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Students Not Enrolled into Subjects

October 3, 2019

If you run a school with rolling admissions, where students can join in the middle of the semester, it might be helpful to run a report in QuickSchools to identify students who have not yet been enrolled into any subjects. So to facilitate this, we’ve created a new Summary Report called “Students Not Enrolled into Subjects/Sections”:

Running the report simply shows a list of students:

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Interventions App

October 2, 2019

We have just released the new Interventions app in the QuickSchools app store. This app allows you to track notes and files related to academic interventions for students:

You can also use this app to track notes or details on student information that may be specific to your school such as Immigration/VISA information, logging parent communications, etc.

When adding interventions you can track start/end dates, notes, attachments and intervention type:

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Privacy Shield

October 1, 2019

As an online software provider, the security and privacy of your data is super important. QuickSchools does not share your data with third party vendors without your expressed consent. To that effect, we have certified ourselves with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). Details below:

We are looking to certify with the Student Privacy Pledge too. You can see a current list of signatories here:

Expect to see us on this list of signatories in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policies, please feel free to chat with us, or send us an email.

New Release: Sprint E17

September 30, 2019

The latest Sprint E17 QuickSchools release are mostly minor improvements and bug fixes. Here’s a list: 

  • Display “School Roles” by default when “School Profile” initially loads
  • Move Intervention App to App Store (to be announced later this week)
  • Show Subject Abbreviation in Class Discussions (See below)
  • Labelling support for “Discipline” and Lesson Plan “Summary”
  • Move Delete function to bottom of Actions dropdown for Teachers and Students
  • Transcript Configuration for “4 Quarters rolled-up into 2 Semesters” bug fix
  • Transcript Option to “Hide current year/semester in progress” bug fix
  • Bug fixes to Messaging and Private Messaging (from previous Sprint)
  • Fixes to new Submit to Report Cards Function introduced in previous Sprint
  • Fixes to Axiom Integration Files for SFTP

Subject Abbreviation in Class Discussions

In line with previous improvements to show the Subject Abbreviation in Subject lists for Messaging, we’ve introduced the same change for the Class Discussion module:

Subject List includes Subject Abbreviation from Class Discussions

This is particularly important for teachers who teach multiple sections of the same subject, where the only way to differentiate 2 sections is by the subject abbreviation.

New Admin & Principal Meetings

September 27, 2019
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If you are a new principal or administrator using Quickschools for the first time, we’d like to invite you to schedule a free training session. In your account, you may have noticed the following announcement that was posted today:

This announcement will be available over the next 2 weeks. In order to schedule a meeting, click either the red “Request Form” button, or the “CLICK HERE” link, to complete the form:

We hope to get you up to speed with all of the available features in your account. We’d also like to take this opportunity to learn about the features you are interested in, as well as gather any feedback you may have about your current experiences with Quickschools.

Do note that a typical meeting can range between 20-40 minutes. If you are unavailable to meet, please click here for a helpful guide.

Teacher Attendance App

September 26, 2019

Attendance data management is not just about the students – it’s also for teachers. To create a holistic view of attendance statistics, attendance tracking extends to the entire ecosystem of the school. This means for your teachers too. 

The Teacher Attendance App essentially allows you to:

  • Take attendance for all your teachers in your school
  • Tabulates an attendance history so you can see a summary of attendance for the active semester
  • 3 types of attendance available (present, absent, tardy) 

Configuring Access

Here you can configure access for the Teacher Attendance  App depending on which users you want to be able to take attendance for the teachers. Only users who have been configured here will see this app appear on their menu. 

Taking Attendance

Just like taking attendance for students, the Teacher Attendance App works in a similar way. Just click the “Take Attendance” button and begin tracking your teachers. 

 Once the app is installed, it will automatically pull the teacher names and auto populate them into the app.

Just click on any of the 3 predefined options (present, absent, tardy) and the status will update from “not yet taken” to your selected option. 

Hit the “clear” button to change the status back to “not yet taken”. This is useful if you’ve accidentally pressed the wrong button or incorrectly marked attendance for any particular teacher. 

Viewing Attendance History 

So now that you’ve taken attendance, you can see the attendance summary per teacher for the active semester. This is a valuable snapshot for your school to identify teacher absenteeism for your active semester.

Your feedback is always valuable for us to serve you better. So do drop us a message to share your thoughts via the chat function or write to us at: support@quickschools.com! We hope this app comes in handy and look forward to hearing from you.

Custom Attendance Codes

September 24, 2019

The Custom Attendance Codes app has been in the QuickSchools App Store for several years now. The app itself has not changed much, but there are a couple new features to mention. So we thought we’d revisit this app and it’s functionality.

The Custom Attendance Codes app essentially allows you to

  • Create additional attendance codes specific to your school
  • Allow teachers to use custom attendance codes while taking attendance
  • Note/record attendance codes to be applied in the future
  • Inform teaches of applied attendance codes when taking attendance

Configuring Access

The Attendance Codes app essentially has 2 components that in combination can address the scenarios above, and these are (1) the Attendance Codes themselves, and (2) a Daily Status which is essentially the application of the Attendance Code on a date range. When configuring the app, you can keep these components purely for administrators, or you can allow teachers to view them on their Attendance roster:

Configure Access to the Attendance Codes App

Custom Attendance Codes

Users with administrative access to the Attendance Codes app will have the ability to view/edit Attendance Codes under the “Codes” submenu (under the main “Attendance” menu):

Manage Custom Attendance Codes for your School

When adding/editing an Attendance Code, the following fields are available to you:

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