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Report Card Pickup Tracking Page in SIM Q3 2014

Switching Cycles in IMPACT Gradebook

CPS School Enrollment Form: English Polish | Spanish

Quick Guide Student Projections 2014

SIR database retired

ODA User Guide (Updated)

Modifying Suspension Days to Account for Unplanned Snow Days

Maintaining Student Mentoring Information in SIM

Immigrant and Home Language Functionality Updates in SIM

Student Logger - Product Summary

Prevent Duplicate Student Records

Request for Emergency Health Information: English | Polish | Spanish
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Verify Help Desk Contact Information

(773) 583-8267
support@omicrontech.net
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

News & announcements

New Scheduler Communities using Google Groups
Do you have a key role in the scheduling of students at your school? If so, please click the appropriate link below to join one of the existing Google Groups devoted to schedulers. These groups are an excellent avenue for sharing information with your peers and receiving important updates regarding Student Scheduling! One group is designed for Elementary School Schedulers while the other is structured for High School Schedulers. Please join today!
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Emergency and School Enrollment Forms Updated (Memo #17)
The Request for Emergency and Health Information and the CPS School Enrollment Forms are updated and now available on the IMPACT website (see Key Documents) and the CPS Knowledge Center here. Updates to the forms have been made to help ensure that each school has current student health and contact information and to maintain the accuracy of student records. Principals are reminded that student contact information must be updated at least twice each school year.  Please use the Request for Emergency and Health Information Form to collect current student information and update the information in SIM as necessary.  Please note that a "Children of Military Personnel" optional section has been added to the form.

The CPS School Enrollment Form is used to collect additional information for students who are new to the school only. It should be given to the Parent/Guardian when registering and enrolling a new student.
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Next Year Preparation Begins
Every year, at the beginning of the second semester, the District starts preparing for the upcoming school year.  The first two steps involve creating Planning Calendars and kicking off the Student Projection process.  Planning Calendars are now available to schools, and the Student Projection process has begun.  Schools should ensure that all students who are not scheduled to graduate have a projected (future) enrollment, as detailed in the linked Student Projections Quick Guide.  Also included in the guide are important Student Projection deadline dates.  Note to Schedulers:  Scheduling training dates will be released soon.
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Try StudentLogger Lite free of charge for the remaining school year
The IMPACT Verify vendor, Omicron Technologies, Inc. (Omicron), is offering all CPS schools a free trial of their StudentLogger Lite communication tool. Go to http://verify.cps.k12.il.us/StudentLogger/Signup to sign up and start using it today! Support videos and online help available to all users within the product. You must be on the CPS network to access the Signup link.
 
Full StudentLogger licensing can be purchased in the CPS eMarketplace, as well as other add-on modules such as Cohort Grouping, Teacher Referral and Visitor Management. All modules available at a discounted rate, as well as products such as ID supplies, doorswipe equipment and mobile devices. 
 
For product related questions, Omicron can be reached from the Get Help tab within Verify, via email at sales@omicrontech.net, or phone at (773)583-8267 option 4.
NOTE: To use the CPS eMarketplace tool you will first need Oracle access and will have to go through the iProcurement webpage.
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Updates to the Verification of Out-of-District Transfers Page in IMPACT SIM
Effective December 2013, the Verification of Out-of-District Transfers page in SIM has been updated to clarify and improve the quality of the data collected.  Click here to reference the updated "how-to" document for details.
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IMPACT Verify: Short Webinar Videos Now Available
IMPACT Verify is happy to announce that you can now find a series of short webinars (approximately 5 minutes each) under the IMPACT Verify folder of the Training tab.  Each video can be viewed at your leisure and will walk you through core components of the application, such as entering an event, uploading supporting documents, expulsion analytics, submitting draft events, and behavior analytics.
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Omicron Products Now Available in eMarketplace
The IMPACT Verify vendor, Omicron Technologies, Inc. (Omicron), now has an online store in the Chicago Public Schools eMarketplace!  

Software modules such as Student Logger, Cohort Grouping, Teacher Referral and Visitor Management can be purchased in the store at a discounted rate, as well as products such as ID supplies, doorswipe equipment and mobile devices.  Also, Omicron is offering a promotion through October 31, 2013 for smaller schools with less than 20 users that allows them to use the Student Logger software module on a per user, annual basis.  After October 31st, Student Logger will be priced at a per school basis.

For product related questions, Omicron can be reached from the Get Help tab within Verify, via email at sales@omicrontech.net, or phone at (773)583-8267 option 4.
NOTE: To use the CPS eMarketplace tool you will first need Oracle access and will have to go through the iProcurement webpage.
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Retirement of the SIR system
The SIR system has been retired on October 1st, 2013 and the functionality it has traditionally provided is found in several new locations.  Please use this document to find the functionality that you are seeking.   For example, Historical Transcripts can now be found under SIM Reports.  Please see this document for more details regarding how to use the new Historical Transcript feature. 
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IMPACT Verify: Issuing, Managing and Ordering (Ventra) CPS Fare Cards
Issuing, Managing and Ordering (Ventra) CPS Fare Cards will be handled in the Ventra module within IMPACT Verify.  In order for users to be able to access the Ventra module, Principals need to assign designated staff the ID Clerk role in ODA. Additional information and resources can be found at http://www.cps.edu/VentraProject.
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IMPACT Verify: ID Printers and Supplies UPDATE

Schools will continue to follow their current process for printing and distributing their own school IDs*.  However, in the 2014-15 school year schools may have the option to move to centralized ID printing (i.e. you would no longer need ID printers and supplies in your school.)  Please keep this in mind as you make your purchases for the 2013-14 school year.  Contact the Verify help desk (773-583-8267 or support@omicrontech.net) to order equipment and supplies. 

*Except for schools participating in a limited pilot during the 2013-14 school year.  The pilot will test the viability of combining the student ID and the Ventra card as well as the viability of centralized ID printing.  For more information, please direct your questions to ventrafarecard@cps.edu.

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Student Emergency Contact and Health Information
To help ensure that each school has current student health and contact information and to maintain the accuracy of student records, principals are reminded that student contact information must be updated at least twice each school year. Please use the Request for Emergency and Student Health Information Form to collect current student information and update the Information in SIM as necessary. Please note that Student Health Insurance Information has been added to the form. This information should be entered into SIM on the student's Demographics page; Overview tab.
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System availability

IMPACT will have limited availability on Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday morning, due to regularly scheduled maintenance.

Useful Documentation (click below to see more)

Click the links below to view documents for each system.

(Student data, including registration, enrollment, attendance, and scheduling)

(Attendance, Grading, and reports)

(Health Services, Clinical Assessments and the Electronic IEP)

(Benchmark and standardized assessment data, lesson plans, and instructional resources)

(High Schools: IDs, Building Access, Textbooks, Discipline and Incident Reporting, Truancy Reporting, Student Finance, Mobile; Elementary Schools: Discipline and Incident Reporting, Truancy Reporting)

(Evening School module)

 

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