End of term 3 guide! 

End of term is here and we at Staffroom know how stressful it can be. We are here to help you! 

We have gathered all the important tips and videos we have shared during the month of September that we thought you could use to help you get you over that finish line, if you haven’t yet! 

Tip 1:  

Are you working in large markbooks with lots of results in them and finding it quite difficult to navigate? 

Staffroom has a filtering feature that helps make this easier, this feature allows you to view results for just one term.    

You can remove a filter and display all results again by pressing the filter button and then clicking the clear filter button in the filter options. 

Can’t see the buttons and screens we’re talking about above?  

Staffroom features are controlled by permissions so if you can’t see the buttons and screens, we are talking about you may need to talk to your Staffroom Administrator. 

Read More: https://support.mystaffroom.net/filtering-markbooks/ 

Tip 2:  

Want to edit your activity titles, descriptions, and term totals quicker? 

Here is an easy way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHL4sPkNnWc 

RECOMMENDATION: Only grade or subject heads should be allowed to edit markbooks via the settings & quick edit features. 

Tip 3:  

Not sure who has completed capturing marks? 

One of the health checks you will find in Staffroom is the Missing Marks Health Check. This check allows you to select the category (grade) and term you are interested in and see which teachers have yet to complete their marks capture for that term. 

Haven’t had time to update your Mark Summaries? It is easier than you think, watch our explanatory video on how to make your life a little easier. 

Follow our social platform for more tips and tools to guide you through each phase of the term. Also feel free to reach out at any point if you need more help: support@mystaffroom.net 

Your school has the control!

The uncertainty of our school year has affected so many schools and educators. Early school closures, rotating students, catching up on curricular outcomes…It becomes challenging for parents, teachers and learners. During these times Staffroom is here to help you. With our dedicated support team and developers, we are always trying to improve your teaching experience. Staffroom offers a variety of features, but we would like to highlight our InTouch portal to help make communication a little more easier.

Communicate with Parents and Caregivers

Staffroom’s InTouch module is used for communicating with school staff, as well as people who are external to the school such as parents and caregivers.  InTouch allows you to send emails or SMSes to groups of people that Staffroom knows about e.g., all parents of students in a particular grade, all the school staff, or the parents of absent students.  

All emails and SMSes that are sent using the Staffroom InTouch module are visible on the student records in the Staffroom Infobase module.

The InTouch portal is a website that students and parents can use to see information about their family and school.

Share With Parents and Students

Schools can use the portal to share useful information with families about their children and about activities at the school.  Your school can use the InTouch portal as a convenient way to help keep parents and students up to date with a variety of information, including:

  • School announcements
  • Upcoming events
  • Calendar and timetable information
  • Student & family contact information
  • Student journals
  • Correspondence sent to the family
  • Homework tasks
  • Attendance records
  • Assessment marks
  • Student behaviour
  • Copies of term reports

The InTouch portal is a separate website from a school’s Staffroom site and a school can control what information they wish to share with their parents and students on the portal. Each school’s InTouch portal is separate from other schools and is accessed via its own web address (URL) like a school’s Staffroom site.  Schools are also able to do some simple branding of their InTouch portal site so that their school’s portal reflects the colour and logo of the school.

Targeted Information for Families

The information that family members see on the InTouch portal is tailored to their family:

  • Parents only see information about their children
  • Parents only see announcements and events for grades, classes, and groups that their children participate in
  • Students only see events and information for grades, classes and groups that they participate in.

There is some more important information you should know about the InTouch Portal – Click the link to read more: https://support.mystaffroom.net/important-information-about-intouch-portal/