you often hear, “I need money for lunch or a field trip,” as
your child heads out the door to school? Or would you like to
register and pay for Adult Education classes right from your
home? Well now it's all a click or two away!
We have implemented an online payment system where you can pay
for items online through this website. PaySchools is a secure
online payment processing system that lets you pay for school
lunch cards, field trips, Enrichment programs and Adult
Education classes by electronic check or credit card anytime,
PaySchools is a system initiated and supported by the Iowa
School Board Association and has extended into 26 states. We are
very pleased to be able to bring this option to the West Islip
PaySchools will relieve the district of some of the “burdens” of
collecting checks, simplify the record-keeping processes at the
school and provide convenience for parents. The PaySchools
system also maintains a record of purchases for the user to
PaySchools uses “Secure Sockets Layer” (SSL) software that
requires passwords throughout the program and does not store
personal bank or credit card information to ensure privacy and
security for users.
You must create a username and password to make payments. There
is a one-time set up registration for each child that you will
be making payments for.
Please Note: PaySchools
appears to be incompatible with "Windows 8". If you have
recently purchased a new computer or upgraded to "Windows 8" you
may experience problems purchasing items through PaySchools. If
possible please use an older version of Windows to process your
- Click on the icon to go to the PaySchools site.
- Click the category link - (i.e. school lunch, Adult
Education, Field Trips, etc.) A list of all items available
for purchase will be displayed.
- Select the item. As you select items to add to your
shopping cart you will need to add your student to assign
the fee to the proper child (see # 8 below). If you have
more then one child in the same school, please make sure
that you add each selection separately (each with a quantity
of 1) so you can assign a different child to each line. You
are only allowed to assign one child to each line, no matter
what the quantity is.
- Click the "Add to Cart" button of the desired item.
- Click the "Check Out" button.
- At the Check Out screen users are asked to enter an
E-mail Address and Password.
- First time users must register at this point. Please
record your password somewhere for future reference – the
school district will not have access to your password. (The
PaySchools site can help you retrieve a forgotten password.)
- You must complete a registration for each child that you
will be making payments for. Enter each child's first and
last name and grade (required information to register each
- Once the student has been added to the account you may
simply select them from the drop-down menu for future
purchases for that person. Once you are registered, you can
then pay by e-check or credit card. Payments by e-check
will be directly debited from your bank account. You will
need to enter your bank’s routing number and personal bank
For payments made by credit card, you must enter the account
number and expiration date for your VISA, MasterCard or
Discover credit card. After you complete your purchase, a
confirmation receipt will be e-mailed to you.