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Skyward Student Suite Updates - Winter 2017


What’s new? We’re glad you asked! We have updates for Student Management Suite and Qmlativ users! Read on for SIS enhancements that will make your life easier and improve your Skyward experience. 
 
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Skyward Student Suite Updates - Winter 2017

Skyward Student Suite Updates - Winter 2017

What’s new? We’re glad you asked! We have updates for Student Management Suite and Qmlativ users! Read on for SIS enhancements...

Technology Tips: February 2017 Edition

Technology Tips: February 2017 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

2017 Leaders in Excellence (Individual)

2017 Leaders in Excellence (Individual)

We are excited to reveal our annual Leader in Excellence Award winners! This award recognizes K-12 leaders that are using Skyward technologies and...

Skyward Business Suite Updates - Winter 2017

Skyward Business Suite Updates - Winter 2017

What’s new? We’re glad you asked! Learn more about the latest updates to both the current product and Qmlativ, so you can enjoy a...

2017 Leaders in Excellence (District)

2017 Leaders in Excellence (District)

We are excited to reveal the district winners of our annual Leader in Excellence Award! This program recognizes K-12 school systems that are using...

An Early Look at Skyward’s 2017 Roadmap

An Early Look at Skyward’s 2017 Roadmap

In this article, we’ll review your options for converting to Qmlativ, reveal how our product development team will be handling the transition...

What's New in Career Plans?

What's New in Career Plans?

As part of our commitment to continual improvement, we made quite a few changes to Career Plans. Here’s an overview of what’s new. ...

Technology Tips: January 2017 Edition

Technology Tips: January 2017 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Credit Card Processing in Skyward

Credit Card Processing in Skyward

Get all the perks of credit cards without any of the hassle. Check out this overview of credit card processing in Skyward and see how recent...

Technology Tips: December 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: December 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

What to Expect from Skyward Support in 2017

What to Expect from Skyward Support in 2017

As a new era for the Skyward community begins, we want to take a moment to introduce you to our new and improved support model.

Education Innovations: Expeditionary Learning

Education Innovations: Expeditionary Learning

An “example of how all our schools should be.” Those were the words of President Barack Obama after he spent time visiting an...

Guest Post: Skyward's Ecommerce Partnership with Amazon Business

Guest Post: Skyward's Ecommerce Partnership with Amazon Business

With shrinking budgets and tight timelines, purchasing can be a challenging task. The Amazon Business-Skyward partnership makes shopping and...

Technology Tips: November 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: November 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Prepare for Budgeting

Prepare for Budgeting

To state the obvious, budgeting is no easy feat. Here are 6 steps you can use to craft a successful budget, and 2 Skyward tools that make the...

What’s New in the October Release? (Pt 2)

What’s New in the October Release? (Pt 2)

From mobile app message center updates to budget history tools, here are a few more October enhancements that will simplify your day-to-day...

Guest Blog: The 2017 IRS Updates You Need to Know About

Guest Blog: The 2017 IRS Updates You Need to Know About

Get the information you need to ensure a smooth and stress-free filing process. Nelco, a trusted Skyward partner, shares the essential 2017 IRS...

Technology Tips: October 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: October 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

What’s New in the October Release?

What’s New in the October Release?

Attendance, career plans, credit card management, and more... Read on for seven October enhancements that will make your life easier and improve...

Video School Episode III: Personalize Your Feedback

Video School Episode III: Personalize Your Feedback

What if you could eliminate the need to scrawl feedback in the margins of your students’ papers – and say a lot more in a lot less time...

Technology Tips: September 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: September 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Breaking News: Push Notifications Are Here!

Breaking News: Push Notifications Are Here!

We’re excited to announce the release of a highly requested feature: push notifications in Skyward!

4 Skyward Tips for More Flexible Scheduling

4 Skyward Tips for More Flexible Scheduling

As schools find new ways to make their schedules more student-centered, we’re working on scheduling solutions to keep things running smoothly...

Skyward + Clever = Good for Kids

Skyward + Clever = Good for Kids

More educational apps are available than ever before, but complex and disparate systems make it hard to embrace the benefits. Enter Clever, Skyward...

Address Validation: A Tool for Easier Online Enrollment

Address Validation: A Tool for Easier Online Enrollment

A smooth and stress-free enrollment process just became a lot more achievable. Introducing Address Validation, a new tool to help parents and staff...

Skyward and the LMS

Skyward and the LMS

A lot has changed for us in the past year on the LMS front. Whether you're on the hunt for a better option or your teachers are already...

Technology Tips: August 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: August 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Guest Post: Student-Driven Scheduling in Kansas

Guest Post: Student-Driven Scheduling in Kansas

Lisa Terrell, a counselor at Bonner Springs High School in Kansas, shares how arena scheduling has helped her school build a more student-driven...

Technology Tips: June 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: June 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Guest Post: What You Need to Know about the TCPA

Guest Post: What You Need to Know about the TCPA

In light of some recent revisions to the law, we’re handing it over to our long-time partner, SchoolMessenger, for a comprehensive guide to...

