How to Pay Fines & Fees

  • Our office accepts checks (payable to North Thurston Public Schools), cash, and credit/debit cards through our online payment portal. Please come during regular business hours to make cash/check payments.

    Fee Waiver for those that Qualify for Free & Reduced meals: You may have reduced or eliminated school & district fees! Once you've filled out your Free & Reduced Lunch application, visit the Online Forms item in the Skyward menu for access to the Fee Reduction Consent Form. Once you've filled it out, our office staff will take it from there!

Paying with Credit Card?

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    Launch Portal

    How do I log in? Use your Family Access login information for the first time. 

    • When you are assigned a new ID and password for Skyward Family Access, they will initially match with a one-time overnight sync. Change your password in Skyward the first day you receive it so your Payment Portal and your Skyward password will be the same after that first sync.
    • If you change your Skyward password after that first sync, the passwords will not match and you need to change your Payment Portal password manually to keep them the same.

    Need help? Start with the online payment FAQ>> Then contact your school if you need further assistance.

Adding Money to a Lunch Account or Requesting a Refund/Transfer

  • Check or Cash: Pay through the office. During summers, you can make payments at the District Office.

    Credit Card: Pay online through our payment portal. 

      1. Log into the Payment Portal
      2. Select your student
      3. Shop: Items at student's school
      4. Category: Food Service
      5. Select a preset amount or a custom amount.

    What if there's a negative lunch account balance? Please pay the negative balance and add any extra to the account.

    Moving out of district and there's a balance on your student's lunch account? You can have us mail you a check, or you can donate the remainder to the Compassion Fund to help pay for meals for students in need. Want to transfer amounts between your student's accounts? No problem! Be sure your account has a balance - check Skyward Family Access or call your student's school office to check your balance. Use the form below to refund, transfer, or donate money to your student's meal account:

    Refund Request Form

Lakes Elementary Fee Schedule

  • Fee Type Amount
    Instrument rental (year) $45.00
    Instrument rental (summer) $10.00
    Miscellaneous - Personal copies $0.15 per page
    Miscellaneous - NSF Check fee $20.00
    Miscellaneous - Printed copies of records $0.15 per page
    Food Services - Breakfast (student) $2.25
    Food Services - Breakfast (adult) $2.90
    Food Services - Lunch (student) $3.25
    Food Services - Lunch (adult) $4.75
    Food Services - Milk $0.50
    Talented & Gifted assessment fee (non-resident student) $150.00
    Field trips TBD
    Integrated preschool monthly tuition (4 days per week)* $280.00
    Integrated preschool monthly tuition (2 days per week)* $165.00

    *10% reduction if paid in full for the year