Take Attendance: Enter and Submit Lunch Counts

With our Lunch Count feature, you can effortlessly manage students’ lunch preferences directly from TeacherPlus. Here’s how it works:

  1. Enable the Lunch Count Feature: Simply activate the Lunch Count feature within TeacherPlus.
  2. Select Predefined Lunch Codes: Assign a predefined lunch code to each student based on their meal preference.
  3. Submit to the Main OfficeM: Once you’ve entered the lunch choices, submit the information to the Main 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:

  1. On the side navigation menu, click Settings > General Settings.
  2. Scroll to the Lunch Count Settings group box, do any the following:
    • Select Turn On Lunch Counts Entry.
    • Select Show Previous Day's Lunch Entry.
  1. At the top of the General Settings panel, click Save.

Enter and Submit Lunch Counts

You can do one of the following to enter the lunch selection:

  1. Right-click a cell corresponding to a student in the Lunch column and click the desired lunch option from the shortcut menu.
  2. Left click a cell corresponding to a student in the Lunch column. This will display the first lunch option in the list, and subsequent left-clicks will cycle you through the choices.

    You can clear lunch entries for individual students by clicking Clear Selection or for all students by clicking Clear Lunch Entries for All Students.

  3. Repeat step 1 for all applicable students.
  4. At the top of the Lunch column, click Lunch: Submit.

    You can un-submit, correct, and re-submit Lunch Entries.

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