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August 2022

Checklists

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We strongly encourage you to follow the Opening School Checklist to verify everything is setup for the new year. Many items in this list can be missed during this busy time, and often become questions that we receive once school starts. Help the start of your year by getting these tasks done early!There is also a Grading Setup Checklist to help with the settings that need to be updated or checked each year. This checklist covers setup and questions than can impact your teachers throughout t...
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Recent Synergy Update

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Synergy was recently updated to version 2023. You may notice a number of changes as you navigate to different areas of the system. The developer created webinars along with handouts that highlight these new features. They can be found in Synergy in the Support > Help area under the folder named Synergy 2023. Please take some time to look through those videos and handouts in order to see which new features may benefit you going forward. Please note that if you’re unable to see the Synerg...
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July 2022

Opening School Checklist

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Once you’ve completed everything for the 21/22 school year, check out the Opening School Checklist to get a jump start on your setup for the coming 22/23 school year. Please note that you do not need to complete these steps in order. You can start anytime, even if you’re not quite ready to change the Current Year.
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Year End Checklist

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If you have not yet closed out your school year, you will want to reference the Year End Checklist to ensure all actions are completed. This can be found by navigating to the Help link in the upper right corner of Synergy and hovering over the Checklists option.
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August Synergy User Meetings

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 Region 1 and Edupoint will be holding an annual Synergy User Meeting on Thursday, August 4th in a webinar format. The webinar will consist of two sessions on the same day – the first session, from 10:00am to noon, will be provided by Edupoint product experts, covering the new features in v2023 released this summer. The second session, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm will be provided by Region 1 staff members, and will consist of a number of relevant topics relating to Synergy and MN state...
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New Year Rollovers

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If you haven’t yet had the new school year created in your system, or rolled over your schools into the new school year, you may want to consider doing it sooner than later so that you are able to work in the new school year. If you have already rolled some schools in your district, but not yet all of them, now also may be the time to process the remaining schools so that everything is available to be set up.Things Region 1 needs from you to complete rollovers: Which schools and grade leve...
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Synergy Update - Version 2023

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Region 1 will be applying an update to Synergy on Saturday, July 9th. Please plan for Synergy to be down the entire day. The update will change Synergy from version 2022 to 2023, bringing with it a different look and feel, along with added functionality that was not previously available. In preparation for the 22-23 school year, additional documentation and videos will be provided throughout the summer as they become available to highlight these new features.
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May 2022

Updated Synergy Help Screen Layout

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We have updated the layout for the Synergy Help screen. Please note that in order for some users to see it, they may need to clear their browser cache. The Handouts folder has been renamed Resources, and other folders have been consolidated so that there is less need to adjust the zoom settings of your screen.Under Resources, you will find the User Meeting and Webinar Series folders. We have also added folders for OLR and Scheduling, as well as updated some of the existing files that were p...
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New Communications Option

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A new communications option has been added to Synergy that allows districts the choice to display Student Name, Section, or Group information in the subject line of communication sent from Synergy. After the change to include this information was made earlier in the school year, Edupoint recently released the functionality to control it.On District Setup, under the Synergy Mail area of the System tab, you will find a new field called Add Section, Group, etc. to Subject. The default is set to Yes...
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April 2022

Grading Checklists

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Make sure you are reviewing your Grading Checklists as you are finishing up any grading periods. If you do not have the checklists handy, download a fresh copy from the Help button in the upper right of your Synergy screen. 
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