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Reminder to Free and reduced applicants
Reminder to Free and reduced applicants
Written by Kevin Gillmor
Updated over a week ago


Make sure all current applications have been entered into the system.

The Expiration letters should be printed and sent out 1-2 weeks prior to your carryover expiration date. This will give the parents time to reapply for free or reduced meals before it is too late.

  • Log into the FORMS program

  • Click on Reports and select the Customer Meal Roster

  • Click the Sort Options tab and in the first drop down, select FORMS Meal Status with a page break

  • Click the second drop down arrow and select Student name as pictured in B.

  • This will give you a list of students with the statuses lumped together. The CarryOvers are the ones who need an updated application.

  • Click on Reports and select Expiration Letter for Carryover Statuses

  • A screen will be displayed giving you the options to select the statuses that you would like to generate the letter for.

  • Select All Statuses if you want to generate a letter for all carryovers.

  • If you select Paid, Reduced, Free, Temporary, Direct Cert and/or Migrant, be sure to select Use All Statuses (Generic)

  • If you get an error that the selected criteria returned no information, go to Setup Expiration Letter.

Setup Expiration Letter

  • Go to

  • Scroll down to

  • Click on the CarryOver Status Letter Template and save it to your computer

To Insert the letter into FORMS

  • Log into FORMS and click on Reports-->Letter Designer

  • Click on the Status Expiration button on the bottom left, this will bring it to the top

  • Click on Edit, then File then Load. This will bring up a screen for you to search your computer for the letter you saved on it. Browse to that letter.

  • Double click on the Letter and then you will be able to see it in a larger view

  • Review the letter and make any necessary changes. Edit it as you would a word document.

  • Do not edit anything enclosed in brackets. These pull information from the database and insert it into the letter.

  • After you have completed your changes, Click on the x in the top right corner and say yes to save the changes.

  • Click Save, at the bottom and then Close to exit the Letter designer.

Generate Expiration Letter for Carryovers

  • Click on Reports and select the Expiration letter A-(2)

  • Select the lunch types you would like to generate a letter for. Keep in mind the students marked as paid would include application that were income too high.

  • Click OK to generate the report and print. Expired Meal Application Roster

  • Generate this report after the applications have been expired to get a list of the Students set back to paid.

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