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Our development team has been busy...

Our team of developers is passionate about making school life easier for everyone with MySchoolWorx, so they are continually working to enhance existing features and add even more.
Below are a few recent updates to help make your school days easier.

Coming this Fall for the 2022/23 School Year:

Invoice, Purchase and Pay in MySchoolWorx

A convenient way to make collecting funds from parents directly from within MySchoolWorx, safely and securely.

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LUNCHES: Parents will be able to place orders and pay for their child's lunches directly from within MySchoolWorx.

TUITION: Gives you the ability to create tuition invoices (one-time and recurring) and gives parents the ability to pay directly from within MySchoolWorx seamlessly (no additional accounting apps needed by you!).

SCHOOL MERCHANDISE:  Create your own online "Stores"  for parents to pay for uniforms, books, school merchandise safely and securely.

EVENT & ACTIVITY FEES:  Field trip fees, sports registration fees...just about anything your school needs to collect for can be invoiced or added to your school's store in MySchoolWorx.

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note: MSW Invoice, Purchase & Pay is NOT a function of Quickbooks Online. You do NOT need a subscription for QBO to use this new feature!

Recent Updates to MySchoolWorx

UrgentCast Text Messaging Upgrades to Pay by Credit Card.

Sending Broadcast texts just got easier - and more affordable.

UrgentCast text users gain more control over spending with the credit card update. In addition to the convenience of paying by credit card, you can now track the number of messages you use by month and year and track your spending/payment history. 
With this feature update, texting now also costs less -  at just a penny and a half per 153-character message, UrgentCast is the best texting value in the marketplace. 
UrgentCast allows you to launch (sms) text messages to the mobile phones of parents and other users of your MySchoolWorx portal. It is a great way to instantly notify your school community about urgent matters. Learn more about sending text messages from MySchoolWorx below.

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To check it out yourself now in the portal, press the login button below.

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Release Date: March 2021

Students Can Submit Completed Homework Directly to the Assignment.

Collecting completed student assignments in the MySchoolWorx portal makes homework management easier.

Post Homework to the Assignment in MySchoolWorx - Students already had the ability to attach completed homework to messages in MySchoolWorx. Now, when creating assignments, Teachers and Administrators have the ability to allow Students and Parents to attach files directly to those individual assignments, for better organization & management.

The system:

• Lets Students (and Parents, if desired) send in completed homework files directly to the Assignment in MSW

• Date-and-Time-Stamps all submissions

• Gives Teachers ability to limit number of submissions per student assignment

• Allows Admin users to determine if Parents can submit homework on behalf of students by grade level

• Provides a snapshot view of which Students have submitted homework

• Automatically creates an Assignment Folder by Student Name for easy Teacher download and  storage

• Allows Teachers to download completed homework files by student or group/all at once

To get how-to's for Admins and Teachers on this new feature, click the tutorial buttons below.

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admins & teachers:

To view a video on how students or parents upload homework, click here.

To check it out yourself now in the portal, press the login button below.

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Release date:  December 2020

Two New Mobile App Features!

More convenience for Teachers, Admins, Students and Parents who prefer to use their smartphones.

Functionality increases in our mobile app with the following two new features:

1. Add and Edit Class Attendance

(for Teachers and Administrators)

2. View Student Grades & Assignments by Subject/Class

(for Parents and Students)

Install the Latest Version of the Mobile App on Your Device to View & Use the Above New Features:

Install Now for iPhones/Ipads:

Install Now for Android Devices:

Launch Date: October 2020

Expanded Languages in "Translations"

Multiple languages helps improve communications with with parents and students.

View MySchoolWorx in Multiple Languages - All users can now select to view a translated version of MySchoolWorx from the black language drop-down button for an expanded group of languages, which now includes French, Haitian Creole, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), in addition to Spanish, Portuguese,  Hindi, and Romanian.

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Release dates: French:  June 2020Creole: May 2020Chinese: May 2020

Close-out Wizard

Submitting Close-out info is easier from within the portal.

Close-out Data Submission Form – Admins now have the convenience of providing Close-out dates and Next School Year Grading Period dates to MySchoolWorx from directly within their portal, making year-end closeout and next year set-up easier, and faster.

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Release date:  March 2020

Submission Response Messaging on Enrollment Form

Make "what's next" easier for Parents when enrolling.

Submission Response Messaging on the Online Enrollment Form - You now have the option to add a unique message to the end of the online enrollment form, which will appear once the form is submitted. Schools can add further instructions or next steps, including hyperlinks to web pages, for example.

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Release date: January 2020

Lock Header in Gradebook 

A "fixed" gradebook header creates visual ease and saves time.

Gradebook Header Lock - Users never lose sight of the name of the assignment the grades are for when scrolling down. A “fixed” gradebook header saves time and creates visual ease.

