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Table of Contents


Overview of SIS Data Areas .............................................................................................. 4
Unique Features in the School Information System...................................................... 13
Student Data Management in Detail ............................................................................... 16
   System Security ........................................................................................................... 16
   Student Demographics and Class Database ................................................................ 19
   Test Score Data ........................................................................................................... 24
   Instant Email Notification ............................................................................................. 25
   Profile .......................................................................................................................... 25
   Parent Contact Log ...................................................................................................... 27
   Data Grid ..................................................................................................................... 27
   Attendance................................................................................................................... 30
   Grade Reporting .......................................................................................................... 33
   Career Path ................................................................................................................. 40
   Student Schedules ....................................................................................................... 41
   Student Random Scheduling ....................................................................................... 43
   Student Scheduling—Elementary ................................................................................ 49
   Medical Records .......................................................................................................... 52
   Curriculum Database ................................................................................................... 55
   Special Services Module .............................................................................................. 66
   Lunch Accounting Management ................................................................................... 68
   Student Fines and Fees ............................................................................................... 70
   SIS Classroom Network ............................................................................................... 71
   Teacher Grade Book .................................................................................................... 79
   Curriculum Competency Tracking ................................................................................ 83
   SIS School Web Directory............................................................................................ 85
   SIS Parent Link ............................................................................................................ 88
   PDA Download Utility ................................................................................................... 92
   Photo ID System .......................................................................................................... 93
   PDF Permanent Records and On-Line Transcript Storage........................................... 95
   Central Office Solutions ............................................................................................... 96
   Family Database .......................................................................................................... 99
System Requirements ................................................................................................... 102
   Workstation ................................................................................................................ 102
   Network Server Requirements ................................................................................... 102
   SIS Packages ............................................................................................................ 102
   Types of License ........................................................................................................ 103
School Information Systems References ..................................................................... 103
SIS Student Data Management




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                     School Information Systems
               Student Data Management




School Information System (SISk12) is a comprehensive student data
management (SDM) software program designed for public schools in the state
of Missouri. SIS, Inc. has been providing Missouri school districts with
administrative software solutions since 1983. SISk12 is designed to address
the data management challenges of school personnel at all levels in a secure
environment, to adhere to The Missouri Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education (DESE) requirements, to provide accurate information for
better data driven decisions, and to enable better relations between district,
parents, and the community. SISk12 is utilized by more 40 percent of the
districts in Missouri.


Overview of SIS Data Areas
The SISK12 Student Data Management system tracks data on all areas of
student operations. A brief synopsis of each of these areas is given below.
Detailed information is provided in the remainder of this document.


Student Demographics Maintain and track student names, photos,
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addresses, primary and non-house hold parent information, emergency contact
information, A+ eligibility data, attendance, IEP information, email recipient
data, access to data from previous years, and much more. Screens and fields
are completely customizable to suit your building or district needs.




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Transportation Tracking Maintain information for: Track student bus
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pickup points and times, bus routes, and bus numbers. You can easily
generate bus rosters, with or without student photos, for bus drivers, teachers,
or any other staff member in your building. Flexible import and export
capabilities.


TT   Database Data Grid Generate unlimited database reports with this
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multi functional tool. It allows reporting from multiple databases, exporting to
MS Office products, creating club or team groups, maintaining database
information, and more. Create reports, forms templates, letters with digitized
signatures, district datasheets, labels, and rolodex cards. Edit reports across
multiple databases and save them for future use.


Attendance Daily attendance can be scanned, keyed in, or entered by
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teachers from the classroom (requires a network and computer in each
classroom). Attendance is accumulated by the number of minutes per day for
each student. The state requires attendance by hours, making our attendance
tracking even more accurate than the state requires. SISK12 also tracks
special after school attendance for DESE approved programs.

State Required Reports Quickly generate information for all Core Data
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reporting cycles, also including Enrollment Analysis, Students Enrolled All
Year, and Average Daily Attendance. These state required reports are always
current with state requirements. You can also create customized attendance
reports as they are needed, such as Today’s Possible Errors to help you find
potential attendance problems, or Teacher Summary Preview to provide each
teacher with a recap to their desktop of current day attendance in their classes.


Student Grades Process student grades and create report cards by terms,
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quarters, and/or semesters including mid-term progress grades. Exam grades
may be included. The grade reporting system can be configured for a 4.0 or
11.0 scale (even percentile grades if needed).




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Grade Reporting Create grade distribution reports by percentage for each
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teacher’s class. Get a list of students with all A’s or F’s. Choose from two types
of transcripts for student grades: a transcript label for placement in the
student file folder, and an on-line transcript that summarizes all grades for
each year by semester that the student has completed. The on-line transcript
may include a student profile on U.S. and Missouri Constitution information,
participation in activities, honors and awards a student has received and more.
Include test scores for SAT, ACT, PLAN, PSAT and MAP. An electronic signature
makes it an official authorized transcript.


Graduation Credit Summary Provide students with a complete credit
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check on credits required for graduation, credits completed and those which
need to be earned for graduation. Multiple graduation requirement tables can
be created to handle different requirements for different grade levels.


Elementary On-Line Report Card Give Empower classroom teachers
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and traveling specialists with the ability to mark student achievement on a
customized electronic report card from their school or home computers. The
school administrator has the ability to view and print all students’ report card
data. GLE or objective based report cards are available.

Visual Interactive Random Scheduling Develop your building’s
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master schedule. The Master Scheduler electronic board allows you to interact
with the system as it develops or assists you with developing your building’s
Master Schedule. SISK12 takes student’s course requests or requests from a
student’s 4 year plan and staffing into account and handles year-long,
semester, quarter or exploratory classes. You can also block schedule courses
using SISK12 for most methods: alternate days of the week, alternating weeks
or modified block schedules. You can even schedule multi-hour and Vocational
Education program block courses. Team teaching can also be scheduled using
SISK12.



Class and Subject Database Use the SISK12 Class Master Database
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to create and maintain the class offerings for your building. Give elementary


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school staff an up-to-date room directory and teacher list. The class database
keeps you in touch with the various courses offered in your school, the number
of sections for each class, and the assigned instructors. Data includes credits,
weights, departments, room numbers, plus other available fields. It has the
capacity to cross-reference course offerings with the Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education (DESE) curriculum guide (Core Data). Quick
printouts can be generated for student photo rosters and class master listings.


Profile Records Maintain a detailed account of student discipline,
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honors, awards, and activities (i.e. violent crimes, now required by the Safe
Schools Act). SISK12 tracks events with reports available on incidents, dates of
occurrences, which staff reported the events and actions taken. Specific profile
reports or letters can be created for administrative or parental use.


Medical Records Keep track of student immunizations, medications,
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medical conditions, physician’s information, hearing, vision, and spinal
screenings, physical and dental exams, restrictions, student and nurse
comprehensive appointment history, pregnancy, and case manager
information. Immunization compliance, daily medications and other reports or
letters can be created for use by administrators or parents.


Locker Management Tracking System Assign locker numbers to
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students, maintain locker combinations, and track the condition of the locker
(i.e. damaged, reserved, etc.). You may also generate and maintain up to six
generations of numbers for lockers in each building for locker combinations
that can be rolled over for the next year. The system works for built-in and
external locks.


Student At-Risk Factors Track at-risk factors for students with special
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needs or who are at risk of dropping out of school. Factors include excessive
absences, low GPA, and various other identifiers that you create based on your
district’s criteria. Building resource officers will find this information useful.




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Parent Contact Log Document contact with students’ parents,
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guardians or other family members, and/or child protective professionals.
Administrators can view all contact information recorded by teachers and other
SISK12 users. This is a very useful tool for counselors.


