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Getting Started with e-Funds for Schools

This post replaces the eFunds-Instructions.pdf previously available on the website.

Getting started with e-Funds for Schools

CREATING A NEW ACCOUNT

  1. Visit the website that was provided to you by your school district
  2. Click on Register Here
  3. Provide requested information
  4. Click Sign Up! after you have read and agreed to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  5. You will be brought to the Student Management web page
  6. Use the Student Number you school has provided, along with your student’s last name. Click Add.
  7. Once all students have been added, click Continue or Continue to Account Overview.

SCHEDULE PAYMENTS

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Under Payment Options, click Make a Payment
  3. Select the student for whom you wish to make a payment
  4. Enter the dollar amount you would like to deposit for each student
  5. Select the date on which you would like to make your payment
  6. Click Continue
  7. Verify your payment information is correct and accept convenience fee(s)
  8. Click Submit
  9. Print receipt for your records

MAKE A PAYMENT

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Under Payment Options, click Make a Payment
  3. Enter your Checking Account OR Credit/Debit Card information
  4. Click Save
  5. Return to Payment

VIEW PAYMENT HISTORY

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Under Payment Options, click View Payment History
  3. Your past 30-day history will be displayed
  4. Click the drop down menu on the right to view payments for your current or previous school year

ADD LOW MEAL BALANCE PAYMENTS

  1. Sign into your Account
  2. Under Account Settings, click Student Management and select Low Meal Balance
  3. Enter a Minimum Balance and Replenish dollar amount
  4. Check the box under Notice to receive emails when your student’s account is low
  5. Check the box under Auto Replenish to automatically have the Replenish Amount added to your student’s account when the balance is low.
  6. Click Apply Low Meal Balance Settings

E-Pay Enrollment Information

This post replaces the E-Funds enrollment .pdf previously on the website in order to comply with ADA accessibility requirements.

New on-line payment option for families will be available beginning August 1st, 2017.  

The North Star School District is pleased to introduce a new program called e-Funds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments online and is extremely user friendly. Not only will you have the ability to have various school fees and lunch payments electronically withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card, you also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time through the school’s website. The e~Funds for Schools service is offered to you by a third party service provider and they charge for processing your payment(s), similar to other online banking services. The district does not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.  The e~Funds for Schools electronic payment service is provided to the school by a third party service provider. The service provider has a nominal fee for their service. There is a $1.00 transaction convenience fee for each electronic checking payment that you make. The system carries a NonSufficient Funds (NSF) charge if the payment is “bad.” For payments made by credit or debit card, there is a convenience fee of $2.65 per each $100 increment in the transaction. When you set up your account, please review your options carefully. You are in full control of your account and can make a payment at any time that is convenient for you. No payments will be allowed without your knowledge and authorization through this secure payment system. By providing your home and/or work email address, an email notification informing you of the student’s name, purpose of the payment, and the amount of the item, will be sent to you each time that a payment is to be processed. The e~Funds for Schools site is secure and uses industry standard data encryption.

How does e-Funds for Schools work? 

  • Families set up and maintain their own logins, passwords, and payment preferences. Your account information is retained in a password-protected file.
  • e~Funds for Schools will help to eliminate last minute check writing hassles, improve efficiencies, and help cut costs for both you and the school district
  • Online payments will help eliminate the worry that your children could lose or forget the money intended for school items or that it might be spent on other non-school related items.
  • Payments from a credit card or checking account may easily be set up.
  • Parents/guardians may establish a reoccurring payment or may opt to make a one-time payment.
  • The program offers various types of payment to families that include but are not limited to instructional materials, field trip fees, yearbook fees, graduation fees, and of course food service payments. The system may be expanded to include other fees as well.
  • Your payment history for the year is available with a click of the mouse.

eFunds Enrollment website

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 19, 2017

NORTH STAR PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 19, 2017

The School Board of North Star Public School District #10 met for their annual meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in the North Star School lunchroom.

PRESENT:  Vickie Jacksen, Jeana Jorde, Bob Kennedy, Todd Oakland, John Peters, Brett Thomas;             Administration – Jeff Hagler, Nancy Reiser, Vicki Held; Business Manager – Cathy Johnson ABSENT:  Jay Nicholas VISITORS:  Corey Hagler, Cando, ND              Senior board member Todd Oakland, acting as chair pro-tem, called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m.    Newly elected directors Jeana Jorde and Vickie Jacksen were seated on the board.   Administration of oath of office was confirmed by Business Manager Cathy Johnson. Chair pro-tem Oakland called for nominations for Board President.  Bob Kennedy nominated Vickie Jacksen, with a second by John Peters, and a unanimous ballot was cast. President Jacksen assumed the chair and called for nominations for Vice President.  Bob Kennedy nominated John Peters, seconded by Todd Oakland; motion carried.  Additional nominations were called for and, hearing none, a unanimous ballot was cast for John Peters.

