SIS 2000+ Usage
Last update: 10/30/2002 jmm
After a successful login, the SIS 2000+ Main Menu appears (Fig. 1). The name of the school site currently logged on will appear in the title bar. The system date will be displayed on the menu bar.
This documentation file discusses the following menus at the top of the main SIS 2000+ screen:
File Menu Commands
Select 'Change Password' from the File menu (Fig. 2) (or press Ctrl+P on the keyboard). The 'Change Password' screen will appear (Fig. 3).
To change a password, first enter the current password in the Current Password field. Then enter the new password in the New Password field. Enter the new password again in the Verify Password field. Click on Save to verify or Cancel to abort. If you enter the wrong Current Password you will not be able to complete the 'Change Password' procedure. Likewise, if the Verify Password does not match the New Password, an error message will occur. If you have forgotten the Current Password, contact your System Administrator to recover it.
From the District Office perspective, data from all schools in the district may be accessed without out having to log off and log on for each site. However, certain site-specific procedures, such as those found in the Student Editor, Attendance, and Scheduling modules can only be performed from the District Office by first selecting a specific school and a specific track within that school.
To select a specific school site from within a District Office session, choose the Switch School command found in the File menu (Fig 4). A list will appear showing all tracks from all school sites within the district, sorted in ascending order by School ID numbers (Fig. 5). Select a school/track/year from the list by highlighting the entry and clicking on the Select command button. The view will return to the SIS 2000+ Main Menu with the selected school site displayed in the title bar.
Help Menu Commands
Fig. 10 - Tips for 'Profile' icon button
Date Menu Commands
The system date in SIS 2000+ is the assumed virtual date for database purposes. This date is displayed in the menu bar at the top of most SIS 2000+ screens. The date is advanced by the host computer's internal clock. The SIS 2000+ system date is normally set to match the actual date in real time (which normally is equivalent to the date set in the operating system of the host computer.) However, the system date can be changed from within SIS 2000+ for the purpose of manipulating data. Changing the system date in SIS 2000+ does not affect the date set in the operating system of the host computer. Upon selecting this command, the 'Set System Date' calendar will appear with the current SIS 2000+ system date highlighted in yellow (Fig. 13).
To change the date, use the left or right VCR buttons (< and >) to scroll backward or forward through the months (use the double arrows to scroll by year). Click on the target date until it is highlighted in yellow and then click the Select button. The calendar will close automatically and reset the date accordingly.
To set the SIS 2000+ system date back to the date set in the operating system of the host computer (normally the actual date in real time), click on the Today button. This action will cause the yellow highlight to jump forward or backward to today's date. Then click the Select button to save that date and close the calendar.