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October 2023

Terms to Sync for Grade Book

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If you have not selected to sync all terms to the grade book for your school, you will want to make sure you are selecting the new terms to sync. This is done on Grade Book District Mass Synchronization by showing the detail for your school. Check the terms you would like to be syncing to the grade book. If you have scheduled your grade book sync to run nightly, you will want to delete any scheduled occurrences in Job Queue, and reschedule your sync. If you have not scheduled your grade boo...
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Grading Checklists

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Make sure to checkout 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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Grading Setup Checklist

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If you haven't already, make sure to go through the Grading Setup Checklist for each school that does grades in Synergy. We are still receiving calls and emails about different items that are covered here. These settings directly impact teachers and grading, and need to be reviewed each year. 
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Help Screen

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Region 1 utilizes the Help Screen in Synergy to provide districts with documentation and training. If you're not seeing the same items as the screenshot below, we suggest clearing your browser cache. You may also need to maximize your browser window, or zoom your screen out.  
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Upcoming Grading Windows

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As you review the Grading Setup Checklist in the Checklists folders, take note of the Objective and Secondary Grading Checklists. They can be followed during your upcoming grading windows.
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MCCC Linking on Report Cards

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If your district updated any of the Objective Based Report Cards for the 2023/24 school year, you will need to verify that you have linked the courses you are capturing for MCCC to the objective that will be pulled to Student Grade. This needs to be done once per report card.And even if your district didn't implement new report cards this year, it is still a good idea to double check the linking from last year.Directions are in the Elementary Scheduling document found in Synergy He...
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September 2023

Custom Report Cards and Grade Level Linking

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We have unlinked HK from all custom report cards for this school year due to the below change from MDE. If you have any questions regarding report cards, please reach out to reportcard@region1.k12.mn.us.Per Minnesota Statute 2022, section 126C.05, subdivision 1 Handicap Kindergarten (HK) is no longer a valid grade level. Starting for Fall FY 2023-24, Kindergarten disabled students will be reported in kindergarten grade levels KA-KK, excluding KH, with Special Education Evaluation Statue (SEES) 4...
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Changes to School Discipline for 2023-24

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Please follow this link EDI Center Legislative Updates to MDE’s site to review changes to discipline for the upcoming school year. There are not any current state reporting requirements regarding recess detention but we have added this as a disposition code in all districts so you can track this if you choose. There is a new prohibition of dismissal for students in grades K-3. Let us know if you would like us to update your current suspension disposition descriptions (4th-12th grade) to in...
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August 2023

Checklists

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Make sure you are following along with our 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 are often questions 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 the year wh...
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July 2023

Grading Setup Checklist

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After completing the Year End Checklist and the Opening School Checklist, your next step is the Grading Setup Checklist. So if you're cruising your way through school setups this summer, look for this checklist in the Help area too. 
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