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Release date: January 2020

Check In/Check Out History Exports

Review student check-in and check-out history in an Excel report.

Excel Export for Check-in/check out history – Generate and print on demand Excel reports on the check-in/check-out history for any student.

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Release date: January 2020

“Date Printed” Automatically Applied to Exported Transcripts 

No action required on your part - Transcripts now always contain the date printed on them when exporting.

Added “Date Printed” to Transcripts - All printed transcripts now automatically show the date they were generated, so there is never a question on the date prepared.

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Release date: Fall 2019

Messages QuickLink in Parent & Student Profiles

Instantly access Messaging when in the Parent or Student Profiles

Messages link in Student and Parent Profiles: Users can now conveniently navigate directly to Messaging from within the Student or Parent profile.

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Release date: Fall 2019

QuickLink from Parent Profile to Student Profile

Little conveniences add up to save you time.

Parent Profile QuickLink to Student Profile: Access is now quicker with a convenient link within the parent profile.

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Release date: Fall 2019

Attendance Date & Time Stamp

Tracking attendance is easier when you can instantly see the date and time recorded.

Showing the Date and Time Stamp while you are taking attendance helps attendance takers manage the process and lets admins know exactly when attendance was taken.

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Release date: Fall 2019

Re-Enrollment Wizard

Re-enrollment just got easier for everyone with the Re-Enrollment Wizard feature enhancement.

The Re-Enrollment Wizard helps walk parents through their online profile to update information about their student. During the re-enrollment process, parents will have access to update their student's personal information, medical information, and approved check out list and to upload documents to their student's resources page.

FOR ADMINS - learn how to use

FOR PARENTS - learn how to use

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Release date: March 2019

Custom Group Messaging

Create Custom Groups that staff members can use for sending messages.

Create Custom Groups for Messages - Admins can create custom messaging groups and give permission to message that group to the necessary staff members. For example, you can create a Varsity Volleyball message group and allow the coach to message the group,  or an Elementary staff group and allow the head elementary teacher to message that group.

learn how to create groups

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Release date: March 2019

Cumulative Percentages on Transcripts

Transcript display options have been expanded to include the overall percentage grade per year - and cumulatively for the entire transcript history as well.  Admin users have the option to select 1, 2, 3, or no decimals from the top of the page to reveal percentage display style on the transcript.

More options in the display of information on Trancripts.

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Release date: March 2019

Grading Period Comments

MySchoolWorx has expanded options for teachers to create special comments associated with a specific grading period.  Administrators have the ability to choose whether to publish comments on report cards.

New Special Comments for Grading Periods gives Teachers ability to expand on student performance explanations by grading period.

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Release date: March 2019

MySchoolWorx Mobile App 1.0

Mobile App - The Mobile App is now available on iOS (Apple), Android (Samsung and many other android devices).
It is free to download and use for all MySchoolWorx subscribing schools and their parents.
The Mobile App 1.0 launches with vital communications features, allowing parents to send and receive messages, receive alerts, and stay on top of their student's assignments and school activities via the calendar.

Copyright 2018 MySchoolWorx.

You can read more about the MSW Mobile App's 1.0 features, what's next, and get links to tutorials and a preview video on our announcement page, or below.

Where to Get it: Apple device users can download the Mobile App on the iTunes App Store, and Android device users can download the App on Google Play.

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Release date: June 2018

Online Enrollment for New Students

The New Student Enrollment option is an online enrollment form inside MySchoolWorx that integrates with your website. The feature allows you to receive, review and either approve or deny applications directly in MySchoolWorx, then auto-lists approved applications student as pre-enrolled, and sends parent log-in information.  Parents can complete and submit an enrollment application from any device - smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.  The online enrollment feature for new students saves you processing time, paper and money, and is free to use by all subscribing MySchoolWorx Schools.

New Student Enrollment Feature: Seamlessly integrates enrollment to MySchoolWorx with a simple link on your website. 

see how it works

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Release date: March 2018

Additional Reports & Report Features

Good reports have the ability to transform raw data into information you can use to improve school administration and parent communications. The MySchoolWorx dev team continues to increase reporting capabilities for you.

View each of the eight report enhancements recently released below.

1. Parent Employment Information: Admins can now generate reports containing parent employment information. To view this option, log into the portal and find it here: Reports> Create Report> Parent Information.

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Release date: April 2018

2. Teacher Information Reports: This report allows you to pull teacher names, emails, addresses and phone numbers into a report.To view this option, log into the portal and find it here: Reports> Create Report> Teacher Information.

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Release date: April 2018

3. Student Allergies Reports: Track the most prevalent allergies in your student body with a report on Student Allergies. To view this option, log into the portal and find it here: Find it here: Reports> Create Report> Student & Allergies. 

