Pre-Payment Options

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.

CardCredit Payment System


If you would like to view your child’s meal account activity, grades, absences, fees, etc., you need to click on the link below called Parent Portal.  To set up your account, you will be given one extremely long Campus Portal Activation Key, per student.  You will only need this key to set up your account.  After the initial set-up, you will no longer need to enter in that key.  For more information on this, please contact the Information Technology (IT) Department.

Parent Portal

If you would like to make online payments for meals or for school/activity fees, you need to go to the EZ-Pay site.  The link to this site is called CardCredit Meal and Fee Payment and can be found on the left hand side of the homepage of the Mentor Schools website.

Here is the information that you will need in order to set up an EZ-Pay account:

    Click on Log In.
    On the right hand side there is an arrow that says Register to use SPS EZpay.  Click on that arrow.
    You should now be on a welcome page.  After you read the information, click on Next.
    Enter your information and click on Next.
    Enter your child’s student id number, your child’s last name, and click on Add Student to List.
    Click Finish.

 PLEASE MAKE SURE TO KEEP YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER FOR ANY DEPOSIT MADE UNTIL THE ACCOUNT ACTUALLY SHOWS THE POSTING!  It can take a few days for this to happen.  If the cafeteria managers are aware that the deposit has been made, your child will still receive meals.


As mentioned before, it may take a day or two for an online deposit to actually be posted to your child’s account.  EZ-Pay sends daily payments reports to the Food Service Department.  These are forwarded to each cafeteria.  If a child has a negative balance, s/he will be able to “charge” up to three (3) meals.  If the account has not been reconciled after the third meal is provided, an alternate lunch will be given to the student.  Also, snack and ala carte items are not permitted to be “charged” when there is a negative balance.


If you find that your child is purchasing food items or beverages in excess or without your consent, a block can be put onto your child’s account.  The block can be implemented in different ways: daily limit restriction, ala carte block, or single purchase restriction.  The block will remain on your child’s account for the remainder of the school year unless you call to have it removed.  The blocks do NOT carry over into the following school year.  If you would like more information regarding blocks, call the Nutrition Service Department at 974-5227.


Five digit pin numbers are assigned to each student.  The pin number will remain exclusive for that student and will follow him/her through his/her school years at Mentor, even if you leave the district and then return.  It is extremely important that your child memorize this pin.  Memorization helps to facilitate decreased time in the lunch line.  Otherwise, precious time is used to do a search for these numbers.  The keypad below is what we use in our schools.

* New this year is the addition of PIN Scanners at all elementary schools.  This greatly assists our students by simply holding their pin card under the scanner.  It immediately recognizes the students PIN number and their account appears on the terminal screen for the nutrition staff member to access.  This is a tremendous advantage especially to our younger students while they are learning their numbers.


Online Payments

Online Payments: EZPay

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.

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.