There were no changes to the agenda.

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2017 regular meeting and the June 26, 2017 special meeting.  MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye). MOTION by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the July 2017 bills presented for payment. MOTION CARRIED (all voting aye).  June 2017 monthly and yearend financial reports were reviewed.  General fund ended FY17 with a $5,053 surplus (revenues vs. expenditures).

Principals’ and Activities Director Reports: Elementary Principal’s report by Mrs. Held:  Projected fall 2017 PK-6 enrollment:  178; August 8-11, 2017 professional development sessions will be eligible for UND credits; presented preliminary Title I, Title IIA and Title IV budgets to be submitted on consolidated application.     High School Principal’s report by Mrs. Reiser:    Registration date – August 9; provided information on professional development sessions to be offered August 8-11, 2017. Activities Director report by Mr. Hagler:  Information re:  NDHSAA post season payment ($2,324) and FY18 catastrophic insurance policy; discussed cross country update (no coach, 1-2 participants projected). MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Brett Thomas, to drop cross country from North Star extracurricular activities.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:   Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

Visitor Corey Hagler provided program overview information for Little League football.  Discussed school involvement in club football program:  $1500 equipment credit available to North Star from Nike (from BBB uniform purchase) will be used to purchase Little League football uniform tops and pants and school will provide bus for transportation needs.    Superintendent’s Report by Mr. Hagler:  Presented mill levy information and preliminary FY18 revenue and expenditure budgets.  The proposed general fund mill levy will require holding a public meeting. MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve preliminary FY18 budgets for revenue ($3,603,220.05) and expenditures ($3,628,874.48).  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

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07 July 19, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

Reviewed NDSBA policy template for Policy FDB – EDUCATION OF THE HOMELESS STUDENT. MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Brett Thomas, to rescind North Star Policy FDB adopted 12/16/09, and to adopt North Star Policy FDB as proposed by NDSBA, designating the Superintendent as the homeless student liaison, and to waive the second reading in accordance with North Star Policy BDA.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:   Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).         FY18 Teacher and Ancillary Staff Handbooks/Job Descriptions were provided.  North Star will renew membership in ND Small Organized Schools and NESC.

MOTION made by John Peters, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to approve the 2017-18 NDSBA Policy Maintenance contract and membership.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Petersyes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).
Old Business:   Carpet installation is progressing; windows have been ordered and received; webinar re: eFunds program scheduled for July 24. New Business: MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Todd Oakland, to accept the 2017-2018 bakery products bid from Pan-O Gold Baking Co.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).    MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to accept the 2017—2018 coal bid from Belle Trucking at $53.00 per ton for coal from Wolf Mountain Coal, Inc. and $62.00 per ton plus an applicable fuel surcharge for hauling (total cost: $115.00 per ton plus fuel surcharge).  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).   MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to designate Program Representatives as follows:                    Jeff Hagler – Hot Lunch, Federal Surplus Property, Lake Region Special Education Board, NESC Board, ADA, Title IX, Technology Designate, and Title VI (1964 Civil Rights Act). Vicki Held – Title I, Title IIA, Title IID, Title III,Title IV, REAP, Elementary Technology Designate, School Improvement, Elementary Section 504 on a motion by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy.  Roll call vote (Jorde – absent):  Kennedy – yes, Nicholas– yes, Oakland – yes, Peters – yes, Thomas – yes, Jacksen – yes.  Motion carried. Nancy Reiser – Power School Coordinator, HS Technology Designate, HS Section 504.      MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

MOTION made by Jeana Jorde, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to authorize the Business Manager and the Superintendent to make all deposits and invest money for North Star Public School District #10 at First State Bank, Cando; American Bank Center, Cando; and Ramsey Bank, Cando.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

MOTION made by Todd Oakland, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to authorize the Business Manager and the Board President or Vice President to sign all checks for North Star Public School District #10.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Jeana Jorde, to designate the Towner County Record Herald as the Official School Publication Newspaper.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oaklandyes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).    MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by John Peters,  to designate the Board President as Appeals Official for Free and Reduced Hot Lunch applications.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

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07 July 19, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

Assignments for Wellness, Technology, North Star Scholarship Fund, and Buildings & Grounds Committees were reviewed (Dropbox schedule). John Peters was designated as Board representative for NESC.  Negotiations Committee will be Todd Oakland, John Peters and Bob Kennedy.  School board meeting schedule for FY18 was reviewed.  All meetings will be held at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month with the following exceptions:   October 18, 2017: 7:00 AM; June 6, 2018 (election canvass): Monday at 7:00 PM; July 18, 2018 (annual meeting): 6:00 PM. MOTION made by Brett Thomas, seconded by Bob Kennedy, to approve the FY18 school board meeting schedule presented.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

List of school board members, terms and represented areas was reviewed.   MOTION made by Bob Kennedy, seconded by Brett Thomas, to approve payment as needed for payroll-related invoices, utilities, and student activities, prior to board meetings.  MOTION CARRIED on a roll call vote:  Jorde-yes, Kennedy-yes, Oakland-yes, Peters-yes, Thomas-yes, Jacksen-yes (Nicholas-absent).