Lunch Accounting Management Track student meal purchases and
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account deposits. Quickly identify students using bar-coded ID cards, PIN
Keypads, or a Finger Print ID device and accurately charge students according
to their Free, Reduced or Paid lunch status. Generate meal count reports and
accurate deposit records for cashiers. Collection sheets can be used for
tracking meals paid for in the classroom. Daily electronic meal counts are
possible with SISK12 Classroom Network. Note: Additional scanning
equipment is needed for scanning of the lunch data.


Family Free and Reduced Application Processing Database,
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Direct Certification Process all Family Free and Reduced applications
and allow SISK12 to use state guidelines in determining who qualifies for Free
or Reduced meals. Use the Direct Certification disks from the state to
automatically mark qualifying students as Free. Quickly print all letters
pertaining to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, including Direct
Certification letters, Approved and Denied letters, and Verification letters. Send
data to buildings to update students’ Free/Reduced information.


Fines and Fees Monitor and maintain specific accounts for any type of
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student fines and fees associated with normal student activities. Track student
dues, club fees, book deposits, library fines, etc. Reports and letters can be
generated to keep administrative staff and parents up-to-date on student
accounts.


Classroom Network Give teachers access to their own Parent Contact
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Logs (see above) and authorized student data. Teacher can create seating
charts, report of end-of-term grades, daily attendance and meal counts from
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can be entered into the grade-reporting file. Note: Classroom Network requires
a network and a computer in each classroom.


Teacher Grade Book Provides teachers with a flexible tool for electronic
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tracking of daily assignment, homework, lab, quiz, test grades, and GLE’s or
objectives. Calculate progress, quarter and semester grades. Class rosters in
this module are updated automatically. Flexible reporting tool produces
Progress Reports and grid style reports used for posting grades, generating
lists, and comparing data. Teachers can access a take-home utility to work on
their Grade Books at home and then update the data when they return to
school. Final quarter and semester grades can be imported to the grade-
reporting file in the main office when teachers are ready. Note: Teacher Grade
Book requires purchase of Classroom Network (see above).


Cu  Curriculum / Instruction/ Assessment Maintain a district
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curriculum database of district objectives, GLE’s and measurable learner
objectives linked to the Show Me Goals and Standards (part I). Whether your
school district is involved in Missouri’s A+ Schools or Career Tech. Ed.
Programs, or you wish to track student mastery of curriculum objectives, this
simple-to-use yet powerful module is used to build, maintain, and report the
district’s curriculum data. Teacher’s use their grade book to easily link and
record each student’s performance or mastery of objectives (part II). Included is
a take-home utility that will allow teachers to take their class roster
information home, enter data and update their curriculum data when they
return to school.


On-Line Four-Year Plan The 4-Year Plan can be a useful tool for the
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counselor and student in the generation of an individualized curriculum. This
feature allows the development of a framework of courses to help the student
focus on and continually reevaluate a specified career path.


Career Pathways The Career Path Database exists to help students and
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counselors in the selection of a high school course of study that will best meet
the student’s chosen career path. Each student can select a Career Path and a



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4-year academic plan that includes those courses that will meet both
graduation and career requirements.


Test Scores/Assessment Tracking Import test scores for SAT, ACT,
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PLAN, PSAT and MAP test directly into your SISK12 database. SISK12 will
track the dates and results of multiple test scores imported directly from the
testing center’s data file. This data can appear, by option, on student
transcripts. (Student Assessment Module–TBA.)




Elementary On-line Report Card: Allow classroom teachers,
as well as traveling specialists, to mark students’
achievement on a customized electronic report card. Test
Scores/Assessment Tracking: Import test scores for SAT,
ACT, PLAN, PSAT and MAP tests directly into your SIS
database. SIS will track the dates and results of multiple
test scores imported directly from the testing center’s data
file. You may opt for this data to appear on student
transcripts. (Student Assessment Module -TBA)
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Photo ID System Take student and staff photos directly from within
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SISK12. Photos automatically become part of the SISK12 Database for display
on demographic screens, lunch POS screens, teacher classroom screens, for
class and bus rosters, and for many other uses. Create plastic credit card-style
or laminated IDs w/ photos, barcodes, school logos, customized text, and
student data.




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T   Special Services Keep records regarding special services provided to
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students such as counseling, gifted education programs, remedial math and
reading, and more.


Special Education Core Data Tracking Track services provided,
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handicaps, case managers, special services teachers, placement calculated by
minutes per week, and much more information needed for reporting in the
December Core Data Cycle.


IEP Full Document Create IEPs directly within SISK12. This secure,
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electronic document is populated wherever possible with information from the
student’s record. A combination of simple pick and click data entry, free text
boxes and drop down menus make IEP writing easier than ever. When printed,
this document, along with all associated IEP forms, is complete and ready for
submission. Electronic approval pushes Core Data from the IEP to the
database for accurate reporting.


PDA Download Utility Carry SISK12 student demographic information
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and student schedules on your Palm Pilot or other PDA. Quickly access data
while walking throughout the building. Easily ensure student emergency
contact information is at hand when on field trips and at away games.


PDF Permanent Records and On-Line Transcript Storage
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Create individual PDF files to store each student’s demographic information,
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full transcript, and other data. PDF files can be burned to CDs for future
access.


Instant Email Notification Automatically send email to notify parents
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of their children’s daily absences and discipline infractions. Send email with an
attached PDF file of report cards, student schedules, and many other uses. Use
email to take the place of any system letter normally generated by SISK12 (step
letters, lunch account balances, medical letters, etc).




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School Web Directory Create district web pages that provide
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information on courses offered, course instructors, and course curriculum.
Teacher publication provides teacher contact information for parents, and
homework assignments can be posted to the web.


SIS Parent Link Empower parents to access timely information about
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their child’s progress in school via their web browser. This Internet-ready
program gives parents access to grades, attendance, lunch account
information, fines and fees, discipline, and even their child’s teacher with a
click of the mouse.


Central Office Module Merge students from all of the buildings in your
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district into one fileset for multiple purposes. Analyze your district-wide data
such as student demographics, attendance, grades, test scores, and more.
Generate district mailings for bond issues, policy changes, Board of Education
elections, newsletters and other important information. Gather district Core
Data for reporting to DESE.




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Unique Features in the School
Information System
   Each module of SISK12 described above ties together in a central
   student database, so there is no need to retype the same student data
   over and over again.

   All SISK12 modules come with preformatted reports that may be
   launched from the menus. Reports may be printed utilizing specific
   options to fit your immediate needs.

   The Data Grid report generator gives you to access all data within your
   system for creating various reports in a spreadsheet format. Information
   can be saved as reports, templates, groups of names, or exported as
   ASCII files. Outputs include Rolodex cards, mailing labels, letters, data
   sheets, and virtually any other report that your school might need.

   Easy to use system of screens allows the user to navigate through the
   data and functions using your mouse, keyboard, or function keys. "Hot
   keys" allow you to jump to commonly used areas of SISK12.

   The Administrative Network Version for LANs allows “real-time” sharing
   of student data between administrators, counselors, nurses and others of
   demographics, attendance, profile (discipline), medical, fines and fees,
   grade reporting, lunch accounting, scheduling, and more.

   A Classroom Network Version is available for LANs and extends sharing
   of "real-time" student data to teachers in the classroom. Teachers access
   student demographics and contribute attendance, curriculum, term
   grades, Grade Book data and more.

