Evan Kanouse
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Updated February 2nd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Parent Teacher Conference Spreadsheet Setup

You have been provided with a template similar to the above.  For each teacher, add a row with each available date and time. For example, if Mrs. Smith has conferences between 9am and 10am on 2/15/2022, you need to add rows that looks like this: You must get the teacher person ID out of Veracross. Please note that in the example listed above, the te...

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Updated July 9th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Viewing a Student's Schedule

9 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click on your division's homepage 3. Click Find Students 4. Enter the student's name (last name, first name) and then Run Query 5. Choose a student 6. Click Classes 7. Click Click... next to Schedule 8. The schedule will appear 9. Click Print to PDF to print or download Here's an inte...

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Updated July 8th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Update Staff/Faculty in SchoolPass - Yearly Process

The goal of this project is to update the faculty/staff in SchoolPass. We need to - Remove everyone's title - Delete departed faculty/staff - Add new faculty/staff SchoolPass:  Teachers: https://gcds.school-pass.net/Admin/Teachers.aspx Non-teachers: https://gcds.school-pass.net/Admin/User_Accounts.aspx Veracross:  Staff/Faculty: https://axiom.veracr...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Designing an Inquiry Form

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Preparing for ORE Launch

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Updated June 29th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Personal Workspaces

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Workspaces 2. Click your workspace. If you do not have a workspace, you can request one through support@gcds.net 3. Your workspace allows you to store queries and records that are useful to you. You can run saved queries directly from your workspace. 4. To save a query or record to your workspace,...

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Subscribe to the School Calendar

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. The video above does not have audio. Calendars Managed in Veracross School ("Master") Calendar Class Schedules Calendars Managed in Google Division calendars with events that do not overlap with the School Calendar Personal calendar Google Classroom calendars Even though the School Calendar is managed throu...

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Updated September 6th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

The Digital Native: Raising Happy, Healthy and Safe Technology Users

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Updated May 12th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Behavior and Comments

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Via Portals Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Via Axiom Your browser does not support HTML5 video. For every school, tracking student behavior and performance is of utmost importance. Within Veracross schools are able to manage these scenarios by using Behavior Events and Comments. Behavior Events ...

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Updated March 31st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Orientation

Update Table of Contents Tour of the Admissions Portal Tour of the Admission Candidate Changes Homepage Overview of the Admission Homepage Admission Terminology Tour of the Admissions Portal Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Tour of the Admission Candidate Changes Homepage Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Overview of the Admission...

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Updated November 15th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Set a Time Out for Health Visits

8 STEPS 1. Open Axiom and go to the Launchpad 2. Click Health 3. Click New Health Kiosk Visits 4. You will see all of today's health visits. 5. Doubleclick the blank box in the Time Out column 6. Type the time out - i.e. 9:30am 7. Click Update Records 8. That's it. You're done. Once a time out has been added, the visit will disappear. Here's an inte...

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Updated February 10th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Schedule Family Conferences

Before You Get Started Please use a Windows PC, Mac, or Chromebook to schedule your child's conferences. Please do not use a mobile device. Conference Schedules are set on the household level. Families with parents in separate households will each be able to schedule Parent Teacher Conferences, even if the resident parent has already scheduled their...

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Updated February 11th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mobile Device

iPhone Devices Take a screenshot on your iPhone Quickly save what's on your screen. How to take a screenshot on iPhone 13 and other models with Face ID Press the side button and the volume up button at the same time. Quickly release both buttons. After you take a screenshot, a thumbnail temporarily appears in the lower-left corner of your screen. Ta...

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Updated October 17th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Adding guardians in google classroom

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Updated June 3rd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Add Placement Course Requests

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Updated June 25th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Creating New Accounts

Login to Axiom Find the individual (or individuals) for whom you wish to create accounts, either through the search bar or through a query Press the lightening bolt icon and press "Create VC User Account"  Go to the Identity and Access Management homepage and run the "Find User Accounts" query Find the individual for whom you just created an account...

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Updated October 18th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Adding CPG Events to the Calendar

20 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Calendars 3. Click Add a Group Event 4. Choose the CPG event type 5. Enter the event name 6. Click ADD GROUP EVENT 7. Choose the start date 8. Enter the start time and end time 9. Choose the organization where the event is taking place.  10. If the location does not appe...

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Updated April 12th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Upper School Course Request Guide

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Updated July 8th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Find Transcripts After Graduation

Go to this link: https://axiom.veracross.com/gcds/#/homepage/academic-documents (this is the Academic Documents homepage) Click Find Transcripts Run the query...

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Updated October 25th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Webinar: MS Report Card and Review Process

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Updated January 21st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

MS Semester Report Writing

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Updated September 21st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Dyknow Blocking Plans

INTRODUCTION Dyknow's Blocking Plan feature enables Dyknow Teachers to block or allow student device access to select websites and/or applications. Blocking plans provide fantastic flexibility for Teachers who set different expectations about on-task and off-task behavior by Class, by student, and by day. Blocking Plans can be created before/after o...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Export the Names of Your Students

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty and Staff Portal 2. Click the name of one of your classes 3. A new page will open. Click Download Class Reports 4. Click Portrait 5. That's it. You're done. A file will download with the names of your students. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1850970/Export-Names-of-Student...

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Updated October 27th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Batch Print Housing Contracts

Click here to open the housing query 13 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the housing query and click Run Query 2. Click on the category or individuals for whom you would like to run letters 3. Click Actions (lightning bolt) 4. Scroll down and click Run Mail Merge 5. Click -- under "Letter Template" 6. Scroll down and click on the appropriate housi...

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Updated April 4th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Advisor-Led Course Requests

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Updated September 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Attendance Calendar Overview

8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open  Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click your division 3. Click Attendance 4. Click Attendance Calendar 5. Click Run Query 6. Go to the date in question and click on your division. 7. A new window will open. All of the attendance statuses for students who are not present will show on the "ALL" Tab by default. For more...

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Updated April 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Channels

Update Table of Contents Overview of Channels Channel Organization Form Visibility Blocked Users Email, SMS, and News Tabs Channel Security End User Channel Experience Review Workflows Overview of Channels Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Channel Organization Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Form Visibility Your browser does not ...

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Updated September 6th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Move files from Google My Drive to a Shared Drive

A recent update to Google Shared drives allows you to move files from your Google My Drive to a Shared drive. Follow these steps: Access your Google My Drive and locate the files you want to move. Select the file or files by clicking on a single file or holding the Shift key while clicking all of the files you want to move. Right-click, or Ctrl-clic...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Making Dismissal Changes

22 STEPS 1. The first step is to open SchoolPass and click Changes 2. Click Student 3. Type Student Name and Press Enter 4. Click Pencil 5. You have several options. You can change the Carpool of the child (i.e. going home with another student), move them to an activity or bus, or schedule an early dismissal. 6. Let's start by moving a student to a ...

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Updated May 10th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

LMS Overview

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Adding an Assignment Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Teacher Communication Strategies Teachers have a few methods of communicating with students, parents of students, and other teachers who have the same student. In this video, we learn about links and distribution lists that teachers can access ...

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Updated June 13th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Make Someone Else the Owner of a Google Drive Folder/File

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Updated April 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Creating a Composer Email

Update Table of Contents Starting an Email Writing Email Content Selecting Email Recipients Previewing and Testing an Email Confirming and Sending an Email Starting an Email Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Writing Email Content Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Selecting Email Recipients Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Application Review

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Updated June 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Session 2

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Admission Events Access test student > Click Login as Parent link GCDS events Interview Registration Open Houses Weekly tour options GCDS might move to Veracross sign ups, but may stay with Calendly Jamal wants to make a checklist item regardless Group event records can be set up with a person as an inte...

