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September 21, 2021 Dear Connect Community, The fall season is upon us in Northeast Ohio, and we are delighted to announce that Connect’s in-person learning and networking is back! Joe Prchlik and I have visited over 35 districts so far, to listen and learn about our service to you. We value our conversations, and we will be working diligently to meet and exceed your expectations. In October, Joe and I will be hosting a superintendent meeting about Cybersecurity and themes from our Listening and Learning tour. Until then, please note the following items that are in response to your feedback. Thank you for being a member of our Connect Community — we are connecting our experiences of today with opportunities for tomorrow. Connect Learning Communities & Knowledge Networks Below you will find numerous opportunities in our student, fiscal, library and technical service areas. Our programs are being held at the ESC of Northeast Ohio, and our Connect West office in Elyria (Lorain ESC). We can’t wait to see you, whether in-person or virtually, at these events. You’ll notice that our “Connect Learning Communities” offer workshops and programs specific to software, programs and systems training. Our “Connect Knowledge Networks” offer you the opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues in other districts and schools, and learn new practices in education that will guide future innovations. New Help Desk Welcome Teri Hedrick! Teri’s previous ITC experience, her warm demeanor and excellent communication skills make her a wonderful asset to our Connect Community. Mark your calendars, our new Help Desk launches October 4th! The new Connect Help Desk is ready to serve you by calling 216-851-8396 or 216-520-6900 ext. 5234. This number is available at any time to ensure we meet your needs, such as an emergency situation, an update on a ticket request, or general direction to guide a solution. The following is an outline of this new service, but at any time, Teri can be reached by calling 216-851-8396. ● ● ●

A Connect staff person may be reached directly; but if not available, the call is transferred to the team for another member to assist. If after three rings no one answers, the call is directed to the Help Desk. At any time, pressing “zero” takes a district partner to the Help Desk.

Ticketing System Beginning October 4th, the newly designed Cherwell ticketing system is available for assistance. It reduces email notifications, and offers a random, short survey to inform us how we are meeting your needs. These extraordinary times require us to build a knowledge network of support; therefore, we are working to personalize solutions and communication resulting in our partners having more time to serve students. Remember, we exist to serve you. Call and ask for help, we are here to meet your needs. Thank you for all you do to provide the highest quality education for the children of Northeast Ohio. We wish you and yours good health, peace, and kindness each and every day. Let me know how we can help, Jodie Hausmann Executive Director 440-554-4048 jodie.hausmann@ohconnect.org


STUDENT SERVICES

PowerSchool End-of-Term Grade Storage Workshop October 13, 2021 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Zoom

This online workshop is intended for PowerSchool users responsible for storing historical grades at the end of each term for the building or district. Storing grades is a process required for those with traditional grading techniques where final term grades and/or comments are included on report cards or transcripts. We will walk through the process of permanently storing grades, demonstrate various grade verification reports, and how to troubleshoot missing & duplicate marks and GPAs. We will also cover end-of-term configuration changes in PowerSchool. CLICK HERE to register.

ProgressBook Report Card Processing Workshop October 14, 2021 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Zoom In this workshop we will cover end of term processes such as grade validation, GPA calculations and trouble-shooting, and processing report cards. Storing report cards to the online vault will be included, as well as gradebook configuration and mark entry options in StudentInformation. CLICK HERE to register.


STUDENT SERVICES

PowerSchool EMIS Exchange for NEWBIES October 18, 2021 1 - 4 p.m. Connect West 1885 Lake Avenue Elyria, OH 44035

If you are new, or feel new to EMIS, we will be working on preparing EMIS data as needed, depending on the time of year and/or reporting window. CLICK HERE to register.

PowerSchool - Student Advisory Network Meeting (HYBRID) October 21, 2021 1 - 3 p.m. ESC of Lorain County 1885 Lake Ave. Elyria, OH 44035 This quarterly PowerSchool advisory will include topics on the latest PowerSchool and Connect developments. We welcome our PowerSchool advisory members and project managers to send topics of interest to add to the advisory meeting agenda. Connect staff will develop a basic agenda to cover Fall topics in PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and EMIS. This advisory event is both in-person and virtual. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom


PowerSchool EMIS Exchange October 25, 2021 1 - 4 p.m. Connect West 1885 Lake Avenue Elyria, OH 44035

The PowerSchool EMIS Exchange is a group of EMIS professionals who come together to discuss, troubleshoot and exchange EMIS reporting information, strategies and overall best practices. Group members create the agenda by contributing to a shared Google Doc where resolutions or other points of discussion are maintained for future reference. CLICK HERE to register.