Next meeting set for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

/s/ Vickie Jacksen, President           /s/ Cathy Johnson, Business Manager

School Board Meeting Dates 2017-2018

2017-18 School Board Meeting Schedule

  • August 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • September 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • October 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
  • November 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • December 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • January 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • February 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • March 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • April 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • May 16, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • June 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • July 18, 2018, 6 p.m.

This post replaces the .pdf of the School Board Meeting Schedule previously published in order to meet ADA accessibility requirements.

Day #86 NS 1.4.2018

Thursday January 4, 2018                                                                                                   Day #86 (B)

-BBB today in the Ramsey County Tournament in Devils Lake at 6:00 PM versus Dakota Prairie.  The bus will leave at 4:00 PM.

-DLC Hockey tomorrow at 7:30 PM at Fargo Davies.

-GBB B-Squad tournament in Rolla on Saturday.  North Star will play at 10:30 AM versus Bottineau in the old gym.  That bus will leave at 8:45 AM.

-The 2nd nine weeks and 1st semester will end on Friday January 12th.

Lunch Menu – Lasagna, Green Beans, and Brownies

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) – Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Toast, and Juice

Birthdays –  Trevor Vangen

Day #85@ NS 1.3.2018

Wednesday January 3, 2018                                                                                                          Day #85 (A)

-Speech practice today at 4:00 PM in room 110.

-FCCLA Meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM in room 107.

-BBB tomorrow in the Ramsey County Tournament in Devils Lake at 6:00 PM versus Dakota Prairie.  The bus will leave at 4:00 PM.

-DLC Hockey on Friday at 7:30 PM at Fargo Davies.

-GBB B-Squad tournament in Rolla on Saturday.  North Star will play at 10:30 AM versus Bottineau in the old gym.  That bus will leave at 8:45 AM.

-The 2nd nine weeks and 1st semester will end on Friday January 12th.

-Students that drive or ride the bus please dress appropriately for the extreme cold weather.  You should have gloves, a hat, boots, blankets, a flashlight, cell phone, and a shovel in your vehicle.  On the bus you should be wearing gloves, a hat or hood, a warm jacket, and boots.

-Lunch dismissal for the week.  First group is 8th then 7th.  Second group is 11th, 10th, 9th, and 12th.

Lunch Menu – Mashed Potato Bowl and Biscuits

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) – Scrambled Eggs

Birthdays –

Day #84 @ NS 12.21.2017

Thursday December 21, 2017  (Day #84 (B))

-GBB in Rolla today with four games (JH,JH,B,A) starting at 4:00 PM.  The first bus will leave at 2:35 PM and the second bus at 2:55 PM.

-DLC Hockey today versus GFC at 7:30 PM.

-BBB versus Lakota in Starkweather tomorrow with three games (JH,B,A) starting at 4:00 PM.  The bus will leave at 3:00 PM.

-The HS hallway, locker rooms, and weight room will be closed tomorrow for waxing.  Get everything out of the locker room today.

-School will dismiss at 3:00 PM today for the Holiday Break.

-Elementary students will be caroling today.

-Grades 7 thru 12 will be watching a movie at the Audi today with the following dismissal times, based upon the lunch ladder.  (Juniors at 1:00 PM; Seniors at 1:03 PM; Sophomores at 1:06 PM; Freshmen at 1:09 PM; 7th Graders at 1:12 PM; and 8th Graders at 1:15 PM)

-Grades 7 thru 12 are to report to their home rooms today at 12:30 PM.  We will clean lockers

-School will resume on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018.  Pre-School will resume on Tuesday January 9th, 2018.

-Games over vacation.  GBB at Minot on Dec 28 (B,A) at 12:30 PM.  BBB vs Ellendale on Dec 29 (B,A) at 4:00 PM; and BBB at Minot on Dec 30 at 12:00 PM.

-Speech practice on Wednesday December 27th at 1:00 PM.  If you are unable to make the practice you need to contact Mrs. Jacksen.