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Updated July 26th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Assigning Coaches to Teams

7 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Athletic Program - Axiom and click Find Teams 2. Click Run Query 3. Click a team 4. Type last name of coach and Press Tab 5. Find the coach you're looking for and select them, then press Select Coach 6. Click UPDATE 7. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1830908/Ass...

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Updated June 24th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Logging Into Axiom

Go to:  https://accounts.veracross.com/gcds/axiom/login Put in your GCDS email address and click next: Click “Continue with Google”: It may prompt you to put in your email address and password: Or select an email address: After selecting your email, it should log you into Axiom....

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Updated February 28th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Resend / Duplicate an Email in Composer

4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Communications 2. Scroll down and click on the channel of your previously sent message 3. Click Sent 4. Click New Draft next to the email you would like to duplicate. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** http...

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Updated February 15th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Take a Screenshot

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Turn Tablet Mode On/Off

Tablet mode makes Windows 10 more touch-friendly when using your device as a tablet. Select action center  on the taskbar (next to the date and time), and then select Tablet mode to turn it on or off....

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Deposit Processing

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Updated June 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Viewing Alerts

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Faculty and staff often need access to important student or family information that may be critical to know in certain situations. One of the best ways to share this information is via alerts. There are 4 types of alerts available: Academic, Family, General, and Medical. The accessibility of these alerts is...

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Create a New Faculty/Staff Member

Open Axiom Go to the System homepage Press "+ Add" Press "Add a Staff Member" or "Add a Faculty Member" from the dropdown menu Enter the required fields (including the faculty type, job title, and department) and press "Add Faculty" to save. You will need to save the record prior to adding information to any of the other tabs in the record. To add e...

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Updated April 21st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Archiving Google Classroom Classes

Archiving When you’re done teaching a class, you can archive it. When a class is archived, it’s archived for all students and teachers in the class. If you don’t archive a class, students and teachers in the class continue to see it on their Classes page. Teachers and co-teachers can archive a class, but only the primary teacher can delete a class. ...

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Updated October 26th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Intersession Course Requests

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Updated September 19th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Download Files from the Family Portal

4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Family Portal and click Classes & Reports 2. Click Files 3. Click Download next to the name of the file 4. That's it. You're done. The file will download to your computer....

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Inquiry Sections and Elements

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Updated July 7th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Announcement Admin Training

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Updated September 3rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Add a Resource

8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Resource Scheduling 3. Click Add a Resource 4. Type Description 5. Choose a Resource Type 6. Choose a School Level 7. Choose a Campus 8. Click ADD RESOURCE Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1852892/Add-a-Resource-to-VC...

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Updated September 23rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Proctor Guide

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Updated October 7th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Find and Access a Contract

8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Veracross Axiom 2. You can search for the person using the searchbar at the top. 3. Select the individual when they appear 4. If you need to find a group of people, you can run a query. Click Find Staff/Faculty 5. Click Run Query 6. Click the name of the person you're looking for.  7. Once you open a person's rec...

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Updated April 11th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Copy a URL

Highlight the address by moving your mouse cursor over the address bar and clicking the left mouse button once or press the  F6 keyboard shortcut to get into the address bar. After the address is highlighted, press Ctrl+C or Command+C on the keyboard to copy it. You can also right-click any highlighted section and choose Copy from the drop-down menu...

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Updated May 19th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Faculty Evaluation Form Process

14 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal and with your mouse, hover Teaching and Learning 2. Click Evaluation and Growth 3. Click Faculty Evaluation 4. The form will open. Begin filling it out. 5. You will need the person's VC ID. You can locate this by going back to the Evaluation and Growth page, then click Find Your VC ID 6. Searc...

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Updated December 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Add Athletic Opponents

Find the organization in this list: https://axiom.veracross.com/gcds/#/results/126. Chances are, it's already there. If not, please tech know so that we can add it.  Open the organization Go to the Roles tab Add "Athletic Opponent" to the "Active Organization Roles"  Press the green Update button Refresh your screen...

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Updated April 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

News, Themes, and Templates

Update Table of Contents Creating a News Article Creating and Editing Themes Creating and Editing Templates Creating a News Article Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Creating and Editing Themes Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Creating and Editing Templates Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Updated March 3rd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

View a Student's Attendance Report

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click the searchbar 2. Type the student's name 3. Click Attendance 4. Click Open Query 5. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** https://www.iorad.com/player/1926085/Individual-Student-...

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Updated May 13th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

LMS Video Walkthrough

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Updated April 21st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

2-Step Verification Setup Instructions (UES)

12 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Google (or your Chromebook). 2. Enter your email address 3. Click Next 4. You will be brought to a new sign-in page. 5. Enter your email address again 6. Enter your Password 7. Click Sign In 8. If this is your first login, you will need to set a security image. This is called your "second factor." 9. Click the q...

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Updated April 26th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Uninstall an iOS App

How to delete an app Touch and hold the app. Tap Remove App . Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm. Keep in mind that some built-in Apple apps can't be deleted from your device, so you might not see the option to delete an app. Here’s a list of built-in Apple apps you can delete from your device. If you can't delete an app that's not made by A...

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Basic Querying

Introduction to Querying Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Understanding querying functionality in Axiom is integral to utilizing the system to its full potential. Learn the basics of querying by watching this video: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Basic Criteria Totals and Subtotals Exercises: Building Basic Queries Try these fi...

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Enrollment Contracts

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Updated March 31st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Building Your Admission Portal

Update Table of Contents Configuring Component Pages Building Navigation Navigation Example Content Screens Membership Management Content Page Example Configuring Component Pages Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Building Navigation Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Navigation Example Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Cont...

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Updated December 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Update Your iOS Version

Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly If a message says that an update is available, tap Install Now to update now. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just plug your device into power at night, and your device will update automatically overnight. You can also follow these step...

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Updated June 29th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Academic Year Roll-Forward

Roles have been updated (Future Students became Students, WD and Graduated Students became Former Students, associated parental roles have been updated, etc.) New families have received access to the Veracross family portal The reporting year has been switched to 22-23 21-22 academic reports have been archived (but are still accessible to parents)  ...

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Updated April 12th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Restart Your Modem

When you restart your modem, it can fix some Internet connection problems, occasionally improve slow connections, and resolve common wireless issues. To reboot a modem: Unplug the power and Ethernet cables from the modem. Some modems have backup batteries that need to be removed too. Wait 2-3 minutes for the modem to fully power off. All the lights ...

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Updated May 13th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Find Your Google Classroom Folder in Drive

The class Drive folder is located on your Google Drive and will have all of the assignments you created, any materials you uploaded, and any work turned in by students. Everything put onto your Google Classroom is automatically saved onto this Drive folder for easy access. So where do you find this handy dandy Drive folder? There are two different w...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Finding Checklist Items

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Updated September 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Where is student now?

7 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click your division 3. Click Where is Student Now? 4. With your mouse, click Preferred Name 5. Type the last name of the student and Press Enter 6. You will see the student's current location 7. Click Click... to view their schedule Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com...

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Updated January 24th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Entering Intersession Grades

The process for entering grades for Intersession is very similar to Semester 1 Grades. Please find below instructions for Entering Intersession Grades. All teachers of a particular Intersession have access to enter grades and comments. Navigate in Veracross to your intersession course. Click on Grades and Comments. Select  a Status Pass Pass With Di...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Viewing Dismissal Changes Made by Parents

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open SchoolPass and go to the homescreen, where you will see a summary of student changes. These are dismissal changes that parents made using the SchoolPass app.  2. Click the Filter Icon 3. Make sure your division is selected as the Site 4. Click Go 5. View the changes. To export them, click Print changes 6. A popup...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Manually Add a Parent to the Carline

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open SchoolPass and click Carline  2. Click Add Carpool 3. Click Search Carpools 4. Type the last name of the family 5. Click Add to Carline 6. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1852246/Manually-Add-a-Parent-to-the-Carline...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Adding Athletic Events

13 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Athletic Program 3. Click Add an Athletic Event 4. Choose the Event Type 5. Type the name of the event (i.e. GCDS vs. GA) 6. Pick the event date 7. Enter the event time 8. Press the magnifying glass to choose a team 9. Choose the team from the list. If there are no current team...

