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Message to Parents

A Message from Primero Edge SchoolCafe

The SchoolCafé team is always working to improve your experience! We want to pass along a quick note regarding some minor updates to student balances when making payments. In the past, SchoolCafé required all balance updates to be initiated from the school district to reflect on student accounts. However, we would often see some confusion from parents after successful payments were made and their child’s account did not automatically reflect an updated balance. Moving forward we are excited to announce that student account balances will immediately update based on the successful payment. Please note that payments can still take a little time to post at the school cafeteria (same as before). We hope this will remove any confusion and provide clarity on your child’s account balance. Thank you for using SchoolCafé!


  Parent On-line Payment

Omaha Public Schools is proud to announce we are upgraded our Lunch Account Software to a new system called Primero Edge.  Primero Edge offers an easy-to-use way for parents/guardians to securely and conveniently pay for school meals through SCHOOLCAFE.COM.  The district changed to which was available to you July 1, 2016.  Some of the key features include:

  •         Accepts payments types of  debit or credit cards with a Visa or Master Card logo
  •          Access from any computer 24/7
  •          Low balance email reminders
  •          Automatic payments
  •          Transactions made to your child’s cafeteria account within two hours
  •          Customer Support Services to answer your questions
  •        Viewing you child's cafeteria account balance
  •        Reviewing daily spending and purchases

Meal account balances have been carried over to the 2016-17 school year unless a request was made to refund the student’s balance.

Please Note: A $2.00 minimum balance is required and a 5% convenience fee per transaction amount will be charged.  More information is located at SCHOOLCAFE.COM

How to get started:

Go to or download the SchoolCafé app on any smart device

  1. Create a new account
  2. Enter NE - Omaha Public Schools as your school district
  3. Complete new profile information
  4. Set up your new credentials
  5. Accept the terms and conditions
  6. Add your student to your profile using student ID and school location

See the SchoolCafe Section to the right in English and Spanish for further details

Contact or Nutrition Services at 531-299-9437 for answers to any additional questions you may have. 

Other Payment Options

Cash or checks are always accepted at the school. Whether you bring the money personally or send it with your child, please utilize one of our prepayment envelopes or you may download and print out a pre-formated #10 envelope or include the form in your envelope. Turn in the prepaid deposits to the teacher, cafeteria staff, or office.


If you send cash with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID on the envelope. Cash is deposited into your childs account the same day it is received.

Personal Check
If you send a check with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and student ID on the envelope. Checks are deposited into your childs account the same day it is received.
  • Make the check payable to your school cafeteria. 
  • Use a check that is pre-printed with your mailing address.
  • Write your home and work phone numbers on the top left-hand corner of the check.
  • Write students full name and student ID in the memo area of the check.
  • Write the check amount clearly.