Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 eSchoolPLUS is operating on an outdated platform with limited vendor support, and the upgrade allows us to operate with improved technology.
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.
January 8, 2018.
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.
Anyone who has an ID to eSchoolPLUS.
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.
Training will be provided using appropriate methods. More information will be shared in the upcoming months.
Read communications, respond to any requests for information and support the change.
Information is communicated throughout the project in various way such as emails and in meetings.
Email the project at eSchoolPLUS.Upgrade@ClevelandMetroSchools.org
Employee Submitted Questions
Currently, there is no plan to push out icons to users desktops. Users should add the URL as a favorite, for easy access.
eSchoolPLUS 4.0 can use IE, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
Attendance MUST be inputted in eSchoolPLUS, as for tardies I think teachers are taking them now. They need to ask the administration in their schools or the attendance office.
No, it is not mandatory, but recommended. Additional training will be provided later in the spring for those who would like to begin using eSchoolPLUS Gradebook.
IEPPLUS the same way as they currently do... We have a IEPPlus Link on the CMSD Webpage.
- On the CMSD webpage you will see the "Staff"tab.
- Double click on the word staff and you will see Quicklinks.
- Scroll down until you see the IEPPlus link.
'Linking an email to eSP' meaning for generating suspension letters ? Admin who have access to suspend should already be tied to the system, the thing is users think their emails are the problem when emails don't generate in time. This is not the issue if that's what the user is getting at.
You can do this from Registration > Demographic > Contacts or simply scroll down the student summary page & click on the lightning bolt icon on the type right of the 'contacts' table.
Every student has a notes section. You can access this from the speech bubble located on the top right of the student summary page.
New Marking Period