Progressbook - Student Advisory Network Meeting (HYBRID) October 26, 2021 1 - 3 p.m. ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., South Independence, OH 44131 This quarterly Progressbook Suite advisory will include topics on the latest Progressbook and Connect developments. We welcome our Progressbook advisory members and project managers to send topics of interest to add to the advisory meeting agenda. Connect staff will develop a basic agenda to cover Fall topics in the Progressbook Suite and EMIS. This advisory event is planned for in-person at the ESC of North East Ohio. There is also an online Zoom meeting available on the events scheduler. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom


FISCAL/ERP SERVICES

Lakewood Munis Payroll Setup Session 3 October 14, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Lakewood CSD Board of Ed This session is for Lakewood CSD’s Munis payroll implementation and will cover items related to the Employee Building process. CLICK HERE to register.

Redesign USAS-R Training - Avon Schools October 21, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Connect West 1885 Lake Avenue Elyria, OH 44035

This session is for Avon Schools Redesign USAS-R Training. CLICK HERE to register.

Redesign USPS-R Training - Avon Schools October 22, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Connect West 1885 Lake Avenue Elyria, OH 44035

This session is for Avon Schools Redesign USPS-R Training. CLICK HERE to register.


Lakewood Munis Payroll Setup Session 4 October 25, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Lakewood CSD Board of Ed This session is for Lakewood CSD’s Munis payroll implementation. Topics will include: Employee Deductions, Accruals, and Certifications. CLICK HERE to register.


FISCAL/ERP SERVICES

Payroll User Meeting (All software users) (HYBRID) October 18, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., South Independence, OH 44131 This session will include presentations by Connect Fiscal/ERP Services staff, including: Roundtable discussion; Payroll New Releases, Updates & Tips/Tricks; Discussion of future meetings. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom

Munis Quarterly Meeting (HYBRID) October 18, 2021 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. ESC of Lorain County 1885 Lake Ave. Elyria, OH 44035 We will provide updates on the upgrade to version 2019.1 as well as the possibility of version 2021 next year. In addition, we will provide information on CYE. Lakewood will provide information and a demonstration of new AP features they implemented. We will also discuss future meetings ideas. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom


Budgetary Users Meeting (All Software Users) (HYBRID) October 19, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 PM ESC of Lorain County 1885 Lake Ave. Elyria, OH 44035 This session will include presentations by Connect Fiscal/ERP Services staff, including: Roundtable discussion; USAS New Releases, Updates & Tips/Tricks; future meetings. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom

East Treasurers Meeting (HYBRID) October 26, 2021 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., South Independence, OH 44131 This session will include breakfast and cover the following topics: Presentation on Security in Banking, Technology & Insurance; Roundtable-Hot topic, current issues, etc.; future meetings. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom

West Treasurers Meeting (HYBRID) October 27, 2021 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. ESC of Lorain County 1885 Lake Ave. Elyria, OH 44035 This session will include breakfast and cover the following topics: Presentation on Security in Banking, Technology & Insurance; Roundtable-Hot topic, current issues, etc.; future meetings. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom


LIBRARY SERVICES

Reports Overview October 14, 2021 10 a.m. - noon Zoom Overview of library reports on the INFOhio and ITC Custom tabs, to include running, scheduling, viewing, and printing reports, as well as creating templates. Familiarize yourself with overdue lists and notices, annual report information, circulation statistics, barcodes, bibliographies, and more. CLICK HERE to register.


TECHNICAL SERVICES

Connect Technical Advisory Meeting (HYBRID) October 15, 2021 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., South Independence, OH 44131 This session will include updates on the Connect Listening and Learning Tour, RemotEDx, Connect’s infrastructure audit and planned upgrades, as well as ITC Security Support including DUO (Multi-factored authentication), Techguard (Comprehensive suite of cybersecurity solutions), and the CyberPatriot program. CLICK HERE to register for in-person CLICK HERE to register for Zoom

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