Food Service — Meal Magic

Starting this school year (2016-17) with our new cafeteria and kitchen being completed, the Ishpeming Public Schools will again be preparing its own food within the district.  We will be contracting Chartwells to prepare and serve the food.  All payment and register systems will remain the same through Meal Magic software, but now will be run at our local district.  Checks will now need to be made out to the “Ishpeming Public Schools.”

Questions or comments can be sent to:  Calvin Attwell, Food Service Director at (906) 485-5501 ext. 125 or by e-mail by clicking here.  Calvin will be running the food service programs for both the Ishpeming and Negaunee Public Schools, so all email will coming from his Negaunee Schools email address.  Low balance email reminders will also be automated and sent out by his address.

We will also be using for families to apply for free and reduced meal benefits. allows you to easily apply for meal benefits for your children. Click Start An Application and will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially. was the first web site to allow online applications for school meal benefits. They have pioneered the process and worked with the USDA to introduce it to parents in 2005. When you use, you’re working with a leading school food service software provider that knows the importance of your time and privacy.

Click below to get started.

You can access the on-line payment website by going to  Complete the registration page, and add your child’s names and ID numbers.  Once you have registered and created a password you will not need the student ID number again. You can check your child’s account balances as long as you have access to the internet.  Please see below if you already have an account.  Click here for a more detailed account setup document. 

Payments made online will typically be credited within 15 minutes, but Internet Connection issues may create a delay.  There is a $2 convenience fee charge to use this system.



If you already have an account that was attached to the Negaunee Schools, you will need to remove your children from your account and add them back to your account through our school before you make a deposit.  Instructions are below:

Please login and remove your students by clicking on “Your Children” then “Edit” next to the name and finally by clicking “Remove Student” on the left.  Once all your children are removed you can reattach them to your account by clicking “View a different school district” in the upper right corner.  Then put Ishpeming in the search box and click the school name below the box.  Once that is complete it should say “Ishpeming Public School District” below the send money to school logo in the upper left.  Then click add a student to your account, put in the Student ID above and click continue.  You will be asked to verify first name, last name and birth date and click “Add Student”.  Once your students are added you will be able to make deposits.

We hope this will help make payments easier and more convenient.

Click Below to get started.





MyLunchAccount  is new tool that parents can use to check their students account balance.  This tool is only for checking balances and not used to make deposits. Parents will need an email account to access the system.  To look up your student you will need to input your child’s ID, first name, last name and birth date.  Please click below to access this system.