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  • MiSiS Updates - October 7, 2020

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 10/7/2020

    MiSiS Announcements:

    New Distance/Online Learning attendance codes of Distance Present (DP) and Distance Absent (DA) are now available. Attendance status Present (P) and Absent (A) will continue to be available and should only be used to record in-person attendance when necessary/appropriate. Tardies and Left Earlies will not be available for selection during Distance/Online learning.

    Please note, previously submitted attendance for this school year will be converted from Present, Tardies, and Left Earlies to DP, and Absences to DA, along with the corresponding reason code. A data clean-up will continue to be done on a weekly basis, until a hybrid mode of instruction is implemented.

    Daily Blackboard calls will continue to be made for Absences and DA for reason codes of Uncleared: UC and No Note: 0 submitted by 3:00 pm. Call times are from 3:30-3:40 pm for the current day to notify parents/guardians that their child has not logged in for the day, and 4:30-4:40 pm for the previous day to notify them that their child has been marked absent for the previous day.

    The following items have been enhanced/corrected in MiSiS:

    Scheduling

    · The Walk-In and Sections Editor screens have been enhanced to consider the new distance learning attendance codes of “DP” and “DA” (Distance Present and Distance Absent, respectively).

     Attendance

    · The following screens have been enhanced to consider the new attendance taking codes of Distance Present: DP and Distance Absent: DA:

    o Teacher Rosters: Comprehensive schools, Continuation, Carlson Hospital, Carlson Home

    o Manage Teacher Class Attendance: Comprehensive and Continuation, Carlson Home and Carlson Hospital Schools

    o Manage Attendance: Comprehensive schools

    o Update Attendance: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    o Uncleared Absence: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    o Attendance- At-A Glance: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    o Student Truancy Report

    · The following Reports have been enhanced to consider the new attendance taking codes of Distance Present: DP and Distance Absent: DA:

    o Attendance Referral: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    o Attendance Summary: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    o Attendance Totals by Date Range – Secondary

    o Classroom Attendance Totals by Date Range: Elementary, Secondary, and Continuation Schools

    o Mailed Truancy Letter

    o Master Absence: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    o SARB Report

    o Student Attendance Totals: Comprehensive Schools

    o Student Truancy Report (Admin menu)

    § Teacher Attendance Verification: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    § Teacher Discrepancy: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    § Uncleared Absences (Reports menu and In-line): Comprehensive and Continuation Schools

    Athletic Eligibility

    · The Attendance Daily Check Report has been enhanced to consider the new attendance taking codes of Distance Present: DP and Distance Absent: DA.

    English Learner

    · The Nightly Reclassification and Student Language Classification Processes (a process that identifies English Only “EO” students) have been enhanced to consider the new distance learning attendance codes of “DP” and “DA” (Distance Present and Distance Absent, respectively).

    Grades

    · Due to updated Elementary Schools Grading Policy, the following enhancements were made to MiSiS:

    o The grade of ‘1’ has been added back for selection when entering grades for the Academic and ELD Subject areas.

    o The mark of ‘N/A’ has been removed, from the Science and History-Social Science Subject Areas.

    o The validation that prevents teachers from giving the mark of ‘N/A’ in all three Grading Periods to any content standard of the Visual and Performing Arts subject area has been added back.

    · The following two Elementary Schools Report Card comments have been enhanced:

    o AG15: “In danger of not meeting proficiency. Recommended to attend summer enrichment and intervention programs.”

    o AG16: “Marks for this reporting period have been adjusted based on the modified 2–4 grading scale due to distance learning.”

    o They are to be modified as follows:

    § AG 15: “In danger of not meeting proficiency. Recommended to attend enrichment and intervention programs.”

    § AG 16: “Marks for this reporting period have been adjusted due to distance learning.”

    Student Support

    · The SSPT Referral Report and Student Referral and Suspension screen have been enhanced to consider the new attendance taking codes of Distance Present: DP and Distance Absent: DA.

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  • MiSiS Updates - September 16, 2020

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 9/16/2020

    MiSiS Announcements: 

    • The Student Profile now displays Student Account information including Email Address and PIN. The information may be viewed by the following user roles: Office Manager, Principal, Scheduling Administrator, Counselor, Counselor Plus, Discipline Designee, and Special Education Support Provider School.

     

    The following items have been enhanced/corrected in MiSiS: 

    Enrollment 

    • ITI Forms screen (Admin > ITI Form Status) has been enhanced to include Parent Acknowledgement Device Opt-In and Connectivity Opt-In data from devices.lausd.net.  School users, including Office Manager and Teacher, may enter submission of forms for ITI on the screen. 
    • The ITI Form Report has also been enhanced to include Parent Acknowledgement Device Opt-In and Connectivity Opt-In.  
    • The Enrollment, Parent/Guardian Info, and Contact Information screens have been enhanced to reduce the number of choices in the relationship type dropdown. 

      Scheduling 

    • The Counseling Planning Sheet and the Elementary Reorganization Reports have been enhanced to display a student’s ethnicity based on the student’s primary race.
    • The Sections Editor screen has been enhanced to default to the current date when creating a new section.

      Enrichment Program 

    • The Enrichment Program screen is now available for the District’s Enrichment Program administered by Local District and Central Office Staff. The Enrichment Admin user role is automatically assigned to Course Administrators and Designees.  For job aids go to https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/17139

      Grades 

    • For students matriculating from Middle School to High School and who completed Enrichment Courses in the Summer, an update was made such that these courses will now count towards their High School Graduation Requirements.

      Graduation Standards                                                                                                         

    • The Graduation Progress Report has been corrected such that it now sorts correctly by school and student’s last name.
    • The CSU GPA calculation has been enhanced to include A-G courses completed through the end of the 12th

     Student Support 

    • The Student Referral screen has been corrected and will no longer display an error message when clicking on the edit icon. 
    • The Behavior Emergency screen has been enhanced to allow users to link to a previously submitted Intervention or Referral.
    • The Option School Referral Report Student Parameter has been enhanced to only display students with a referral.

     Student Testing 

    • The Summative ELPAC 2019-2020 scores are now available in MiSiS under the Student Profile > Academics > Test Scores screen.
    • The SBA ELA Exemption Report, SBA and PFT Class Rosters will no longer display the ethnicity column.
    • The SAT component “Writing and Language” (WL) will display in MiSiS under the Student Profile > Academics > Test Scores

     

     

     

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