July 2016  – Hooray for summer!

In July, completing the Summer Transition steps should be well underway.  These steps are mandatory and need to be completed by the end of the summer.  Without completing these steps, your system will not be functional for the next school year.

In addition to completing the Summer Transition steps, there are several other items that need to be addressed.  Here are those items: 

  • Complete Summer Transition Steps
  • Fill Teachers’ GradeBooks
  • Set Up the Master School Calendar
  • Define Quarter/Trimester Dates
  • Evaluate Grade Scales
  • Review ReportCards
  • Examine Schedule Codes
  • Edit Teacher Accounts*
  • Archive Finance Accounts* 
  • Set Up the Cafeteria Daily Menu*

 * = Only for schools who use these features

To stay on top of the many features and settings that need to be reviewed for the start of school, we have created a summer timeline, as well as a checklist for administrators, teachers, and parents. You can check these out by viewing the full Monthly Mentions Newsletter below.

HelpDesk is available to help guide you through these steps – just contact HelpDesk with an FDmail message or call our toll free number 866.805.3116.

FDusers, please go to our full newsletter for the complete list of what’s coming up this month.

With the new school year approaching, it is common to have many staff changes, including the addition of new teachers.  We’ve created a button that will allow you to assign all the courses from an existing teacher to a new teacher with one click!

Click the newsletter button below for more information.

Administrators: In FastDirect, there are two levels of inactive parents. The first level happens automatically when a student is moved to transfers or graduates. The second level, which is not mandatory, has to be done by an admin at the school. Click the newsletter button below to learn about the faster way to make parent accounts completely inactive.

Teachers: Want to find FastDirect’s login page quickly? Your smartphone or tablet’s home screen isn’t just for apps. Whatever platform you’re using, you can pin your favorite websites to your home screen so you can quickly access them.

Parents: Keeping your contact information up-to-date is extremely helpful for the school, especially in the case of an emergency. To view and edit your information, simply click ‘View/Edit Parent Information’ at the top of your Home page.

Read more by clicking the newsletter button below.


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