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Coming Soon: Merit System

June 29, 2015

We have several new modules being developed on QuickSchools over the summer months, one of which is a new Merit System. It’s not even out on Private Beta yet, but we thought we’d share a teaser screenshot:

QuickSchools Merit System

QuickSchools Merit System

The new Merit System will track merit gains, losses and totals for the academic term. It’s designed to be SUPER simple. You would set a starting point for all students, and teachers can very easily add/deduct merit points throughout the week. Merits can be shared with parents via the Parent Portal. And you can configure alerts for exceeding pre-defined thresholds.

Just to be clear, this is just a teaser screenshot. But we do expect to release this some time over the summer. What do you think should go into a Merit System?


Lesson Plan by Subject (Private Beta)

June 28, 2015

We’re testing a new version of the Lesson Plans that can now be specific to subjects. In the existing QuickSchools module, you can create a Lesson Plan Set, which can be applied to multiple subjects across different semesters. But with the introduction of Lesson Plan Dates, we thought it might be better to simply link Lesson Plans directly to each subject / section (within a particular academic term).

This new Lesson Plan module will work just like the Gradebook and Homework modules. Simply select a subject that you’re teaching, and you can then immediately add/edit the lessons for this subject.

Lesson Plans by Subject

Lesson Plans by Subject

Here are some differences for comparison: Read more…

Lesson Dates (New Lesson Plan Feature)

June 26, 2015

We’ve released a new feature in QuickSchools within our Lesson Plans module that will now allow you to set the date for lessons (instead of using numbers). Notice the “Date” column on the left now shows the date of the lesson:

Lesson Plans with Dates

Lesson Plans with Dates

Compare that with what we had before, which showed the number:

Selecting a Subject for the Lesson Plans

Selecting a Subject for the Lesson Plans

To turn on this feature, just go to “Settings” > “Turn Features On / Off”, and select the appropriate check box: Read more…

How to Run Reports on Report Cards

June 3, 2015

Report Cards handle all sorts of averages and compilations of student date that aren’t reflected anywhere else (except for maybe Transcripts). As such, if you want to see information like semester or final averages, report card comments, GPA, or grades for subject specific criteria in a handy summary report, you’ll want to run one of our reports that give you information from your report cards. Here are some quick tips on best practices for keeping your report cards in shipshape for reporting and some tips on how to setup your report cards so you can run reports on them quickly and easily.


Here is the listing of the Report Card reports that come default with all QuickSchools accounts

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St. Casimir’s School Report Card Template

May 28, 2015

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 help set it up just the way you like!

At St. Casimir’s School Wells, Minnesota, teachers like to give lots of feedback to students through detailed grading criteria. The school uses a quarterly grading system, so their report card is a condensed two-column, four-term report card with plenty of space for lots of grading information. Let’s take a look at a sample!




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Ash Tree Learning Center Academy Report Card Template

May 25, 2015

As mentioned in our previous posts about the Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of the custom-built private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to let chat in anytime and we’ll enable the template in your account, and help set it up just the way you like!

The Ash Tree Learning Center Academy in Savannah, Georgia reports quarterly grades and semesterly and final averages for their middle-school and high-school level students. The format is classic and informative, and their template itself is lovely and easy to read. Let’s check out a sample final report card!


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Email Templates (For Admissions)

May 4, 2015

Last month, we announced that the Email Templates for the Online Forms App now supports auto-responses during form submission. QuickSchools is now happy to announce that the Admissions module now supports Email Templates as well.

When opening an Admissions Inquiry or Application, there is now an “Email” button on the top right:

Send Email for Admissions Inquiry

Send Email for Admissions Inquiry

Send Email for Admissions Application

Send Email for Admissions Application

When you click on the “Email” button, you will be presented with several options:

Sending Emails from the QuickSchools Admissions Module

Sending Emails from the QuickSchools Admissions Module

The “Select email template” will only appear if you’ve already configured at least ONE Email template. Otherwise, you’ll need to select one of the remaining 3 options: Read more…


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