QuikApps Parent Experience
Free or Reduced Meal Application Tracking
create a parent or emancipated student user account for access to QuikApps,
click the “Register” link on the site’s webpage. The “Forgot Password” link allows
the user to reset their password.
the “Register” link brings up a screen that allows the user to select whether
they are a Student or a Parent. A student user account should only be created
by an emancipated child.
next screen is where the user will enter their First Name, Last Name, Email ID,
password, and create a Security Question to verify the user’s identity when a
password reset is requested. Note that the password must conform to the
security requirements specified.
complete, click “Finish” to be redirected back to the site’s login screen.
Portal home page lists all students related to the parent in PaySchools Admin.
To add additional family members, click “Add Student” to search for other
family members that are students. If the user is registered as a student, the
option to add additional members is not available.
the pop-up screen, enter the student’s Student ID, first name, and last name as
your students were enrolled with the district.
newly added student will now appear in the grid. Repeat the Add Student Process
until all students are listed on the screen. Click on “Contact Information” to
user is required to enter or update contact information prior to completing an
application. The address information is required. Email is pre-populated based
on the Email Id of the portal account. The phone number is optional.
Entering a New
the Contact Information has been saved, the user can now click on the
“Free/Reduced Meal Application” button to enter a new application or edit an
application. The user will be prompted to
verify/update their Contact Information if not previously updated. In the example, there are no existing
applications so a new application will be entered. When creating a new application, the first
step is to confirm
students in the family have been entered.
If needed you may click the “Return to add Students” button. All students need to be added prior to
entering the application.
all students are listed then Click Continue.
Return to Add Students button is chosen the user is sent back to this screen to
add additional enrolled students to the family. When finished, click the
Free/Reduced Meal application button.
the Select Application screen, click Create New Application.
the Students screen, all patrons who are part of the family are listed.
Checking the box next to the name will add them to the new application the user
is creating. If the user does not select a patron here, they will need to edit
the application later to add the patron. If a student has already been set by a
district Administrator as Direct Certification, those students will need to be
added to the Members to be counted on an Income based Application. Any
questions concerning Direct Certified students, the user should contact the district.
On the Members screen, the parent creating the application is included on the application by default. Additional guardians or members of the family that were included on prior applications will be listed on this screen. In the example, Mom Test is the only guardian.
next screen contains required information for the student. The assistance type,
any special situation, foster child status and income are entered here. All
fields must have a response in order to proceed to the next screen.
guardian entry screen contains required information for the guardian. To enter
income, click “Yes” by “Earns Income”.
The user must enter the amounts and frequency for at least one income
category and specify a frequency. The frequency selections are weekly, every
two weeks, twice monthly, monthly and annual if the option is selected.
After clicking “Finish”, the screen displays the required statements associated with the application process.
Instructions screen contains detailed information on how to correctly report
benefits and income, along with a detailed definition of each benefit/income
type. This information is contained in the application in window with a scroll
bar. All details have been listed from that window. A link for translated
Applications is listed at the bottom of the instructions.
The Students screen lists the students that will be included in the current application. On this screen, clicking the Pencil icon will allow the user to edit the student’s information. Clicking the X will allow you to remove the student from your application.
The “Add Available Student” button will add additional Students from the family to the application.
The student will need to be added to the family first. If all students are not listed, click on the Add New Student button. After adding additional students, click the Add Available Student”. In this example all students in the family are already on the current application.
the Edit screen, the user must click “Update” before clicking “Continue” to
save any updated information.
Member screen allows for editing member information and adding additional
members. Make sure to include any non-district and Direct Certified students as
part of the members. Once completed
summary page will require the user to verify and confirm the household size and
income for the family by checking the box then Continue.
all students, members, and guardians have been added to the application and
verified, it is ready to be electronically signed. The logged in user will be
selected as the signer. On an income based application, the user must enter the
last four digits of their Social Security number or click the checkbox “No
user can choose which language they prefer, English or Spanish. This will cause
any correspondence regarding this application to be generated in the chosen
preferred language, when available.
user must enter the password they specified when they registered for their
account. This confirms them as the electronic signer of the application.
Clicking “Sign” completes the process.
the application has been electronically signed, the user is prompted to make
Disclosure Choices if they have been defined in the system by their district
user can select the program(s) they would like to disclose meal status
information to by checking the box next to the program. Please read the screen
carefully as some States and Districts require that the parent OPT OUT instead
of OPT IN. Opting Out lets your district know you do not wish to Share.
user can also use the selected choices for all remaining students on the
application by checking the box indicated in red below.
user will then be required to electronically sign the Disclosure Choices then
Confirmation screen shows the application was successfully signed along with
the date and timestamp of the signature. At this point, the application is
complete and the user can download the Disclosure Letter by clicking “Download
Disclosure” and/or the Determination Letter by clicking the “Download
user will be prompted to open or save the letter.
the user ONLY entered Disclosure choices for their children, the following
screen will display to download the Discloser Choice Letter. The user is not required to enter a Free and
Reduced Application to complete the disclosure choices.
is an example of the Disclosure Letter that will be generated for the user’s
any time in the future, the user can log back in to the portal account and
modify the choices for the Disclosure categories by clicking the “Disclosure
Category” Button. The previous selections will be displayed and can be modified
as needed. The user will be required to re-sign to complete the new selections
is an example of the Determination Letter that will be generated for the user’s
Clicking the “Home” button on the menu will return the user back to the original screen.
the Free/Reduced Meal Application button will allow the user to create a new
application or view the signed application.
a signed application is chosen, the application’s information screen is
displayed. This screen shows the students included on the application, the
determination status, and member income information. By clicking on the links
in the upper right corner of the screen, the user can print the application,
determination letter, or disclosure letter. At a later date, the user may
choose to decline benefits based on this application. Clicking the “Decline
Benefits” button will cause this application to be disregarded when determining
the student’s meal status.
user can click “Logout” to end the session.
the user has forgotten their password, they can click “Forgot Password” from
the main login screen to start the reset process.
user is prompted to enter their user ID.
the user name is confirmed, the next screen prompts the user to enter the
answer to the security question they entered when first creating the account
and a new password is entered.
the information entered is correct, clicking “Continue” redirects the user back
to the site’s login page. The user can now enter their newly set password to
We hope this Tutorial has been helpful, and we are continuously expanding our library of tutorials.
If at any time you need assistance please contact the School Office.