How to Pay Fines & Fees

  • Our office accepts checks (payable to North Thurston Public Schools) and cash. Please come in during regular hours to make payments. We also have an online payment portal that accepts credit/debit cards. Please see below for more information.

    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!

    See the current fee schedule on your school site on the payment portal page. For general fees, district-wide, see the District Fee Schedule.

Adding Money to a Lunch Account

  • Adding money to a lunch account can happen a few different ways:

    • Check or Cash: Please pay through the office (Elementary Schools), or through the ASB Point of Sale (Middle & High School). During summers, you can make payments at the District Office.
    • Credit Card: Please pay online through the 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 the lunch account balance is negative?
    Please pay the negative balance and add any extra to the account. If you would like to be reminded when the account balance is low, you can set up alerts in Skyward to receive and email when the account needs money.

Credit Card? Welcome to TouchBase, our online payment portal!

  • Trustwave Trusted Commerce Click to Validate In an effort to streamline the management, reporting, and accountability of our payments, North Thurston Public Schools has implemented InTouch Receipting (for schools) and TouchBase Online Payments (for parents/guardians). You can see all of your student's fees and accounts in one single place and manage the payments for all of them from your computer!

Get Started!

  • Launch Payment Portal

    Use your Family Access login information for the first time. If you have changed your Family Access password recently, you will need to update your Payment Portal password if you would like them to match.


  • Troubles with the online payment portal? Email us!

    See the FAQ below for other questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What if I change my Skyward password?

  • Q: What is TouchBase?

  • Q: How do I sign into TouchBase?

  • Q: Can I use a mobile device?

  • Q: Is the District storing my credit card data?

  • Q: What cards are currently accepted by TouchBase?

  • Q: How do I add lunch money to my student's account?

  • Q: Is there a way to set up the auto payments when low balance occurs?

  • Q: I have a fine on my student's account. Why?

  • Q: I've tried to log into TouchBase, but it doesn't work, what do I do?

  • Q: There is an item my student wants to purchase, but I don't see it.

  • Q: I've signed in, now what?