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How to Configure Dinner Money for MyChildAtSchool

Note: All pages below are subject to having relevant Roles and Permissions.

From the left Menu go to Config > MyChildAtSchool > Dinner Money.

Dinner Money Settings

This will open the Dinner Money Settings page.

  • Enable Dinner Money Module – tick to Enable and display the Widget on the Parent Portal
  • Select the Year Groups to display on the Widget – click in the field box and select the Year Groups, each Year selected will be displayed and can be removed by clicking the white X
  • Dinner Money Panel Title – the Title entered here will be what will be seen on the Widget on the Parent Portal
  • Dinner Money Panel Subtitle – this can be left as default or changed
  • Credit Balance Summary Statement – this can be left as default or changed
  • Credit Balance Summary Colour – this is set by default to Green but can be changed using the Colour Picker
  • Debit Balance Summary Statement – this can be left as default or changed
  • Debit Balance Summary Colour – this is set by default to Red but can be changed using the Colour Picker
  • Show Dinner Details – this will show Parents their Account Balance 
  • Use Dinner Money Module for Details – the Dinner Money module is Bromcom’s own Dinner module
  • Use Cashless Catering for Details – other Cashless Catering systems can be linked to Bromcom for Dinner using our API.

IMPORTANT: To use Dinner for balances you must select Use Dinner Money for Balances in Online Payments. Please see: How to Setup Online Payments. Ensure this is done BEFORE your parents start making deposits. If this is not done, Dinner Balances will differ between the MIS and MCAS.

  • Send Dinner Money Reminders when balance is low – when ticked a message will be sent to the User when the Dinner Money balance falls below the entered amount
  • Do not allow parents to create negative balances for Dinner Menu purchases – when selected if the Dinner Money will go into a Negative Balance a Message will be given to the Parent when using MCAS that their Balance will need Topping Up.
  • Apply a minimum deposit amount – when the box is ticked a Minimum Amount option is displayed, enter the Minimum Amount a Parent can enter when using MCAS

Note: Moving the mouse pointer over the i Information icon will display the following Message: If selected, any Dinner Menu selection by a parent in MyChildAtSchool that will result in a negative balance will force the parent to top up their dinner money balance. This will prevent any parent from creating a negative balance.

Dinner Money Balance Reminders

When the Send Dinner Money Reminders when balance is low option is ticked the Dinner Money Reminders panel to the right become enabled allowing you to you to create a message.

Dinner Menus

The Dinner Money – Menus, if enabled allows Parents to select Meals from the Dinner Menu.

  • Enable Parents to select a menu item in MCAS – tick to enable a Dinner Menu from which Parents can choose Meal options
  • Create a cut-off time after which parents can no longer make selections or changes – select how many days before the Meal options can be selected or changes can be made and how many Weeks before

When finished click on the Save button.

Updated on November 24, 2021

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