   Two levels of security are built-in for each SISK12 user. The first is a
   unique user ID and password required to log into the SISK12 system.
   Both components are required just to get into the program. The second
   level of security is the assignment of SISK12 privileges (permissions) to



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each user set. Permissions are set individually to allow just the right
access for each individual’s daily responsibilities. This makes for a user-
friendly method of managing the work flow while maintaining control and
protecting student data.

Groups of names can be created for students for various organizations,
clubs, sports, and teams in your school. This facilitates easy and
accurate printing of reports for attendance, grades, mailing labels, and
letters for a multitude of requests made by administrators and
parent/teacher organizations.

Track schedule changes by date of change, and user ID. View the
number of changes per day.

No need to memorize course numbers. Use the building’s electronic
master schedule to easily add and drop classes. With the ability to
search by periods, capacity, days, teacher, and room number, scheduling
new students is a snap.

Track excessive student absences in your building using the attendance
step system. Track up to five break points and generate a report daily (if
needed) for review. You may also create and print letters notifying
parents of excessive absences. SISK12 letters can be mailed or sent via
email.

Use the Special Attendance feature to keep attendance on after school
remedial programs, Saturday programs, and students coming to the
district periodically for special services or classes. Additional attendance
acquired through DESE-approved programs can be reported for
reimbursement.

Design and customize data screens and fields to meet the needs of your
district and individual buildings. Assign special "lookup tables" to any
field to ensure consistent and accurate data entry.

Our automated A+ tracking screen has been designed to track required
A+ information using the SISK12 database.




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SISK12’s integrated and mobile Teacher Grade Gook and Curriculum
Tracking modules automatically update class rosters and allow teachers
to enter information in the classroom or at home.

The Graduation Credit Summary provides students and counselors with
a complete credit check on credits required for graduation. Include
credits that have been completed and which credits are still needed for
graduation.




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Student Data Management in Detail
The following sections of this document are designed to give you a
comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of the SISK12 Student Data
Management System. It is filled with descriptions, software screen shots, report
samples and more. Please browse to learn more about the system in general or
focus in on a particular function or module.




System Security
All SISK12 users have a unique User ID and Password. Without a valid User ID
or Password, there is no way to go beyond the log in screen. Your User ID will
determine which functions you can operate, what information you can view,
and what data you can modify.

Log In Screen




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System
Security




SISK12-SDM is a MS Windows™ and Internet ready product, so your users
never need to leave the program to work with other programs. This system
takes advantage of Internet technology by sending, accessing and updating
information via the Internet.

Simple cascading menus accessed with the mouse make for simple and
efficient navigation through the system. Electronic bulletins can be created and
posted daily for all administrative and classroom users.

SISK12 Main Menu




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Student Demographics and Class Database
The SISK12 Database is the engine of the system. It contains the core
information needed for all other SISK12 modules. This database is comprised
of two relational components: the Student Demographic Database and Class
Master Database.

Some basic information contained in the Student Demographic Database
includes:
     Student name, address, and phone numbers
     Primary and secondary parent information
     Enrollment status and residency in the district
     First date of enrollment and withdrawal date
     Courses, subjects, teachers, and room numbers for the student
     Special services students are receiving
     Locker assignments and combinations
     Student bus numbers, pickup times, and pickup points
     Food Service tracking for free, reduced, or full-pay meals
     Emergency contact name, address, and phone number
     Student photos
     A+ tracking information for A+ Schools
     Student Exit Status report for Vo-Tech Schools
     IEP Data accessible to authorized personnel
     Email addresses of parents and students
     Test Scores
     Additional data screens and fields you can create

Basic data in the Class Master Database includes:
     Name, number and department of each subject
     Number of sections offered for each subject
     Period and semester class is scheduled to meet


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      Name of Teacher assigned to the class
      Credit earned, weights, and type (honors, advanced) for each subject
      Teacher teams
      Linked classes, such as science classes and labs

The Demographic and Class Databases linked information together to form a
comprehensive picture of what happens when a student is in school. Data
needs to be entered only once and all other modules of SISK12 access the data
from these two relational databases.

You can quickly locate where a student is (or should be) during the school day,
access historical data from previous years, see medical information in case of
emergency, find emergency phone numbers for each student, and more. Plus
you have access to additional modules—Medical, Profile (Discipline) and Lunch
Accounting to name a few—from the basic demographic screen, including the
ability to open and view multiple screens simultaneously.


Student Demographics
The following screens show some of the basic information kept for each
student. Each screen in SISK12 can be modified to exclude data your school
doesn’t track. You can also create additional screens and fields to house
information we haven’t included. The possibilities for customizing SISK12 to
meet your specific tracking needs are endless!

Student Demographic Screen




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Two Parent Information screens are provided for students with parents living in
separate households. These screens put vital contact information for parents
and emergency contacts at your fingertips. The second household can be
flagged to receive the same mailings as the primary parents.
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Primary (Household) Parent Information




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The menu bar at the top of each screen gives you easy access to all of the tools
and information you need to maintain and report student data. With the proper
permissions, granted by you, users can access:
      Full-year course schedules              Special attendance
      Current year’s attendance               Profile/Discipline records
      and enrollment history                  Lunch Account information
      Current grade points,                   Course Requests
      credits, GPA, and letter
      grades                                  At-Risk Factors

      Medical records                         Test Scores

      Fines & Fees                            Career Pathways

      Locker Management                       Special Education Data

      Parent Contact Log                      Mastery of curriculum
                                              objectives
      4-Year Plan
      Current day attendance




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From any location within SISK12, you can print context-specific reports. For
example, while viewing a student’s attendance history data, you can print
average daily attendance (ADA) or history reports, official records, and more.
You can even print letters with mailing labels or envelopes directly from the
student demographic screens.


Class Master Database
The Class Master Database is used to identify the subjects offered. It tells
where, when, and by whom each course is taught and the amount of credit
earned upon its successful completion. Some subjects should only be taken
after the successful completion of others. This feature allows the user to mark
those subjects and identify which subjects are prerequisite.
Test Score Data
Import and maintain test scores for SAT, ACT, PLAN, PSAT and MAP test
directly into your SISK12 database. Assess student performance by analyzing
test scores, GPA and curriculum competencies to create a formula for success.
SISK12 tracks the dates and results of multiple test scores while displaying
only the most recent scores on this screen. Test score data is imported directly
from the testing center’s data file and can not be changed, making it official
when printed, by user option, on student transcripts.

Test Score Screen




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Instant Email Notification
Use email to send any system letter normally generated by SISK12 (step letters,
medical letters, etc). Automatically notify parents of daily absences and request
verification via email. Save material, postage and labor costs by sending emails
with attached PDF report cards. Use email to notify parents of discipline
infractions, lunch account balances and more.

Email Screen




Profile
The SISK12 Profile module facilitates the tracking of three components of a
student’s profile: Activities, Honors and Awards, and Discipline. Each student
record can contain a virtually unlimited number of Profile records. Profile
records can be reported for multiple years.

Quickly create accurate and detailed Discipline records by selecting predefined
codes for infractions and their resulting consequences. Infraction codes can be
flagged as “violent” for the purpose of tallying incidents in accordance with the
Safe Schools Act and your Gun Free School policies.

Incidents resulting in suspensions from school are tallied for Core Data
reporting and recorded in the Attendance module to be used on the specified
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Example of Student Disciple Records:




Activity records define student participation in school clubs, athletics,
academic teams, and other school related activities. Honors and Awards
records highlight special recognition students have received during their
academic careers. Activities and Honors and Awards records may be included
on the student’s On-Line Transcript.

At any time, letters can be printed for any students. Letters can include
specified entries in their Profile records. Database information can be merged
into the letter to make it more personalized. You can create various letters for
any discipline infraction.