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: Student Management Suite Edition

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: Student Management Suite Edition

The end of the school year can be a busy time, but it doesn't have to be disorganized and leave you frazzled. With the help of this interactive...

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: School Business Suite Edition

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: School Business Suite Edition

For many, the end of the fiscal year is just around the corner. With the help of this handy year-end interactive checklist, you can make the...

Health Services in Skyward

Health Services in Skyward

Throughout the country, the staffing of health professionals in schools has reached critically low levels. With more students to cover and a larger...

What's New in the June Release?

What's New in the June Release?

From AP invoice entry on the web to mobile app enhancements to a better way to track medications, we're showcasing some of the June...

Special Education Packets: A New Recipe for Success

Special Education Packets: A New Recipe for Success

Wouldn’t it be nice if filling out special education evaluations and IEP forms was as straightforward as following a recipe? This June, we...

Video School Episode 2: Lewisville ISD

Video School Episode 2: Lewisville ISD

In the world of education, videos could win a golden apple. Check out our latest Video School episode to learn about the success of a Texas...

Paid in Full: Collect Your Unpaid Fees

Paid in Full: Collect Your Unpaid Fees

School districts lose millions of dollars every year in unpaid fees. Here are 5 tips and 3 Skyward tools to help keep your accounts out of the red.

Technology Tips: May 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: May 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

iCon 2016: Recapping the Quest for Success

iCon 2016: Recapping the Quest for Success

Another successful Skyward International Conference is in the books. Check out our recap video and a breakdown of this year’s quest-themed...

3 Tools You Can Master in 15 Minutes

3 Tools You Can Master in 15 Minutes

Sometimes, just the thought of learning a new tool is a deal-breaker. Here are 3 easy-to-learn resources that are worth every minute. 
...

Introducing: The Family Access Toolkit

Introducing: The Family Access Toolkit

The lights are dimmed. Excited chatter becomes an anticipation-filled hush. The big moment has arrived. This one is for you, Family Access fans!

Technology Tips: April 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: April 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

College and Career Readiness in Skyward

College and Career Readiness in Skyward

A school's ultimate challenge is to make sure every student is ready for college or a career. Check out these three tools that can help your...

Education Innovations: The J-Term

Education Innovations: The J-Term

Celtic Culture, Evolution and Societal Reach of Football, The Life and Culture of the American Teenager… What is a J-term, and how can you...

Guest Post: Transforming a Finance/HR Office

Guest Post: Transforming a Finance/HR Office

Darlene Unertl, HR/Finance supervisor at Mosinee School District, shares how her district office has created more efficient systems for everything...

Technology Tips: March 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: March 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

2016 Leaders in Excellence (Individual)

2016 Leaders in Excellence (Individual)

We are pleased to announce the annual Leader in Excellence Award winners! This program recognizes K-12 individuals who are using Skyward to improve...

What’s New in the February Release?

What’s New in the February Release?

From a new attachments feature in online registration to three new eCommerce vendors, we’re highlighting eight February enhancements that...

2016 Leaders in Excellence (District)

2016 Leaders in Excellence (District)

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Leader in Excellence Award winners! This program recognizes K-12 districts that are using Skyward to improve...

Technology Tips: February 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: February 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

1094/1095 Reporting in Skyward

1094/1095 Reporting in Skyward

As of the date of this posting, the IRS is officially accepting electronic 1094/1095 submissions. Here's what you need to know as you prepare...

The Employee Disaster Recovery Plan

The Employee Disaster Recovery Plan

Traditional training and professional development models are costly and ineffective. Here's how Skyward's Professional Development Center...

Get a Head Start on Scheduling

Get a Head Start on Scheduling

Did you know that Skyward’s scheduling tools can give you a leg up on next year? Here are three flexible options for you to consider as you...

Technology Tips: January 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: January 2016 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Special Delivery: W-2s Made Easy

Special Delivery: W-2s Made Easy

It’s time to make manual, mind-numbing W-2 distribution a thing of the past. Save time and money by giving your employees the option to...

Technology Tips: December 2015 Edition

Technology Tips: December 2015 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

A Skyward Field Trip

A Skyward Field Trip

Many school districts are searching for ways to collaborate with local businesses and introduce students to real-world applications. Find out what...

Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, and Skyward

Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, and Skyward

Our development and quality assurance teams have been hard at work testing Skyward’s compatibility with Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. The...

Technology Tips: November 2015 Edition

Technology Tips: November 2015 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

What Does Modern Learning Look Like?

What Does Modern Learning Look Like?

Children and young adults spend more than 15,000 hours of their most formative years in classrooms. Does your classroom do enough to encourage...

What’s New in the Oct Release? (Part 2)

What’s New in the Oct Release? (Part 2)

Last month, we posted an update on some of the new features in the October release, but we ran out of room before we could get to everything. Here...

Technology Tips: October 2015 Edition

Technology Tips: October 2015 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Quick Hits: An Introduction

Quick Hits: An Introduction

Is your leadership team getting the most out of Skyward? This new video series seeks to deliver valuable bytes of information to administrators in...

Standards-Based Grading in Skyward

Standards-Based Grading in Skyward

So, you want to bring standards-based grading to your high school? Read this primer for everything you need to help you get started. 