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Updated September 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Update a Student's Attendance in Axiom

8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and go to the search bar 2. Type a student's name 3. Select the student 4. Click Attendance 5. Double click the attendance status (default = "Present") on the row of the day you wish to edit. 6. Choose the appropriate status 7. You can also enter a late arrival time or early dismissal time, or a return time...

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Updated August 23rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Opening Scheduling Checklist

Review classes without students assigned Review classes without teachers assigned UE and MS: Check student schedules (a few per grade level) to ensure they are accurate UE and MS: Check teacher schedules to ensure they're accurate (how to do this individually and as a group) - make any necessary changes or alert support if you need help MS: Check fo...

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Updated October 22nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Proof Report Cards from the Faculty Portal

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the faculty portal and click on the name of your class. 2. A new window will open. Click Download Class Reports 3. Go to your desired marking period. Click PDF to view one PDF with all of your students' report cards. Click ZIP to get a folder with each report card individually. 4. A new window will open as it pre...

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Updated June 30th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Session 3

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Updated July 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Viewing and Adding Events

Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1824506/How-to-Add-and-View-Events-in-Axiom 13 STEPS 1. Events allow you to track and classify information about students. The first step is to open a record and click Events. 2. Click Add Record... 3. Enter the date 4. Choose the event type from the dropdown menu 5. You can enter some prel...

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Updated July 3rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Role Setup

Staff_1 Staff members who need access to Axiom Staff_3 and Restrict_VC_Axiom Nonadministrative staff who do not need access to Axiom Staff_1, Registrar, Communications_Email_User, Attendance_Update  Administrative assistants Faculty_1 and Restrict_VC_Axiom Teaching faculty Staff_2 and Medical_1 Nurses Staff_2 and Guidance College Counseling Staff_2,...

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Updated November 3rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Download Parent Conference Schedules

16 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click your division's homepage 3. Click Find People 4. Go to search fields 5. Type the words Child Current Grade 6. Click Child Current Grade 7. Scroll down to where Child Current Grade was just added and click the grades in your division 8. Click Role 9. Click Parent 10. Click Run Q...

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Updated July 25th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Configure Grade Reviews

17 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Grade & Comment Review 3. Scroll down and click Add Grade Review Configuration 4. Choose the school year 5. Type the last name of the reviewer person and push tab 6. Change the reviewer type to Advisor (or other if directed) 7. Change the grading period group as appr...

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Updated April 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Using the Visits Widget

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Updated September 6th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Use Windows to Cast/Mirror

Looking to do screen mirroring on Windows 10? Here's how. 1. Open the action center. (It's represented by the speech bubble icon in the lower right corner of the screen. 2. Click Connect and choose the device name from the menu....

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Updated January 26th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Download Report Cards for a Group of Students

24 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Academic Documents 3. Scroll down and click Record Review 4. Click All Existing Records 5. Click Open Query icon 6. Click Design 7. Click search fields 8. Type Person Academic Document ID 9. Click Person Academic ID - it should now be in the query twice 10. Go back to the searc...

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Updated April 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Building Inquiry Forms

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Updated July 27th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Dreambox Family Access

GCDS is using DreamBox Learning Math in grades 1-5. DreamBox is a rigorous and highly adaptive math curriculum that students access online or on an iPad. It meets the educational needs of each individual learner, adjusting and re-adjusting in the moment as they engage in a fun learning environment. DreamBox improves students’ mathematical fluency by...

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Updated March 30th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Check & update your Android version

You can find your device's Android version number, security update level, and Google Play system level in your Settings app. You'll get notifications when updates are available for you. You can also check for updates. See which Android version you have Open your phone's Settings app. Near the bottom, tap System System update. See your "Android versi...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

View Enrollments for Multiple Classes

Run a query of the classes in question Type in CTRL+SHIFT+C to bring up the Copy Results Data tool Select Class Description and copy the data to the clipboard Run a Class Enrollment query Set the criteria for Class Description to "Is" and paste the results of your previous search Subtotal header by the Class Description field Run the query...

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Updated August 11th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Calendar Event Guide - Tips and Tricks

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Updated August 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Export Query Results

5 STEPS 1. Once you've run a query, click Actions (bolt icon) 2. You can Export to Excel 3. You can Export to CSV 4. You can Print Your Results 5. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1845139/Export-Query-Results...

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Updated March 7th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Add or change an email signature

Add or change a signature You can put up to 10,000 characters in your signature. Open Gmail. In the top right, click Settings   See all settings. In the "Signature" section, add your signature text in the box. If you want, you can format your message by adding an image or changing the text style. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes. Here's...

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Updated November 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Make Gmail the default email program

Open Chrome Browser and click More Settings. Go to the Privacy and security section. Next to Site Settings, click the Right arrow  Scroll down to Additional permissions and click Expand . Next to Handlers, click the Right arrow . At the top, make sure Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols (recommended)is turned on. Note: Scroll...

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Updated April 5th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Leaving GCDS - Offboarding Considerations

We wish you the best of luck and success as your continue your journey beyond GCDS! Please review the following document to help you coordinate your offboarding. Personal Files If you store personal files on your Google Drive, please be sure to download or remove them prior to your departure. Your Google Account will be permanently disabled upon you...

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Updated September 10th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Add Medical Visit

16 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Health 3. Click Add a Medical Visit 4. Type the patient's last name, then press tab. You can select the patient from the dropdown. 5. Choose the visit purpose 6. Click Visit - Complaint/Symptom 7. Enter a brief visit description 8. Choose the primary symptom code 9. Enter the s...

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Updated April 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

The "Submission" Function Field

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Updated November 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Enter Your License Plates in Veracross

Click here to open the Veracross Faculty/Staff Portal 8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal and click Update Faculty Profile 2. Click Review Vehicles 3. Click Add New 4. Type make  5. Type model 6. Type license plate number - no spaces or special characters. 7. Select the driver 8. Press "Add New Vehicle". Repeat for each vehicle. ...

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Updated September 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Add Allergies and Medical Conditions

10 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Health 3. Click Find Students 4. Select "Full Name". Type the last name of the student and Press Enter 5. Click View Detail 6. Here you can enter the Allergies/Symptoms. This will be visible on the Faculty Portal. 7. Here you can enter the Current Medications. This will be visi...

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

HPU

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Updated July 7th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Calendar FAQs

When I put the Classification as UE (i.e. Back to School Night) and then give Parents visibility, is it only visible to UE parents? Should I not be specifying the division in the Classification column? Visibility for an event is a combination of Classification (which consists of School Level, Grade Level, and Campus), and the Visibility toggles (Pub...

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Updated September 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Attendance Guide for Division Admins

On your divisional homepage, you will see an Attendance button. This will open a folder of saved queries that will be helpful to you as an Administrative Assistant. Delete Reminder - SchoolPass Sync Remember: Parents can mark their child as absent, sick, or late, as well as make dismissal changes, directly through the SchoolPass app. This will sync ...

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Updated November 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Batch Export Teacher Conference Schedules

14 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Find Staff/Faculty 2. Click Primary School Level 3. Click your division 4. Scroll down and click Role 5. Unclick Staff, Staff-Ancillary, and Staff-Other (leaving only Faculty) 6. Click Run Query 7. Click Actions 8. Scroll down and click Batch Print Documents 9. Click Person ID from Record ...

