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June 2024

A Note from MDE: How the DIRS Batch is Processed After Uploading

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Below are the general batch processing steps after you upload the DIRS Batch.1.  DIRS validates the schema – checks the overall file structure and format.2.  DIRS reviews field data values and formats – to confirm all are as specified.3.  Read & process file     a.  DIRS identifies each incident by the External Reference Number (ID number assigned to each incident by your SIS).     b.  If there is no existing record with that...
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DIRS 2023-24 Updates

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  Marijuana has been removed as a drug type under Illegal Drugs, and Cannabis has been added as a separate Incident Type with its own State Code. Region 1 has made this change in all districts and updated all incidents that were listed as Illegal Drugs – Marijuana to pull correctly in the XML.   The following two disciplinary action types will replace the previous “Offender withdrew from school” disciplinary action type in DIRS:  1) “Student withdrew from s...
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May 2024

Year End Checklist

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Now is the time to start looking at the Year End Checklist. This can be found in the Checklists folder from the Help button.
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Grading Checklists

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Make sure to check out the Grading Checklists in our Checklist folder on the Synergy Help page. For schools using the Subject Based Traditional report cards, use the Secondary Grading Checklist. For schools using the custom Objective Based report cards, use the Objective Grading Checklist. 
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April 2024

Scheduling Documentation

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If you are currently working on scheduling for next year, or are about to get started, check out the Scheduling folder under Resources on the Help page. 
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Synergy Update Saturday, April 6th

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Region 1 will be applying an update to Synergy on Saturday, April 6th. Please plan for Synergy to be down the entire day. This update will include fixes for: Activity Screen Type dropdown now editable MSB Teacher records HLT629 Exemption counts for Kindergarten and 7th grade Parent Merge with User Defined fields Teacher Recommendations now tied to school years ParentVUE Activation emails to send immediate instead of end of day ParentVUE/StudentVUE Attendance icons ParentVUE/Studen...
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February 2024

Synergy Clean Up for CRDC Reporting

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In order for Staff to correctly report for CRDC 2021-2022 you may need to do some clean up in Synergy.Staff will need to have both the Hispanic/Latino and Resolved Raced/Ethnicity fields filled in to be reported.In the Staff screen, make sure that applicable staff have an FTE entered. Now is also a great time to clean up your staff and remove any unnecessary years. 
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January 2024

CRDC Reporting for the 2021-2022 School Year

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In order for Harassment/Bullying to report correctly for CRDC you will want to make sure that the rules on the Student Discipline Options tab of your CRDC Setup screen are configured accurately. They should reflect as follows.For Religion specifically, you must add each religion type in addition to the 34 value code. To do this, click on the ‘Show Detail’ link.Then, click the ‘Add’ button for each value.Also, ensure that your Offender Mo...
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Synergy Update: Saturday, January 6th

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Region 1 will be applying an update to Synergy on Saturday, January 6th. Please plan for Synergy to be down the entire day for this update. This update will include fixes for: CRDC Reporting Error for Violations and Dispositions Deleting ParentVUE/StudentVUE Messages Google Classroom Default Assignment Type Setting ambiguity Standards View appearance in ParentVUE/StudentVUE StudentVUE Barcode toggle Classroom Taken Attendance Scheduling by Bell Schedule Student search pulling more than...
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December 2023

GRD202 and GRD203 Report Card Report in Synergy

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If your district uses the GRD202 or GRD203 Report Cards, you are currently impacted by an issue in which the report will not generate multiple report cards for split family households. Also, if you choose to show Parent Name for the Mailing Destination, the report is not following this setting as well. An email was sent out to impacted districts on November 9th. To verify that your district is impacted, navigate to the GRD201 in Synergy and to the top of your screen that says GRD202: R...
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