Calling all Leaders in Excellence!

Calling all Leaders in Excellence!

How would you like to achieve national recognition for your district? Do you know anyone who is worthy of recognition as a Leader in Excellence...

What’s New in the October Release?

What’s New in the October Release?

It's time for more enhancements! From ACA compliance to parent-teacher conference sign-up, this release runs the gamut. Everyone from the front...

Is Your Classroom Social Enough?

Is Your Classroom Social Enough?

Despite the explosion of social media use among students and educators alike, there has been some hesitancy to capitalize on these public platforms...

Fall User Groups Have Arrived

Fall User Groups Have Arrived

Football season has kicked off, temperatures are dropping, and the kids are back in school. Yes, fall is upon us. And that means something else...

Video School: A Digital Alternative to Professional Development

Video School: A Digital Alternative to Professional Development

Check out our first episode of Video School, a series that highlights the many uses of video in education, from the district office to the...

Technology Tips: September 2015 Edition

Technology Tips: September 2015 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Mobile App Announcement – Fall 2015

Mobile App Announcement – Fall 2015

Sleek design. Easy navigation. Fewer taps and fewer swipes. It’s the result of months of collaboration and feedback, and it’s about to...

The Internet of Things for Educators: QR Codes

The Internet of Things for Educators: QR Codes

BYOD. DVI. LMS. URL. USB. PDF. SIS. QR. If all these acronyms are Greek to you, check out the Internet of Things for Educators series. This month...

Technology Tips: August 2015 Edition

Technology Tips: August 2015 Edition

The Tech Tips series is designed to help you stay safe, increase productivity, and build your digital literacy. Check out this month's article...

Spotlight On: Skyward's Student Safety Features

Spotlight On: Skyward's Student Safety Features

No matter what your school's mission statement says, it carries with it an underlying assumption that students will be provided with a safe and...

Employee Spotlight: Jeffery Thompson

Employee Spotlight: Jeffery Thompson

Our IT Services engineers are the unsung heroes of implementation and network management. We caught up with Jeffery Thompson from our Dallas, TX...

Education Innovations: Positive Attendance

Education Innovations: Positive Attendance

When two of our customers came to Skyward independently and asked for an attendance solution that could support their personalized learning...

Know Your Skyward Training Options

Know Your Skyward Training Options

As we continue to expand our training and development offerings, it is increasingly important to identify and differentiate the options at your...

Technology Tips: July 2015 Edition

Technology Tips: July 2015 Edition

Tech tips help you stay safe, increase productivity, and maximize your device's potential. Check out this month's article to learn about...

4 Practical Uses for Student Data in the Classroom

4 Practical Uses for Student Data in the Classroom

There's been a lot of talk about student data, but how can it be used at the classroom level to improve student outcomes and keep families...

Education Innovations: The 3D Printer

Education Innovations: The 3D Printer

It's already changing the world of design and manufacturing. It's at the heart of the maker movement in schools everywhere. It's less...

A Social Guide to Skyward

A Social Guide to Skyward

You've probably noticed that you can't read a newsletter or pay a visit to our website without coming across any number of social media...

Know Your Bugs

Know Your Bugs

It's a humid Saturday morning in June. You are rested, relaxed, and excited for the day, blissfully unaware of the creepy, crawling problems...

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: Business Edition

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: Business Edition

For many, the end of the fiscal year is just around the corner. With the help of this handy year-end checklist, you can make the transition as...

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: Student Edition

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: Student Edition

The end of the school year can be a busy time, but it doesn't have to be disorganized and leave you frazzled. With the help of this quick...

What's New in the June Release?

What's New in the June Release?

It's that time again! This month, we have a mix of major enhancements, some "minor" updates that will make a big difference in your...

8 Questions for a Teacher: Engagement Edition

8 Questions for a Teacher: Engagement Edition

Having experienced Family and Student Access from the student perspective, I was curious to hear more from the other side of the fence. I reached...

Lab of Dreams: The Makerspace

Lab of Dreams: The Makerspace

Where are your makerspaces? If your answer to this question is “we don’t have one” or “what is a markerspace,...

Tech Buddies to the Rescue

Tech Buddies to the Rescue

Every school has them: the people who just “get” technology and those who have trouble grasping even basic concepts. Tech buddies can...

My First User Group Conference

My First User Group Conference

You should go to your next user group conference. Seriously. In April, I had an opportunity to see firsthand just how much fun these can be. Based...

District Success Story: Lewiston ISD (Idaho)

District Success Story: Lewiston ISD (Idaho)

Lewiston Independent School District in Idaho faced challenges keeping its payroll records accurate and entering basic employee information –...

Emerging Trend: The No-Homework Movement

Emerging Trend: The No-Homework Movement

If you’re a teacher, you’ve heard it: the groans, muttering, and dramatic sighs that always seem to accompany the mention of homework...

Introducing: Skyward Academy

Introducing: Skyward Academy

Everyone can benefit from a little extra efficiency. We are broadening our ongoing training opportunities with this exciting new (and entirely free...



 
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