Welcome to eSD 4.5! This release includes a number of new features that are designed to simplify and automate data collection, support classroom attendance management, underscore student services, and more.

Online Contact Verification
Collecting student contact information has never been easier! With the release of version 4.5, parents can now verify and update student contact information via the Parent Portal. This new feature provides a number of tools related to the verification process, including contact verification enforcement options, contact verification reports, and logs of all changes to guardian and emergency contact information via the Audit Trail report.

Online Contact Verification

Online Contact Verification

 

Teacher Connect Seating Chart
Version 4.5 introduces an enhanced seating chart view based on end-user feedback. From the new Teacher Connect Seating Chart, users have the ability to create a customized attendance roster; record attendance statuses, reasons, missed minutes, and notes; access student information via the new Student Shortcuts tool; and view student alerts and indicators. In addition, this new interface can be printed or exported to PDF for use as a substitute attendance roster.

Teacher Connect Seating Chart

Teacher Connect Seating Chart

 

RTI/AIS Indicator
With the release of version 4.5, users can quickly identify students who are receiving Response to Intervention/Academic Intervention Services and access student plans. The new RTI Indicator icon has been added to a number of pages, including the Student Profile, Student Health List, Excessive Absences Report, Class Roster, and Teacher Connect interfaces. Users with the proper permissions can view this new indicator, and access the AIS Plans tab within the Student Profile. In addition, districts that subscribe to RTIm Direct can launch the corresponding document viewer directly from the eSD® interface.

RTI/AIS Indicator

RTI/AIS Indicator

 

User Requested Enhancements

  • BOCES Portal
    The new Grades Tab provides home district counselors with academic information for their students enrolled in BOCES programs.
  • Communications
    Districts can now automatically send an email to all subscribers when a new Standards-Based Report is posted to the eSchoolPortals or when a new message has been sent to a parent via Teacher Connect Messaging.
  • Scheduling
    The Lock All Class Rosters tool, available from the Drag & Drop interface, allows master schedulers to maintain class assignments for all selected sections between scheduling runs

 

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