June 2016  – Saying goodbye to 2015-2016!

In June, schools most of our schools have finished the school year and are winding down for the summer. For those schools that are still in session, here are some items that may need to be addressed:

  • Closing input for 4th mid-quarter reports
  • Opening up teacher input for 4th quarter report cards
  • Closing 4th quarter report cards when teachers have finished importing grades

Some schools also have a ‘Semester 2’ and/or a ‘Final’ column on their report cards.  If this has been set-up at your school, then you will need to open up input for those grading periods as well.

Summer Transition! Time to get ready for the end of the school year!

We have turned on the steps for the Summer Transition process, which appear at the top of your Home screen.  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.  HelpDesk is available to help guide you through these steps and move you forward to 2016-2017.

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

The Lunch Statistics Report now has a column to show how many students were present for each day. This can be helpful when calculating what percentage of your students are eating a specific lunch menu item.

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Administrators: Your smartphone or tablet’s home screen isn’t just for apps. You can pin your FastDirect login page to your home screen so you can quickly access your school’s portal.

Teachers: Saving your ‘sent’ messages in FastDirect can help provide a paper trail for all FDmail correspondences. Also, when you click Sent FDmail, you have the option to ‘Select all’ so that you can mark all of your sent messages as ‘Never Delete’.

Parents: The latest blog post talks about the importance of reading over the summer for your middle school students (plus a reading list!).

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