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Account Rules and Opt-Out Form

Paper copies of the Account Rules and Opt-Out Form are also available in the District's Business Office. Please call 914-738-9140 with any questions. 

What is a Nutrikids Account?

All students attending Pelham schools have an account in Nutrikids which allows them to charge their meal purchases to an account.

What if I want to opt my student out?

Please complete the opt-out form for each student. Please note that once disabled, your student will only be able to purchase food with cash. Opting out does not excuse any existing negative balance. The negative balance must be paid before the account can be disabled.

How do I make payments on the account?

Deposits to student accounts should be made online at or by check made payable to Pelham Cafeteria Fund. On the schoolbucks site, parents can set up balance alerts and track their child’s purchases.

What happens if the balance is negative?

When a student attains a negative balance, the Whitsons’ staff will notify the parent, via email, phone call or note from the cashier, to request deposit of funds to bring the account current.

What happens if the balance reaches -$10?

If the balance becomes greater than -$10.00 the Nutrikids account for that student will be frozen, thus requiring students to pay in cash for any further purchases. A student with a frozen account will receive a meal for which they will be charged, however, they will no longer be able to charge a la carte items. Once sufficient funds are added to the account, the student will be permitted to use the Nutrikids account for purchases of meals as well as a la carte items.

What happens to account balances at the end of the school year?

Account balances carry forward to the next school year. The Whitsons’ staff will notify parents of a negative balance. Negative balances are expected to be paid in full.

What if my student has an account balance remaining when they graduate or withdraw from the District?

Remaining account balances may be transferred to siblings or refunded to the parent. Written refund and transfer requests MUST be made within one school year of graduation or withdrawal. 


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