Using the Balance Alert Setup page, you can define thresholds for students' lunch account balances and fee account balances. If students' account balances go over a set threshold, an alert appears on the student page indicating that the students' accounts are in deficit.
The balance alert also appears in the PowerSchool Student and Parent portal if the Do not show the lunch balance on parent/student pages checkbox has not been selected during district setup. For more information, see Set Up Miscellaneous District Settings.
The Balance Alert email function automatically sends parents or guardians email messages informing them that their students' accounts are in deficit. For more information, see Parents.
Set Up the Balance Alert
- On the start page, choose School under Setup in the main menu.
- Under General, click Balance Alert.
Use the following table to enter information in the fields:
[Lunch Balance Alert]
Choose the lunch balance level from the pop-up menu. An email is sent to parents who choose to receive Balance Alert emails.
[Fee Balance Alert]
Choose the fee balance level from the pop-up menu. An email is sent to parents who choose to receive Balance Alert emails.
Enter the balance alert text in the field. This message appears in the alert window in the PowerSchool Student and Parent portal along with the balances of lunch and fees.
- Click Submit.