Lunch Menu – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Corn, and Breadsticks

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) – Cereal, Fruit, Toast, Yogurt, and Juice

Birthdays – Rebeca Trautman (Today); Eliza Freund, Lindsay Nyhagen (Tomorrow); Dacotah Frederick and Dennis Frederick (Christmas Day); Nathan Worful, Jozelynn Martin, and Kole Thomson (Dec 26th); Jenna Martin, Logan Stephens, and Payton Howard (Dec 27th); Claire Jorde (Dec 28th); Jade Peltier (Dec 30th); Kale Prouty (Dec 31); Jeremy Hood, Carson Follman, and William Follman (Jan 2nd)

Day #83 @ NS 12.20.2017

Wednesday December 20, 2017                                                                                                     Day #83 (A)

-Pre-School will resume after the break on January 9th.

-Speech Practice today at 4:00 PM.

-GBB in Rolla tomorrow with four games (JH,JH,B,A) starting at 4:00 PM.  The first bus will leave at 2:35 PM and the second bus at 2:55 PM.

-Congratulations to the DLC Hockey team for their win last night.  DLC Hockey tomorrow versus GFC at 7:30 PM.

-BBB versus Lakota in Starkweather on Friday with three games (JH,B,A) starting at 4:00 PM.  The bus will leave at 3:00 PM.

-The HS hallway, locker rooms, and weight room will be closed on Friday for waxing.  Get everything out of the locker room on Thursday.

-School will dismiss at 3:00 PM tomorrow for the Holiday Break.

-Elementary students will be caroling tomorrow.

-Grades 7 thru 12 will be watching a movie at the Audi tomorrow with the following dismissal times, based upon the lunch ladder.  (Juniors at 1:00 PM; Seniors at 1:03 PM; Sophomores at 1:06 PM; Freshmen at 1:09 PM; 7th Graders at 1:12 PM; and 8th Graders at 1:15 PM)

-Grades 7 thru 12 are to report to their home rooms on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

-No Peer Tutoring tomorrow morning.

-The results from the hallway and door decorating contests are in.  Judges had a difficult time because everyone did an outstanding job.

In the elementary:  3rd Place (Reindeer) Miss Alto’s door; 2nd Place (Polar Express) Miss McTaggart’s door; and 1st Place (Gingerbread House) Mrs Tohm’s door.

In the JH/HS: 3rd Place (Penguins) Sophomores; 2nd Place (Ticket to the Movies) Freshmen; and 1st Place (Home Alone) Seniors.

-No after school daycare tomorrow.

-The teacher’s workroom is off limit to all students!

Lunch Menu – Chinese Chicken, Fried Rice, Stir Fry Veggies, Egg Rolls, and Ice Cream (7th Grade Menu)

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) – Cereal, Fruit, Toast, Yogurt, and Juice

Birthdays –

Day #82@ NS 12.19.2017

Tuesday December 19, 2017    (Day #82 (B))

-Reggie Jackson will be here at noon today. Seniors and sophomores who purchased items should have their payment here that day.

-GBB versus Thompson today with three games (JH,B,A) starting at 4:45 PM.  Boys have your stuff out of the locker room.

-DLC Hockey at Fargo North today at 7:30 PM.

-There is Pre-School this week and Pre-School will resume after the break on January 9th.

-Speech Practice tomorrow at 4:00 PM.

-GBB in Rolla on Thursday with four games (JH,JH,B,A) starting at 4:00 PM.  The first bus will leave at 2:35 PM and the second bus at 2:55 PM.

-DLC Hockey on Thursday versus GFC at 7:30 PM.

-BBB versus Lakota in Starkweather on Friday with three games (JH,B,A) starting at 4:00 PM.  The bus will leave at 3:00 PM.

-The HS hallway, locker rooms, and weight room will be closed on Friday for waxing.  Get everything out of the locker room on Thursday.

-School will dismiss at 3:00 PM on Thursday for the Holiday Break.

-Elementary students will be caroling on Thursday.

-Grades 7 thru 12 will be watching a movie at the Audi on Thursday with the following dismissal times, based upon the lunch ladder.  (Juniors at 1:00 PM; Seniors at 1:03 PM; Sophomores at 1:06 PM; Freshmen at 1:09 PM; 7th Graders at 1:12 PM; and 8th Graders at 1:15 PM)

-Grades 7 thru 12 are to report to their home rooms on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

-There is peer tutoring today and tomorrow of this week.  No Peer Tutoring on Thursday morning.

-Gingerbread House judging goes like this:

The People Choice goes to Snoop Dawg created by Taylor Lloyd

First Place- The Cabin by Abi Oakland

2nd Place-  Snoop Dawg by Taylor Lloyd

3rd place- The Church by Austin Wagner and Isaiah Lacey

Lunch Menu – Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dressing, and Green Beans

Breakfast Menu (tomorrow) – French Toast and Sausage

Birthdays – Illyana Nelson