middle school students enjoying lunch
  • All students will enter their own ID number (or scan their ID badge at secondary schools).  Schools can use their food service account or cash to purchase any items in the cafeteria.

  • Payments can be made by check or cash at the school or by credit card online via the ‘Pay Meal Fees’ button at the bottom of the page.

  • All students will receive a full breakfast and a full lunch regardless of the money they have in their account.

  • School Café is the parent portal for Shawnee Mission School District food service. Instructions for using School Café can be found by clicking here.  Parents can:

    • View their children’s account balance and purchases

    • Set restrictions for ala carte purchases

    • Submit free and reduced meal applications

    • Set reminders for low account balances

  • If a parent does not want their child to purchase anything from food service, they need to contact the food services office.

  • Students will not be permitted to purchase ala carte items if their account is negative.

  • Parents or guardians of all students will receive low account notifications via email or phone call if their students account is at $8.00 or less for full price and $2.00 or less for reduced price.

  • Negative account notifications will be made to all students via parents or guardians email or phone call. 

  • All negative account balances will follow the student throughout the year. 

  • If the debt is not repaid, all negative account balances will be sent to the collection agency at the end of the school year.

2018-2019 Breakfast and Lunch Prices:

  Elementary Secondary Reduced  Free Adult Visitor
Breakfast $1.40 $1.50 $0.30 $0.00 $2.20 $2.40
Lunch $2.65 $2.80 $0.40 $0.00 $3.70 $4.05
Milk $0.55 $0.55 N/A N/A $0.55 $0.55


Breakdown Meal Prices for Each School Level:
Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools
A student may receive one breakfast and one lunch per day at the student meal price. Second student meals are not allowed. Individual items may be purchased at the a la carte price. Since we follow federal guidance for our school meals, all menus have been analyzed to meet the calorie and nutrient as well as the food component requirements. As part of the well-balanced meals that meet these requirements, some items offered may not meet the ‘Smart Snacks in Schools’ standards. This means that some items may only be available with a school meal and not purchased a la carte. We have designated these items on our menus with an asterisk next to the menu item and put the following statement at the bottom of our menus: *These items are only available with a school meal and cannot be purchased a la carte. When a student comes through the line, they must purchase a complete meal in order to receive the items designated by an asterisk.


Schoolcafe Website

Monitor student meal accounts by visiting SchoolCafé. You’ll need to set up username and password. There are multiple benefits to this new software including the ability to:

  • Apply for free or reduced meal benefits.
  • View your child's account balance anytime.
  • See exactly what a la carte items are being purchased.
  • Set limits on a la carte purchases.

Pay Meal Fees

Parents & students may apply money to meal accounts or by paying with cash.