West Islip Public Schools

Wendy Duffy
Assistant Superintendent for Business
(631) 893-3200 x 1530
If you are having any technical issues using PaySchools, please call the help desk at 1-855-210-8232. They will be able to help you with all technical issues you are experiencing. Please leave a message if you get a voicemail message.
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PaySchools- Paying for lunch was never so easy!
PaySchoolsDo 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, anywhere.


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 School District.

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 access.

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 payment.


Click here for printable versionGetting Started

  1. Click on the icon to go to the PaySchools site.
  2. Click the category link - (i.e. school lunch, Adult Education, Field Trips, etc.) A list of all items available for purchase will be displayed.
  3. 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.
  4. Click the "Add to Cart" button of the desired item.
  5. Click the "Check Out" button.
  6. At the Check Out screen users are asked to enter an E-mail Address and Password.
  7. 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.)
  8. 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 child).
  9. 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 account number.

    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.

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Please note: Payments made through PaySchools will be credited the next business day.
It takes 24 hours to process most payments.