Ordering Lunch Online (for Parents)

This article describes how parents can use the new Lunch Ordering App (with Shopping Cart) to submit and pay for orders online on the QuickSchools Parent Portal. 

The summary of steps are as follows:

  • Go to the “Lunch Ordering” menu
  • Select a Student
  • Select Meal(s)
  • Click on the Shopping Cart to Check out
  • Click “Pay Now” and follow the checkout process
  • Enter Credit Card information (or select a previously saved credit card)
  • Confirm credit card details

Select a Student

The Lunch Ordering screen will list all students you have access to on the Parent Portal:

Click on a student to begin the process.

Select Meal(s)

This screen shows all the available meals to be purchased. Simply click on a the checkbox to add a meal to the shopping cart:

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Mini Release – Lunch Order Reports

Our new Lunch Ordering App, which now supports Online Payments via our new Shopping Cart (Beta), is getting a lot of traction with our schools. So to help schools using this app, we’ve added a new Summary Report:

To enable these reports, just configure the Lunch Ordering App in your QuickSchools App Store, and add the appropriate users / roles to “Who can run Lunch Ordering Summary Reports”:

We’re still in the process of adding more Lunch Ordering fields to the Report Creator. So if you have additional requirements when it comes to reporting, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to turn things around for you.

Mini Release – August 29, 2022

Today’s release aims to address a few bugs introduced in the last release, plus a few improvements to the Lunch Ordering App:

Lunch Ordering App now displays available meals in List format (instead of dropdown)

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Lunch Ordering

  • Allow users to select meals via checkbox (instead of dropdown)
  • Display “Note” for meals, when mousing over the meal name
  • Bug fix when filtering meal by Grade Level
  • Bug fix for unsubmitted orders

Other Improvements / Bug Fixes

  • New Importer Support via SFTP (Beta)
  • Increase Product/Service Dropdown list for QuickBooks Integration App
  • Bug Fix Error for accessing certain Advanced Search
  • Bug Fix Error when accessing Login History
  • Bug Fix Error when accessing Audit Trail (Beta)

New Release – August 22, 2022

Today’s release showcases our new-and-improved Lunch Ordering app which now supports Online Payments, as well as Lunch for Teachers. This release also includes several improvements to the Orchestra Master Scheduler, Discipline, Report Cards, Lesson Plans and Admissions modules.

Lunch Ordering for Teachers

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Show main buttons when scrolling in Step 4 
  • New External Section ID importer for Step 4 (beta)
  • Track when course requests are assigned to sections in Step 5
  • Improve Summary Reports
  • Bug fix Section Limits by Department,
  • Bug fix Override Target Students
  • Bug fix Course Requests Import Date in History screen
  • Bug fix related to Auto-Set Next Grade
  • Bug fix Bulk Email Section Schedule

Lunch Ordering App

  • Support Online Payments (Shopping Cart)
  • Lunch Orders for Teachers (See above)
  • Order Cancellation generates Credit for Future Orders
  • Updated Lunch Fulfillment screen for Admin

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Ability to view Discipline PDF from Student portal
  • Show configured custom fields for Discipline module on Student record (See below)
  • Bulk Enroll Students from the Admissions module (See below)
  • Support ability to relabel “Enrollment Date” in Admissions module
  • Show Report Card Session Name from Subject-Specific Criteria screen
  • Ability to preview uploaded attachments in Lesson Plans module
  • Support optional Homework in Lesson Plans
  • Reverse Sort semester dropdown in Standards-Based Gradebook

General Bug Fixes

  • Improve Bulk Fill for Subject-Based Report Cards
  • General Security Improvements

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Support Sharing Dashboard with Users
  • Option to clear manually entered grades in Report Cards from Subject-Based screen
  • Import Sign-In/Sign-Out records from Student History screen

Custom Fields for Discipline

Custom Fields that have been configured to be viewable are now displayed as a column on the Discipline tab of the student record:

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/ Sign-Out App (2022)

The QuickSchools Sign-In/Sign-Out App has undergone quite a few improvements over the years. Schools are using this app to:

  • Track the exact date and time when students sign-in and sign-out of school
  • Allow students to sign themselves in
  • Allow parents to sign in their children
  • Track the total time a student is in the school (usually for billing or compliance purposes)

You can find this app on our app store:

/Sign-Out App on the QuickSchools App Store

We’d like to take this opportunity to discuss some recent improvements since our last review was from 2020, as well as a few potential improvements moving forward:

To find out more about existing features, please check out our previous post here:

History Tab on the Student record

Teachers and staff can now view the sign-in/sign-out history for a student directly from the student tab. This makes it easier for users to review all data pertaining to a student in one location. 

View Sign-In/Out History from the Student record

NOTE: This is a welcome improvement because most apps require you to view information about the app from the app itself (and not from the student record).

Summary from Student Portal

This new feature is designed primarily for adult education. It allows students to track the amount of time they’ve completed at school, as a prerequisite for completing their course:

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