Dear Parents & Guardians:

We are very pleased to announce that Half Hollow Hills CSD now has a computerized register POS (point of sale) system in the cafeteria.

The POS system offers parents and students the convenience and security of putting cash/checks into an account to be used for the purchases of lunches and/or ala carte items. The system automatically recognizes free and reduced price students in a “non-discriminatory” way. Our goal is to help the lunch lines move faster by reducing the number of cash transactions and increasing the number of cashless (debit) lunch sales.

While “good old fashioned cash” will still be accepted in the cafeteria, our hope is that many parents will appreciate the ease and convenience of prepaying for their child’s lunch. Think about it…no more lost lunch money…no more forgotten lunch money…no more “losing the change” to the $5 bill…your prepaid funds will be held safely in trust by the school district.

As a parent, you can also choose whether your child can have unrestricted use of prepaid funds, (meaning that they can purchase anything sold in their school’s cafeteria), or if you prefer, you can restrict your child’s purchases to “Lunch Only”.

Please have your child bring deposits to their cafeteria in a sealed envelope labeled with his or her full name and grade. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to "HHH School Lunch Fund”. Click here to download a form to return with your deposit and indicate how you would like your prepaid funds to be allocated. Again, though it is preferred that students utilize the new debit system, cash will still be accepted at all registers.

All students will be issued PIN numbers, regardless of whether they currently participate in the school lunch program. Once assigned, the PIN number will stay with your child as long as he or she attends the same school. Please assist us by encouraging your child to remember their PIN number, which will be issued to them in their homeroom. This will help us to move the lines quickly! Also, FYI, student photos will be attached to each account for identification and security purposes.

Account balances will carry over from year to year even when a student moves to another school within the district.

If you have any questions, you can contact our office at 631-592-3021 or by email at bscally@hhh.k12.ny.us, and someone will assist you.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Scally, Child Nutrition Program Director