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    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 - April 17, 2019

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 4/17/2019

    MiSiS Announcements:

    Next Year Enrollment (NYE2)

    The Next Year Enrollment 2 (NYE2) process to move matriculating and choice program students (Magnet, Zone of Choice, Dual Language, Admission Criteria, School for Advanced Studies) to the next school year, is expected to run the week of April 22.  NYE2 is delayed due to changes in school boundaries impacting data needed to run NYE2.   Schools will be informed via the MiSiS System Announcement screen when NYE2 begins.

     

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS:

    Enrollment

    • The Student Information (Enrollment > Student Information) screen now displays the Legal Sex field. This is a read only screen.
    • The School Full Read user role now has access to the Office Summons Report.

     Scheduling

    • The Walk-In and Sections Editor screens have been enhanced to prevent the scheduling of students who are no longer enrolled.
    • The Section Attributes screen, found in Section Assignments and Sections Editor screens, now reflects the new Master Plan Program names for the 19-20 school year.

     Attendance

    • A new screen, Contact Log Mass Update, has been created to allow users to enter contact log records for multiple students. The screen can be accessed through the Advanced Search
    • The Student Truancy Report has been enhanced to allow users to generate Truancy Letter 2 and 3 during the same evaluation period.

     English Learner

    • The EL Progress Profile report now displays accurate RI testing data when the report is generated for the previous school year.
    • The Annual English Learner letter has been enhanced to display in Korean, Armenian, and Mandarin languages.
    • The Master Plan Program names have been updated and will display starting in the 2019-20 school year: The Structured English Immersion Program has been updated to the Language and Literacy in English Acceleration Program; the Dual Language Program has been updated to the Dual Language Two-Way Immersion Program; the Maintenance Bilingual Program has been updated to the Dual Language One-Way Immersion Program; and the Foreign Language Immersion Program has been updated to the World Language Immersion Program.
    • The Individual Reclassification Plan report has been enhanced to display the ELPAC performance level, score, and abbreviated performance description.

     GATE

    • The GATE Referral (Services > GATE) screen now displays the submitted by, submitted date, modified by, and modified date at the bottom of the screen.

     Grades

    • New GPAs have been created to be used to determine eligibility for the State Seal of Biliteracy. These are:
      • SSB ELA Coursework GPA – This GPA is computed based on the student’s A-G coursework in the B Subject Area (English Language Arts).
      • SSB LOTE 1 GPA – This GPA is computed based on the students’ A-G coursework in the E Subject Area (Language Other Than English) for a qualifying language.
      • SSB LOTE 2 GPA – This GPA is computed only if the student has a second qualifying language.
      • SSB LOTE 3 GPA – This GPA is computed only if the student has a third qualifying language.

     Graduation Standards

    • The Science Subject Area displayed in Graduation Standards Summary screen has been split into separate Biological Science and Physical Science sections. The years displayed under the Completed, In Progress, and Need columns will be specific to each section.
    • The benchmark graph, located on the Graduation Standards Summary screen, will now accurately display the Grade Level Benchmarks for currently enrolled students, withdrawn students, and students who have graduated.

     NCLB and CTC

    • The Assignment Monitoring Report now displays all staff assigned to the school that have course section assignments.

    Student Support

    • The Support Referral, Participant tab has been enhanced to allow users to add participants from any school within the campus.
    • The Suspension Screen has been enhanced to automatically invalidate the previously updated attendance suspension reason codes when a suspension is edited.
    • The Special Education Provider user role has been enhanced to allow access to enter, edit, and delete the Contact Log, Support Interventions, Referrals, and Counseling Communications that were created by the user.
    • The SSPT Referral tab has been enhanced to allow users to partially save the referral.

     Student Testing

    • The STS Coding Roster has been updated and renamed the CSA Eligibility Roster. The report will identify potential students to be tested with the California Spanish Assessment (CSA).

     Summer School

    • The roles of Office Manager, Counselor, Counselor Plus, and Scheduling Administrator, may now enter Summer School enrollment and course requests for individual students on the Summer School screen (Enrollment >Summer School).
    • The Summer School ID Report may now be sorted by Student or Period.  This enhancement will assist schools with the distribution of student identification cards. 

    Transcripts

    • Schools authorized to offer experimental courses are now able to add new Transcript Records that include these courses.
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  • MiSiS Updates - March 27, 2019

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 3/27/2019

    MiSiS Announcements:

    Student Search

    Student Search has been updated with a new look with additional features.  Refer to the Search Students Screen job aid for more information.

    The Attendance Category and Primary Language have been removed from the Mass Action menu.

     

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS:

    Enrollment

    • The Transfer screen is now available. Schools may begin adding transfers which will be processed beginning in mid-April.  Refer to the Entering Transfer Job Aid for more information.
    • The Year End Flag screen is now available. Year End Flags must be entered for all 12th grade students returning in the 2019-2020 school year. Refer to the MiSiS Year Flag Job Aid for more information.

    Scheduling

    • The Repeating Courses and the Potential Course Deficiency reports will now display successfully when selecting all students.
    • The Counseling Planning Sheet will now display accurate courses and marks for selected students.

    Attendance

    • The Student Truancy Report, located under the Admin menu, is now enabled to mail Truancy Letters 2 and 3. Absences during the strike have been excluded from the truancy classification count.
    • The Five Column Roster will no longer display a blank page.
    • The Master Absence Report is now available for continuation schools.
    • At elementary schools, the Saturday Makeup School screen, located under the student profile Attendance tab, will now display qualifying absences.
    • The Uncleared Absence Report is no longer displaying absences from previous schools of enrollment.
    • The Uncleared Absence Screen is now displaying all uncleared absences in all scheduled class sections.
    • The SARB Search screen, located under the Admin menu, is now displaying an error message when the user enters a begin date that is greater than the end date.
    • At secondary schools, the Attendance At-A-Glance screen is now considering courses taken outside of the campus.
    • The Update Attendance screen is now displaying all scheduled class sections.
    • The Manage Attendance screen, located under the Advanced Search, now considers the students selected when updating attendance.

    English Learner

    • The RFEP Monitoring Letter will now display a parameter called “RFEP Years” to determine the number of years reclassified, instead of the date parameters.
    • The RFEP Monitoring Roster and Letter will accurately display science marks based on the latest grading period.

     GATE

    • The GATE District Administrator user role will not allow the user to submit a referral without completing the school sections of the referral.
    • The Referral Submitted column has been added to the GATE Student Search

    Grades

    • Entering or editing grades for students, via the Grades by Student screen, now requires the selection of the Term during the 15th and 20th week grading periods, if the student has a schedule with a combination of 10- week and 20-week courses. This is due to the 10-week courses being configured with only 5-week and 10-week grading periods.

     

    Graduation Standards

    • An update to the Graduation Standards has been implemented such that ELD courses will be allowed to substitute for core English courses that meet grade level 9, 10, or 11, only if the core English course has been attempted and failed.
    • The Grade Level Benchmark graph displayed on the Graduation Standards Summary screen, will now correctly display the yellow benchmark indicators based on student’s Graduation Requirements year relative to current date.

      Homeless

    • Homeless records may now be entered between school years.

     Student Support

    • The SSPT Reclassification Form In-line reports have been revised as per State requirements and policy changes.

    Student Testing

    • Valid CELDT Listening/Speaking combined scores have been restored in the Language Proficiency Assessment tab found under the Services > English Learner
    • The SBA Exemption Report will now display qualifying students.

     Transcripts

    • The Academic Decathlon Transcript Report will now display a grade of ‘P’ that has been awarded to eligible courses and will now allow the credits of the course to be included in the GPA calculation.
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