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Q. At Secondary and Opportunity Schools, how do I set up the IS courses for Full-Time and Short-Term IS classes?

  1. The following is to be set up in the Scheduling Module:
    1. Periods: Add Period X.
    2. Section Types: Create an Independent Study (IS) Section type.
    3. School Courses: Associate new section type (IS) with course to be used for IS.
    4. Sections Editor:
      • For academic courses, create IS sections for the equivalent courses using the same classroom teacher, room number and period. The section type of IS must be used.
      • All schools shall use a homeroom with Period X. The section type of IS must be used. Select homeroom teacher and room number of IS. The homeroom will be used to record attendance.
    5. Section Attribute: Once the section has been saved, the Add Section Attributes screen will display:
      • For academic courses, ensure that Independent Study and the Exclude Attendance are the only attributes selected.
      • For homeroom, ensure that Independent Study and Exclude Grades are the only attributes selected. This section is used to record attendance.
    To enable attendance submissions for Period X, create a Period Group that contains period X and update the Meeting Patterns in MiSiS.