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Parent Contact Log
Document contact with students’ parents, guardians or other family members,
and/or child protective professionals on a daily basis if needed. Only
administrators can view all contacts for building.




Data Grid
The Data Grid provides unlimited potential with a multi-functional and multi-
database, cross-reference reporting tool. Create customized database reports,
templates, reports from each module, database maintenance, mailing labels,
envelopes, rolodex cards, letters, export and global replace data, create a group
of names, clubs or sports teams, email information, create a PDF file for
permanent storage, and more. Also, the data grid provides spreadsheet-type
functions such as displaying data in rows and columns or selecting the rows
you want to utilize.

The Selection Criteria function allows the user to define and manage the list of
students who are displayed.




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The available fields may be displayed in the order they appear on the screen or
sorted into alphabetical order. Select the fields by highlighting the item and
double clicking on it. The selected fields will be added to the list of “Fields and
Selections In-Use”.

You then set the logical connector, = (equal to), < (less than), > (greater than),
and/or, and more and the value to test, or match, in the next box.




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Column Setup controls what data and or what databases to use, and in what
format that data is displayed.




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Attendance
Each building creates its own daily class schedule with information on which
periods meet on which days of the week (Monday-Saturday) and for how many
minutes each period meets (it can vary from period-to-period and day-to-day).
SISK12 uses these settings for the entire school year and allows for days
shortened due to weather, testing, or holidays.

SISK12 keeps a school calendar, which will constantly change and does not
have to be entered manually. Instead it grows dynamically as the school year
progresses, adding those dates to the calendar on which attendance was
actually taken. On weekdays, a holiday, or on snow days, attendance is not
taken so these days are not included in your calendar.

Attendance can be marked daily or hourly for individual students or by
classroom. In the case of daily marking of attendance you can mark student
absences with a wide variety of attendance codes.




Hourly attendance can be entered using a scanning device and classroom scan
sheet. Teachers receive a pre-printed sheet for each class period containing all
their students’ names for that hour. Teachers simply bubble in an “A” or a “T”

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to mark the student absent or tardy. Teachers spend only seconds per class
marking absent students.

The sheets can be scanned every hour or accumulated and scanned every 2-3
hours or even just once a day. SISK12 keeps track of which sheets have been
scanned to generate a listing of outstanding sheets.

SISK12 classroom network is designed to have a computer in every classroom.
Attendance can be entered directly from each classroom computer. The
attendance office then simply verifies that the attendance has been marked and
posts the daily attendance from the main office. (See classroom attendance and
grade reporting for visual)

SISK12 can email attendance information to notify the parents of their child’s
daily unexcused absences or excessive absences. Exporting of attendance
information into third-party auto dialer software allows the attendance office to
notify the home of students too.

A wide variety of attendance reports may be printed, including:
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An attendance summary for the day, including all periods for all students (in
any order; by name, grade, counselor, etc.) with optional phone numbers.
      A potential class-cut list showing students who were present in some
      classes but had unexcused absences in others.

      A teacher summary preview or end-of-day teacher’s re-cap.

      One 8.5” x 11” page per teacher (sorted by teacher name) showing all
      students for each teacher that had any attendance activity and all
      Add/Drops from their classes. Teachers do not have to search through
      the entire school listing to find their students.

      An unlimited number of attendance history reports, allowing
      administrators to look at attendance.

      Reports showing students with “X” or other absence types within a given
      date range.

      An attendance “step system” which can be setup to monitor student
      attendance at up to five levels of absences and produce a form letter
      automatically for each student telling parents about the school
      attendance policy with the level the student has reached.


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      Attendance history totals by teacher showing classroom year-to-date,
      semester-to-current-date, or quarter-to-current date totals.

      Average Daily Attendance and Enrollment Analysis (both required by the
      state). These state reports are built into the system. The average daily
      attendance (ADA) report calculates the average attendance for your
      students as required by Missouri law for funding. The ADA report meets
      all state specifications for attendance reporting. You can also create
      customized attendance reports if they are needed such as today’s
      possible errors to help you find potential attendance problems.


Special Attendance: Many districts have indicated they need to keep
attendance on:
                                                                                 Formatted: Style Bullet + Bookman Old Style
      After school programs                                                      SDM Bullets, Space Before: 6 pt

      Saturday programs
      A student that comes to the district every once in a while

The special attendance grid provides a simple log of: Dates, Students, Min
Present, Min Possible, and Comments. Any information added for a student will
be added to the ADA report that includes those dates if desired.




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Grade Reporting
The grade-reporting module is extremely flexible, supporting virtually all types
of school grading systems. Grade reporting may be performed for the normal
ten-week reports including quarter, exam and semester grades as well as the
optional five-week mid-term/progress reports.

The grade reporting system is totally integrated with the SISK12 Database and
Attendance modules so that repetitive data entry is not necessary. Grade entry
for keyboard or scan sheets are generated from your existing class roster
information.

Student Grade Information Screen:




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Grades: Full View




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Grades: By-Term




Teachers mark (keyboard) or bubble student grades and any comments next to
the name on the sheet or screen. Once grades are collected by manual entry or
scanned and GPAs are calculated, report cards can be printed.

Keyboard Entry




The SISK12 grade-reporting module allows for grading accuracy as well as
saving time for teachers and clerical staff.




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Specific features provided by the grade reporting module include:
                                                                                  Formatted: Style Bullet + Bookman Old Style
      Two grading systems (letter grades or percentile grades)                    SDM Bullets, Space Before: 6 pt

      GPA based on 11.0 or 4.0 scale
      Grade point scale weighting performed for any selected subjects
      Options for Citizenship or effort grades in addition to the letter/percentile
      grades
      A school-maintained bank of teacher comments given in addition to the
      letter-grade and citizenship comments (an unlimited number of
      comments can be maintained)
      Optional Scan-sheet entry (Optical Mark read with #2 lead pencil) for
      simple and efficient grade collection
      Automatic posting of attendance information to the grade reporting
      modules
      Honor rolls, class ranks (for quarter, semester, and cumulative), failure
      lists, complete grade master listings and grade distribution analysis by
      teacher, subject, or department
      A myriad of grade reporting reports, such as:

In addition to Report Cards, you can print complete on-line transcripts and
transcript labels at any time.

Select from various menu items to include information such as: A+ status, US
and Missouri constitution, Activities, and Honors and Awards. ACT and SAT
options will be available soon.

A graduation requirements report that shows all student courses by
department, department’s minimum credit, and additional credits needed for
that department. This report is extremely useful to the students, parents, and
counselors.




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Elementary Grade Reporting
There are two types of SISK12 Grade Cards available for Elementary Schools. A
combination of these two types of report cards can be used within the same
elementary fileset. In both types, teachers can enter grades for every term, and
track their students’ progress. The names of students enrolled in the selected
class will be displayed alphabetically to the left of the grid for grade marking.
Grades entered during any previous grade cycle can be displayed here but
cannot be modified.

Teachers can only access the Grades End of Term function during times that
are specified by office personnel.

Elementary Core Subjects Report Card
In this one-page report card, students receive one grade for each subject. This
style report card allows progress, term and semester grades to be recorded. A
second grid containing behavioral objectives or social skills can be added.
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level. Teacher comments are written in free-form style and listed at the bottom
of this report. Please see the first of the attached samples.

For those teachers using SISK12 Teacher Grade Book, grades can be imported
with a simple click of the mouse. Teacher’s free-style comments can be checked
for spelling before publishing. Like grades, comments from previous terms can
be viewed using the Comments menu, but they cannot be altered.




