School Year in Review

Highlights from PrimeroEdge

Here we are! We’ve made it to the summer. For many of us, it’s a time to relax, plan for the next school year, and reflect on all the good things achieved this year, in spite of COVID-19. Looking back at the start of this school year, it’s amazing to see how much we have accomplished for our customers (and non-customers.)

Curious to know what PrimeroEdge’s “2019-2020 School Year” looked like? Check out our timeline below:

August 2019

The “Back to School” season is a major time of the year for us here. Each year we help customers refresh their knowledge with helpful reminders, checklists and extended Customer Care availability so that a friendly voice is there when you need it.

September 2019

As the school year got into session our team knew that this was the perfect time to promote our new Inspections tool. Ensuring site compliance and food safety is essential for the wellbeing of staff and students. Our Marketing Team even created a free e-book for schools. Interested in this tool? Click here.

October 2019

As you know, the PrimeroEdge team lives and breathes all things K-12. You release the RFPs and we respond to them. Having seen countless RFPs and wanting to provide tips and tricks based on our experiences, we released a two-part blog series called “Tips for RFP’s” featuring a downloadable e-book for yours to keep. Check out Part One and Part Two here!

December 2019

Before COVID-19 was the talk of the town, one of the biggest challenges that schools faced was student meal debt. Our three-part blog series broke down the severity of the situation and offered resources on ways to tackle this challenge. We wrote about the issue, solutions, and how PrimeroEdge can help.

February 2020

We heard you loud and clear! School Districts across the country are looking for ways to increase their revenue using their own kitchens. Catering for school events, meetings, conferences, parties, is now made easy with PrimeroEdge’s brand new solution: Catering. You’ll be amazed with all the features it comes with. Ready to streamline your catering program? Click here.

March 2020

Each year, PrimeroEdge hosts an annual summit for our customers to mingle, learn, and ask any questions they may have about our solutions. This year’s 4th Annual Edge Summit event was a huge hit with our attendees who enjoyed the sneak peaks and dynamic presentations from our own PrimeroEdge staff. Get the recap here!

In mid-March, things took a turn with COVID-19 but PrimeroEdge RESPONDED:

We pivoted quickly to create and provide solutions to our customers and non-customers during this unprecedented time.

April 2020

When USDA first passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, which provides Pandemic EBT assistance to SNAP and non-SNAP households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals, PrimeroEdge launched Emergency Meal Survey, an online tool for state agencies to collect data and help families and children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. This tool has helped thousands of families in multiple states since then and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of that. Learn more here!

May 2020

With the rising need for curbside pick up and delivery of school lunches, districts needed a way to communicate meal locations to parents and track meals provided to increase accountability and efficiency. Understanding the new normal facing our school districts, PrimeroEdge launched K12MealsOnline, an easy and mobile solution to manage meals outside of the cafeteria. Learn more about K12MealsOnline

What’s Next?

We have a few more things happening this summer, like adding digital pre-ordering to Schoolcafé, for a complete Contactless Software Suite and upgrading our Classic customers to our new mobile POS ExpressPoint. Whichever direction your district is going in, we’ve got you covered! 

Gear up for Back To School with PrimeroEdge!