End of Year meetings note:

The student services team has several end of year Roundtables, Meetings and Review Sessions scheduled for the months of April/May. Due to the Governors stay at home orders all sessions will be conducted via WebEx. Although we have produced sessions via WebEx before, we ask that you still be patient with us. We anticipate sound quality difficulties, especially if there is large volume of participants on.

In addition, we may not have a traditional agenda nor all the answers you are looking for at this time. Like most of the state, we are waiting on directives and what is to come! However, we have some great tips to share that your district may not have thought about yet during these unprecedented times.

Please review the sign up links below. They will be updated frequently with connection details and any handouts we are using during the sessions.

Gradebook Roundtable April 16 9:00 AM

DASL Roundtable April 16 10:30 AM – Please note time change!
DataMap Roundtable April 16 1:00 PM

EMIS Final Student & Graduation Checklist Review 9:00 AM

Special Services User Meeting May 1

Student Services Open Labs note:

We know how important and useful the NEOnet Student Services Open Labs are to our users! We miss seeing and helping you all face to face! At this time due to the Governors stay at home order we are not conducting open labs at our NEOnet office. But have no fear, we are still here! Please contact us if you need time with one of our staff to work on projects that you would have done in the open labs. Projects such as scheduling students for next year, end of year procedures, EMIS data collections, etc. If you email studenthelp[at]neonet[dot]org or call us at ext. 601140 we will set up a timeslot to help you get your projects accomplished!
We cannot wait to see you all again!

 

EMIS Update:
Updated FY20 EMIS Data Collection Calendar Posted

The FY20 EMIS Collection Calendar has been adjusted to reflect changes due to the ordered school-building closure and House Bill (HB) 197. Please keep in mind that dates are subject to change.

Note: Spring End of Course and Spring State Assessment Grades 3-8-Collections have been cancelled.

 EMIS Newsflash – April 13, 2020
 

Data collections scheduled to close in April and early May

·Kindergarten Readiness Assessment collection – April 24, 2020

·Midyear Student Collection – April 30, 2020

·March Follow-up collection – May 1, 2020

 

Due to the Governor’s stay at home orders, sessions will be online for upcoming EMIS events in April.

ODE ITC EMIS Trainings for April/May 2020

Though originally scheduled to be face-to-face sessions at the ITCs, these sessions will now be via Skype for Business and conference call.
Dates and times for the April/May 2020 ODE ITC EMIS Trainings for district and ITC EMIS staff have been set. Prior registration is required. The April/May trainings will be offered on five different dates/times. Topics to be discussed during the five trainings will include the Secure Data Center, calendar reporting, Where Kids Count, and EMIS changes. Registrants will be able to select a date that best fits their schedule at the time of registration, as long as space is available. Capacity is 150 registrants per session.  

Registration is now available in the STARS application.

 

EMIS-Final Student & Graduation Checklist Review

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This session will only be delivered via WebEx.

To register, click on the link below.

https://portal.neonet.org/content/emis-final-student-graduation-checklist-review
 

COVID-19 FAQ’s

ODE has been posting FAQ's dealing with a variety of important subjects.  Make sure you are looking at those as they do impact EMIS reporting. 

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus

 A FAQ is underway for Instructional Hours and Calendars, probably the most important one for EMIS coordinators to look at.  Plans are to include instructions for entering EMIS Exceptions for Blizzard Bags and Calamity Days. There are still a few policy details to wrap up before instructions are released. Information will be sent as soon as it is available. 

School Closure Surveys

ODE is currently working on a 7-9 question survey to ask about how districts are putting educational options in place, i.e., when they started, what types of options they provide, if they have online/internet access for kids or not, what did schools do to make it happen, etc. Hopefully, ODE can accurately track responses and get 100% participation through EMIS reporting.  Assuming the plan comes to be, the survey will come out in the Data Collector as an Excel file in Reports > Received Files.  . A communication will go out once the survey happens.

Important Information Regarding Graduation, Ohio School Report Cards

Additional informational documents have been posted to the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

Graduation
A new informational document has been made available to answer questions surrounding Graduation for Ohio students anticipating graduating from high school in the spring of 2020.

Ohio School Report Cards
As schools navigate what the school-building closure order means for them, new information regarding Ohio School Report Cards and Accountability has been posted.

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