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Updated September 13th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Make an Event Recur

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open up an event that has already been created and click Recurrence 2. Choose the series start date 3. Choose the series end date 4. Choose the days on which the event should recur. Make sure any days that it should not recur are set to "No." For example, if an event should recur every Monday, only Monday should be se...

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Updated October 18th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Review Process

12 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal and click Advisor Dashboard 2. Click Grade and Comment Review 3. Select the grading period from the dropdown menu 4. Switch to the Students view 5. You will see the status for each class in which the student is enrolled and is assigned to you for review. 6. Click a student's name 7. Select the...

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Updated April 29th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Conditional Logic in Google Forms

Show questions based on answers You can set up a survey so that people only see certain sections based on their answers. Open a form in Google Forms. At the bottom right, click More Go to section based on answer. You can also choose Submit form if you want the survey to end based on an answer. Choose specific sections to send people to. Skip section...

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Updated August 22nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Subscribe to a School Calendar on Your Phone

Begin at https:// portals.veracross.com/gcds Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Download 720...

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Updated April 22nd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Enroll in Multifactor Authentication in Veracross

Wondering why Multifactor Authentication is important?  17 STEPS Before You Begin Please use a Windows  PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) to complete this process. Some users may have difficulty completing these instructions using a mobile device. 1. The first step is to open the  Family Portal . If it is your first login, you will be prompted to enroll...

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Updated May 10th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Late-Enrolling Students in a Class

How to Late Enroll a Student into a Class On the class detail screen, click the “Add Record” button. Search for the student and update. On the newly created enrollment record or from the student’s schedule-all tab, populate the late date enrolled. If there are plans to transfer a grade from a previous class, make sure the late date enrolled is the s...

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Updated May 10th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Troubleshooting Attendance Issues

Overview Occasionally class attendance records are not generated for classes that normally should take attendance. Teachers in the portal see their class is listed on the main page, but the Attendance button appears grayed out instead of the usual red or green. There are also no class attendance records visible in the class for that day. This articl...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

The Candidate Profile Document

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Updated April 18th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

"Or" Conjunctions in Queries

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Criteria applied to fields in a query are usually joined by the “And” conjunction by default, so each criterion that is applied will necessarily narrow the search results. Running a Find People query and applying the criteria “David” for First Name and “Jones” for Last Name, for instance, would find records...

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Updated December 16th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Remote Learning for Faculty & Staff

Day 1 Remote Learning Bootcamp - Video Conferencing It is important to be able to use more than one video conferencing tool in the event that one or more services get overloaded. They also have unique tools that make them valuable in different situations. Practice initiating and scheduling meetings with Meet, Hangouts, and Zoom using the tutorials p...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

User Accounts

User Account Management Overview External Google Accounts and Veracross Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Updated August 19th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Print a Team's Calendar

8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Athletic Program - Axiom and click Athletic Calendar 2. Click Design 3. Click Team 4. Click the team 5. Click Run Query 6. Click Actions 7. Click Print Calendar 8. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1846236/Print-a-Specific-Team-s-Calendar...

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Updated May 12th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Imperfect Class Attendance

Veracross offers two ways to track student attendance: Master and Class Attendance. Master Attendance is the student’s attendance status for the day. When set, the status becomes the student’s default status for all Class Attendance records taken. The time during the school day in which Master Attendance is taken varies per school, but it is usually...

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Updated March 30th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Find Your iOS Version

Locate and open the Settings app. Tap General. Tap About. Note the current iOS version is listed by Version. Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Batch View/Print Student Schedules

11 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click your division 3. Click Find Students 4. Refine your query if needed 5. Click Run Query 6. Click Actions 7. Click Batch Print Documents 8. Click "Person ID" from the "Select Record ID" dropdown 9. Click Schedule from the Select Document dropdown 10. Click Go 11. Click Download P...

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Updated May 31st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

SchoolPass End of Year / Start of Year

CS-End-of-Year-Checklist-Cloud-w-Integration_Final.pdf https://schoolpass.screenstepslive.com/s/SchoolHelp/a/1555709-welcome-letters https://schoolpass.screenstepslive.com/s/SchoolHelp/a/1556429-end-of-year-procedures https://schoolpass.screenstepslive.com/s/SchoolHelp/a/1556432-add-or-remove-faculty-and-staff https://schoolpass.screenstepslive.com/...

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Updated October 15th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Report Card Training Checklist

Delete Faculty should check... Advisees are correct Class lists are accurate Honors levels are correct Grades have been entered in gradebook  Gradebook has correct weighting configured Access the grade and comments interface Add a global class curriculum comment Add a grade Qualitative Status Numeric (has to be posted from gradebook by tech) and man...

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Updated April 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Email Management

Update Table of Contents Sending an Email Finding Sent Emails System Emails Email Details and Stats Managing Bounce and Spam Lists Sending an Email Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Finding Sent Emails Your browser does not support HTML5 video. System Emails Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Email Details and Stats Your browser doe...

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Recording HR Events (Housing and Stipends)

Open the faculty member's record Go to "Events"  Press "add record" Choose the event date Choose the event type from the dropdown menu (i.e. "Stipend" or "Housing") Add any necessary notes Press "Update"  Now that you have saved the event, you can add a file to it if you so choose:  Click on the description of the event Click on the Files tab Press ...

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Updated August 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Fix Calendar Day Rotations

Delete Warning Please consult Tech before proceeding 10 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Rotation Day Calendar - Axiom and click the day in question 2. Click the icon in the popup window 3. Click Rotations 4. Click the day in question 5. Change it to the correct day 6. Click UPDATE 7. If this impacts the future rotation, Click View Record 8. Click...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Moving Candidacies Forward and Back

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Updated September 7th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Using Zoom on a BenQ

Search for Zoom App in Start Menu Select  Join a Meeting Make sure your name is your  Room Number Check the  “Remember my name for future meetings”...

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Delete an Event

Login to Axiom Go to the Calendars homepage Press "Find Group Events"  Enter the title of the event (or a partial title) in the Description before running the query (or leave it blank to view all future events). Press the green "Run Query" button Select the checkbox next to the event you would like to delete Press the thunderbolt icon in the upper r...

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Updated February 5th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Club Hub

Joining the ClubHub on Slack Accepting an invitation to Slack You need to be invited to the ClubHub workspace on Slack in order to access it. If you have not been invited, please ask someone in your club to send you an invite.  They will need your gcds.net email address. Your invitation to the workspace will appear in your gmail inbox. Once you have...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Configuring Inquiry Forms

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Updated September 20th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Send an Email to Your Class or Team

3 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal. Scroll down and rollover Contact. 2. Click Email Students or Email Parents. That should open your Gmail and begin a new message. 3. If nothing happens, right click "Email Parents" or "Email Students" and press Copy Email Address. You can then paste that email address into a  new message within...

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Updated June 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Assignment Completion Statuses

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Updated July 27th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

SchoolPass Faculty/Staff App

Step 1 First, go to the App Store of your mobile device and search for SchoolPass. Please download the SchoolPass app as shown below. Please DELETE the old SchoolPass Faculty/Staff app. If you are on your mobile device, you can download the app by clicking here: iPhone  or Android Step 2 Open the SchoolPass app after updating and press the "G" under...

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Updated October 12th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Grades and Comments

12 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal 2. Click on the name of the class for which you intend to grade/comment. 3. Click Grades & Comments 4. Choose a student from the left sidebar. If you are giving qualitative grades, you can begin selecting the appropriate grade from the dropdowns. A similar procedure applies to letter grade...

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Updated July 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Whitelist Emails from Veracross

Greenwich Country Day School uses Veracross to manage school communications. As such, it is very important that you "whitelist" the Veracross email servers to ensure that you receive messages from GCDS faculty, staff, and administrators. Check Your Spam Folder If you're not receiving emails from GCDS, please check your spam folder first. If you loca...

