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June 2017  -  Hello Summer!
Coming Up This Month...
In June, most of our schools have finished the school year and are winding down for the summer. For those schools that are still in session, here are some items that may need to be addressed:
  • Closing input for 4th mid-quarter reports
  • Opening up teacher input for 4th quarter report cards
  • Closing 4th quarter report cards when teachers have finished importing grades
Some schools also have a ‘Semester 2’ and/or a ‘Final’ column on their report cards.  If this has been set-up at your school, then you will need to open up input for those grading periods as well.

Summer Transition - Time to get ready for the end of the school year!  We have turned on the steps for the Summer Transition process, which appear at the top of your Home screen.  These steps are mandatory and need to be completed by the end of the summer.  Without completing these steps, your system will not be functional for the next school year.  HelpDesk is available to help guide you through these steps and move you forward to 2017-2018.


For Trimester Schools...
3rd Trimester Report Card import will require:
  • Change input for 3rd trimester Report Cards from 'Not Yet' to 'Allow Input'
  • Teachers import trimester report card grades
  • Close the input process from 'Allow Input' to 'Input Complete'


What's New...

We have developed a Technical Advisory procedure for contacting our schools if we are unable to contact them through FastDirect.  Please review the email address list found in Settings and make any necessary changes. We will contact our schools through email if there is a problem with our domain FASTDIR.COM or with the phone system at our offices.



...For Administrators

In FastDirect, there are two levels of inactive parents. The first level happens automatically when a student is moved to transfers or graduates. The second level, which is not mandatory, has to be done by an admin at the school. Read more to learn about the faster way to make parent accounts completely inactive.


...For Teachers

Summer is a good time to review the files you have uploaded in your file manager. To help you review those files, you can sort your uploaded files either alphabetically or by the date of the upload.


...For Parents

Keeping your contact information up-to-date is extremely helpful for the school, especially in the case of an emergency. To view and edit your information, simply click ‘View/Edit Parent Information’ at the top of your Home page.


Video Tutorial of the Month

A new school year means new families. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to create a new parent account.

Watch now in
MP4 format or in YouTube! 

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