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April 2021

Update Homeroom Process

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The Update Homeroom process should be run periodically throughout the year, especially before a grading window. Synergy now schedules the Update Homeroom Data process to run automatically if there is any change to the Homeroom Period, or Homeroom Meeting Day.If the student class record was changed in such a way that the homeroom must be updated immediately, the process is scheduled to run within 15 minutes of the change.If the student class record was changed in such a way that the homeroom must...
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Grading Checklists

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As you are finishing up any grading periods, make sure you are reviewing your Grading Checklists. 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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March 2021

Discipline Reporting Update (DIRS)

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There is now a work around to eliminate the multiple warnings that are on the DIRS Error Report. In the PAD Tree > MN, select the Minnesota Reports option.On the first tab select STU814.MN: DIRS as the Report, then select your reporting district, and verify that the dates are correct.On the Configuration tab, check the box Exclude Warnings From Error Report,  then click Create Report. 
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Updated Google Classroom Videos Now Available

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Updated Google Classroom videos have been posted in the Synergy Help link under Training Videos > Google Classroom. The Admin video includes an overview of the setup in which the Teacher video has been cut to include only the Grade Book portions. The Integration PowerPoint is the presentation that corresponds with the recorded webinar.Please share this information with your teachers who are using the integration, or who may be considering it. The video goes over newer sett...
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February 2021

Discipline Reporting Update (DIRS)

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"Online" was added as a new location type for reporting incidents, which may be combined with other location types to best describe the learning environment. We are working with Edupoint to implement this change into your systems for use.
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Update Homeroom Process

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This process should be run periodically throughout the year, especially before a grading window. Synergy now schedules the Update Homeroom Data process to run automatically if there is any change to the Homeroom Period or Homeroom Meeting Day.If the student class record was changed in such a way that the homeroom must be updated immediately, the process is scheduled to run within 15 minutes of the change.If the student class record was changed in such a way that the homeroom must be updated on a...
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Grade Book Mass Syncs & Enter/Leave Dates

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When a student has a future start date for a class and a Grade Book District Mass Sync is run, the student will appear in that teacher's gradebook, regardless of the start date. This may be confusing for teachers as they do not expect to see that student yet. This has been escalated to Edupoint for a fix, however there is not an estimated date for a fix yet. Edupoint has fixed the issue in which the Grade Book was dropping students with a future leave date in a class. A student will now...
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January 2021

Gender Options

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Recently the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced that they will begin the process of accepting a gender option other than male or female for MARSS reporting. This is a multi-year process, with the current year being a decision making year. At the current time, it is not expected to be included in reporting until the 2022-23 school year.Region 1 is working with Edupoint on this change, but the rollout of the programming will depend on the acceptance of the new option for MARSS repor...
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December 2020

Student Photo Upload Process Change

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Edupoint recently updated the Student Photo Attach process which is due to end support for Internet Explorer. The new screen allows you to drag and drop photo files for uploading. With this change, files now need to be labeled by Student ID or SIS number. The History tab shows details of the upload, as well as if the upload was successful, or if there were any errors.Edupoint is still finalizing the Staff Photo Attach update at this time. The process for updating photos singly on ...
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New Year Rollovers

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Now is the time to start thinking about New Year Rollovers. Scheduling and registration for the 2021-22 school year is right around the corner, so let us know when you want your New Year Rollover completed.What Region 1 needs from you to complete rollovers: Which schools and grade levels would you like rolled? If you have multiple sites, please indicate which schools roll where. What is the first day of school? Do certain grades start on a different date than this? Do you want lockers to roll wi...
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