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School Startup Procedures
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Aeries.Net - School Startup Procedures


As close to the first day of school certain procedures should be performed in Aeries.Net. The following documentation includes these procedures to assist in making the new school year a success.

CREATE A CALENDAR

To create a calendar, click the mouse on the School Info node on the Navigation Tree. Next, click the mouse on the Calendar node.

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The following page will display. The calendar starting date will be the first Monday of the first attendance month to be created. Use the calendar icon to select the date for the first Monday of the first month and then click the mouse on the OK button

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A calendar will be created for the first month and the Calendar form will display. Verify the dates are correct.

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Eliminate a Week from the Calendar

If a week needs to be eliminated from the calendar it must be done while creating the month. Click the mouse on the date to be changed and enter the new date.

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For example, above the week of 8/12/2013 needs to be eliminated so 8/19/2013 is entered.

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After changing the date, click the mouse on the Save button and the week of 8/12/2013 will be eliminated and all upcoming dates will be changed according to the new date entered.

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Add an Attendance Month

Once the first attendance month has been created, the remaining calendar must be created using the Add button. To add a month to the calendar, click the mouse on the Add button at the bottom of the calendar.

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The new month will display on the page and will default to the preceding month to determine the first Monday of the new month. Verify the dates and then click the mouse on the Save button.

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The new month will display in the list of calendar months on the page.

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Flag Holidays and Staff Days

After all months have been added to the calendar for the school year, holidays and non-student days can be added to the calendar. Select the calendar month from the list.

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Select the correct symbol to mark the calendar date with from the drop down list for the days that school is not in session. When complete click the mouse on the Save button.

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The calendar month will now display with the symbols.

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After the calendar is complete it is suggested that it be reviewed and verified. To print a copy of the calendar to review, select the Attendance Calendar option under View All Reports.

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The following is an example of the Calendar which can be printed.

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TERMS

After the Calendar has been created and verified, the terms need to be verified. To verify the terms click the mouse on School Info node on the Navigation Tree, then click the mouse on School Options.

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In the Term fields make sure the correct dates are populated.

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If a term date needs to be corrected, click the mouse on the Edit icon.

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When finished modifying the data, click the mouse on the Save icon.

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INITIALIZE ATTENDANCE/CAR

Initializing attendance should be performed as close to the first day of school as possible and should only be done AFTER the Calendar and Terms have been setup and verified. To initialize attendance, click the mouse on the Attendance Accounting node on the Navigation Tree. Next click on the Configurations node under Attendance Accounting. Then click on Initialize ATT/CAR. In schools with a Master Schedule this process will initialize both Attendance and Course Attendance. In an Elementary school with no Master Schedule this process will only initialize Attendance.

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The following page will display. Select the Grade if not ALL. To initialize Attendance and Course Attendance, click the mouse on the Initialize ATT/CAR button.

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The following message will display. To enroll all active students as of the first day of school click the mouse on the OK button.

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The following red message will display. When the process completes attendance will be initialized.

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ADD A NEW STUDENT

To add a new student, click the mouse on the Student Data node, then click the mouse on Demographics.

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When the form opens, click the mouse on the Add button. A Search Criteria box will display to search for an existing matching student record. Enter the student last name, first name and birthdate and then click the mouse on the Search button.

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A list will display of students enrolled in the District that meet the criteria entered. The student's name, sex, grade, birth date, permanent ID number and school number will display.

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Verify that the potential student match has been flagged inactive from the school displayed.

NOTE: If the student is not inactive and flagged in the Tag field, Aeries will not allow the transfer of the student.

If a match was found and the record is to be copied into your school, select the student from the list by clicking on the student's name once. The student information will be hi-lited.

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Verify the correct student has been selected and then click the mouse on the Transfer Student button.

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The student's information will now display on the Student Data form. Make any necessary changes to the data and then click the mouse on the Update button.

