.50 convenience fee for online payments. NOTE-online payments may take up to 24 hours to post to student meal accounts.
  • Cash or check to the cafeteria cashier or school office. Checks should be made out to Shoreline School District. Please note the name of your student on your check.
  • Emergency debit or credit card payments by phone at 206.393.4209 or 206.393.4102. There is a $5 minimum charge on all phone credit card transactions.
  • All forms of payment are accepted in the Food Services Office, located in the back of Hamlin Park at 2003 NE 160th. Check our office hours.

District Check Acceptance - A $20 fee is charged for all returned checks.

Meal Account Balances

To see the most up-to-date meal account information for your student, log in to your Family Access account and select the Food Services tab.

All balances, both positive and negative, carry-over from year to year, while the student is attending any Shoreline School District location.

Once a student graduates or leaves the district,  parents may request remaining funds be applied to fines/fees, transferred to another student, refunded, or donated to the District Angel FundIf you are requesting a refund, please contact us with the name of the parent the check should be issued to and confirm your mailing address. If your student has any fines/fees, the money will be applied there first and the balance will be mailed to you. Remaining unpaid meal debt may be added to the student record as a fine. 

Meal Account Balance Notifications

Low Balance Notification 

To help avoid accounts from becoming overdrawn, each Monday, an automated low-balance email notification is sent if your student's account balance is getting low. This is an automated process.

Also available is an option to receive a daily alert when your student's account falls below $20. You must opt into this daily alert message on your Family Access account.

  • Log in to your Family Access page.
  • In the upper right corner of the page, select “My Account”.
  • At the very bottom of the page, select “Receive Emails when Food Service Balance is under $20”.
  • Select “Save” on the upper right corner.

If at any point you wish to no longer receive these daily notices, follow the same instructions to deselect this option in Family Access. We are unable to access this option in your account. If you do not have your Family Access login information, contact our office or the office at your student’s school.

Negative Meal Balances and Automated Notifications

If the balance of your student meal account falls into the negative, the registered parent/guardian will receive an automated notification either by phone, email or text depending on the preferences you set in Parent Square.

Automated notifications are sent on Wednesdays and Fridays, each week, regardless of the amount of the negative balance, to ensure that negative charges do not accrue drastically before a parent/guardian is notified. There may be times when a payment may not update to the student account before negative balance data is pulled from the computer system.  To see the most up-to-date meal account information for your student, log in to your Family Access account and select the Food Services tab.

School Meal Charging Procedures

District Meal Charging Procedure

The District maintains the negative balance procedure 8200P. The intent of this procedure is to ensure responsible financial management of the Food and Nutrition Services Program and consistent student-oriented practices at each school. This procedure is intended to be proactive and appropriate for students at different grade levels, with an emphasis on minimizing any embarrassment that can be caused by a student running out of money on their student meal account.