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Release date: April 2018

4. Approved Check Out List Entries: This report pulls every parent/guardian allowed to pick up the child to keep on file or hand out to your car pickup line staff and aftercare workers, etc. To view this report option, log into the portal and find it here: Report> Create Report> Approved Checkout List.

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Release date: April 2018

5. Print All Report Cards at Once: Now you can save even more time by printing out all reports at once.  To view this report option, log into the portal and find it here: Reports> Report Cards> Create Report Card.

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Release date: April 2018

6. Back to Report Cards Archive Button: This new button has been added to quickly take you back to the reports page. To view this report option, log into the portal and find it here:Reports> Report Cards> Create Report Card. 

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Release date: April 2018

7. Transcripts - Ability to show only UGPA/WGPA: Remove the display of the SGPA category on your Transcripts. To view this report option, log into the portal and  find it here: Users> Student> Student's Name> Academics> View Complete Transcript.

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Release date: April 2018

8. Combine Parent & Student Data - Create a report that includes both Parent Data and Student Information.  To view this report option, log into the portal and find it here: Reports> Parent & Student

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Release date: April 2017

Transcripts

Transcripts have been upgraded with multiple functions to make managing them even easier than before.

1. More Transcripts Display Options - Admin users now have the ability to show Only Semesters or Year on Transcripts.

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learn how

Release date: April 2017

2. Transcripts Comments Box - Personalize student transcripts even further with added details via the new "Comments Box". 

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Release date: April 2017

3. Admin Permission Controls in Transcripts - With Administrator access to MySchoolWorx, you can control whether or not teachers have access to the Academic portion of a student's profile. 

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Release date: April 2017

4. Updated Signature Line  - The phrase "Authorized Signature" has been added to the signature line in Transcripts.

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Release date: April 2017

Classes & Lesson Plans

We've added more functions to Lesson Plans and Classes that are huge time-savers for both Teachers and Admins.

1. Move/Copy Lesson Plans to Any Day - Provides users the freedom to move any lesson plan to any day along with the option to drag and drop lesson plans within the week. 

see how

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learn about

Release date: January 2017

2.  Organizing Classes & Lesson Plans - Teachers and Admins can now customize the order in which your classes appear in both the Class view and in the Lesson Plan view. 

see how

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Release date: September 2017

3. Hiding Classes from Lesson Plan View - Teachers and Admins can now hide any classes from the lesson plan view. 

see how

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Release date: September 2017

4. Admin Class Archive/Restore  - Admins can view and restore archived Classes. 

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Release date: September 2017

Assignments

Keeping parents tuned in to assignments means improved homework outcomes - and parent engagement.

Assignments – Parents View - "Show All" option added to Assignments allows parents to see all assignments at once. 

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Release date: April 2017

Attendance

MySchoolWorx's already super-easy attendance feature adds 2 additional functions.

1. Attendance – Admins: Admin users of MySchoolWorx can now filter by Class Name in Unsubmitted Attendance to view unsubmitted attendance by class name.

see how

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Release date: September 2017

2. Attendance Deletion  - Teachers and Admins now have the ability to delete class attendance. 

see how

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Release date: April 2017

Lunches

Managing lunch orders just got easier with these two feature enhancements:

1. Lunch Reporting - Student ID:  When exporting Lunch reports, Student ID now appears.   

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Release date: April 2017

2. Lunch Report Filtering for Admin Users - Admins now have the ability to sort Lunch Reports by Grade Level and Student. 

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Release date: April 2017

Messaging

MySchoolWorx adds even more convenience with 4 enhancements to our communications features.

1. Messaging Convenience for Parents  - Now Parents can Message all their kids' teachers from any child's view in the portal. A big convenience for parents who need to get in touch regarding communications that affect all their children.

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Release date: April 2017

2. Message Alert Content Display - Message Alerts displays actual Message in the emailed Alert, not just a notification that a Message Alert has arrived.

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Release date: April 2017

3. Expanded Admin Controls for Teacher Messaging - Admins have the option to grant Teachers permission to message “All Parents” and/or “All Teachers.” 

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Release date: April 2017

4. Draft Auto-save - Message drafts now auto-save as you type, so if you have to pause mid-sentence, you'll have a saved copy in "drafts".

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Release date: April 2017

Student Records Attachments

Add files to Student Records  - Admins can now attach documents and files to a student record in MySchoolWorx. 

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Release date: June 2017

Discipline

Admin Discipline Review -  Admins now have a "Review" option in Discipline EventsThis option provides Administrators the ability to review discipline events created by any Teacher or Administrator before the discipline goes out to a parent in MySchoolWorx or as an Alert. Admins can also turn off this optional feature if they choose.To view this option, log into the portal and find it here: Setup> Discipline> Enable Discipline

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Release date: April 2017

Beta Testing New Features

Beta testing is a step in the process of adding new features that is conducted prior to official release. If you would like to be considered for beta testing upcoming new features, let us know.

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