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Tips and Tricks and Updates to the Meals Plus Suite of products

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January 2021

Anthony's Best Practices

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Help prevent serving on incorrect days by restricting the ability to Change the Serving Date in the Serve screen.Actual Date is when a transaction is actually entered. Effective Date is the date chosen in the Serve screen.Ensure the Date/Time of each computer is correct as Offline Transactions cannot use the Date/Time from the Server.Accountability:• The Non-Participating Students report is a great tool to see students currently not participating in Breakfast ...
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December 2020
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 2020
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 w...
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October 2020
Cleaning Genovation Keypads

Cleaning Genovation Keypads

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We often get asked, what is the best way to clean Genovation keypads. This is what werecommend:1. Unplug keypad before cleaning.2. Never use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia.3. Never spray directly onto the keypad.Simple cleaning:Use a clean, soft cloth, and dampen with a light mist of water, then gently wipe down the keypad.Disinfecting:Lysol Kitchen Wipes are probably ok.If the wipe is too wet, squeeze out excess moisture before use.Gently wipe down the keypad, and dry with a clean, s...
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Meal Benefit Expiration

Meal Benefit Expiration

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Student Eligibility -> Administration -> Meal Benefit Expiration]Verify 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.&nbs...
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September 2020

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 Reimbursable items and Assigned Users. Review/update Site Setup: Other Configurations: D...
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May 2020
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 2020-21 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 districts on July 1st at the end of the day. We do request that you refund any remaining balances or transfer funds of your seniors before then. Also, we plan...
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March 2020

Custom Query

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Custom Query allows the user to create a query specific to their needs.
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Serving Group Membership

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This is where you assign students to serving groups.First, you will need to set up some Serving Groups under Administration.  Please refer to Serving Group Setup for details about setup and Serving by Group.How to Assign Member to GroupsOn the Serving Group Membership screen, there are two grid. Select a Site first, and it will fill the upper grid with a list of all students at that site. Check Visiting Students if you want to be able t...
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Serve By Teacher

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This is a special option for serving meals to a group of students that have the same teacher, all on the same serving screen. The Meal Type will determine whether it goes to a Breakfast or Lunch summary.  Select Serving Date, Meal Type, and Quick Serve Item, if desired.  If a Quick Serve Item is not selected, a warning message will appear:   SelectServing Site and Touch Screen On/Off. Click Continue and then select the...
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