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April 2022

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 We have gone into your district and removed the codes that are no longer applicable and added/updated with the new codes.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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New Year Rollovers

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Now is the time to start thinking about New Year Rollovers. Scheduling and registration for the 2022-23 school year is right around the corner, so let us know when you want your New Year Rollover completed.Things 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 ...
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November 2021

Seeing Scheduled Jobs in the Job Queue

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From the Job Queue Viewer screen (for your own jobs) or the Job Q Adm Viewer (for all jobs), check the Show Recurring box and click Filter. These are the jobs in Synergy that are scheduled to run sometime in the future. It is a good idea to keep an eye on these jobs. By showing the detail on a job, you can see items about the job, such as what year it was scheduled in. For the best results, you want only jobs scheduled in the current school year. 
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Grading Checklists

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Make sure you check out the Grading Checklists in our Checklist folder on the Help page. Use the Secondary Grading Checklist for schools using the Subject Based traditional report cards. Use the Objective Grading Checklist for schools using the custom Objective Based report cards. 
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