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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 - March 28, 2018

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 3/28/2018

    MiSiS Announcement:

    Introducing the new UserVoice tool that lets users submit and track MiSiS feedback ideas and supports the development of a better MiSiS. Click here for more information.

     

     

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS:

     

    Enrollment

    • Advanced Student Search results will appear at the top of the screen after search.
    • Due to a change in District policy, MiSiS will be sending all parent cell phone numbers to Blackboard Connect, which will send text messages to all cell numbers. Text messages will include an opt out option for parent and guardians.

     

    Next Year Enrollment

    • The Year End Flag screen is now available. Senior high schools can now enter a year end flag for current 12th graders returning in the 2018-19 school year.
    • Schools may use the transfer screen to transfer Special Education students in grade 12 to a new school for the 2018-19 school year. The transfer screen can be used for students transferring from a comprehensive high school to a career and transition center.
    • Schools will no longer be able to revoke transfers to Magnet schools.

    Scheduling

    • Schools that opt to add a new scenario for the 18-19 school year will now be able to add school courses.

     

    Attendance

    • The Attendance Referral Report will now allow users to select groups that were not available before, due to the group parameter using standardized logic.
    • The Attendance Total Report (Inline) will now allow users to select current and the 2 prior years' data.
    • The Attendance-at-a-Glance Screen attendance transactions will now match the legend.
    • The Truancy Letters 2 and 3 will now display the student's truancy occurrences.

     

    English Learner

    • The SBAC Test Scores that determine a student's reclassification will now consider ELA SBAC test scores for students in grades 9 and 12.
    • The EL Progress Profile Report will now display the Composite ELA score for elementary students.
    • The Parent Notification Dates Tab found under Services > English Learner will now display the current school year.
    • ELPAC Student Tracker Tab – Student Profile - Once test information is submitted on the ELPAC Student Tracker screen, a record will appear under Services > English Learner > ELPAC Student Tracker Status displaying the school name where student tested, the test turn in date, test purpose of Summative, and name of employee who submitted the record through the ELPAC Student Tracker screen. https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/9877

     

    Grades

    • The Honor Roll Report will now display the HR information for students at magnet schools.

     

    Groups

    • On the Group Participation Screen, a group must be selected for a student before saving the record.
    • On the Manage Groups Screen, a new performance level of “Above Benchmark” has been added to the dynamic criteria for DIBELS.

     

    Health Screening Screen

    • The Condom Availability Program Waiver and Date may now only be entered for students in Grades 9-12.   Data for students in grades PK-8 has been deleted.
    • Users must enter a CHDP result and date.

     

    Focus Reporting and Dashboards

    • The Parent Portal Campus View Dashboard is now available to Principals and other school administrative staff to monitor parent registration in the Parent Portal. It can be used to:
      • Monitor teacher progress in getting their students’ parents registered
      • Monitor the total percentage of parents registered at the school
      • Identify students without parents registered
      • Identify Parent PIN numbers
      • Find parent contact information for registered parents, as well check when their last login occurred.
    • On the Parent Portal Campus View Dashboard, users can select a Teacher’s Name to see all his/her students. If a student has parent(s) registered in Parent Portal, the user can select the Student Name to see contact information for the registered parent(s).

     

     

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  • MiSiS Updates - February 28, 2018

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 2/28/2018

    Schoology Announcement:

    All elementary school teachers can now access the online gradebook for their class in Schoology. Changes to class rosters are sent from MiSiS to Schoology nightly. To access the online gradebook in Schoology, teachers log in using their Single-Sign On (SSO) at http://lms.lausd.net and select the class in the “Courses” menu.

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS: 

    Enrollment

    • The Emergency Roster Report now includes the complete student schedule for all students.
    • The Transfer Screen no longer includes Independent Charter Schools or Magnet Schools.  Schools cannot enter transfers to Independent Charter or Magnet schools.
    • Students may not be withdrawn from a school if a student has been marked as a No Show.

     Scheduling

    • The Missing Student Request Report (Pre-commit) has been modified to reflect the number of potential conflicts based on the number of instructional periods available.

     Attendance

    • The Uncleared Absences Report – Continuation is now available under the Reports menu.   
    • The Uncleared Absences Report:
    • Displays all students with uncleared absences.
    • Displays the school principal’s name accurately on the report.
    • Includes the option of sorting by Period/Teacher.
    • Displays the groups accurately in the parameters.
    • At Span schools, the Attendance at a Glance screen now displays the attendance data accurately for secondary students.
    • The Student Truancy Report, located under the Admin menu, now includes pagination with the option to show 50, 100, 150, 200 students per page.
    • At Magnet Schools, the Student Attendance Totals report, located under the Attendance tab of the student profile, now displays the meeting pattern of the preferred location.

     GATE

    • The GATE Student Search now includes a parameter for Student Race and Hispanic/ Latino indicator.

    Grades

    • The Options Schools Report Card has been updated to correctly count absences and tardies.
    • The Retention Warning Notice has been removed from the CA Content Standards Elementary Schools Report Card for TK students.
    • A new link, ‘Back to Student Roster’, has been added to the teacher’s Grades by Student screen that returns them to the attendance roster screen, where they can select additional students to continue awarding grades.
    • The Grade Submission Confirmation alert will now display at the center of the screen so that teachers will no longer need to scroll to click it.
    • The display of the Retention Warning Notice on the CCS Elementary Schools Report Card for K-6 grade students, has been modified such that it is confined within a column for better visibility. It will no longer wrap into the beginning of the next row.
    • Various errors in grades have been fixed for reported students.

     Student Support

    • The Contact Log now provides the ability to document contacts for withdrawn student. The role of Principal, Office Manager, Counselor, and School based PSA, will be able to create/enter/update/delete Contact Log entries.
    • The Referral Search, located under the Admin menu, now includes the option to search for Referrals with no action taken.
    • For students who have an SSPT referral and who matriculate to the next school level (i.e., middle to high school), the “Case Manager” drop-down field, located in the Intervention Plan tab, now displays the current school of attendance staff.
    • Previously entered Counseling Communication entries, can now be edited by the person who created the record, as well as the user with the Scheduling Administrator role.

     Student Testing

    • The new ELPAC Student Tracker Screen has been created to assist schools with the tracking of students eligible for the summative ELPAC test.  The job aid is available on the MiSiS website: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/9877
    • Once test information is submitted on the ELPAC Student Tracker screen, a record (ELPAC Student Tracker Tab- Student Profile) will appear under Services > English Learner > ELPAC Student Tracker Status, displaying the school name where the student tested, the test turn-in date, test purpose of Summative, and the name of the employee who submitted the record through the ELPAC Student Tracker screen.

     Transcripts

    • The Transcript Records have been fixed for students who were given a course number containing the letter ‘C’. These course numbers are provisional and are not to be used by schools at this time. For the affected students, the ‘C’ course numbers have been replaced with the same course number that does not contain the letter ‘C’.
    • Various errors in Transcript records have been fixed for reported students.
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