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Closing Out the Year in Skyward: SIS 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 checklist, you can better ensure you are on the right track to a smooth end-of-year experience. 
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Guest Post: Exploring the Qmlativ Business Suite

Guest Post: Exploring the Qmlativ Business Suite

Follow along with one school business leader's quest to uncover the many ways in which Qmlativ represents a better ERP experience.

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Technology Tips: May 2017 Edition

Technology Tips: May 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 for information on scheduling texts, understanding...

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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 transition as seamless as it's ever been.

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Closing Out the Year in Skyward: SIS Edition

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: SIS 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 checklist, you can better ensure you are on the...

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Technology Tips: April 2017 Edition

Technology Tips: April 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 for information on optimizing images, Facebook...

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What's Different About Qmlativ?

What's Different About Qmlativ?

What's different about Qmlativ? We've picked out five common situations to show you some noteworthy differences between Qmlativ and SMS 2.0.

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Consider the Cloud

Consider the Cloud

Cloud delivery has become an expectation in educational software, but why? Get to know your hosting options here.

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Introducing the Employee Access Toolkit

Introducing the Employee Access Toolkit

Is your staff getting the most out of Employee Access? We have something that might help...

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Be a Part of the Development Process

Be a Part of the Development Process

We have made an organizational commitment to the principles of user experience. Here's what that means and why your input will shape our future.

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Accountability through Automation

Accountability through Automation

Our video team traveled to Sauk Prairie High School to find out how automated tardy kiosks and Positive Attendance are making this school a more productive place to work and a better place to learn...

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Technology Tips: March 2017 Edition

Technology Tips: March 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 for information on Excel Flash Fill, recovering...

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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 that will make your life easier and improve your...

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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 for information on personalizing your Amazon Echo,...

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2017 Individual Leaders in Excellence

2017 Individual Leaders in Excellence

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

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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 better ERP experience.

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2017 District Leaders in Excellence

2017 District Leaders in Excellence

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 Skyward to improve education and inspire new ideas...

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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 period, and share some information about upcoming...

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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.   

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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 for information on iOS Color Filters, Google...

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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 updates can make your job even easier.

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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 for information on mobile shortcuts, Google Drive...

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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.

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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 Expeditionary Learning school. We visited a local EL school...

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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 submitting requisitions a cinch. Learn about the...

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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 to learn to send large attachments in Gmail, find...

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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 process easier. 

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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 updates, from new W-2 and 1099-MISC filing deadlines...

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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 for information on a recycle bin for your phone...

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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? Introducing three creative methods of providing...

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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 to learn how to merge multiple webpages, scan hard...

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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!

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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. See if one of these four Skyward tips for more...

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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’s newest K-12 partner that simplifies and...

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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 enroll students in the right school the first...

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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 comfortable with what they're using, you'll find...

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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 learning environment.

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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 TCPA compliance. 

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Closing Out the Year in Skyward: SIS Edition

Closing Out the Year in Skyward: SIS 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 checklist, you can better ensure you are on the...

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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 transition as seamless as it's ever been.

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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 area to worry about, every second counts. We...

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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’re giving you the tools you need to simplify...

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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 district that is using videos to share important...

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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.

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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 for a way to charge your phone faster, a free...

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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 event. Includes a save the date for next year!

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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. 
 

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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!

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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 for information about Chrome apps that work...

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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 students gear up for life after high school.

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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 use it to provide unique opportunities for your...

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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 from teacher contracts to mileage reimbursements...

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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 for information on Windows 10 virtual desktops...

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2016 Individual Leaders in Excellence

2016 Individual Leaders in Excellence

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

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2016 District Leaders in Excellence

2016 District Leaders in Excellence

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

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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 for information on how to properly position...

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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 start to look ahead. 

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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 for information on editing PDFs in MS Word...

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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 receive W-2s electronically through Employee Access.

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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 for information on free antivirus options, how to...

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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 happened when a group of students visited Skyward...

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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 for information on the new iPhone low power mode...

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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 for information on free online photo storage...

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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. 

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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? If you answered "yes," submit your...

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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 classroom and beyond! In this video, we travel to P.J...

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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 for information on dusty laptops, MS Office...

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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 secure learning environment. In a world where the...

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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 objectives, we took a long, hard look at what might be...

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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 disposal. Here’s a quick rundown of where to...

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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 on my experience, here are eight reasons why you...

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2015 Leaders in Excellence (District)

2015 Leaders in Excellence (District)

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Leader in Excellence Award winners! This annual program recognizes districts that are using Skyward to improve education and inspire new ideas and initiatives.

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2015 Leaders in Excellence (Individual)

2015 Leaders in Excellence (Individual)

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

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