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The student record will be added to the school. Active student not currently enrolled in attendance will display in the middle of the form. The student must be enrolled into attendance the first day the student will begin class.

Add Student Not Found

If the District has been searched and the student has not previously been enrolled and cannot be located, the student can now be added to the student database by clicking the mouse on the Student Not Found button.

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The following message will display. To search for a sibling click the mouse on the OK button. To continue without searching for a sibling, click the mouse on the Cancel button.

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If OK was selected, a Sibling Search form will display. Add in search criteria and then click the mouse on the Search button.

If a match was found and the record is to be copied into your school, select the sibling student from the list by clicking on the student's name once. The student information will be hi-lited. Then click the mouse on the Use Sibling button.

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If no student sibling match was found, click the mouse on the Sibling Not Found button.

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The student enrollment form will now display. Enter the student information and then click the mouse on the Update button. The student record will be added to the school.

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Active student not currently enrolled in attendance will display in the middle of the form. The student must be enrolled into attendance the first day the student will begin class.

NOTE:New students DO NOT get added to the attendance automatically.

ENROLL NEW STUDENT IN ATTENDANCE

After a student has been added to the STU table they must be added to the ATT table. Click the mouse on the Update Attendance button.

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The following form will display. Verify the Effective Date is correct and make sure the Update School Enter Date option is checked. Then click the mouse on the OK button.

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The student will be enrolled in attendance.

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INACTIVATE OR WITHDRAW A STUDENT

Use the Search options to display the student to be inactivated on the Student Demographics form.

Click the mouse on the Change button. Then click the mouse on the drop down under the Status field. Select a code from the list and then click on the Change button to save the data.

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In a school with a Master Schedule, the following Inactivation Options will display when tagging a student record with an Inactive status. Select the appropriate options and correct leave date and then click the mouse on the OK button.

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The Student Demographic form will display. Click the mouse on the Update button to save the Inactive record. The record will now display as Inactive.

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Inactive student still enrolled in attendance will display in the middle of the form.

NOTE: Students ARE NOT inactivated from attendance automatically.

To update the attendance record, click the mouse on the Update Attendance button. The Attendance Leave form will display. The Leave Date will be the current date. To change the leave date, type the new date into the Leave Date field. Add a valid leave Reason and a Next School. Click OK to create a 'leave record' for this student in the ATT table.

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If the student has attendance data after the leave date the following message will display. To delete the attendance data, click the mouse on the Yes button. To return to the Student Data form, click the mouse on the No button. If Yes has been selected, the attendance will be deleted.

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DELETE A STUDENT

The Delete function may be used to delete a student from the STU table. This function is rarely used and most schools will inactivate the student. Use the Search function to display the student on the form. Click the mouse on the Delete button. The following message will display.

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To permanently delete the student record, click the mouse on the OK button. This record will be permanently removed from the database.

A student cannot be deleted if enrolled in Attendance. After the Delete button has been clicked the following message will display.

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NOTE: If a delete CANNOT be performed the student must be Withdrawn.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NO SHOWS

The No Show Setup form can be located under View All Forms.

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When selected, the following form will display. To add a Status Tag to count as a No Show, click the mouse on Add New Record.

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Select a Tag to count as a No Show status. Then click the mouse on the Save icon.

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Click the mouse on the Change button under the No Show Options area. A default student leave date can be populated and there are options to choose to require a summer withdrawal reason and require a student leave date. Once the appropriate selections have been made on the form, click the mouse on the Update button.

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The following message displays when a student is tagged as a No Show. Fill in the Summer withdrawal reason code and change the Leave date if needed. Click the mouse on the OK button. The student's attendance and enrollment will be deleted and the Summer Withdrawal Code (STU.SWR) will be populated.

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SECONDARY SCHOOL NO SHOWS

The No Show Setup form can be located under View All Forms.

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When selected, the following form will display. To add a Status Tag to count as a No Show, click the mouse on Add New Record.

