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Entering 8th Grade Teacher Course Recommendations / Requests

In preparation for the upcoming school year, 8th-grade teachers submit course requests for their students. These course requests are recommendations on which courses their students should take in their 9th-grade school year. Students and parents can view these recommendations in the Focus Student Portal. 8th-grade tea…

Focus School Software - Favorites and Recent Programs

- The Favorites/Recent Programs section displays links to screens marked as Favorites. ![][1] - To navigate to a favorite program, click the program name in the Favorites list in the Favorites/Recent Programs section. ![][2] - To add a program to the Favorites list, navigate to that screen or program in Focus. Cli…

Focus School Software - Alerts, Announcements, and Events

- The Alerts module contains profile-specific notifications, which are automated by Focus and used to manage daily tasks. Alerts link to the corresponding screens in Focus to complete the alerted task. Teachers receive Alerts on: referrals that have been processed, students that have been added or dropped, grades that…

Focus School Software - Modifying the Sidebar Menu

- To set specific preferences, from the My Information menu, click Preferences. ![][1] - Choose whether you want to display the menu on the side or at the top by selecting the check box, Use Sidebar Menu or by clearing the selection. The images show the menu on the side and the top. ![][2] [1]: https://hf-files…

Focus School Software - Viewing Student Demographics

- The Find A Student module provides a search text box to pull up student records directly from the Portal page. ![][1] - To conduct a search from the Portal, enter search criteria such as the student name in the provided text box, then select a category from the category menu pull-down in order to select the inform…

Focus School Software - Layout and Portal Navigation

The Portal page is the key to navigation throughout Focus and throughout the Student Information System (SIS). Before conducting student searches, taking attendance, etc., you must learn the basics of the software. A lot can be accomplished directly from the Portal page, which includes Alerts, Upcoming Events, a Help …

Focus School Software - Viewing and Editing Existing Seating Charts

**1. **From the **Attendance** menu, click **Seating Charts**. ![][1] **2. **From the Seating Charts screen, click **Charts**. ![][2] **3. **The Charts pop-up displays all existing seating charts linked to the section selected from the section pull-down located in the header. ![][3] From the Charts pop-up, you c…

Grade 8 Student Online Course Selection

Every year, 8th-grade students complete an online course registration process. This process involves reviewing course recommendations from teachers and selecting courses for your upcoming 9th-grade school year at the high school. Please follow the steps below to review your course recommendations from your teachers an…

Focus School Software - Adding a Discipline Referral

The Add Referral screen is used to add a discipline referral for a student. After the referral is submitted, an administrator will review and process the referral, assigning disciplinary action as needed. 1. In the Discipline menu, click Add Referral. ![][1] 2. On the Search Screen, enter search criteria to locate …

Focus School Software - Seating Charts Navigation and Tools

**1. **From the **Attendance** menu, click **Seating Charts**. ![][1] **2. **Once generated, the Chart Name displays at the top of the screen. ![][2] **3. **Depending on the Starting Point selected, the **Front** of Class directional selection is displayed, along with the number of desks entered via the **Rows** a…

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