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Updated April 11th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Configure New Schedule Blocks

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Important Notes Naming convention for blocks should use parentheses - i.e. "Block A (MS)" Universal blocks should be added but should NOT be included in scheduler (Include In Scheduler = No) The COLOR for regular blocks should be #D3E3FA The COLOR for universal blocks should be #F9FBAE...

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Updated April 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Related People and Organizations

Relationships are a fundamental concept in Veracross. This video explores the relationship record and how it exists between people and people as well as people and organizations. Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Admissions Reporting

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Updated April 13th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Portal Shortcut Links

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Updated August 1st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Find Former Students

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Find People 2. Click Role 3. Click Former Student 4. Click Last Name 5. Type the last name of the student 6. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** https://www.iorad.com/player/1994808/H...

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Updated May 10th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Knowing When Attendance Has Been Taken

Class Attendance Status The Class Attendance Status field in Veracross is used to indicate whether a teacher has taken class attendance for each of their classes that met that particular day. There are three possible Attendance Statuses a class can have for the day: Taken, Not Taken or N/A. By default, all classes that meet on a given day start off ...

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Updated June 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Athletics Overview

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Updated July 14th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Email Communication Guidelines

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Updated January 26th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to View Videos Using Swank

The link to the portal is located under your GCDS bookmarks folder in Chrome- “Movie Portal” Link: https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/gcds387766 When you open the portal, click the Google login button and sign in with your GCDS account: At the top of your portal, you’ll see “Licensed Content”. These are the movies that are prepopulated for you. If yo...

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Decision Letters

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Updated April 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Calendars and Group Events

Update Table of Contents The Calendars Homepage Properties of Group Events Calendar Event Types Classification and Visibility API for Communications The Calendars Homepage Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Properties of Group Events Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Calendar Event Types Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Cl...

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Updated September 20th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Entering Student Comments

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Updated August 23rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Batch View/Print Teacher Schedules

12 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Find Staff/Faculty 2. Click School Level 3. Click your division 4. Scroll down to Role and uncheck Staff-Other, Staff-Ancillary, and Staff, leaving only Faculty 5. Click Run Query 6. Click Actions 7. Scroll down and click Batch Print Documents 8. Select the record ID field - Person ID 9. S...

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Updated September 6th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Attendance Configuration Overview

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Overview Veracross understands attendance in two categories: master attendance and class attendance. Schools opt to track either master or class, or a combination of the two attendance management options. Master Attendance Master attendance is the student’s attenda...

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Updated May 31st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Export MAP Reports to Veracross (Tech)

Downloading Student Reports By Instructor Growth Reports → Student Profile Select any student in the given instructors class Downloading Family Reports: Same steps as above except Growth Reports → Family Report Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Merging PDFs Using Adobe:  select the files that need to be merged  delete the first 2 (or someti...

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Updated March 28th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Assign User Roles in NWEA MAP

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Exploring the Axiom Layout

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Understanding the basics of navigating through Axiom is essential to using it efficiently as a tool. Learn the essentials to navigating Axiom by using the buttons and links at the top of every screen in Axiom.  Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Homepages in Axiom are laid out in a very intentional ...

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Updated April 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Managing Admission Submissions

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Updated December 9th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Add a Person Classification

12 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and with your mouse, go to the search bar 2. Type the student's name 3. Click Classification 4. Click Add Record... 5. Click on the new line 6. Type Academic Warning and Press Tab 7. Double click Academic Warning 8. Choose the current school year 9. Select the grading period 10. Select the start date 11. S...

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Updated July 26th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Admin Only: Adding Coaches to Axiom

14 STEPS 1. The first step is to open System - Axiom and click Add a Staff Member 2. With your mouse, click Add a Staff Member 3. Enter the first name 4. Enter the last name 5. Click Coach as the Faculty Type 6. Choose the campus.  7. Choose Athletics as the Primary Department. 8. Enter the date hired (start of school year if n/a). 9. Enter the emai...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Scanning and Copying

Scanning/Copying: Swipe your security badge or type your door PIN code: Tap the keyboard or alternate login button on screen to enter PIN:   Punch in your 6 digit door PIN and tap enter: When finished, tap the “local user” icon in the top right and then tap “logout” or swipe your badge again....

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Updated August 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Creating Afters Activities (Admin)

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Go to Admin > Activities Click “Add Activity” Fill out activity as such (take special note of the “Additional Fields” options)...

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Updated September 23rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Practice Test

Students can try Practice Tests and watch videos to become familiar with MAP Growth tests. The link appears on the student log-in page (test.mapnwea.org), or you can direct students to the following website on any supported device and browser (excluding Internet Explorer): studentresources.nwea.org From the Student Resources, they can access MAP Pra...

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Updated April 20th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

2-Step Verification Setup Instructions (MS/US)

Click to View Slides and Videos 21 STEPS 1. The first step is to make sure you are signed out of Gmail. If you are currently signed in, go to the top right, click your photo, then click Sign out. You are ready to begin once you see the Google sign in screen. 2. Type your email 3. Click Next 4. Enter your password 5. Click Next 6. If this is your fir...

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Orientation to ORE

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Updated July 9th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Switching Between Portals

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Updated November 30th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Generating Avery Labels from Veracross

1. Build the query, and be sure to only show the fields that you want to appear on your label. Drag and drop the fields in the order in which you'd like them to appear. 2. Go to Query Design > Query tab. Under the "Visualization" section, select "Labels and Envelopes"  3. On the right side, you will see a dropdown menu appear. Select your label t...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Add an Authorized Driver

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Updated June 29th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Database icon is missing for new FE NXT users in the public cloud environment

For Users Sign out of Financial Edge NXT,  by clicking your initials in the upper right hand corner and selecting Sign out  Close the browser. Open a new browser session and navigate to https://fenxt.blackbaud.com Log into FE NXT as the affected user  Allow the FE NXT page to fully load and resolve with navigation bar.   Select the stacked coins ico...

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Updated April 29th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Rename a Google Site Page

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open your website and click Pages 2. Click the three dots next to the page you would like to rename 3. Click Properties 4. Enter a new name for the page 5. Click Done 6. That's it. You're done! Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) *...

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Updated March 29th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Reset Your Database Connection if FE/RE Database View Fails to Load

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Raiser's/Financial Edge and click Environments (stack of pancakes icon) 2. Click Database options 3. A new page will open. Wait for the session information to load. 4. Click Terminate session once loaded 5. Wait for the session to terminate. Eventually, you will see this message. Now, try opening Raiser's/Financi...

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Updated October 20th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Creating a New Unit in Atlas

44 STEPS 1. The first step is to open your dashboard in Atlas 2. Click the name of your course 3. Type the unit name 4. Choose the start date 5. Choose the end date 6. Click Save 7. Click the unit that you just added 8. Type the enduring understanding. 9. If you need to add an attachment, click Add an Attachment 10. Click on the location of your fil...

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Updated September 13th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Subscribe to the Family Calendar

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Family Portal and with your mouse, hover Calendars 2. Click Subscribe 3. Click Subscribe using Google Calendar if you use Google Calendar. If you wish to use the calendar on your mobile device (i.e. iCalendar on the iPhone), do not check this box. 4. Click Subscribe 5. If you're using Google Calendar, a pop u...

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Updated April 7th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Access Atlas

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal, then hover Teaching and Learning 2. Click Atlas 3. Click Sign-in with Google 4. Click your GCDS email account 5. You can now view your Atlas Dashboard. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** https://www.ior...

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Exploring the Faculty Portal

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 21 STEPS 1. Welcome to the Veracross Faculty/Staff portal! This portal allows you to access information about students, take attendance and record grades, and view other important information. The first page you will see upon logging in is called the Homepage.  2. On the homepage, the "Today" section will s...

