We’ve recently created a few articles outlining some important questions that have been coming in from elementary teachers. Check out the articles below! Elementary Gradebook Score Differentiations – why are there two types of scores? Elementary Assignments and Reflection in ParentVUE – what do parents/guardians of elementary students see in ParentVUE for assignments?
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As a reminder, a dashboard is available that shows teachers and staff important information related to marking period grade entry. The dashboard is updated every day with a countdown to the number of days until grade files open as well as documentation on how to enter grades.
Synergy Documentation and Storage Notice Please read the latest Tech Highlights article regarding Synergy documentation and storage. Elementary Updates A small change is taking place for elementary teachers in regards to linking assignments to subject specific courses and not homeroom. Click here to read more! Elementary Gradebook and Report Card Training Several training sessions and open Zoom sessions are being… Continue Reading Information Technology Updates
The district recognizes the importance of parent/guardian engagement and involvement in their child’s education, and multiple applications used across the district allow parents/guardians to monitor their child’s progress. Right now, ParentVUE is the only parent portal that is approved and managed by the district. Any parent/guardian application portal that a building chooses to implement must be managed by that building… Continue Reading Parent/Guardian Portals
Please take a look at some best practices regarding internet connectivity.
Synergy Browser Compatibility Synergy no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer. While Chrome has always been the preferred browser, some users have been experiencing issues when accessing Synergy through Internet Explorer. Incident Referral Location Added To accommodate distance learning and referral documentation, a new location of “Offsite – Virtual Learning” has been added in Synergy. End users also have… Continue Reading Synergy Updates
Please continue to clean up the documents in your areas of the Intranet. We are still striving to have a centralized document repository in place in the first quarter of 2021.
The temporary name change from Hand Middle School to Southeast Middle School has been completed in Synergy. Any historical references to Hand Middle School will be replaced with the temporary name. This includes enrollment reports, report cards, transcripts, etc.
As announced in Tech Highlights at the end of June, data validations are now being added to Synergy to ensure data accuracy and lessen data entry errors. A data validation dashboard has been created with helpful information a directory of the errors. Additional errors will be added, including errors for discipline. Any questions regarding data validations should be directed to… Continue Reading Synergy Data Validations
The Office of Technology continues to offer support for laptop and iPad issues. Please take a few minutes to test your devices and let us know if you need any repairs or assistance. Laptops do require Windows updates on a routine basis; this can be accomplished outside or inside the SDoL network. Please review the FAQ-Windows 10 Updates document for… Continue Reading Your Action Needed: Laptops Require Windows Updates