Elementary Customized Report Card
The Customized Report Card, also referred to as the Elementary Mastery
Listing, allows for marking the competencies for each subject taught. This
usually results in a multi-page report card that can be designed by SISK12 to
meet your specifications. Grades are reported quarterly. Many samples are
provided for your perusal. We have included one-page examples, multi-page
examples, and examples printed in duplex fashion. The Elementary
Customized Report Card is not currently designed to import grades from
SISK12 Teacher Grade Book.

Using this module, classroom teachers, including traveling specialists, have the
ability to mark and comment on students’ achievement on a customized
electronic report card that is both portable and printable. The school
administrator can view and print, but not modify, students’ report card data.




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These report cards more closely resemble curriculum or competency tracking
than traditional secondary level end-of-term grade reporting. The report card
content and marking conventions may be customized to each grade level and
each district’s needs, providing a graphic demonstration of each student’s
progress and a clear statement of a district’s goals.

A variety of printing formats (including landscape and front and back printing
options) provides both an attractive vehicle as the basis for parent/teacher
discussion and straightforward copy for the permanent record. It may include a
cover sheet or title page that can be used for administrative messages, a school
logo or artwork, or other district or building information.




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Career Path
The career path database exists to help students and counselors in the
selection of a high school course of study that will best meet the student’s
chosen goal. Each student can select a Career Path and a 4-year academic plan
that includes those courses that will meet both graduation and career
requirements.




A sample career path database is provided and contains 6 pre-defined career
paths. Those career paths include career groups that in turn encompass
specific occupations or jobs.
The 6 career paths are displayed on red lines and within each of these career
paths are career groups that are displayed on yellow lines, and within each of
the career groups are specific occupations on white lines.




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Student Schedules
On-line access to the building master schedule allows counselors to make
schedule changes easily. It provides information on class availability,
curriculum (objectives), period and semester(s) offered, active class rosters for
each semester(s), and more. This screen allows you to print a student’s
schedule if another copy is needed.




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Course Assignment (student schedule) Screen




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Student Random Scheduling
The Visual Interactive Schedule Builder and Schedule Students into Master
Schedule function is one of the most powerful and flexible functions created. It
can handle a typical two-semester/four-quarter school year as well as schools
with 6-term years. Any special requirements such as multi-hour block
scheduling, attached labs, and teaching teams are also handled efficiently.

Course request for the coming year can be entered in a variety of ways.
Students can enter their own course requests on-line in a password protected
and restricted area or subjects request can be automatically entered from the
student’s 4-year plan... Subject groups are very useful in junior high and
middle school schedules, since most students take a required group of core
classes with a few electives. Subject group numbers allows a student to choose
one number and receive all the classes linked within the subject group.




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Visual Interactive Master Schedule Builder
The interactive master schedule builder electronic board allows you to interact
with the system as it develops or assists you in development of your building’s
master schedule. It also takes your course requests and staffing/teachers into
account when creating your building’s master schedule.

Electronic board (white board):




The teacher column identifies staff teaching subjects (gray). When assigning
teachers to subjects, teachers can be identified as Primary or Secondary.
Primary teachers are always used first for the subject. Secondary teachers are
only used when there are no available primary teachers. “Secondary” may
mean the teacher is “Certified” to teach the class but was not necessarily hired
for this department.




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On the extreme right of the screen is a column of sections not yet assigned to
periods. The list is color-coded. Singletons (purple) will be the first to be placed,
followed by doubletons (yellow) then triple-tons (green) and then more than
triple-tons (tan).


Course Requests Tally Grid
Student course request error lists are generated automatically including
students with too many or too few requests (based on credits), incomplete
schedules, students with no requests, and irresolvable schedule conflicts.

Master schedule load reports show loaded sections with seating availability,
period loads, and semester and grade level statistics.




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Class Master Schedule Views
Scheduling utilities assist in calculation of class sizes and the number of
sections offered.
                                                                                   Formatted: Style Bullet + Bookman Old Style
      Number Section and Seats Estimation (gray) displays Avg. Max Seats,          SDM Bullets, Space Before: 6 pt
      Sections Wanted (Seat), Sections Have (Seat), and the Difference
      Requests by Year, S1, S2, 3’s (both semesters) (gray)
      Requests by Grade Level Totals (light yellow)
      Requests by Semesters (light green)
      Subject/Class Fields (darker yellow rows show the database fields on the
      grid that pertain to the subject/class. A choice of fields can be selected
      for display on the grid.
      Section Detail Listing (white rows show the database fields on the grid
      that pertain to the section of the Subject/Class Fields.


Conflict Matrix
Course tallies and potential course conflict matrices are produced after course
requests are processed. The Conflict Matrix shows you which subjects
potentially have conflicts with each other if they were to be placed in the same
period. It is especially important for single and double-section subjects.




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The Conflict Matrix can be displayed in a variety of ways. The “Show All
Subjects” report will be very large. You will see all subjects with all possible
conflicts according to student requests for both subjects. The “Select by
#Sections Wanted” report can show Singletons against Singletons or
Doubletons against Doubletons. This report will give a better view of possible
conflicts than the one mentioned above (Show ALL Subjects).




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Student Scheduling
The schedule run has a wide variety of options, as seen below, and can
schedule 1,000 students in less than five minutes. Students can be schedule
by grade level, restrictive schedules, partial schedules, by batch control, and
split year requests.




You may print confirmation schedules to show only the student requests (i.e.
without teacher names, periods, and room numbers). This type of schedule is
given to students leaving school for summer break. Students know the classes
they requested but do not know who will teach the class or what period the
class is offered. This will allow you to continue scheduling during summer and
add new teachers OR course sections if needed. Confirmation schedules are
optional and do not replace regular schedules. Confirmation schedules are not
final schedules.




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Once you are satisfied with the trial scheduling runs, you can accept schedules and
lock in your building master schedules.


Student Scheduling—Elementary
SISK12 allows for students to be placed into elementary classrooms by
selecting the appropriate teacher class and choosing all students that will be in
the homeroom next year.




You may print confirmation schedules to show only the student requests (i.e.
without teacher names, periods, and room numbers). This type of schedule is
given to students leaving school for summer break. Students know the classes
they requested but do not know who will teach the class or what period the
class is offered. This will allow you to continue scheduling during summer and
add new teachers OR course sections if needed. Confirmation schedules are
optional and do not replace regular schedules. Confirmation schedules are not
final schedules.




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Once you are satisfied with the trial scheduling runs, you can accept schedules
and lock in your building master schedules.

SISK12 allows for students to be placed into elementary classrooms by
selecting the appropriate teacher class and choosing all students that will be in
the homeroom next year.




This function is easy and is a timesaver. All active students or only those
students who have not been assigned a teacher for the appropriate grade level
may be selected.




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Select students one at a time for a selected teacher or randomly by the number
of students needed.




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Medical Records
The SISK12 Medical module uses a series of data screens and user defined
tables to support comprehensive student medical data management and
reporting. Privacy of student medical records is maintained by carefully
assigning permissions to the users.

Data in thirteen Medical Areas, listed below on the medical menu, are
summarized on the main screen. You can record detailed comments or notes
for each medical area in order to accurately document a student’s medical
data. Upon opening a student’s medical record is opened, you will be alerted to
the existence of the student’s medical conditions.

Medical Data Screen:




A Medications Listing can be generated each day. The list, sorted by time,
contains the names of students who should, or could possibly report to the
clinic for medication. The list can be sorted in a number of ways and
integrates with the clinic log to easily record these student visits.

Compliance letters can be generated automatically once all the immunization
records have been entered.




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Medical records can be printed for one or many students and offers specific
reports such as immunization booster shot notification, clinic log totals and the
Annual Missouri Department of Health Shot Summary and Export to
MOHSAIC (Missouri Department of Health Immunization On-Line depository).