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Updated April 8th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to do a Hard Refresh

 In Chrome or Edge, press F12 to open the console, hold down the mouse button over the refresh button (next to the URL bar), and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload.”) ...

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Updated April 4th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Browse Units in Atlas

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Atlas and click All Curriculum 2. Click Browse 3. Click Current Year dropdown to select a different year 4. Adjust other filters as desired. 5. Click Browse 6. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** htt...

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Updated September 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Take Attendance

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Attendance is taken from the Faculty/Staff Portal in Veracross. All attendance management is conducted from the attendance tab within each class that has been assigned to you.  First, go to the homepage, where you can view all of your classes.  Each “● Attendance →” link will be color-coded according to whe...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Troubleshooting at the Carline

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open SchoolPass and click Campus Traffic 2. Go to "# of Records" and select Top 100 records 3. Press CTRL-F on your keyboard and type the license plate, which will search for that text on your page. If there are no results, the plate was not scanned and the parent should email support with their plate number. 4. If a ...

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Updated October 27th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Add Person Reference Values

10 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom 2. Go to the search bar 3. Type the faculty member's last name 4. Select the record from the list 5. Scroll down on the left and click Reference Numbers 6. Click Add Record... 7. Click Housing Location, Housing Value, or Utility Cost 8. Type the value on the right 9. Click UPDATE 10. That's it. You're done...

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Updated January 31st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Move Archived Mail

1. Open your Gmail account and scroll down the left-hand column which starts with "Inbox" to the bottom where you will see the "more" option. 2. Click the "more" option and then click "all mail" in the drop down menu.  3. Check the box(s) to the left of emails that you wish to return to your inbox. 4. You will then see a row of icons just above your...

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Publishing Decisions

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Financial Aid Overview

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Updated November 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Signing into Blackbaud

You have received an email invitation that you need to accept. Click the link in the email to activate your account and press “Use This ID” when prompted, then proceed with the instructions below.  Please check your spam folder if you do not see the invitation.  Email  evan.kanouse@gcds.net  if you need your invitation resent.  Go to  https://www.bl...

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Updated August 31st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Google Contacts

Access contacts: To access your contacts and contact groups, choose an option: In a Chrome Browser window, click the Apps Launcher Contacts. In any browser window, go to contacts.google.com. (Optional) Click a contact name to view their details, such as email address, phone number, or a directory profile. Note the following: Personal contacts appear...

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Updated September 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Download a Picture

5 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Canto Family Portal and sign in. If you have not already created an account, please register first. 2. Choose an album to view. 3. Click the image you would like to download. 4. Click the download icon 5. Click Download in the popup window that appears Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/play...

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Updated April 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Inquiry to Application Workflows

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Updated December 16th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Remote Learning Bootcamp for Families

Introduction This Remote Learning Bootcamp document is designed to help parents get the most out of remote learning and set their children up for success in the weeks ahead. This is a living document, and as we update it with further ideas and suggestions, things will move and change. We highly suggest you bookmark this document to refer back to sho...

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Updated September 10th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Subscribe to a Shared Calendar

4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Google Calendar and press the + button near Other Calendars 2. Click Browse resources 3. Scroll down and click Subscribe to Upper School (or whichever calendar you need)  4. Click the arrow to Go back - you're done! Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1855707/Google-Calendar---How-to-Subsc...

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Updated June 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Gradebook Overview

There is a lot of data that goes into managing assignments and scores for every student across an entire term and school year. The Gradebook provides teachers with a robust way of managing this data by simplifying the assignment workflow, increasing flexibility with displaying assignments to parents and students, facilitating communication between s...

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Adding an Assignment

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Gradebook Tips

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Properties of Applications

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Adding Units to Atlas

14 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Atlas and click My Atlas 2. Click My Courses 3. Click the name of your course 4. Type Unit Name 5. Choose the start week 6. Choose the end week 7. Choose a color 8. Click Save 9. To adjust the timing, click and drag the unit.  9b. Drop 10. To adjust the order, click and drag up and or down.  10b. Drop 11. To adj...

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Setting Up Your Gradebook

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How to Access the Family Directory

5 STEPS 1. Log in to the Veracross Family Portal by going to gcds.net and clicking on the "Families" button 2. Click "Login to Veracross Family Portal" 3. Roll over the "Directories" link on the navigation bar 4. Click All Family Directory (N-12) 5. The directory will list families in alphabetical order. You can search for a family using the search ...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Dismissal Process for Teachers and Coaches

10 STEPS 1. The first step is to open SchoolPass and click Log in with Google 2. Click your GCDS Google account 3. Click Dismissal 4. This will open the dismissal for your students. The cars will appear as they arrive on campus. As you depart students, you can check their name off the screen.  5. Verify your default settings. Click Pickup Areas 6. C...

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Updated September 9th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Download a Class Roster

4 STEPS 1. Login to the faculty portal 2. Click the name of the class 3. Click Download Class Reports 4. Go to the export section. Click Portrait. This will download a spreadsheet with your roster. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** https://www.iorad.com/play...

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Updated July 14th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Send an Email Through Composer

54 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Communications 3. Select the appropriate query from the GCDS email group.  Reminder Please remember to only use the GCDS email groups that have been created for you. 4. Begin to modify your query as needed. 5. Select any additional fields you may need to use in your email. 6. I...

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Updated October 25th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Subscriptions

This is a auto-generated Article of all your definitions within the glossary. Glossary This is a auto-generated Article of all your definitions within the glossary. All B D E G K L M N O P Q S T V W BrainPop Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology. Dreambox DreamBox is a K...

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Updated October 15th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Embed a Video into Google Slides

Go to the Insert tab and in the menu bar and hit Video. By default, you’ll be in the Search option already with the YouTube logo showing. Here, type in the title of the video you want to include then hit Enter on your keyboard or the search button. Click on the video you want to add, then hit the blue Select button at the bottom. Reposition and conf...

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Updated July 5th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Updating Information in the Family Portal

Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1823644/Updating-Information-on-the-Family-Portal 6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open login to the Veracross Family Poratl and click Update Family Profile 2. Click on each of the categories listed to review the information that we have on file. 3. If you need to make a chance, click edit. ...

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Remove Dashes Above Your Email Signature

To remove these dashes, follow the steps below: Note: Each user (who is experiencing the issue) should follow the steps below. Login to Gmail. Navigate to Settings, at the top-right of the window: Within Settings, select the General tab. Scroll down to Signature options. Select the Insert this signature before quoted text in replies and remove the “...

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Accents on a Windows PC

USE ALT CODES TO TYPE ACCENTED CHARACTERS When starting to type, press and hold the Alt key, then type any combination of numbers from your number pad (located on the right side of your keyboard) Follow the image below to check the Windows Alt Codes for Accented Vowels After you select the accented character that you want to type, release the Alt ke...

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Updated August 23rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Viewing a Teacher's Schedule

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click in the search bar 2. Type the teacher's name 3. Click the RECORD 4. Click Schedules 5. Click Click... 6. That's it. You're done. The schedule will open in a new window. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1847447/View-a-Teacher-s-Schedule...

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Updated October 26th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Parental Controls with Circle

We recommend the Circle Device We recommend the Disney Circle device for all of your monitoring and parental control needs.  Managing screen time and what your kids see on the Internet is at the top of the to-do list for parents in the digital age. Fortunately, parental controls exist. And they’re one of the most effective ways to tackle those issue...

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Portals

Update Table of Contents The Portals Platform Portal Navigation Portal Configuration Component Screens Content Screens Directories Publishing Queries Membership Management Launching Portals Building Portal Content Portal Calendars Key Takeaways Troubleshooting Portals The Portals Platform Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Portal Navigation ...

