New Release – September 12, 2022

Today’s release focuses on improvements to our Lunch Ordering app plus improvements to our Importer via SFTP and DropBox.

Here is a list of the latest QuickSchools improvements:

Master Scheduler Improvements

  • Bug Fix when moving one section within a linked group in Step 4
  • Bug Fix when overriding the Target Section Size in Step 4

Lunch Ordering App

  • Order History for Users
  • Late Fee / Lunch Mark-Up
  • Ability to Cancel Order
  • Ability to Undo Cancelled Order
  • Ability for Admin to Bulk Cancel Meal
  • Configure Meal Type for Parents vs. Teachers

General (Functional) Improvements

  • Improve Summary Reports support for “Courses & Sections”
  • Improve Framework for Schedule Tasks
  • Improve Cache for Roles and Permissions

General Bug Fixes

  • Update Authentication to Schoology
  • Fix Private Messaging linked to Students with Revoked access

Beta Improvements / Fixes

  • Miscellaneous Improvements to the SFTP Importer (Beta)
  • New Importer Support via DropBox (Beta)

Roundup: All About Report Cards

QuickSchools’ Report Cards module helps schools create elegant report cards hassle-free. It pulls data from various other modules – Student Information, Attendance and Gradebook – to ensure data consistency and integrity. On top of that, it offers various templates that can be easily configured and customized to fit your requirements.

There are so many reasons why the Report Cards module is the pride and joy of our company. We have compiled the most relevant articles in this blog post to help you understand how truly amazing this module is.

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Ordering Lunch Online (for Parents)

This article describes how parents can use the new Lunch Ordering App (with Shopping Cart) to submit and pay for orders online on the QuickSchools Parent Portal. 

The summary of steps are as follows:

  • Go to the “Lunch Ordering” menu
  • Select a Student
  • Select Meal(s)
  • Click on the Shopping Cart to Check out
  • Click “Pay Now” and follow the checkout process
  • Enter Credit Card information (or select a previously saved credit card)
  • Confirm credit card details

Select a Student

The Lunch Ordering screen will list all students you have access to on the Parent Portal:

Click on a student to begin the process.

Select Meal(s)

This screen shows all the available meals to be purchased. Simply click on a the checkbox to add a meal to the shopping cart:

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Top 4 Tips on How Teachers Can Build Realistic Optimism this Year

As human beings, we tend to give more importance to negative experiences than to positive or neutral experiences. You are not alone, it’s our nature to fixate on bad news, a phenomenon known to psychologists as negativity bias. Sometimes we can’t help but focus on the negative even when they are insignificant compared to other positive instances. Why don’t we focus on having optimism?

Schools have been under enormous pressure to ensure that education for the students had as little disruption as possible when the Covid-19 outbreak began. Now that schools have been operating normally again, it is more important now than ever for school leaders to ensure the welfare of their students. Helping your students to be optimistic helps them to conquer obstacles and face any challenges in the future. Promoting realistic optimism in the classroom helps them to have positive role models. You and your fellow teachers can do this. Promoting optimism includes encouraging positive self-talk, encouraging your students to try out something new, teaching them to help others and appreciate them, and seeking joy even if they feel they can’t find it. 

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