The Clinic Log can be used to track and report student visits to the clinic. The
log is kept by date and as information is entered for a student, a nurse will use
his or her own pre configured clinic log code table or check off list. This
information stays with a student’s record K-12.

SISK12 provides a wide variety of reports from the Medical Records system.
Medical records can be printed for one or many students, and there are several
specific reports that can be configured to meet the user’s requirements.

Medical Reports Options Screen:




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You may select to report the status of all or specific immunizations using standard
8 ½ inch paper or custom labels.

Immunization Options Screen:




Clinic Log totals can be produced for any given date or range of dates and can
be produced in summary, by day, and with or without student detail. The
Clinic Log report does not allow a selection of report style, just contents.

Clinic Log Report Options:




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SIS Curriculum Management
The Curriculum Management module is comprised of various components that
assist school districts in managing Curriculum Objectives and making them
easily available to teachers, counselors, parents and those who develop, use, or
track curriculum objectives and student mastery of them.

With this module, schools specify course objectives, align the objectives to
Missouri’s Show-Me Goals and Standards, Career Technical Edudcation, Grade
Level Expectations (GLEs) and Frameworks, document student mastery of the
course objectives, and use this data for a variety of reporting purposes.

Courses can be earmarked for specific career paths and used in planning a
student’s high school education. Requirements of DESE’s A+ Schools Program,
such as attendance, citizenship, and mentoring hours are also tracked and
available for reporting.

Specially designed screens display various curriculum data for easy access by
teachers, principals, curriculum developers and others. They include the
following information:

Mission Statement




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School Improvement Goals




Department Rationale




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Graduate Goals




Course Description




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Course Rationale




Course Objectives and Alignments




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Parent Tips




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Grade Level Expectations (GLE) Database
SIS provides a database of Missouri’s Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) which
can be imported as objectives or aligned to your existing objectives. All GLEs
that have been published in final form are included. (At the time of this
printing, Math, Social Studies and Communication Arts GLEs are included.)

A filtering mechanism assists you in finding and printing GLEs for specified
grade levels or those that are aligned to specified Show-Me Standards.

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District Objectives Grid
SIS provides a simple-to-use yet powerful tool to build, maintain, and report
the district’s curriculum objectives/goals. This function allows a district to
maintain a curriculum database of key objectives that students must achieve
for promotion or graduation in the district.

Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) may be imported into this grid as your
district’s Objectives, complete with their existing Standards and Frameworks
alignments. When importing GLEs, you may choose to also import the Strand,
Big Idea, or Concept as an objective.

SIS provides teachers with an on-line classroom tool (part II), which is used to
record each student’s performance or mastery of each objective.

District Objectives Grid




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A+ Data Tracking
For those schools participating in Missouri’s A+ Schools Program, SIS provides
a fully interfaced screen for tracking and reporting A+ specific data such as
contract date, cumulative GPA, attendance percentage, mentoring/tutoring
hours and good citizen status. It tracks the A+ requirements for each student’s
current year and previous three years.

Reports can be created easily and automatically to monitor requirements to be
eligible for tuition reimbursement such as:
      Attend a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to
      graduation
      Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
      Have at least a 95 percent attendance record
      Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring
      Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use
      of drugs
      Attend a Missouri community college or post secondary vocational-
      technical school on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher

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Future Development: Lesson Plans
At this time, SIS developers are developing additional key components to the
Curriculum Management Module. The Lesson Planning component will allow
teachers to contribute to a database of approved lesson plans. Teachers will be
able to search for lesson plans that address specified standards, GLEs, or
objectives developed for a specific grade level or to fit within a specified time-
frame.

Each lesson plan will contain data that is reportable for MSIP reviews. The
data is organized in 4 tabs as shown in the following pages:

Lesson Plan Abstract




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Lesson Plan: Details




Lesson Plan: Resources




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Lesson Plan: MSIP Data




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Special Services Module
The SISK12 Special Services Module consists of two main areas: the Special
Services Data Tracking Screen and the IEP Full Document module.

The Special Education Data Tracking Screen can be used with or without the
IEP Full Document module. It is used to track handicap and service codes,
regardless of whether or not the student has an active IEP. It can be used for
internal as well as state reporting. Many reports such as Handicap Listings,
Case Manager Rosters, and Case Load reports can be generated with this
module.

Special Education Data Screen




The IEP Full Document provides an electronic interface for creating IEPs.
Utilizing existing SISK12 data, easy pick-and-click selection, and free-writing
text boxes, you can prepare professional and thorough IEPs and ISPs in a
fraction of the time you now spend. When completed, the printed document is
designed replicates the IEP document (produced in MS Word) published by
DESE.




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Special Education Reports
Special Education reporting options allow you to design a wide variety of
reports and letters such as case load reports, number of IEP students, last or
next review dates, handicap status, and more. Results of the report, such as
students included in the report, can be save as a group of names and the
group can be access in the future to send form letters and related items.

Special Education Report Options




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Lunch Accounting RecordsManagement
The Lunch Accounting module is designed to streamline lunchroom operations
so that your staff can easily maintain accurate records of meals served,
account balances, and lunch statusd. This module utilizes the student
database so student data entry is not required. The lunch system can scan
breakfast, lunch, ala-carte items, and snack milk.

Schools use aA computer in is used in the cafeteria that has a bar code reader
attached to it. SISK12 scans student and staff meal badgesID cards as they go
through the lunch line. If classroom network is utilized, teachers can
electronically provide food service staff with daily meal count for the types of
meals served.




Students who qualify for free or reduced meals are scanned the same way as
students paying full-price for meals. Lunch money is taken by the office or at
POS, where paid-in amounts are entered into the student’s lunch account.
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student account for the amount that the student is charged for a meal. An
external keypad can be utilized for manual entry of student identification or
PIN numbers, or in conjunction with bar code scanning equipment.


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A limit can be set on the amount of money spent per day, if purchases can
include Ala Carte items and breakfast.




The A La Carte Menu defines over 25 A La Carte items each for breakfast and
lunch. To charge an A La Carte item, scan the ID card and select the item with
a single keystroke—that's all! A tally report is available to summarize the
number of each A La Carte items served for the day.

Delinquent account letters can quickly be produced for all delinquent
accounts. You create the body of the letter and specify the balance considered
delinquent and SISK12 does the rest. Letters can contain all the pertinent
information: account number, name, address, balance, dates, and more.

The SISK12 lunch system can generate reports for meals served and the
balance remaining in the student account. You can also print roster sheets,
which have the student bar code listed in alphabetical order and on plain
paper.




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SISK12 computes the monthly Average Daily Attendance (ADA) and performs
the various Federal Edit-Checks on number of Free/Reduced meals compared
to Enrollment, ADA, and Attendance Factor.

SISK12 makes it much easier to scan meals for elementary students. You can
scan with a slot reader, wand (light pen), or even a laser gun (preferred by most
schools). Your staff can print collection sheets for students and also generate
lunch letters within SISK12 to inform parents/students when money left in
their account is below a certain level.

For Free Lunch Direct Certification, see the Family Database section.


Student Fines and Fees
The Fines and Fees module is designed to maintain and monitor student book
fees, library fines, clubs fees, and etc. It allows you to create a chart of
accounts for your building(s), and maintain records for student accounts.
Letters can be created to send home and reports can be generated and sorted
by various selection criteria.




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SISK12 Classroom Network
The SISK12 Classroom Network module expands your administrative network
(prerequisite: SISK12 Network version) to include access to student data and
computer entry of attendance and grades for each teacher in the building.
Teacher access to demographic data can be restricted to the students in their
classes or expanded to allow viewing of data for all students in the school. The
SISK12 teacher license (Classroom Network) enables teachers to generate
reports that previously were created in the office. The following sections detail
advantages of the teacher functions included with SISK12 Classroom Network.