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Updated September 9th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Archive a Google Classroom

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Install Cisco Jabber

How to connect your cell phone to your office phone Download the Cisco Jabber app for your device: Android-  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cisco.im&hl=en_US iPhone-  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cisco-jabber/id467192391 On the login screen, put your email address. Employees hired in 2019 and later, use  first.last@gcds.net ....

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Updated January 26th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Delete a Class Review Record for a Student

8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Grade & Comment Review 3. Click Find Reviews 4. Go to the searchbar. 5. Type the last name of the student. You are looking for the student and associated class. 6. Once you've found it, click on the associated Class Person Review ID number. 7. Click the + button on the Class...

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Recommendation Forms

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How to Report an Absence in SchoolPass

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School Policies

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Role Overview

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Updated September 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Dismissal for Carline Managers

Delete Missing Cars / Students If a teacher reports a missing car or student during dismissal, please have them email support@gcds.net each day until the car starts showing up or they are advised otherwise by tech.  8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open SchoolPass and click Log in with Google 2. Click your GCDS email account 3. Click Carline [NEW] 4....

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Updated June 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Create an Event

Login to Axiom Click on the Launchpad and go to the Calendars homepage Click "+ Add" or press "+ Add a Group Event" Fill out the following fields: Event type, description, start/end date, start/end time, contact person (type the last name of the individual, then press tab on your keyboard or press the magnifying glass,) internal resource, school lev...

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Student Enrollment Manager

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Training Checklist

Logging in Navigating the Homepage Searching for Students Viewing alerts My Classes Taking Attendance Viewing Your Class Directory Getting an export Sending an email (and how email works) Advisor Dashboard Upper School Adding Behavior/Comments Gradebook...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Getting Started with SchoolPass

Greenwich Country Day School uses SchoolPass to help us manage arrival and dismissal procedures for your child. Please help us keep this time safe and organized by updating your profile in the SchoolPass app  prior to the start of school. To Do Before the Start of School: Please make sure that you have updated your SchoolPass app to the latest versi...

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Updated August 24th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Change Grade Level of a Student

Change grade in demographic profile Go to Enr Checklist Open the Enr Detail Action Menu > Reset Enrollment Contract Go back to Enr Checklist and change Grade Applying to new grade Mark Contract Complete checkbox as Checked The student is now re-enrolled in the new grade level...

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How to Update Dismissal Instructions

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Create and Use a Template

13 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Communications 3. Scroll down and click on the channel within which you would like to create your template. 4. Click Templates 5. Click New Template... 6. A new window will open. Choose a theme 7. Drag and drop the sections you would like to have on your template. 7b. Drop 8. E...

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Updated June 30th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Create a PDF from a Google Doc

If you have a document that you are creating in Google Docs or one you’re uploading from your local drive, you can easily convert it to a PDF file and download it. This lets you save it and then do with it what you wish. Head to the Google Docs website and sign in. Then just follow these simple steps to convert the document. Open your document in Go...

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Setting Up Your Testing Session

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Overview

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Enrolling by Homeroom

Before Proceeding First, make sure that all of your homeroom enrollments are correct, and that each of the classes that should be enrolled by homeroom has their Homeroom field properly configured. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1823668/Enrolling-Students-by-Homeroom 6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click La...

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Updated October 25th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Webinar: US Report Card Process

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Groups and Distribution Lists

Update Table of Contents System and School-Defined Groups Distribution Lists Sending a Distribution List Email System and School-Defined Groups . Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Distribution Lists Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Sending a Distribution List Email Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Session 1

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Admissions Records Students come into Veracross as a Prospect after the inquiry An application record must be created to change a student over to an applicant The application is added when the family fill out and submits the application or it is manually added Is it possible not to use the language form, an...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Updating Information in Magnus

Dear Parents,    For the upcoming school year, all student medical information will be in an online database. There are many benefits to this database including less paperwork for parents to complete each year and having more accurate information that is accessible to parents and the appropriate employees at our school. The management system we use ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

LES/UES: View Your Child's Homeroom Assignment

Delete Reminder Please use a Windows PC or Mac with these instructions. Please do not use a mobile device. 3 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Greenwich Country Day School Family Portal and click Classes & Reports Click here to open the Family Portal. 2. Scroll down and search for the class which says "Homeroom". This will show you your chi...

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Welcome Emails

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Updated September 21st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

DyKnow Guide for Teachers

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Login here: https://www.dyknow.me/Account/Login Click the Google login button: You should see your classes: Please email support@gcds.net with any questions/concerns. STAFF LOGIN Teachers and other faculty members using Dyknow will  login to the Dyknow portal (dyknow.me) via web browser. There are 2 ways to...

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Updated August 3rd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Set Your Email Signature

Notes signature:- There are two versions of the email signature. Option 1 includes social media icons/links, Option 2 does not. Both options are included below,- Phone number is optional: it can be updated with your school phone number or may be removed if not applicable.- The fonts, colors, and styles in the email signature have been specifically c...

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Adding Classes

19 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Scheduler Prep 3. Click Add a Class 4. Choose the School Year 5. Choose the School Level 6. Click into the course box 7. Type the name of the course and Press Tab 8. Choose your desired course, taking note of the course ID 9. Click Select Course 10. Type the class ID, us...

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Updated July 8th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Evaluation and Award

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Updated September 16th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Google Forms for Beginners

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MS/US: View Your Child's Schedule

Delete Reminder Please use a Windows PC or Mac with these instructions. Please do not use a mobile device. 3 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Greenwich Country Day School Family Portal and click Classes & Reports Click here to open the Family Portal. 2. Click Current Class Schedule 3. This will open your schedule. To download and print it, cli...

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Updated August 12th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Parent Carline Handout

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Inquiry Presets

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Viewing and Uploading Files

Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1824502/Uploading-and-Viewing-Files-in-Axiom 8 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom 2. If you are looking for a current student or faculty member, you can you the search bar at the type of the screen to pull up their record. 3. Otherwise, you'll need to use a query, such as Find People ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Register Your Badge at a Copier

Tap your badge on the reader:  Tap on "yes": Enter your network username (NOT email address!)           For most of you it’s firstname.lastname (ex: evan.kanouse).for those who have been here a while try first letter last name (ex: jhamilton)  then tap "OK": Enter your server/PC laptop password (NOT email password!) and tap "OK". Tap "YES" on the la...

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Updated July 27th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Viewing Your Back to School Packet

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Greenwich Country Day School Family Portal and click My Family 2. Click School Policies 3. Click Back to School Packet 4. Click View Policy Details → under each document. This will open the document in a new window.  5. Once you have viewed each document, click "Acknowledged" 6. When you are done, click SAVE ...

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Updated July 29th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Technology Survival Guide for Faculty

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Managing Student Enrollment

Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1823658/Managing-Student-Enrollment-Records 11 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click into your division's Academics Homepage 3. Click Find Classes 4. Click Run Query 5. Click on one of the classes 6. Click Add Record... 7. Type the student's name (last name, ...

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Updated July 26th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Managing Athletics Rosters

9 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Athletic Program - Axiom and click Find Teams 2. Click Run Query 3. Click a team 4. Click Add Record... 5. Type last name of player and Press Tab 6. Click the student and click Select Student 7. Click UPDATE 8. To delete a record, click the X (Delete Record) 9. Remember to press UPDATE to save changes Here's an i...

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Managing Alerts

13 STEPS 1. The first step is to open a student record in Axiom. To access medical and family alerts, go to the Emergency tab. 2. You can add current medications. 3. You can add a general alert. 4. You can add a medical alert. 5. You can add a family alert. 6. Click UPDATE to save the alerts. 7. To add an academic alert, go to the Classes tab (this ...

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Updated April 1st, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Communication Basics

Update Table of Contents Homepage Channels Distribution Lists and Composer Emails User Accounts Parent, Student, and Teacher Portals Group Events Homepage Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Channels . Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Distribution Lists and Composer Emails Your browser does not support HTML5 video. User Accounts You...

