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CALPADS State Reporting

April 9, 2014

There’s a great new app in the QuickSchools app storeCALPADS state reporting! This app is for California, US schools to submit their required student and teacher data reports to the Department of Education.

Here’s a look at the QuickSchools app. The app supports both student and teacher data tracking in a similar format.

Student and teacher data can both be updated in one place.

Individual or all records can be selected for reporting.

Report archives can be viewed at any time.
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The Formulaic Semesters Template

April 4, 2014

As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in any time to let us know. We can enable it and set it up just the way you like!

The Formulaic Semesters template is one from the library of private templates. It’s a neat two-semester template that lets you display gradebook formulas alongside regular marks and grades. Take a look at the example below to check it out!

Designed by Azroy, this is a powerful template that allows schools to report grades in several different ways. Semester averages are summarized into marks and grades, as well as shown alongside averages that are broken down by grading categories. The template is designed to show two grading cycles together, which is great for semester grades or for showing two quarters together. In addition to these features, Formulaic Semesters supports tons of other important information…

  • Subject Comments & Additional Comments

  • Subject-Specific Criteria

  • Detailed Attendance Summary

  • Conduct Section

  • Custom Headers

  • Custom Legends with Subject Sections

  • Principal Comments

  • Parent Signature

  • Principal & Teacher Signature

  • Conference Requested Box

  • Promoted / Retained Box

  • Additional Student Information Fields

If the Formulaic Semesters template looks good to you, please feel free to chat in and request it for your school account. We would be thrilled to enable it for you, as well as help set it up. It’s a very detailed and informative report card – feel free to give it a try!

Host Families App

April 2, 2014

There’s a great new app in the app store for schools that need to manage host families for students. It’s especially great for schools that have exchange students.

Admins can install the app from the App Store link.

The app lets you track a list of families that have space to accommodate a student over a particular timeframe. Any family can be entered into the system, which means teachers, staff, and other people connected to the school can volunteer as host families for students.

The app allows you to manage records for host families, their availability, and see the history of when students stayed with them.

Keep a database of host families

Planned accommodations for students can also be viewed and edited from the app. Read more…

The Twin Verticals Template

March 26, 2014

As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our awesome public templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to let chat in anytime and we can help set it up just the way you like!


The Twin Verticals template is available by default in all schools, and it’s a great template for schools, colleges, and universities that wish to report two grading cycles together. The setup is designed for semester-based grading, but it also works great in quarterly grading systems for mid-term grades. Check out the sample below to see!

Not only is this template is a bit different from our others, because it shows just two grading cycles, it also has tons of great information and calculations that upper-level schools often wish to report. There’s plenty of space for marks, grades, term averages, GPA & yearly averages, a detailed attendance box, and even a space to note if a student has been promoted to the next grade or retained. Along with all these features, the template also supports….

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How to Private Message from the Parent Portal

March 14, 2014

One of the great features of the QuickSchools Parent Portal is parent-to-parent private messaging. This system lets parents communicate easily with other parents to discuss school functions or other topics, without having to keep track of a bunch of separate outside email threads. All this is done through the Parent Directory module. Parents can also view each other’s contact information from the same place.

There are just a few steps between logging in and sending a private message. If you’d like to see a step-by-step guide to getting started, please read on!

How to Send a Message

1 – Log into your Parent Portal

2 – Click “Parent Directory”

3 – Search for the recipient’s name  Read more…

New Report: Student Profile

March 10, 2014

We’re excited to introduce yet another new report which displays profile images in QuickSchools. Here’s what it looks like:

Student Profile Images Report

Student Profile Images Report

This report is available to all school administrators. Just search for the text “Profile” under the “Reports” menu. Feel free to add it to your “Favorites” as well: Read more…


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