Classroom Attendance
When a teacher opens a class to mark attendance, the names of the students
enrolled in this course are automatically displayed alphabetically to the left of a
grid designed for absence marking.

If the user is a teacher in an elementary building, all periods and a comment
area are available for absence entry. The option to mark “all day” is normally
available only to elementary teachers and non-classroom users.

Secondary classroom teachers are usually restricted to marking absences for
the period of the open class. If, however, the “Mark Absent All-Day” option is
checked, the first period teacher has the capability of marking students in that
class absent for all day.

If the option is not on, only the period of the open class will be highlighted for
the secondary classroom teacher. Absence codes in other periods are displayed,
but not available to be modified.




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  Attendance and Grade Reporting

SIS Classroom Attendance and Grade Reporting




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The names of the students enrolled in this course are automatically displayed
alphabetically to the left of a grid designed for absence marking.

If the user is a teacher in an elementary building, all periods and a comment
area are available for absence entry. The option to “mark all day” is normally
available only to elementary teachers and non-classroom users.

Secondary classroom teachers are usually restricted to marking absences for
the period of the open class. If, however, the “Mark Absent All-Day” option is
checked, the first period teacher has the capability of marking students in that
class absent for all day.

If the option is not on, only the period of the open class will be highlighted for
the secondary classroom teacher. Absence codes in other periods are displayed,
but not available to be modified.




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Classroom Attendance Screen




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When the classroom teacher marks absences and exits the screen, the word
“Tchr” will be written under the Marked column alongside the course name in
the list of classes.

If there are no absences the “0-Absences” button is used to quickly indicate
perfect attendance. The word ‘Perfect’ will be displayed alongside the course
name to indicate that attendance has been marked, and there are no absences.

If the user exits the screen without marking absences or indicating perfect
attendance, the user will be queried whether to label this class as ‘Marked’ to
indicate that absences have been recorded (even if there are none).

These indicators will be used by office personnel to determine the status of
daily attendance markings. The office can see if a teacher has or has not taken
attendance for any current day period.

The classroom teacher may print the attendance rosters as a daily record.




Classroom Grade Reporting
Teachers can enter grades for every term, and track their students’ progress.
Like attendance, teachers can only access their classes and when permitted by
office personnel.

The names of students enrolled in the selected class will be displayed
alphabetically to the left of the grid for grade marking. Grades entered during
any previous grade cycle will be displayed, but cannot be modified.

The user may key the comment code or select from the list of predefined codes
by clicking on ‘Comment-list’ in the menu bar and then double clicking the
desired comment.

Teacher Entry of Term/Progress Grades




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Office personnel control the grade cycle of when the teachers can or cannot
enter grades. Report cards can be printed once grades are verified.

If using the teacher grade book, office personnel can control the import of the
final grade from the grade book.



Teacher Parent Contact Log
SISK12 allows teachers to document communications about their students.
Selection from predetermined lists and customizable drop-down menus make
documentation easy and consistent. The records can be sorted by name or
date. The Notes area provides space for unlimited detail about each contact
record.

Administrators see contact records from the student files, viewing one teacher’s
log, or all teacher contact regarding a student.

Teacher’s Parent Contact Log




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Electronic Meal Counts
The SISK12 classroom network provides teachers with an electronic tool to
provide accurate meal count information for the food service staff. With
information provided daily from food services, the teacher can inform the
students of the meal choices for the current day. This function will tally meal
counts for the food service department.




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Teacher Homework Assignments
Classroom teachers can create a file of homework assignments for each class.
These assignments can be viewed, printed, and published to the Web.

Teachers, office staff, students, and parents can have access to homework
assignments, but only the teacher can maintain those files




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Teacher Grade Book
The teacher grade book expands your Classroom network (prerequisite: SISK12
Classroom network version) to help the classroom teachers keep accurate and
complete records of students’ progress and reports the data in a clear and
analytical fashion. An additional SISK12 license is required for each building
that uses SISK12 Teacher Grade Book.

The Grade Book links with existing student and course assignment databases
to synchronize class rosters and enables the user to construct a grading
system to fit the specific needs of each classroom. The teacher may use a
standardized Grade Scale or define their own, including unique scales for
resource students and Special Marks with user-defined values. Multiple
grading scales can be used in the same class




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It provides statistical data on individual and class grade information that can
be used with custom designed reports and letters. The user may include all or
exclude any assignments when evaluating progress and may report that
progress in a variety of methods.

Formulas for Term, Progress, and Semester columns (SGT, SGP, and SGS) can
be set and changed easily, then copied for pasting to other SG columns.
Assignments with formulas will display ‘Formula’ instead of the point value in
the column heading

Grade book Display




The Classroom teacher take-home function enables the classroom teacher to
make copies of their working rosters and associated files on a diskette so that
they may carry their work to their home (or to any workstation on which a
properly licensed copy of the SISK12 program is loaded).


Elementary Grade Book
Elementary schools using the Grade Book can use it in one of two ways
depending upon the type of reports to be generated and which Class Master
Database structure is used.

If an elementary building wants to use the Grade Book to produce secondary-
style report cards, it must emulate the secondary structure with a day
constructed of different courses in each period. The Class Master Database
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instead of being assigned to a teacher. When using this structure, a teacher
will have a different Grade Book for each subject area.

Elementary Grade Book, 4 th Grade Reading
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If an elementary building will use the Grade Book for progress reports and is
producing Customized report cards, a teacher will have one Grade Book and
categorize the assignments into subject areas. Each subject will have unique
assignments and term columns in which grades are developed. Teachers can
view assignments for any of these subjects by category, or view assignments for
all subjects at once.

Elementary Grade Book View Options




Grade Book Reports
Reports may be printed by administrative or classroom users. The classroom
teacher’s access can be limited to only their rosters. An administrative user can
view any grade book roster that has been created by any teacher. Teachers can


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select specific students and assignments (rows and columns) to be included by
clicking the mouse on the column headings, on the student names, or on the
center of the grid to select students and assignments. The selected report will
be produced only for those assignments and students.

Teachers can produce progress reports at anytime to include all earned and
possible points for each of the selected students’ assignment types, including
semester exams. These reports print one student per page.

The teacher must have created the appropriate term and semester columns in
order to have the percent and letter grades included.




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Curriculum Competency Tracking
For schools utilizing the SISK12 Curriculum Database, classroom teachers can
easily record each student’s performance or mastery of each expectation.

The Curriculum Database consists of 4 levels of data:

       1.   Department
       2.   Grade Level or Course Objectives
       3.   Competency Items
       4.   Specific Performance Expectations

Curriculum Database




The Curriculum module is shipped with a table of allowable codes, and more
codes can be added. Allowable codes include:

M        Mastered                         X off    Not Mastered
P       Partially Mastered                %        0-100
N       Not Mastered                      *        Exempt from statistics
X on    Mastered                          A, B,   C, D, F




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Teacher Entry
The classroom teacher take-home function enables the classroom teacher to
make copies of their working rosters and associated files on a diskette so that
they may carry their work to their home (or to any workstation on which a
properly licensed copy of the SISK12 program is loaded).
SISK12 School Web Directory
SISK12 creates a web-based on-line community for your district with the push
of a button. Informational web screens provide data on courses offered such as
days, credit, course instructor, and course curriculum listed by course number
or title. The Teacher Publication area provides teacher contact information for
parents such as available times, phone number, and email address. If teachers
create their own personal web pages, a link to their pages is also available.
Examples of various web screens follow.




