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October 2018
Meal Benefit Expiration

Meal Benefit Expiration

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Student Eligibility > Administration > Meal Benefit ExpirationVerify that the Expiration Date is correct for your school district. Make changes, if needed, and click Save.This will let Meals Plus know when to cut off those students that are still on last year’s benefit and have NOT applied for benefits in the current school year.Meal Benefit Expiration LettersThese letters can be used to notify parents that their meal benefits, carried over from last year, are about to expire. Select...
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September 2018
Begin Next School Year Checklist

Begin Next School Year Checklist

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 General      Verify all cafeteria computers can log into Meals Plus.      Verify all External Hardware is operational.System Management     Review Security: User Setup—add new cashiers/users, assign sites & items as needed.Point of Sale      Review/edit Attendance Factor in Control File.      Review/update Item Setup: Prices, State Reimbursab...
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July 2018
Student Eligibility

Student Eligibility

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PROCESSINGNew Application/Manage ApplicationIf the customer is assigned to a User Group that has been given rights to change the Effective Date, the customer will be allowed to set an Effective Date that is prior to today’s date. Effective date must be in the current Fiscal Year. Effective date must be the same as or after the application date. Customer must have rights to ‘Allow Past Effective Date’ in System Management: Security: User Group: Student Eligibility. This process ...
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Enable Happy Birthday Pop-Up

Enable Happy Birthday Pop-Up

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New! A Happy Birthday message can now be displayed on Serving Screen 2.0 in Point of Sale and POS+!The Enable Happy Birthday Pop-Up checkbox that was added to the POS: Administration: Site Setup screen must be checked to add the birthday pop-up to Serving Screen 2.0.If the box is unchecked, ‘Happy Birthday’ will still display by the Student ID on the serving screen.Then, on Serving Screen 2.0, a pop-up message will appear alerting the cashier of a student’s birthday. This pop-u...
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May 2018
Meals Plus Year End

Meals Plus Year End

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Region 1 will once again perform the year end process for you. This includes: Preparing your data for the 2018-19 school year Updating the Income Guidelines for your Free and Reduced Meal Applications in Student Eligibility Updating Reimbursement Rates Advancing students and inactivating those that have leftWe are planning to start rolling everyone on June 28th at the end of the day. We do request that you refundany remaining balances or transfer funds of your seniors before then. Also, we plan ...
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April 2018
Modify Your Notification Letters

Modify Your Notification Letters

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Student EligibilityAdministration -> Letter SetupThis screen allows you to customize your Student Eligibility letters.   Select Modify an existing template to open a letter previously saved Click Next. It will open in a screen similar to a word processor.    The ampersands (&) in the letter text indicate where it will insert information from the database. The dollar signs [$] in some of the Verification Results letters are place holde...
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March 2018
Meals Plus Custom Report

Meals Plus Custom Report

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Inactive Accounts with Balance DetailThis report will give you all your inactive accounts with a balance not equal to $0.00It will also give you a list of other accounts that have the same address as that inactive account, giving you a list of accounts you can transfer that outstanding balance too.Download this new report on our website or contact our staff!
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Account Setup - Understanding CHARGES at the Individual Level

Account Setup - Understanding CHARGES at the Individual Level

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 Meals Plus allows you to set a global charge limit, but it also allows you to set a charge limit at the individual account.ACCOUNT SETUP – MISCELLANEOUS TAB Select the charging status for this account. This controls what the student can charge. Y = Allow charges. It will give a message if the charge balance goes over the site limit. M = Meals only. Charges for supplemental sales (including milk) will not be allowed. It will give a message for type 1 meals if the charge balance goes o...
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Bonus Meals Plus Tip

Bonus Meals Plus Tip

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 ACCOUNT SETUP – PROHIBITED BUTTON You can prohibit sales of specific items to a student by checking the boxes here.
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February 2018

Managing Food Safety in Meals Plus Cafeteria Software

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As you may know, December is Worldwide Food Safety Month – a unique opportunity to raise awareness of food allergies inside and outside of schools. With all the buzz around increasing awareness and ensuring food safety in school cafeterias, it poses a question; is your school lunch POS software equipped to alert cashiers of students’ food allergies and other limitations?Meals Plus understands the importance of ensuring student health and safety and wants to make sure you get all the ...
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