Somers Public Schools
Somers Public Schools
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM
860-749-2270


Technology Team Members

Mr. Robert Wilson, Director of Technology and Information Services - x2020
Ms. Jessica McCarthy, Coordinator of Technology Services - x2023
Mr. Jonathan Salomone, Technology Support Specialist - x2022
Mr. Brian Sillaber, Technology Support Specialist - x2021


Important Information
Somers Public School District - Electronic Cafeteria Point-of-Sale (POS) System

The new system will ensure for a more effective purchasing process for students K-12 when ordering school lunches and/or breakfast items.



Frequently Asked Questions

How are students effected by the new POS?
ALL students MUST scan their ID card or enter their PIN number on the PIN pad. The student will always use their PIN when buying their food (even if they are paying with cash).

Can I still send cash or a check with my child?
Yes! Cash and checks will still be accepted at checkout. However, using the online portal to deposit funds into your child's account highly encouraged. Checks should be made out to "Somers Public Schools"

How do I deposit funds into my child's account?
Visit https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/Register.aspx and follow the instructions on the screen

How do I use the on-line portal and what features does the online portal have?
Any questions about the portal can be answered by going to: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/CustomerSupport.aspx

Why is there an additional charge when I deposit funds on-line?
There is a transaction charge determined by MyPaymentsPlus and it a percentage of your payment. Somers Public Schools has no control over this amount and none of the money for that charge goes to the schools. If you do not want to pay the charge, please feel free to send a check or cash into school with your child.

Do I have to sign-up for an on-line account?
No. Parents are encouraged to create the account so they can view current balance information and see what food their child is purchasing. Signing up on-line is not a requirement.

My child has food allergies. Is there something I can do to notify the staff?
If you are concerned about a serious food allergy that your child has, please contact your building's principal. Your child's record can be setup so an allergy notification appears on the cashier's register when your child purchases their food. If you have children in multiple schools, please contact each building individually. 

How can I be sure that my child's PIN is only used by my child?
Once the student enters (or scans) their PIN, their name and picture appear on the cashier's screen. The cashier will be able to confirm that the student using that PIN is who they should be.

Why did the school make a change? The old system seemed to work just fine.
The new point-of-sale system will provide the community with much more functionality than the old cash registers did. The electronic system will allow for parents to be more informed about what their children are eating for lunch and how lunch money is being spent. Parents can deposit funds and track spending online. Important information regarding allergies will be displayed to the cashier. Also, the back-end financial and food management tasks will become automated which will save a significant amount of time for staff members.

 

Please contact the school's main office with any questions.

Somers Elementary School
Mabelle B. Avery Middle School
All Aerial Photos Courtesy of Mike Byrnes
Somers High School