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Courses Listed by Subject Title




Courses Curriculum/ Competencies




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Teacher Directory




Sections Taught:




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SISK12 Parent Link
Parent involvement is critical to the success of a student’s education. In today’s
fast paced environment families have less time to interact than ever.

SISK12 Parent Link, is an Internet ready program which allows parents to get
more involved in their child’s day to day education. It gives parents timely
information about their child’s progress in school. With a click of the mouse
parents will have access to grades, attendance, assignments, discipline, and
even their child’s teacher.




Also available is the school directory of course offerings, curriculum or
competency requirements and homework assignments for the current term.

All parents need to get started is an Internet browser (versions 3.0 or higher)
and email account. ). They will then get a password that allows them to sign on
and view timely student information in a secure, user-friendly environment




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An administrative interface feature has customizable options to suit the
school’s needs. Features can be toggled on or off depending on how your school
decides to present student information.




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Parents can view current day and past attendance information.




Parents can view current day and past discipline information.




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SISK12 is designed to meet the needs of any size school and can be specially
configured to meet your needs if necessary.




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PDA Download Utility


                   Access your student data any time, anywhere with
                   the SISK12 Palm Pilot (PDA) Download Utility.
                   Download SISK12 student demographic
                   information and student schedules to your
                   administrators’ Palm Pilot (PDA), so they can view
                   data while walking throughout the building.

                   (PDA not included)




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Photo ID System
SISK12 can now take student and staff photos directly from within SISK12
Menus. There is no need to wait until October. Photos automatically become
part of the SISK12 Database for display on demographic screens, lunch POS
screen, teacher classroom screens, bus rosters and many other reports.




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Create Plastic Credit-Card style or Laminated IDs with Photo, Bar-Code, School
Logo and other custom text and student data printed on it. You can print one at
a time as a photo is taken or batch print later.




Credit Card Layout Designer provides a variety of options for style and layout of
your IDs.




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PDF Permanent Records and On-Line Transcript Storage
Individual PDF files are created to save each student’s Demographic, full
Transcript, and other data.




PDF files can be burned to CDs and viewed for many years to come.

You can trust SIS, Inc. to keep pace with technology's leading edge and to
continually evolve and improve our products and services. We continue to offer
complete Missouri solutions for student data management.




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Central Office Solutions
The Central Office Version is a separately licensed fileset. Central Office, unlike
other building filesets, is designed to contain a collection of student
(demographic) data from all other district filesets.

The Central Office version may be used for reporting purposes only, or for the
maintenance of some fields not found in the individual building filesets. This
version will provide your central office with a District-Wide view of information.

Transportation data and free or reduced lunch status are examples of data that
may be maintained at the central office and distributed to the buildings.




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It can also be used with the Family Database module to assist in the
determination of students eligible for free and reduced meals.

The Central Office Data Merge function can be set up to run automatically at a
pre-determined frequency and time. The automatic merge assumes that all
buildings have been selected and uses the ‘all buildings’ logic.

Users can merge filesets with different screen layouts without concern about
importing ‘garbage’ because of the mismatch of data fields. While it is still
recommended to keep screens and data fields somewhat in agreement
throughout the district, it is no longer imperative for a good merge.




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Gathering and reporting of Core Data        to
DESE is made incredibly efficient when      done
from the Central Office fileset. Data for   the
entire district is gathered for each Core   Data
reporting Cycle.




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A report is generated, with data organized and ready for line-by-line entry to
DESE’s website. When DESE is ready to receive Core Data via transfer files, the
file can be generated from the Central Office fileset.


Family Database
The Family Database is part of the overall lunch solution. It gives you the
ability to automatically certify students for free lunch, no paperwork required.
Simply request the Direct Certification data for your district from the Missouri
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The state prepared Direct-Certification data disk will include all the school-
aged recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) or
Temporary Assistance that live within the district’s zip code areas.

The Family Database will contain information about families with students
enrolled in district schools and may be used with a Central Office fileset or an
individual building fileset to help manage the Free and Reduced price lunch
programs.

In addition to the direct certification process, this module keeps track and
synchronizes with the building data on all free and reduced information

The information from the application is entered or imported into the Family
Database. Based on the information on the application and annually updated


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Income Tables, SISK12 will determine whether the students in each family are
eligible for Free or Reduced price meals.

SISK12 will automatically add students and families to the Family Database
when a match is made between the state data and records in the Central Office
or the building fileset but not currently in the Family Database.

Based on eligibility, SISK12 can produce ‘Approved’ and ‘Denied’ letters as
outlined by the state, as well as report back to the buildings which students
are free and reduced.

Free and Reduced price flags in individual student records can be updated and
distributed to each building.




Additional reports can be created in the Family Database by name or social
security number from the DESE direct certification data. If used in conjunction
with the Central Office version, you have the ability to do all free lunch
certification from one program.




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Direct-Certification letters are used to inform households that they should not
apply because they have been pre-approved for "Free Meals’ from government Food
Stamp or AFDC listings. Free/Reduced/Denied letters can be created for each
outcome.

Verification letters are sent to households that have been ‘randomly’ selected
for the verification process.




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SISWIN System Requirements
SISK12 Requirements available upon request



Workstation
    Pentium or higher CPU, Pentium III, recommended
    32MB of RAM, 64MB recommended
    20 MB of free hard drive space (classroom users only)
    Windows 98, ME, NT,XP & 2000


Network Server Requirements
    Windows Servers NT/2003
    Novell Servers
    Peer to Peer
    75 MB of free hard drive space


SISK12 Packages

Administrative Network Classic Package
        Student and Subject Database   Medical                Parent Contact Log   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
                                                                                   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
        Grade Reporting                Scheduling             At-Risk Tracking
                                                                                   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
        Attendance                     Profile (Discipline)   Locker Management
                                                                                   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
                                                                                   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
                                                                                   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
Elementary Administrative Network Classic Package
        Student and Subject Database   Medical                Parent Contact Log
        Attendance                     Profile (Discipline)   At-Risk Tracking




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Add-On Modules
       Family Free/Reduce App.                PDF: Permanent File        Elementary Grade
       Processing Database                    & Transcript storage       Reporting
                                              Curriculum Module          Instant Email
       Palm Pilot Download Utility
                                              and /A+ Tracking           Notification
       School Web Directory                   Parent Link                Teacher Grade Book
       MAP Pre-code Export                    IEP Data Tracking          Fines & Fees
       SIS Classroom Network                  Lunch Accounting           Photo ID System            Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt

       Central Office Version




Types of License
    Single User                  Administrative Network               Administrative Network with   Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
    (single computer)                                                 Classroom Teachers            Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
                                 (office personnel only)                                            Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt
                                                                                                    Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 10 pt


School Information Systems References
   Name                              School District                              Phone

   Roxanne Harrelson                 Webster Groves School District               (314) 961-1240

   Rob Goyette                       Jackson R-II                                 (573) 243-9501

   Anne Bryant                       Troy R-III                                   (636) 462-6098

   Jim Stuart                        Reed Springs R-IV                            (417) 272-8173

   Brad Jones                        Wentzville R-IV                              (636) 327-3800

   Jim Rowland                       Carl Junction                                (417) 649-7026

   Pat Lanane                        Lindbergh R-VIII                             (314) 729-2480

   Linda Portman                     Raymore-Peculiar School District             (816) 331-0050

   Kathryn Glenn                     University City                              (314) 290-4000

   Paula Grooms                      Ft. Zumwalt R-II                             (636) 240-2072

   Linda Schweiss                    St. Louis City School District               (314) 776-1644




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