Due to changes with our providers that were out of our control, you'll need to set up a new account to pay online. You will use your existing Wordware account to login to your family account, but you'll need to set up a new account for the 2017-2018 school year to pay on the new PayChisholmSchools.org website (See Step 3 below).




Step 1. Wordware family account

If you have previously had a Wordware family account, you can skip this step. If you don't already have a Wordware account, you can create one here: https://family.wordwareinc.com

You'll need to register with a working email address. Once you have registered and accepted the terms and conditions, you will be brought to your account dashboard. Click the big blue plus sign that says "Connect your family account" (If your family account is already linked, you can skip the rest of this step). You will then need to enter your 16 digit family key. The family key was sent home with your child. If you did not receive the family key or misplaced it, contact Cindy Carlson at 218-254-1407 or email her at ccarlson@chisholm.k12.mn.us. You should also receive an email from Wordware Admin asking you to complete your registration by clicking on a link. Please follow their instructions to complete the registration.



Step 2. Login to Wordware

You can login to the Wordware site by going to the Chisholm School's homepage and clicking on the Breakfast/Lunch Wordware E-Store link or go directly to https://family.wordwareinc.com

Login with your username (usually your email address) and password and you will be brought to your Account Dashboard. The Dashboard will show your account number, balance, and the date and amount of your last deposit.

It's important to remember that this is a debit account, not a credit account, so your child will need money in the account to purchase food at the school.

To add funds, click on the orange "Add Funds" button, which brings you to our new online site, paychisholmschools.org.



Step 3. Creating an account on PayChisholmSchools.org and adding funds

Since this is brand new as of September 1, 2017, you'll need to create an account. Enter your email address, name, and pick a password. Your Wordware account should be linked automatically when you register if you visit from the Wordware Add Funds button from your dashboard.

Once your account is created and you're logged in, you can enter a dollar amount in the Add to Food Service Balance area and click the button that says "Add to Food Service Balance". This will add the Wordware Payment to your Basket (shopping cart).

Now you'll need to check out. Click the Checkout button and you'll be brought to the checkout page which gives an overview of your order. Click the Add Payment Method button to add your credit card information and billing address. Once that has been entered, click the button that says "Click To Pay And Complete Your Order" to process the payment. Once you have clicked the button and the payment has processed, you'll see a receipt and you will also get a receipt sent to your email address. The funds should be available right away in your Wordware account.

Step 4. Set up low balance warnings and automatic payments (optional)

Now that you are registered with PayChisholmSchools.org, you can easily add funds at any time by going to http://www.paychisholmschools.org and clicking on the School Lunch icon on the right. You can also set up low balance warnings and automatic payments by going to your account page and clicking on the Food Service settings (https://www.paychisholmschools.org/Members/MyWordWare.aspx)

Click the checkbox next to "Low Balance Notification" and set an amount under "Low Balance Notification Level" and you'll receive an email alert when the account balance falls below that number.

If you'd like to automatically add funds when the balance is low, click the checkbox next to "Low Balance Refill" and select your saved payment method from the dropdown menu. Then set the "Low Balance Refill Level" and "Low Balance Refill Amount". For example, if I wanted to add $25 to my account when the balance falls below $10, I would set those fields to $10 and $25. Click save to save your changes.