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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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Synergy - MARSS Items

Synergy - MARSS Items

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There is no longer a need to use the percent = zero on an enrollment record to exclude that enrollment record from being extracted.  Instead use the Exclude from State Reporting check box that you will find next to the Leave Code on the MARSS tab of the Student view. In fact, if you do you will see an error in the MARSS extract log where the message will say Invalid Data type for field. The MARSS B – Report of Missing State Numbers will have commas with no student names in t...
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State Aid Category 97

State Aid Category 97

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MDE re-instituted state aid category 97 to handle students who were displaced by a natural disaster.Code 97 should be used for students who were forced to leave their homes and states when the hurricanes hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.The following excerpt was from Marilynn Loehr on 10/09/17:Students and families who have recently lost their housing due to damage caused by any of the Hurricanes from fall FY2017 and subsequent flooding meet the homeless definition. Students that relocate to M...
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Synergy Maintenance - New Codes

Synergy Maintenance - New Codes

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A new transportation category code was created by MDE for MARSS reporting starting this school year.We added this new code to the appropriate look up table definition for all districts we host.The new code was 07 – Shelter Care Facility and is found in the table K12.Enrollment / User_DD_1 field.There was a new code added to the Instructional Setting area last year and another new one to the same area this year.  Code 30 is to be used by sites (starting 2016) with approved “Volun...
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October 2017
Check Out ATP409: Period Absence Count!

Check Out ATP409: Period Absence Count!

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ATP409 gives you the ability view and compare the total absence counts students have.
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ParentVUE Acknowledgements

ParentVUE Acknowledgements

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New functionality has been added to the ParentVUE Acknowledgements.
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July 2017
2017-2018 MCCC Changes

2017-2018 MCCC Changes

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School sites that serve K-8 students will have an expansion of their MCCC collections. Starting in 17-18 you must now collect MCCC data on these additional subjects: Social Studies Science Art (including Music, Drama…) PhyEd / Health combined or PE and Health separately World LanguagesYou may already have these sections created for the upper grade levels but will probably need to add courses and sections for the lower grade levels in the K-8 environment.If your elementary sites use O...
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Scheduling During the Summer

Scheduling During the Summer

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An option in the ParentVUE and StudentVUE Configuration allows a district to suppress Home Room information until you are ready to share the information. This is found in the System folder.
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Student Groups

Student Groups

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If your district is using Student Groups, run the Mass Assign Group End Date from the Menu in Groups. This option moves the records to history. On Student Groups, the history tab is updated and displays all groups for all years and schools.
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June 2017
CRDC Collection Year

CRDC Collection Year

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School year 2017-2018 will be another collection year for reporting 18 months from now.  How can you improve your collection process now that the 2015-2016 collection year has ended?I think the biggest improvements can be made in the area of Discipline, followed by staff data, and lastly the areas of tests and attendance.How can you improve in these area?  Here are some suggestions for each area.  Discipline Incidents Setup and use the Discipline violation, motivation and dispos...
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