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Welcome to Student News 1:00 – 1:50 (call in 12:45) Please MUTE your microphones! Make sure your K20 contact registers your district for the next month’s.

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1 Welcome to Student News 1:00 – 1:50 (call in 12:45) Please MUTE your microphones! Make sure your K20 contact registers your district for the next month’s VTC. We will not be taking roll call, so please a list of VTC attendees at your site to:

2 Introduction Student News VTC Welcome to the Sept 2011 Student VTC. If you have comments or suggestions for VTC topics, please them to:

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4 WELCOME! New Student Records Districts – Nine Mile Falls – Sprague – Lamont – NEWESD 101 Special Education Cooperative

5 Discussion Topics NERDC Notes Release Schedule Change Security Changes New Modules – SMS Mobile – SkyPort CEDARS – All Districts have 2011/12 EMS Plans Texas announcement

6 Service Level Agreement Agreement between WSIPC and NERDC, and NERDC and districts. Severity Levels: Medium, High, Critical Response Times – Critical: 30 minutes during Normal Support Hours, 1 hour during After Hours – High: 1 hour during Normal Support Hours NERDC and WSIPC shall work extended hours in order to resolve a Critical incident. Extended work hours require that district staff who originated the incident remain available and participate in the resolution.

7 Registration opens October 24, 2011 – 2012 Registration Fees remain the same as 2011 Shooting Star Award – Nominations due by January 15, 2012 Fill the bus to Bellevue? – November 15 deadline – if March 11 – 13 Bellevue, WA

8 Contact Information Tim Colliver, Director NorthEast Regional Data Center Phone: (509) Cell/Afterhours Critical Support: (509) Department: (509)

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10 News Upcoming Workshops Sept 28th 2011 – Food Service VTC, 1:00 – 2:00 30 Day Expiration Process Application Verification Process Oct Grading trainings – Grading and Transcript in Web Access announcements sent to District Contacts on 9/20/2011 CEDARS Overview – Monday, October 24 Session to be held at NEWESD 101 and broadcast on K20

11 News Upcoming Releases 2012 School Year Release Schedule All systems will be down from 3:00 AM – 9:00 PM on these designated Saturdays: November 5, 2011 March 3, 2012 July 14, 2012 Please inform all users accordingly – including families and teachers

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15 Check the Prompt for Effective Date box to specify a date for the Schedule changes

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28 Students withdrawn on Count Day in elementary schools (or secondary not based on schedules) will still be included in the count Students withdrawn on Count Day from secondary schools based on Schedules will not be included in the count because they no longer have a schedule Students enrolled at 0% are not included in your Counts at all – i.e. Full-Time Running Start, Students receiving only Special Ed services If verifying numbers against rosters, look for students without a schedule by running the Free Period report in Current Scheduling P223 Reminders

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37 This screen shows the NERDC recommendations for all districts.

38 Security Changes NERDC Recommendations: Number of Special Characters: 1 or more Minimum Password Length: 6 or more Number of Passwords Before Reuse: 2 or more Number of Days Until Password Expires: 180 or less Maximum Login Attempts Before Lock: 5 or less Other items not mentioned are optional

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42 Security Changes Password Resets Secured Users Employee Access Student/Family Access

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46 Security Changes Family Access for Employees and Secured Users This user is logged in to All Areas from the login screen. Notice for an Employee Access and Family Access user that the Famliy Access button is not at the top of the screen. Instead, the link is located at the bottom of the screen!

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66 CEDARS If you are receiving error messages on Staff records for Inactive Teachers, make certain that they are no longer tied to Meet patterns. When Course Master records are cloned year to year, Staff are also cloned. In the past, this presented no problems. However, this year CEDARS errors are being generated. Change your business practice to delete retired or inactive teachers from current year Class Meets. Edit Meet Patterns individually or you can use the Mass Change Course Master utility to do this – call our office for assistance.

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72 Do not change these dates!

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74 Resources Northeast Regional Data Center Go to Click on Student Records Resources at the right side of the screen to access Student Records information – Training Materials This presentation and the recording of it will be posted upon completion of the VTC. – Calendar

75 Feedback VTC topics you’d like to see covered? Training needs? suggestions to

76 Thank You! Please a list of VTC attendees at your site to:


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