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Southwood Student Entry

The Focus Parent Portal will be the method utilized to enter new or returning Southwood students. 1. Visit the Focus Parent Portal Registration Page at **[http://uscsd.org/register][1]**. 2. If you **do not have a Parent Portal account**, click on **I DO NOT have an Account Registered on the Parent Portal.** ![][2]…

Removing Co-Teachers

As part of scheduling in Focus for the upcoming school year, it is necessary to review teacher data to ensure that any applicable educators have been removed as co-teachers from previous courses. Applicable educators would include, but may not be limited to, retirees, teachers who have resigned from the district, or i…

Updating Parent Portal Email Addresses

When a parent requests a change to their email address, we cannot surmise that they also want that to be their new username for the Parent Portal. Focus has a built in security feature that protects everyone from unfavorable consequences. Therefore, the email field in Addresses & Contacts does not automatically update…

Updating Parent Portal Email Addresses

When a parent requests a change to their email address, we cannot surmise that they also want that to be their new username for the Parent Portal. Focus has a built in security feature that protects everyone from unfavorable consequences. Therefore, the email field in Addresses & Contacts does not automatically update…

Generating a List of Bus Passengers for School Messenger

Transportation data generated in Routefinder Plus (transportation software) is synchronized to Focus (student information system) multiple times per day to ensure that Focus has up-to-date information for each student. Each bus travels a particular route and each route has its own unique **Trip ID. **In the event that…

Flexible Instructional Days - Attendance

A Flexible Instructional Day (FID) is a program available to public school entities to be used as an alternate approach to delivering instruction if a circumstance arises that prevents instruction in a customary manner, such as inclement weather. In the event that the Upper Saint Clair administration team chooses to u…

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 - 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…

Entering Teacher Course Recommendations / Requests

In preparation for the upcoming school year, teachers submit course requests for their students. These course requests are recommendations on which courses their students should take in the upcoming school year. Students and parents can view these recommendations in the Focus Student Portal. Teachers can make their co…

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…

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