How to Make Payments and Prepayments

HOW TO PAY: 

Valley Springs School has simple payment options for you from which you may choose. No matter which payment option you choose, please remember that the current negative balance must be paid as soon as possible. 

• Pay Online: Make an online payment to your child’s account using your credit or debit card using EZpay - Click Here. 

• Pay in the Mail: Send a check to Valley Springs Cafeteria PO Box 640 Valley Springs, AR. 72682. Checks should be made payable to Valley Springs Cafeteria.  Please include your child’s name and student ID number when sending a payment.  

• Pay in Person: Stop by any school office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to pay by cash or a check. You may also send cash or a check to school with your child. Checks should be made payable to Valley Springs Cafeteria.


After paying back your debt, we encourage you to create a “safety net” for your child. Pre-paying for your child’s meals is a simpler way of managing their account, and prevents unpaid meal charges. Paying for meals before the meal service also helps lunch lines move more quickly, giving children more time to enjoy their meal. If your family is experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us so we can help. We are willing to work with you to develop a payment plan for your debt. We can also assist you in applying for free or reduced price meal benefits.


PREPAYMENTS:

The district does not provide credit for students to charge for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items available for purchase in the school food service areas. Meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items may be purchased by either providing payment for the items at the time of receipt or by having a prepaid account with the District that may be charged for the items. 


Parents, or students choosing to do so, may pay in advance for meals, a la carte, or other food and beverage items through any of the following methods:
  • Submitting cash or check payment to the classroom teacher, the school office or to the Food Service Director; or
  • Depositing funds through the District’s online service - https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login 


UNPAID MEAL ACCESS:

In accordance with Arkansas law, the District allows students whose accounts do not have enough funds to purchase a meal to receive a regular lunch for regular price to be reimbursed to the District. The District will notify a student’s parents: 

  • Balances will be sent home on the 1st and the 15th of the each month. If those dates fall on a weekend, the balances will be sent home on the next school day.
  • When the student’s prepaid account has dropped to the point that the student will begin receiving unpaid meals.
  • Each time the student receives the first unpaid meal after money has been deposited into the student’s prepaid account; and
  • After the student has received five (5) unpaid meals.



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Greenhouse will open Saturday, April 13th to the public. Hours will be:
                     Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
                     Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                     Sundays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Want to enroll at Valley Springs School District for the 2024-2025 school year, but live outside the district.  It is still possibe for you to attend and be a Valley Springs Tiger!  All you have to do is complete the School Choice form.  The form must be submitted or post marked by May 1, 2024. 

Click Here for the School Choice Form.

  

The 2023/24 Sr. District Basketball T-Shirts, Pullovers and Hoodies are on sale now at:  

https://www.impactees.com/3a-1district



1/5/24 - Bus Snow Routes Pick Up & Drop Off Hubs Information:  Today was a great reminder that winter weather is here. The snow was and still is beautiful. There is also a possibility of winter weather next week as well so we want to make sure that we are all prepared.
With that being said, since we no longer have the option of using AMI Days and all of our snow days will be real SNOW DAYS THAT WILL HAVE TO BE MADE UP, we wanted to come up with plan that allowed the ones that could safely get to school in the event of a small snow storm to do so. Therefore, we can still count it as a school day.
Therefore, we have created what we call snow routes that will utilize strategic hubs or pick-up locations around the district. These hubs will be the only place that the buses will be picking up and dropping off students on days that we deem it necessary to run snow routes due to the weather. Please click the following link to access our snow route hubs. https://bit.ly/vssnowhubs
Pick-up at all hubs will be from 7:15-7:30. The buses will leave at exactly 7:30.
For the afternoon drop off, we ask that parents arrive at the hubs by 3:25 at the same hub in which your child was picked up for school.
There will be 1-2 buses at each hub.
Pick-up/drop-off will only occur at the hubs.
Rest assured that student and staff safety is at the forefront of our minds and we will have a snow day/no school if we do not feel like the roads are safe enough for us to travel to school.
In the event that your road is too treacherous to make it to school, please contact the office of the school that your student attends.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try this new strategy in the event of winter weather.


Student Drop Off/ Pick Up MapHere is the car rider pick up/drop off map.  We tried our best to make it readable.  However, you will see the elementary entrance and Rally Hill Road are are two main entrances/exits.  They look congested.  Just remember to be patient at the beginning of school while we get used to the flow. 


Attention:  A change for this year due to safety concerns is that no cars will be allowed on campus until 3:10 in the afternoon.  This includes Little Red School House and the Preschool.  We had a couple of close calls last year and want to keep all of our students safe.  At 3:10 you will be able to pull up at the normal pick up spot by the old gym. 

We ask that you do not get to campus until 3:10.  Students will not be dismissed until this time.  I would suggest not lining up on the highway, it is a safety concern and the Sheriff's Department and State Police may make you move your vehicle. 

Also, as a reminder, in the morning, students cannot be dropped off until 7:30. 

We look forward to seeing you this week.  Again, these changes are for the safety of our students.


Student Health Form: Click here for link


2023-2024 School Calendar


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Free and Reduced Meal Application

Please check out our on-line school store.   You can purchase fundraiser items (such as t-shirts, etc...) and pay dues and fees on-line!


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