The ISIS Crisis
We have waited for Go Live Date since July the 1st. It seems there were a lot of technical issues, but mainly at the big schools. Our school only has 300+ students in the middle School. My role in the implementation of ISIS is on training teachers and advising the administration of the school regarding the training and technical aspects of the program. It is the same role that I played when the elementary school implemented Online Progress Report Card. I particpated in trainings with the senior office assistant. This student data management system is a partnership between the school district and IT company. During Phase One the teachers are trained to input period by period attendance. They will also input course grades. As simple as that may sound it was a rough start. The office staff supports the inputting of the attendance. They got new equipment and Ms. ISIS has done a great job. Now its a matter of making sure that others such as admin and staff that pull students for services report absences appropriately. Otherwise this was a pretty smooth implementation. Next big challenge training the teachers on the report card. The last group of teachers that is need to be trained is expected back about a month.