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Select a Tag to count as a No Show status. Click the mouse on the Save icon.

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Click the mouse on the Change button under the No Show Options area. A default student leave date can be populated and there are options to choose to require a summer withdrawal reason and require a student leave date. There are also options to drop locker assignments, drop course requests, drop class schedules and drop course attendance. Once the appropriate selections have been made on the form, click the mouse on the Update button.

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The following message displays when a student is tagged as a No Show. Fill in the Summer withdrawal reason code and change the Leave date if needed. Click the mouse on the OK button. The student's attendance and enrollment will be deleted and the Summer Withdrawal Code (STU.SWR) will be populated.

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ELEMENTARY TEACHER ASSIGNMENT INPUT OPTION

In elementary schools the Teacher form has an Input option that allows you to select multiple students to assign to a teacher. Use the Search option to select the teacher the students will be assigned to and display on the form. Click the mouse on the Input button.

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A drop down list of students will display. Click the mouse on the students to assign. Once the student is selected their name will become highlighted.

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Once the students are selected, click the mouse on the Insert button to assign them to the teacher.

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The students will now display as assigned to the teacher currently displayed on the Teachers form.

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Elementary Teacher Move Option

The Teachers form can be utilized to select students and move them to a different teacher. Use the Search option to select the teacher number the students will be moving from to display on the form.

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To move ALL students assigned to a teacher, select the new teacher that the students will be moving to from the New Teacher drop down list.

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After the new teacher has been selected, click the mouse on button 1 and the following message will display.

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Verify that the correct teacher has been selected and click the mouse on the OK button. The following message will display. Click the mouse on the OK button. The students will now show under the new teacher.

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Elementary Teacher Move Students in a Select Grade

To move students to a particular teacher in a particular grade level, type the grade level in the box to the right of button 2. Select the new teacher that the students will be moving to in the New Teacher drop down list.

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Click the mouse on button 2 to move the students in the grade selected. The following message will display. If all students have been selected correctly, click the mouse on the OK button.

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The students selected will now be moved to the new teacher.


Elementary Teacher Move Individual Students

To move individual students, click the mouse on the Move box to the right of the student name. Select the new teacher that the students will be moving to in the New Teacher drop down list.

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Click the mouse on button 3 to move the selected students only.

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The following message will display. If all students have been selected correctly, click the mouse on the OK button.

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The students selected will now be moved to the new teacher.

UPDATE CODE TABLE

Codes can be set up for numerous fields in Aeries.Net through the Update Code Table form. To access the Update Code Table form, click the mouse on the School Info node and then the Configurations node on the Navigation Tree. Next click the mouse on Update Code Table.

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The following form will display. Click the mouse on the Table drop down list. Click the mouse on a table in the list to select. When selected, the table name will display in the Table field.

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Click the mouse on the Field drop down list. The field names and descriptions will display. Click the mouse on a field in the list to select.

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The form will now display the table and field selected. Any codes previously entered into this field will display. To add a new code, click the mouse on Add New Record.

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Type the Code and Description for the new field. After the code and description have been entered, click the mouse on the Save icon.
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UPDATE ABSENCE CODES

Absence codes can be set up through the Update Absence Code form. To access the Update Absence Code form, click the mouse on the Attendance Accounting node on the Navigation Tree. Next click the mouse on the Configurations node, then click the mouse on Update Absence Codes.

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The following form will display. To add an absence code, click the mouse on the Add button.

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Type a one-character code in the Code field. Press the Tab key. Type a description of the type of absence code in the Description field.

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Type a three-character abbreviation of the code in the Abbreviation field.
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Prior to adding this code, it must be determined whether or not this code is counted for ADA and which reports will utilize this code. Select the appropriate options located below the code description.

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After the type of absence has been determined, click the mouse on the button to the left of the Type of Absence.

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After all information has been entered, click the mouse on the Insert button. The code is now accessible for tracking attendance and is stored in the ABS table.




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