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April 2018
Minnesota Common Course Catalog (MCCC) 2018

Minnesota Common Course Catalog (MCCC) 2018

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MDE closed the 16-17 (2017) school year on 03/23/18 and just opened the 17-18 (2018) school year for MCCC reporting.Major changes have occurred for this reporting year and will require schools to recode a number of courses.  All K-8 Math and Language Arts courses will need to be recoded, as well as Grades 9-12 World Language courses. New subject areas were added to the K-8 world, PE/Health, Art, Music, Social Studies and Science.  To report these new subject areas, K-8 s...
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NEW Status End Code

NEW Status End Code

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MDE has released a new status end code (leave code) that you need to use starting 2018-2019.  This is used when Pre-School screening students (grade PS) that may not qualify for a referral, but are tagged for a later date (planned pre-school re-screening), and their state aid category is a 41-45.  This new code is coming from the Department of Early Childhood Screening.  The department's email and phone number are mds.els@state.mn.us and (651) 582-1136.Here is how you add...
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March 2018
Patch MN.O Installed on February 24th Enhancements and Corrections

Patch MN.O Installed on February 24th Enhancements and Corrections

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Report Interface options – This patch corrects the ability to use $DATE as the current date when looking at date fields. STU416 – Student Enrollment Validation, found in Student/Reports/List, verifies that students are enrolled in at least one class for each day they are enrolled in school. This is an important check for MARSS funding.  Also, it verifies enrollment dates are within the school calendar. Prior to the installment of the patch, the enrollment validation wa...
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February 2018

Requests for Transcripts in Synergy

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On the Student Course History view use the Request Tracking tab to document where, when, and for what purpose transcripts are sent.  In the detail section include the delivery type and the Transcript Option Name. 
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Mass Scheduling

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From the HELP menu in SYNERGY navigate to the 2017 Conference Handouts menu.  A Mass Scheduling Handout is available with a walk through step by step for Mass Scheduling.   
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Attach Documents in PVUE/SVUE

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 A new feature has been added to allow users to view and attach documents to students in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. In addition to attaching documents, you can add an acknowledgement window to confirm that a parent has viewed the document. To Configure navigate to System > ParentVUE > ParentVUE and StudentVUE Configuration. Select Documents in both the Parent Active Modules and Student Active Modules sections.   NOTE:  To disable the option for individual schools, u...
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Minnesota Common Course Catalog (MCCC) 2016/2017 and 2017/2018

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If you haven't started, it's time to, and if you have started, it’s time to finish up.  The 2016/2017 window closes on Friday March 23rd, 2018. The 2017/2018 window will then open on Saturday April 14th, 2018.Why start now when I have a couple months to go?  Good question, and my response is this: 3rd quarter grading will happen in late March, then spring break happens, and the end of year rules for MARSS edits are active again.  Will you have enough t...
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January 2018
Synergy Patches

Synergy Patches

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A number of patches were installed over the Christmas Break.   Below is a list of resolutions that were included: Teachers – (please share this with your teachers).Returned functionality to allow the Enter/Return key to navigate down the score column instead of across the row when using the ‘Enter Scores’ option. The summary Progress Report with Missing Assignments from the Grade Book reports is now displaying the headers correctly. Attendance –&n...
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Course History in Synergy

Course History in Synergy

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The end of the 1st semester is weeks away. Now is the time to review your process for Transcripts!
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November 2017
Report Cards in ParentVUE

Report Cards in ParentVUE

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When running Report Cards for schools using the subject based report cards – check the Attach PDF to Students to create PDFs viewable in ParentVUE. For Objective Based report cards make sure that teachers mark Report Cards "Complete" – this simple action moves the Report Card to ParentVUE.
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