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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 - February 5, 2020

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 2/5/2020

    MiSiS Announcements:

    Beginning on March 3, 2020, all K-12 comprehensive teachers will be using the new Attendance Taking Screens to submit attendance. (This excludes Continuation, Carlson, and City of Angels schools.)  We strongly encourage users to review the Enter Attendance as a Teacher Using the New Class Attendance 2.0 Screens job aid, located on the Attendance job aids section, prior to the screens’ deployment.

    It is recommended that users:

    1. Clear their browser cache before logging into MiSiS and using the new attendance screens.  For instructions on how to clear your browser cache, please see the FAQ posted under Using MiSiS.  
    2. Update the bookmark of roster screen to the new attendance screens.  For instructions on how to create or remove a bookmark, please see the FAQ posted under Using MiSiS.

    For user issues, please contact the ITD HelpDesk at (213)241-5200, from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm, Mon-Fri (press 5 and then 2 for MiSiS), or submit a ticket online at https://lausd-myit.onbmc.com/ and select Request Software Application Technical Support.  Please provide screen name (List, Seating Chart), steps to reproduce, and screenshots.

     

    The following items have been enhanced/corrected in MiSiS:

    Scheduling

    • The school-based PSA role may now access the Student Schedule Summary report found in Master Scheduling > Post-Commit reports.

    Athletic Eligibility

    • The Athletic screen has been corrected to display the correct 50% rule eligibility.

    Census 

    • On the Homeless screen, users may enter Identifying School field for students.

    English Learner

    • The “Years Not Meeting Prof Criterion” column has been removed from all English Learner Rosters. 
    • The Spanish World Language Immersion Master Plan Program is now available for selection at all middle schools.
    • The Mandarin World Language Immersion Master Plan Program is now available for selection at all high schools.

    Grades

    • The CA Content Standards grades for TK students can now be entered at any Dual Language Program school.  The CA Content Standards are no longer restricted to schools with 70/30 program models.
    • The Mathematics Content Standards for 6th grade students at Dual Language Schools are now displaying correct.
    • The Assigned Counselor Report will now correctly list the Counselors and their assigned students.
    • The Elementary Schools CA Content Standards Report Card now displays the attendance counts correctly.
    • An Auto-Save feature has been added to Elementary schools ‘Grades by Class’ and ‘Grades by Student’ screens.  The grades are auto-saved every 10 minutes by default but can be configured by the teachers to save every 5, 10 15, 20, 25, or 30 minutes, as desired.

    Graduation Standards

    • The Graduation Standards Summary Screen has been updated to include a Graduation Exemptions link that allows schools to designate students in specialized populations, such as Foster and Homeless, as graduation exemptions eligible.
    • The Specialized Population Graduation Exemption Letter Report has been modified as follows:
      1. The report has been renamed to ‘Graduation Exemption Letter’.
      2. The report has moved from the ‘Census’ Report Menu to the ‘Graduation Standards’ Report Menu.
      3. The ‘Potentially Eligible’ and ‘Mark as Criteria Not Met’ Options were removed.
      4. The letter templates were updated to include all Specialized Populations. 
    • For the Class of 2020 and beyond, ELD courses can now be substituted for 12th Grade level English courses that have been attempted and failed.

    Student Support

    • The Referral screen, located under the Support profile tab, has been enhanced to allow users to select a Discipline Referral Reason category without having to select a subcategory.  
    • The Social Adjustment Report has been enhanced to display Graduation Exemption information.

    Student Testing

    • The SBA Label/Roster have been renamed as State Testing Label/State Testing Roster and will include the ELPAC Initial and Summative tests.
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  • MiSiS Updates - January 15, 2020

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 1/15/2020

    MiSiS Announcements:

    Schoology

    Schoology’s Audio/Video recorder was previously an Adobe Flash plug-in application.  Schoology has now upgraded its audio/video player to a new format.  With this new update, users will experience a new look to the interface, and will no longer receive the prompt to download or enable Flash when using the recorder.  The changes to the interface can be found in the linked document below:

    Audio/Video Recorder Updates

     

    The following items have been enhanced/corrected in MiSiS:

    Enrollment

    • AR (At Risk), T (Title I) and R (Retained) alerts have been removed from the Student Profile.
    • On the Enrollment screen, users may no longer edit a student’s entry date to a date after a student referral date or end suspension date.
    • The Parent/Guardian Info screen now includes fields to enter parents Legal Name and Preferred Name. The Preferred Name only needs to be entered if different from Legal Name.  The Preferred Name field was added to comply with the LAUSD Enrollment Form.  Legal Name will continue to display on reports which include Parent/Guardian name.  Also, the tab function has been improved on the Parent/Guardian Info screen.

    Scheduling

    • The following reports will no longer contain the Specialized Populations column:
      • Manage Groups
      • Student Request Status
      • Class Enrollment (student detail)
      • Potential Promotion & Demotion
      • Placement of Special Ed for Students
    • The Walk-In screen will no longer contain the quick link for Specialized Populations.
    • Primary Centers with kindergarten students may now create itinerant sections in the Itinerant Course Assignment screen.

    Attendance

    • The screens below have been enhanced to remove the At Risk (AR), Eligible for Title I (T) and Retained in Prior Year (R) alerts, which are no longer used:
      • Comprehensive school Teacher Roster, Student Tiles, and Seating Chart
      • Carlson Home & Hospital Student Roster Weekly
      • Carlson Home Manage Teacher/ Class Attendance
      • Continuation Teacher Roster
    • Truancy Letters #2 and #3 have been corrected to display the apartment number.
    • The Uncleared Absences Report-Continuation has been corrected to only display students currently enrolled in the “Students dropdown when the “Include Students Not Currently Enrolled” parameter is set to “No”.
    • The Attendance Tab, located under the Advanced Search screen, has been corrected to allow users to select a two-week date range when selecting an attendance status from the “Attendance” dropdown menu.

    Athletic Eligibility

    • The Certificate of Athletic Eligibility report has been corrected to select the most recent mid-term/final term grading period end date, + 5 days, as of the user selected GPA Eligibility Date.
    • At the beginning of the school year, the GPA will no longer be waived for non-initial 9th grade student.

    Census

    • The Homeless screen now includes fields for Program Assistance. Data may be entered by users with the Pupil Services Homeless user role and may viewed by all users with Homeless screen access.

    English Learner

    • The Annual English Learner Letter has been enhanced to display the Master Plan Program names in Korean, Spanish, Armenian, and Mandarin, based on a student’s home correspondence language.

    GATE

    • Teachers may now access the GATE Teacher Checklist from the Notification icon.

    Graduation Standards

    • An update has been made to the Graduation Standards logic such that for students in the class of 2021 and 2022 who took Algebra 1 during grades 7 or 8 will receive 10 high school mathematics credits if they earned a “D” or better in both semesters.

    NCLB

    • Corrections were made to the ESSA Parent Notification Letter Report to prevent the display of duplicate credential information.

    Student Support

    • The Referral Email Settings screen has been corrected to no longer send emails to users who are no longer designated to receive them.

    Summer School

    • The Summer School Report Card was corrected to display the apartment number.

    Transcripts

    • Partial credit entries on the Transcripts Details screen can now be entered with values between 0.1 and 0.9.
    • An update has been made to the Transcript Report logic such that for students in the class of 2021 and 2022 who took Algebra 1 during grades 7 or 8 will receive 10 high school mathematics credits if they earned a “D” or better in both semesters.
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