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How to Take Study Hall Attendance

4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal 2. Scroll down and click the button: Click Here for Study Hall Attendance 3. Click Take Attendance next to the block you are proctoring  4. A new page will open. Take attendance, then press Save Class Attendance. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1861839/H...

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Laptop Onboarding

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Updated April 28th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Working with Year-Specific Checklist Items

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Updated March 30th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Find Your SchoolPass App Version

Open the SchoolPass app Press the three lines in the corner Look at the bottom and take note of the app version Your browser does not support HTML5 video....

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Updated November 12th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Course Request Process for Students

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 15 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Student Portal and click Course Requests 2. Click Add Course Request 3. Choose a subject 4. Choose a class 5. Choose a priority (First, Second or Third) 6. Click Add Course Request 7. Click Add Alternate Course to indicate your second and third choices within the sa...

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Section Display Elements

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Updated November 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Getting Started with Veracross

Welcome to Veracross! This guide will help you get started by ensuring that your information is up-to-date. Verify and Update Your Information  Click Here to Begin This Task    The first step to using Veracross is ensuring that your personal information is correct. This task will help us ensure that we have up-to-date information file for you and yo...

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Updated June 11th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Uploading Contract Files

Pull up the person in Keystone and find the contract. Right click on the contract icon and press "Export Field Contents". Save the file to your computer. Login to Veracross at https://axiom.veracross.com/gcds Use the search bar at the top to find the individual you're looking for Go to the Files tab Press 'Attach Files' Click 'Browse Files' in the p...

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Updated September 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Create a Family Canto Account

19 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Canto and click Register Now 2. Type your first name 3. Type your last name 4. Type your email address 5. Click I'm not a robot 6. Type the captcha 7. Click Use an Invitation Code 8. Enter the invitation code provided to you by the school 9. Click Submit 10. Check your email inbox for instructions on how to comp...

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Updated June 29th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Updating Athletic Events

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Main - Axiom and click Launchpad. Go to the Athletic Program homepage. 2. Click Find Athletic Events 3. Click Run Query 4. Choose an event 5. Make your changes, then click UPDATE 6. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial https://www.iorad.com/player/1823094/Axiom-Veracross---How-to-untitled-task-n...

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Updated August 17th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Switching Between Roles in the SchoolPass App

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Updated April 21st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Create/Update a Table of Contents in Google Docs

Docs can generate a table of contents for your document based on the document’s heading styles. For example, paragraphs formatted with the Heading 1 style would be main headings in the table of contents, paragraphs formatted with the Heading 2 style would be subheadings, and so on. Insert a Table of Contents Click where you want to add the table of ...

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Updated November 3rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Download the MAP Family Report

4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Family Portal and click Classes & Reports 2. Click Files 3. Click Download next to the MAP Family Report 4. That's it. You're done. The file will download to your computer. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you begin) ** https:...

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Introduction to SchoolPass

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Move Your Child to an Activity in SchoolPass

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Updated June 8th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Clear Your Cache in Chrome

On your computer, open Chrome. At the top right, click More . Click More tools Clear browsing data. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes. Click Clear data. What happens after you clear this info After you clear cache and cookies: S...

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Updated August 23rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Adjust Visibility of Homeroom Class Lists

11 STEPS 1. The first step is to open Axiom and click Launchpad 2. Click Portal Admin 3. Scroll down and click Student Directory Type 4. Click Categories 5. Click Lower Elementary Homerooms 6. Click each of the homerooms 7. Click Portals 8. Click Family Portal to move it over to Active Portals 9. Click UPDATE 10. Repeat for each homeroom in each div...

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Updated November 2nd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Accessing the Database View of FE/RE NXT

Before beginning, please install Citrix Workspace on your computer.  Click here to download the app,  then open it up and proceed through the installation process. If it prompts you to add an account, you can safely close the window; by that point, the software has been successfully  installed. You have received an email invitation that you need to ...

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View Your Student Schedule

Delete Reminder Please use a Windows PC or Mac with these instructions. Please do not use a mobile device. 7 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Veracross Student Portal and click Username Click here to open the Student Portal 2. Type your GCDS email address 3. Click Next. You will be prompted to Sign in With Google. 4. Click Download Your Schedu...

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Updated December 16th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Fix Missing Calendar Day Rotation

Make sure no events on that day are set to holiday or "no school." Here are the steps for the 'trick' that you can follow if you ever run into this again (or you can submit a case and we're happy to help!): On the Rotation Calendar query, click one of the rotation links on the day prior to the day that is missing rotations. In this case, I clicked o...

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Updated November 3rd, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

View Class Attendance Reports

4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty/Staff portal and click on a class. 2. Click Attendance 3. Click the semester for which you'd like to view the attendance report. 4. That's it. You're done. Your report will now show. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experienced in Full Screen (click the icon in the top right corner before you be...

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Updated March 28th, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Distribution List Basics

Who can send an email to a distribution list? An email must pass two security checks to ensure a user has permission to use Veracross distribution lists: Security Check #1: You must send an email from the account that is listed in the “Email 1” or “Email 2” field on your person record in Veracross. You cannot send a message from an email account, un...

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Updated October 7th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Guardian Email Summaries (Teachers)

See attached below: Google_Classroom-About_Guardian_Email_Summaries.pdf...

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Family Portal Overview

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 23 STEPS 1. Welcome to the the Veracross Family Portal. This portal is one place to view student information, update your family profile, and stay up-to-date with GCDS. Upon first signing in, you will be brought to your personalized homepage. 2. In this example, the user has one Unread message. All school a...

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Updated July 1st, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

How to Use the Veracross Email MFA Option

Upon clicking the "Send Email..." button on the MFA option screen, the user will then receive an email from Veracross with a six-digit one-time verification code. The user must then enter that code into the Veracross screen. At this point, whenever users log in, they will automatically be sent the six-digit one-time verification code to their primar...

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Updated February 22nd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

View Your Conference Schedule (Faculty)

To view your conference schedule, click here , or follow the instructions below. Make sure you are logged into Veracross. 4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal and with your mouse, hover over Teaching and Learning 2. Click Conference Schedule 3. A window will appear with your schedule. To download or print it, click Print to PDF 4....

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Updated September 2nd, 2022 by Evan Kanouse

Troubleshooting Stylus Issues

Confirm that the pen is recognized and charged by the system.   NOTE: Make sure the pen is fully docked inside the computer.   Remove and reseat the Pen into the system 5 or 6 times. Wait 1 to 2 minutes for the Pen to charge. Launch the Lenovo Pen Settings Utility by pressing the Windows Key and typing Lenovo Pen Settings.     At the top of the Leno...

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Updated November 4th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to Access MAP Reports as a Faculty/Staff Member

6 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the faculty and staff portal and with your mouse, hover over Teaching and Learning 2. Click Helpful Queries 3. Go to the MAP Test reports section. 4. Click your division 5. Click Download next to the report you wish to view or download. 6. That's it. You're done. While all students will appear in the query, you w...

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Updated November 12th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

Course Request Process for Faculty

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 11 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Faculty Portal and click Advisor Dashboard 2. Click Student Course Requests 3. Click Select a Student 4. Choose a student 5. Click Add Course Request 6. Select a subject 7. Click the class you'd like to request for the student 8. Select a priority 9. Click Add Cours...

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Updated November 16th, 2021 by Evan Kanouse

How to View Report Cards

Click here to open the Family Portal 4 STEPS 1. The first step is to open the Family Portal and click Classes & Reports 2. Click the report card or interim report document that you would like to view. 3. A new page will open. Click Print to PDF to download a printable copy. 4. That's it. You're done. Here's an interactive tutorial ** Best experi...

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