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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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Synergy Update Saturday, April 9th

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Region 1 will be applying an update to Synergy on Saturday, April 9th. Please plan for Synergy to be down the whole day on the 9th for this update. This update will include fixes for: SE HTML Overlapping Text Error when using Set Exemption and Compliance on the Health screen Multiple Ed-Fi fixes, including attendance, programs, calendars, and MCCC submissionThere were also fixes for mobile apps. Make sure you are using the most up to date apps on mobile devices to use the newest fixes, feat...
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March 2022

MDE Discipline Updates for 2021 School Year and Beyond

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MDE has made updates to the Discipline codes that they want reported for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. We have gone into your district and removed the codes that are no longer applicable and added/updated with the new codes. The only actions needed from you are to ‘Include in TeacherVUE’ if applicable and let appropriate staff know of the change. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Kadie Stoltz and Cassy Peterson. The updates are as follows and inc...
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February 2022

Modification Process to Custom Objective Based Elementary Report Cards

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If you did not receive the email regarding report card timelines and you are the person in charge of this process, please reach out to reportcard@region1.k12.mn.us and we will add you as a contact.  Deadline – Wednesday June 1st  Modification Process for Custom Objective Based Elementary Report Cards   If your district is planning to modify the custom objective based report cards in Synergy, request additional new report card formats for current or additional grade...
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New Print Student Barcode Option

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On reports that include the SIS Number for a student, there is now an option to print a barcode with the Student ID. The option is turned on from the Sort/Output tab of the report by checking the new Print Student Barcode checkbox.  Some reports have the option to show or hide Student IDs. This will only display a barcode when the report is set to show the ID. 
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January 2022

Synergy Update Saturday January 15th

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Region 1 will be applying an update to Synergy on Saturday, January 15th. Please plan for Synergy to be down the entire day of the 15th for this update. It will include fixes for: Grade Book Assignment Note Entry Window positioning Health Staff dropdowns showing multiple lines for the same user DIRS Reporting changes per MDE - no changes need by districts at this time as Region 1 is aligning setup with state requirements There were also fixes for multiple mobile apps. Make sure yo...
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Current Issues in Synergy

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Some issues have been discovered since we updated Synergy on December 4th. We are hoping to see fixes soon, and will communicate when they have been resolved. A separate email will go out with updated information when available. Please note that these issues will not be addressed in the January 15th Synergy update. The following are current issues in Synergy: Saved Defaults which include Grade Levels on the STU811.MN: MARSS report cause issues with the screen. Contact synergy@region1...
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December 2021

Photo Upload Process

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Student and Staff Photos can be loaded using the newer Photo Attach screens. The Student Photo Attach and Staff Photo Attach screens allow you to drag and drop photo files for uploading. Files now need to be labeled by Student ID or SIS number. The History tab shows details of the upload, as well as if it was successful or if there were any errors. The process for updating photos individually on the Student and Staff screens has not changed.
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