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December 2018
Time to Delete Non-Current Students!

Time to Delete Non-Current Students!

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Meals Plus recommends running the “Delete Non-Current Students” function approximately 3 months after the start of a new school year.To access the Delete Non-Current Student option, a Meals Plus Administrator simply logs into System Management, selects the Administration menu, and “Delete Non-Current Students.”Meals Plus will display a list of all students (status 2-5) who meet the following criteria: No Point of Sale meal history or transactions in the cur...
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November 2018
New in MealsPlus

New in MealsPlus

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Meals Plus Update 140New! A Consolidated Meal Counts Report has been added in Accountability that displays the Total Reimbursable Meal Counts for each day for all sites selected within the Serving Date Range and Site(s) or Site Groups.· Date Range is limited to one year.· Meal Types will be for Breakfast and Lunch. · Meal Counts will be for Paid, Reduced, Free and then the Total for each Meal Type.Student EligibilityProcessing New Application/Manage Application &mi...
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Verification Results Input

Verification Results Input

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When the information is received back from the selected households, enter it under Results Input.VERIFICATION BUTTONS Click  if you need to make changes to the application. It will take you through all the input screens. Check all students, head of household and all members to ensure their information is correct. Verify you have the required documents such as paycheck stubs to verify all income. NOTE: If there is a pending status change on the application, you...
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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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