Using the Lunch Count feature, you can enter students' lunch preferences right from TeacherPlus, and submit them to the main office. The process involves enabling the Lunch Count feature, selecting a predefined lunch code for each student, and submitting the information to the office. By helping track students' lunch selections, you help the cafeteria prepare only the necessary number of each dish, which helps save resources.
Customize Lunch Count Settings
To access the Lunch column in your gradebook, you must first customize your TeacherPlus Gradebook Lunch Count settings.
To customize Lunch Count settings, do the following:
- On the side-navigation menu, click Settings, and then click the General Settings tab.
In the Lunch Count Settings group box, do any the following:
- Select Turn On Lunch Counts Entry.
- Select Show Previous Day's Lunch Entry.
- At the top of the General Settings panel, click Save.
Enter and Submit Lunch Counts
Right-click a cell corresponding to a student in the Lunch column, and click the desired lunch option from the shortcut menu.
You can clear lunch entries for individual students by clicking Clear Selection or for all students by clicking Clear Lunch Entries for All Students.
- Repeat step 1 for all applicable students.
At the top of the Lunch column, click Lunch: Submit.
You can un-submit, correct, and re-submit Lunch Entries.