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8 Tips for School Administrators When Communicating about Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Parents and Students

March 13, 2020 | Keith Krass, Director of Marketing

School administrators all over the world have been tasked with developing continuity plans for their community in lieu of the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. A thoughtful community strategy is an essential component for keeping parents, students, faculty, and staff updated. The following are some best practices we’ve gathered to assist you in developing and disseminating yours. 1) Reference state, national, and international health org...

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Why Veracross? Three Schools' Perspectives on Switching Systems

February 13, 2020 | Tye Campbell, Bill Sites, and Vinnie Vrotny

Hear from three schools about why they chose Veracross as their SIS or have continued to use Veracross over the years. Panelists include Bill Stites, Director of Technology at Montclair Kimberley Academy (NJ), Tye Campbell, Director of Technology at the Gilman School (MD), and Vinnie Vrotny at the Kinkaid School (TX).Montclair Kimberley is currently in the process of implementing Veracross, Gilman moved to Veracross in 2017, and Kinkaid began usi...

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Best Practices for Selecting a New SIS

October 24, 2019 | Anne Sena and Jay Heath

Considering a move to a new SIS? Are you in the process of planning, migrating, consolidating, or upgrading some of your major data systems? Hear from Anne Sena (Director of Technology at St. David’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina) and Jay Heath (Director of Technology at The Overlake School in Redmond, Washington) about their process for evaluating a new student information system and what factors led to their selection of Veracross. Best Pra...

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Wait, I Thought You Were Doing That? How Developing a RACI Chart Can Help Reduce Confusion and Improve Collaboration

March 17, 2020 | Keith Krass

From creating student accounts to publishing report cards and building board reports for the admissions and development offices, the technology department sits at the cross-section of essential tasks at a school. Hear how Liz Gouldman, Director of Digital Media and Databases at Holton-Arms school in Bethesda, MD, created a Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed (RACI) document to communicate clearly and set clear expectations for both majo...

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Using Data to Better Measure Student Engagement

October 17, 2019 | Rob Brisk

Robert Brisk and Brendan Laughlin from The Wellington Initiative share about student engagement and a tool for measuring it, the Wellington Engagement Index. The Wellington Engagement Index allows students to provide direct feedback on each of their classes, and enables teachers and administrators to view and analyze this data in order to help create more engaging student experiences. If you are interested in learning more, please visit www.welli...

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