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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 - November 4, 2020

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 11/4/2020

    MiSiS Announcements:

    New Distance/Online Learning attendance codes of Distance Present (DP) and Distance Absent (DA) have been available since October 6, 2020. 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.  

    The following items have been enhanced/corrected in MiSiS:

    English Learner 

    • The Individual Reclassification Plan report has been modified to reflect Master Plan Program names in Spanish, Korean, Armenian, and Mandarin based on parent/guardian’s home correspondence language.

    Enrichment Program

    • The following job aids have been posted to the MiSiS website (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/17139):
      • Manage Grades Screen
      • Secondary Report Card
      • Secondary Verification of Marks Report

    Grades

    • The Elementary Schools CCS Report Card has been updated such that a '?' will again display for Content Standards that are missing grades. 
    • A new Grades screen has been developed for teachers and Administrators of the Enrichment Courses Program. The screen allows teachers to enter grades for students of Enrichment Courses that they are assigned.
    • A new report called ‘Enrichment Program: Sec Verification of Marks’ has been created to be used by teachers and administrators to verify that all grades entered are correct as intended.
    • A new report card called ‘Enrichment Program: Sec Report Card’ has been created to be used by teachers and administrators of Enrichment courses.

    Student Support

    • SSPT screens have been enhanced to allow read, create, and edit access for the Student Support Administrator and Student Support School Based user roles.
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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:
      • Teacher Rosters: Comprehensive schools, Continuation, Carlson Hospital, Carlson Home
      • Manage Teacher Class Attendance: Comprehensive and Continuation, Carlson Home and Carlson Hospital Schools
      • Manage Attendance: Comprehensive schools
      • Update Attendance: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools
      • Uncleared Absence: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools
      • Attendance- At-A Glance: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools
      • Student Truancy Report
    • The following Reports have been enhanced to consider the new attendance taking codes of Distance Present: DP and Distance Absent: DA:
      • Attendance Referral: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools
      • Attendance Summary: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools
      • Attendance Totals by Date Range – Secondary
      • Classroom Attendance Totals by Date Range: Elementary, Secondary, and Continuation Schools
      • Mailed Truancy Letter
      • Master Absence: Comprehensive and Continuation Schools
      • SARB Report
      • Student Attendance Totals: Comprehensive Schools
      • 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:
      • The grade of ‘1’ has been added back for selection when entering grades for the Academic and ELD Subject areas.
      • The mark of ‘N/A’ has been removed, from the Science and History-Social Science Subject Areas.
      • 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:
      • In danger of not meeting proficiency. Recommended to attend summer enrichment and intervention programs.”
      • AG16: “Marks for this reporting period have been adjusted based on the modified 2–4 grading scale due to distance learning.”
      • 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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