The District releases an updated version of MiSiS with software fixes and/or enhancements on a monthly basis. Browse the notes below to learn about all updates released since August 2014.
MiSiS Updates - February 22, 2019
Posted by The MiSiS Team on 2/22/2019
The MiSiS team has a new method for communicating with users: MiSiS System Announcements
MiSiS users will start receiving announcements that apply to their user role. All users, except teachers, will see the announcements when they first log in for the day. However, teachers will be able to view the announcements by clicking on the bell on the upper right of the landing screen. Announcements may include reminders, release notes, and system maintenance messages. Users can also view past announcements for the day by clicking on the bell.
The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS:
Enroll Student Search now requires users to enter a student birthdate when searching by First and Last Name. Enroll Student Search also includes the ability to include Last LAUSD school as a search parameter.
The Counseling Planning Sheet now displays accurate student grades.
The Attendance Not Submitted Report now defaults the Begin Date to the first instructional day of the school year.
The following screen and reports have been updated to include the passing of more than 50% of the scheduled classes:
Athletic Eligibility List Report
Ineligible Parent Letter
Certificate of Athletic Eligibility Report
The validation for California Start Date and US Start Date has been removed on the School Experience
The EL Student Schedule Summary report now displays students’ current grade levels.
Users are now able to submit and edit a GATE referral without receiving a “Sorry for the inconvenience” error message. This error was impacting referrals for 2nd grade students who had a prior enrollment in grade level TE, TK, or PK.
The message on the Manage Grades by Class and Grades by Student screens for Elementary School teachers now reflects accurate Grade Entry availability.
Elementary Schools CCS Report Card now displays correct Number of 'Days Present’.
The High School IGP Report inline version has been added to the District Admin and the Pupil Services - School Based roles.
The Dynamic Group Enrollment Process in the Manage Groups screen has been modified to prevent overlapping group enrollments for Counseling and Learning Community groups.
Pupil Services Homeless user role and school user are now able to edit the Homeless student record.
The Student Support Admin role now has access to enter contact logs for non-enrolled students.
The Principal role now has access to edit contact log records created within the campus.
Teachers are now able to edit interventions they created.
The PFT Student Letter now prints in a student’s home correspondence language (Spanish, Armenian, Korean, and Chinese).
The Test Score screen now has an additional column for Alternate Assessment Description and includes any descriptions for students who tested for ELPAC and received an exception code.
The Excel data files that generate when the GPA links are clicked, on the Graduation Standards Summary screen, for the CSU GPA, UC (W) GPA, UC (Capped) GPA, Financial Aid (Initial) GPA, and Financial Aid (Post) GPA now displays correct courses and GPA values.
The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS:
The Parent/Guardian screen will now allow a parent/guardian to be entered without a Phone Notification (Attendance, Emergency, General) if the student already has a parent/guardian with notification numbers.
The abbreviation for Creek has been changed from “CR” to “CK”.
The Counseling Planning Sheet and Elementary Reorganization reports will now display ELPAC test results.
The Initial Notification of Truancy Letters will not be mailed centrally and Truancy Letter 2 and 3 have been disabled from the Student Truancy Letter reports screen until further notice. The District is working to ensure that absences during the work stoppage will not be included in truancy-related reports.
The Update Attendance screen, located on the student profile Attendance tab, has been modified to include a Verified column. This checkbox will be enabled when a student is marked absent in all, but one class, where they were marked as present, tardy, left early, or absent with a reason code of present or the attendance was not submitted. Once the teacher has signed the Discrepancy Memo verifying the student was truly present, users with the Office Manager, Principal, and Counselor roles may check off the Verified checkbox for the corresponding date. This date will be excluded from appearing on the Teacher Discrepancy report.
The Update Attendance, Manage Attendance, and Manage Teacher/Class Attendance screens have been modified to restrict users from updating suspension and school emergency reason codes:
Users with the Office Manager, Principal, and Discipline Designee roles will be able to update reason codes 4I: In-School Suspension and SC: Suspended Class to any status and reason code.
If an appeal has been entered and the appeal decision is to Uphold the suspension, users will not be able to update the attendance status nor the reason codes.
If the appeal decision is Overturn, reason code 5: Administrator Approval-Justifiable Personal Reasons will be automatically updated for the corresponding suspension days.
If the appeal decision is to modify the suspension days, reason code 5: Administrator Approval-Justifiable Personal Reasons will be automatically updated for the dates that are no longer within the suspension dates.
The Annual EL Letter will display Initial ELPAC test results.
The RFEP Monitoring Roster will accurately display SBAC data.
Invalid test scores will display for GATE Office Admin user role.
The Retention Warning Notices screen for Elementary School students has been enhanced with the following features:
Retention Warning Notices can no longer be added for TK students.
The option to select ‘May be Retained’ in the 3rd Grading Period has been added.
When a kindergarten student is selected as 'Will be Retained', a popup message will now display that the ‘Kindergarten Continuance Form’ is required.
The columns 'Created by' and ‘Created Date' has been added to saved records.
The CCS grades of students from prior schools can now be viewed by the Office Staff at the new schools.
The rules for calculating the 'CSU GPA', 'UC (W) GPA', 'UC (Capped) GPA', 'Financial Aid (Initial) GPA', and 'Financial Aid (Post) GPA' have been updated such that the grade level associated to the course is no longer used. The rule was updated to use the Academic School Year associated to the course.
The Manage Grades by Class CCS Screen will now display the 'Grades Submitted' reflecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, as appropriate.
The Graduation Standards Details Screen will now display ‘Courses Needed’ under the ‘Required Courses’.
The Manage Groups screen has been enhanced to allow employees with school access to be available in the Group Leader dropdown. This will include employees such as PSA counselors who want to be assigned as group leaders.
Two new fields, SRQ Received Date and Verification Type, have been added to the Homeless screen.
Homeless Student Roster now includes the SRQ Received Date and Verification Type
Start Date and End Date for Industry Sector/Career Pathway now defaults. Start Date defaults to 7/1 and the end date defaults to 6/30.
Users will now have the ability to set default access on the Landing Page. If you have multiple user roles, you can set your default to the user role you use most often. The job aid is posted on the MiSiS website: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/15601.
The SSPT Follow-up Meeting report no longer displays a blank when a Meeting Participant is added as “Other”.
The Suspension screen has been modified to allow users with access to appeal suspensions, to update the Suspension Effective Date and the Suspension End Date when the suspension appeal decision is to modify the suspension days.
The ELPAC Coding Roster will now display students’ previous grade level tested.
The Experimental Courses can now be manually added at authorized schools, to the students’ Transcripts records when selecting the ‘Out of District’ option.