- Hackensack Public Schools
PaySchools Payment Portal Now Active!
We are thrilled to announce that the PaySchools payment portal is now active. The portal replaces MySchoolBucks for online payment of lunch and other school-related fees.
To get started, we kindly request that you set up your PaySchools accounts as soon as possible. Please follow the instructions below to ensure a smooth setup process:
Visit the PaySchools website at https://payschoolscentral.com or download the app from the Google Play or iOS App Store and click “Register.”
Provide the required information (mobile number is recommended to be able to reset your password via text if needed) and submit the form.
You will receive a confirmation email from PaySchools (the link is only valid for 30 minutes). Please follow the instructions to activate your account. If the link expires, you will need to return to the website and use the “Forgot my password” option to request a new email.
Enter your email address and set up a secure password for your PaySchools account.
Complete the three security questions.
Now you will be able to add your student(s). If you do not have your student ID numbers, please contact your school’s main office.
A summary screen displays all students added. A green circle indicates they’re active, a red circle indicates they’re inactive. If your student or staff is showing up as inactive, contact your school for assistance.
Lastly, set up your monthly statement notification.
Once your account is set up, you will be able to view the student(s) associated with your account as well as account summaries.
Making Lunch Payments
PaySchools Central makes it easy to add funds to your meal account. You can make a single lunch payment, or you can take advantage of the convenient Auto-Replenishment feature, which automatically deposits money when your balance reaches a certain level.
For complete instructions on how to to set up payments and manage your PaySchools account, please refer to the attached user guide.
Note on Existing Lunch Balances
Please note that any remaining balances you may have in your MySchoolBucks account will not be immediately reflected in the PaySchools portal. Balances will be transferred and available in your PaySchools account on or about Monday, May 22.
Should you encounter any difficulties during the account setup process or have any questions regarding the payment portal, please feel free to reach out to the Business Office at (201) 646-8000 x1037. We are here to assist you and ensure a seamless transition to this new payment system.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we implement this upgrade to enhance your experience with school-related payments.