Page ContentVolusia County Schools is excited to be implementing a new Student Information System (SIS), Focus School Software, to replace CrossPointe, Gradebook, the VCS Individual Education Plan (IEP) system, and many other stand-alone student data systems.Upcoming SIS/Focus Training Opportunities (updated 06/03/2019)Date(s)Course Title & DescriptionIntended AudienceRegistration InformationJune 4Deland Transportation Training Lab (1301 Shapiro Drive, Deland)Tier 1 Help Desk Training: Focus training for VCS Tier 1 Help Desk staff.VCS Tier 1 Help Desk StaffBy invitation onlyJune 5 and 6River Springs Middle SchoolClerical Institute: SIS training covering Enrollment, Attendance, Discipline, General Navigation, and open support labs.Clerical Staff -- Office Specialists, Administrative SecretariesRegistration Open in MyPGS (See Info Below!)June 10-13 and 17-20University High SchoolRiver Springs Middle SchoolVolusia Learns!: SIS training for instructional and administrative staff, including Attendance, Discipline, General Navigation, and open support labs.Instructional StaffSchool AdministratorsDistrict AdministratorsRegistration Open:Volusia LEARNS! Agenda and Registration InformationJune 24-25UCF at DaytonaSIS: Focus Social Emotional Wellness Platform: This training will cover the new social/emotional wellness processes inside of Focus's Student Special Services (SSS) module, which will replace the VCS Concern for Harm, threat assessment, and other processes related to student mental wellness.School AdministratorsSchool CounselorsSchool Social WorkersSchool PsychologistsMental Health CounselorsSEL TOAsDSRsRegistration Open in MyPGS. Search Course 74124.Tech Ts at Hinson MiddleJune 25July 9July 16July 238:00 - 11:30 a.m. OR12:00 - 3:30 p.m.SIS: Focus for Teachers (Tech Ts): The Focus course for all VCS instructional staff, covering attendance, discipline, and gradebook procedures.All Instructional StaffRegistration is OPEN in MyPGS. Search Course 74084 and click "View All Sections" to see all options.Tech Ts at Deland HighJune 27July 11July 188:00 - 11:30 a.m.OR12:00 - 3:30 p.m.SIS: Focus for Teachers (Tech Ts): The Focus course for all VCS instructional staff, covering attendance, discipline, and gradebook procedures.All Instructional StaffRegistration is OPEN in MyPGS. Search Course 74084 and click "View All Sections" to see all options.Clerical Institute InformationRegistration closed May 31 for the Clerical Institute (June 5-6 at River Springs Middle School) for Office Specialists, Executive Secretaries, and Administrative Secretaries. Please see the conference agenda below for session info.Clerical Institute Agenda.pdfVolusia LEARNS! InformationRegistration is now open for Volusia LEARNS! on June 10-13 and June 17-20 at University High School. Visit the link below for session and registration information. Volusia LEARNS! Agenda and Registration InformationThe following SIS/Focus sessions are being offered daily at Volusia LEARNS!:CourseIntended AudienceSIS: Focus for Teachers*(Focus Gradebook, Attendance, Discipline, and General Navigation for Instructional Staff)All instructional staffInstructional staff will be compensated at the professional learning rate of $15/hour for completing this courseSIS: Focus AttendanceClerical and administrative staff managing student attendanceSIS: Focus DisciplineClerical and administrative staff who process student discipline referralsSIS: Focus Introduction and General NavigationClerical and administrative staff who browse student information and who do NOT need any other Focus trainings; the content of this course is embedded in all Focus trainings. SIS: Focus Academic Monitoring for High School Counselors and AdministratorsHigh school counselors; high school principals; high school data/curriculum APs; graduation assurance staff; high school instructional coaches*Important Note: The SIS: Focus for Teachers course is 3.5 hours in length, covering Focus navigation, attendance, gradebook, discipline, and reporting features for instructional staff. This course will be offered repeatedly in a variety of formats and venues throughout the summer, including an entirely online option. For many teachers, this will be the only SIS training needed.