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REMINDER: Pay For Lunch in a New Way!

This is a reminder to families that the West Des Moines Community School District has launched a new way for families to pay for and manage student lunch accounts and purchases.  See what’s new…

Paying for My Child’s Lunch
You now have one location to make school-related payments. You will be able to add money to your child’s lunch account through the same online application used to pay for bus and other school fees.

Powered by RevTrak, the online payment system offers faster updates.

Here’s how to get started…

  1. Visit the RevTrak payment site:
  2. You will need your Infinite Campus Portal e-mail address and child?s student ID number to make a payment.  If you do not know your Infinite Campus Portal e-mail or your child’s student ID number, please contact: Lynnae Gilmore in the Nutrition Office at or 515-633-5085.

More information is available here:


See What My Child Is Eating
The district is also providing a new online tool to check your child’s lunch account and see details of their purchases.

The new online application – called ParentOnline – allow you to set limits on the number of à la carte items your child purchases. For example, you may want your child to have one à la carte item a day or maybe only two on Fridays – you choose!  Restrictions based on a dollar amount will no longer be offered.

 Here’s  how to get started…

You will need to know your student’s ID number to set up an account. If you do not know this number, you can contact your school or Nutrition Services at (515) 633-5088.

  1. Go to
  2. Once in the portal, follow these directions:

Under attack…

As of 9am this morning, all of our district web sites and online services are unavailable to parents and community members, here’s why…

For the last three days, our district has been under a continuous DOS, or Denial of Service, attack.    We’ve been working with our multiple internet providers to remedy the problem, however, as of this morning one of our carriers has dropped our connection because the increase in traffic was more than our system could handle.

Here’s specifically how this has impacted us today, March 3rd, 2014…

1) All of our district websites/services (web site, Infinite Campus, payschools, revtrak) are not available.

2) Emails sent to are not reaching us today – and will likely bounce back to you.

Q1.  What is the source of this problem, is someone trying to hack into the school system?
A1.  The true source has not been identified yet, as the source is continuously changing.  It does not appear that they are trying to hack into our network, but instead trying to overwhelm our internet connections, which they are successfully doing.

Q2. How long is this outage going to be?
A2.  Sorry, we do not know…  we are working with our internet providers to remedy the problem and identify the source(s).