eSchoolPLUS Upgrade
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What system are we upgrading?

eSchoolPLUS 2.5 is being upgraded to version 4.1. eSchoolPLUS manages students’ information such as enrollment, scheduling, grades and attendance. It is used by teachers, principals, counselors, parents, medical professional and other operational services.

2. Why are we upgrading?

The district requirements have outpaced the current eSchoolPLUS version. eSchoolPLUS is operating on an outdated platform with limited vendor support, and the upgrade allows us to operate with improved technology.

3. What are the benefits of the upgrade?

This system upgrade provides end users with key benefits such as:

  • Browser and platform neutrality – Use eSchoolPLUS with any supported browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari) on any platform (PC or Mac).
  • Enhanced, modern interface - Provide users with helpful benefits such as drop-down list choices (No need to know the system codes!) and a home page quick search.
  • Enhanced security – Additional system security controls to protect and safeguard student data.

4. When is the new version available?

January 8, 2018.

5. Why are we upgrading in the middle of a school year?

Based on the recommendations from different stakeholders, we decided on the January 2018 date instead of the beginning of the 2017 - 2018 school year. We understand there is no perfect time to upgrade and the January 2018 date provided us is the best time to minimize any disruption to the district activities.

6. Who is affected?

Anyone who has an ID to eSchoolPLUS.

7. Will I be able to perform the same functions in eSchoolPLUS that I do now?

As best as possible, current user security and activities performed today will be equivalent after the upgrade. However, sometimes with an upgrade, there are different processes that may need to be introduced or different permissions granted to users. We plan to minimize changes and make sure any adjustments support your eSchoolPLUS activities.

8. Will I receive training?

Training will be provided using appropriate methods. More information will be shared in the upcoming months.

9. What can I do to help?

Read communications, respond to any requests for information and support the change.

10. Where should I look for information?

Information is communicated throughout the project in various way such as emails and in meetings.

11. Where do I send my questions?