Trainings
All training will be held in the NEOnet Lab (unless otherwise stated)

1/28/14- DASL Public Course Request 9:00-10:30am
2/5/14 - DASL: SYI for 14/15 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
2/5/14 - DASL/EMIS Open Lab 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM      
2/6/14- DASL Public Course Request 9:00-10:30am
2/11/14- DASL: Batch Scheduler 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
2/13/14- DASL: SYI for 14/15 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
2/13/14 - DASL/EMIS Open Lab 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
2/20/14 - DASL/EMIS Open Lab 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2/20/14- DASL: SYI for 14/15 at Medina County ESC 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

DASL Update
With the recent 14.2 release the following new output selection options are now available on the EZ Query-SIS Student Search screen on the Field Selection tab – Addresses & Contacts sub-tab: • Family Group Name and • Family Group Description

EMIS Update
PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers - For districts participating in the Spring 2014 PARCC Field Test, the deadline for Student Data Upload is extended a week from January 21 to January 28 for PBA Paper Version and February 7th for Online. Software Answers has provided a screen in DASL for a pre-ident extract file for the PARCC test. A checklist has been published to DASL Documentation to assist your district test coordinators in completing the PARCC export. The checklist is titled President for PARCC. For more information about PARCC go to: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Next-Generation-Assessments/Partnership-for-Assessment-of-Readiness-for-Colleg

Procedure for calamity days reminder - This winter’s snow and cold have resulted in many lost school days. Here’s a reminder of the procedures that surround school closings:

According to Ohio law, school districts must be in session a total of 175 full days, which may include up to two days of parent- teacher conferences. If it appears that your district will have less than that due to school closings, you must make-up as many days as are necessary to reach 175. First, though, you must get a make-up plan approved by the Ohio Department of Education. Send questions about calamity days to calamitydaywaiver[at]education.ohio[dot]gov.

A district may plan to make-up no more than three calamity days through blizzard bags (lessons that students take home) or online. Districts that want to make-up calamity days using online lessons or blizzard bags must submit a plan electronically each year. These plans must include a signed and dated board resolution, a plan for compliance with each of the components in Ohio Revised Code 3313.88 (this could be part of the board resolution), and a signed and dated written consent of the teachers’ employee representative. Submit plans to use the online make-up option and inquiries about this process to onlinecalamitydays[at]education.ohio[dot]gov.

ProgressBook GradeBook Update
Students with No ParentAccess Accounts
We have had requests for an Excel friendly report that will show Students that have no ParentAccess accounts. The current version of this report is for Master and School Administrator security privileges. The user selects the school that they want to view results. The user can select multiple schools. This report exports nicely to Excel and is user friendly. Please contact Brendon Yarian at Yarian[at]neonet[dot]org if you would like this report for your district.

Special Services Update
NEOnet installed the Special Services Software Release 14.2.0 this month. Below are some of the highlights:

Section 504 Plan Signature Page Updated
The Signature no longer defaults to deny permission. The user must check on the form “I give permission...” or “I do not give permission...” in order for the data to populate the Data Collection Form.
*****Please forward this to all your school personal who are required to write the district 504 Plans.******

View Option
In the past if a user with a ProgressBook role of School Admin, Guidance, and Principal had classes assigned to them they were unable to access the entire district or building assigned to them in Special Services. There is now a new View Option that allows these users to switch from the classroom and school buildings assigned to them.

**The issue with getting an error when clicking the ‘Verify EMIS’ button at the bottom of an Open Task was also corrected with the 14.2.1 Hotfix install this month. 

January
2014
Student Services Update