SMS 2.0 Tools to Help Your School Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr 09, 20
Get the most out of SMS 2.0!
Check out the many ways SMS 2.0 can help you “do more from a distance”— teaching, time tracking, training, and more.
- MESSAGE CENTER - Administrators and teachers alike can communicate with students and parents. There will be a record of these communications right inside your SIS for reporting purposes.
- COURSE LEARNING CENTER - The CLC is an LMS designed for virtual learning and sharing content. Classes can complete assignments, show group work, and more!
*CLC is available to Cooperative member districts using SMS 2.0, at no additional cost through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more here.
- FAMILY/STUDENT ACCESS - Keep parents and students up-to-date with Family and Student Access. Stay on track with grade alerts, course requests, and more from the comfort of your home.
- GRADEBOOK/ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS - Don’t stress over paper homework! Build custom assignments that students can take online, no physical copies required. Once assignments are completed, the quick scoring method saves teachers time and clicks.
- MEDICATION INVENTORY - Create a report on medication inventory and expiration dates, and contact families who may need these medications during the isolation period.
- SYSTEMS CONTACTS - Make systems contacts available to parents. Provide email addresses so families can send information or ask questions.
- NEW STUDENT ONLINE ENROLLMENT (NSOE)/ONLINE REGISTRATION - Parents/guardians can’t physically come to the school office to fill out enrollment for next year. Take the stress away by ensuring your NSOE/Online Registration process is smooth for both sides.
*NSOE is available to Cooperative member districts at no additional cost through May 2020. Learn more here.
- GRADING - Don’t miss a beat with real-time progress reports. Teachers can customize their method, categories, weights, and more to adjust to virtual learning.
- ONLINE FORMS - Keep families safe at home by collecting information you need from parents online, all while saving stamps and paper.
- SKYBUILD - Are your systems fully connected? Use Skybuild to move student data from one system to another by setting up one-time or recurring imports and exports. Use either a pre-build interface or create your own!
- ONE ROSTER/LMS API - With this option, you can push data out easier than ever before. Quickly add vendors to your API Access list and they should have all the information they need.
- CONFERENCES - Students and parents can sign up for time slots to connect with teachers to discuss questions or concerns. Time slots can also be used for NSOE applicants who would like to meet with an office administrator to verify residency, enrollment, and more.
- MOBILE APP - No matter where you are, you can stay in the loop with the Mobile App. Whether you’re enjoying a walk or have to head to the store during isolation, enjoy easy access to any information you need.
- INSURANCE TRACKING - Hold your Benefits Open Enrollment online! Say goodbye to paper tracking while election updates flow automatically into payroll, saving time otherwise spent entering data.
- PROJECT/GRANT - Keep track of COVID-19 expenses for purchase orders, invoices, cash receipts, journal entries, and more.
- REQUISITIONS - Save time and paper by submitting requisitions for purchases electronically, instead of with physical forms.
- TRUE TIME - Clock in online or use the mobile app to record time worked, instead of emailing hours to supervisors or payroll staff. Save time while payroll entries automatically generate from approved timesheets.
- EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT - Electronically submit expense reimbursements through Employee Access instead of submitting paper forms. Managers can review details and approve from anywhere, keeping the process quick and transparent.
To learn more about any of the resources discussed above, contact your Information Service Center.
WSIPC is a non-profit public agency that provides technology solutions (including Qmlativ), services, and support to K-12 schools. WSIPC’s purpose is to help schools do more with every dollar and to empower them with the tools to work smarter. To learn how your district can become part of the WSIPC Cooperative, contact us at email@example.com or 425.349.6600.
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