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Quick Guide: Closing the School Year for Elementary Schools

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Board Policies
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Contact Information
Help Desk Contact Information

(773) 553-3925
Select option 2 for IMPACT.
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verify Help Desk Contact Information

(773) 583-8267
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


News & announcements

Upcoming Grade Entry Deadlines for Summer Bridge and HS Credit Recovery
See the Summer School tab for upcoming grade entry deadlines for Summer Bridge and HS Credit Recovery.
Records Locked for Students Attending Summer Bridge Only
Records of Students required to attend Summer Bridge only are now locked in regular SIM. Schools will not be able to (1) withdraw/transfer the student; (2) change grade level; and/or (3) change the demographic homeroom until after Summer School is completed (August 16th) and a final promotion determination has been made.
Reminder: Year End Processing
Year End Processing begins Wednesday, June 29 at 12 Noon.  The IMPACT applications noted in the table below will be unavailable beginning at 12 Noon on Wednesday, June 29, until otherwise noted.  To successfully close the current school year and prepare for the upcoming one, there are specific YEP steps that must be completed in SIM.  Please reference the Closing the School Year Successfully for ES (link) and HS (link) documents 



Availability Dates


 All systems offline Wednesday, June 29 at 12 Noon for Year-End Processing unless otherwise noted


Available on Tuesday, July 5. Note that HS Official and Unofficial Transcripts will be re-enabled Thursday evening, July 7th to coincide with nightly processing.  Schools should expect to see updated transcripts tomorrow Friday, July 8th.


 Unavailable from Saturday, June 25 until Monday, August 15

 IMPACT Gradebook

 Unavailable from Tuesday June 28 at 5:00 p.m. until Monday, August 8

 Parent and Student Portals will remain offline until August 23


 Available on Tuesday, July 5

IMPACT SIM Summer, IMPACT SSM, and IMPACT Verify are not affected and will remain available.

IMPACT CIM Summer is available from Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 5.

The CPS Dashboard will be online throughout, however, data will not be refreshed until Monday, July 11th.

Gradebook Parent Portal Metrics Report Name Change
NOTICE: The Gradebook report "Percent Parent Accounts by School v2" has been renamed to "CPS Parent Portal Metrics by School." This report displays the percentage of students that have at least one active parent account on Parent Portal.
IMPACT Verify: Short Webinar Videos Now Available
IMPACT Verify is happy to announce that you can now find a series of short webinars (approximately 5 minutes each) under the IMPACT Verify folder of the Training tab.  Each video can be viewed at your leisure and will walk you through core components of the application, such as entering an event, uploading supporting documents, expulsion analytics, submitting draft events, and behavior analytics.
Omicron Products Now Available in eMarketplace
The IMPACT Verify vendor, Omicron Technologies, Inc. (Omicron), now has an online store in the Chicago Public Schools eMarketplace!  

Software modules such as Student Logger, Cohort Grouping, Teacher Referral and Visitor Management can be purchased in the store at a discounted rate, as well as products such as ID supplies, doorswipe equipment and mobile devices.  Also, Omicron is offering a promotion through October 31, 2013 for smaller schools with less than 20 users that allows them to use the Student Logger software module on a per user, annual basis.  After October 31st, Student Logger will be priced at a per school basis.

For product related questions, Omicron can be reached from the Get Help tab within Verify, via email at, or phone at (773)583-8267 option 4.
NOTE: To use the CPS eMarketplace tool you will first need Oracle access and will have to go through the iProcurement webpage.
IMPACT Verify: Issuing, Managing and Ordering (Ventra) CPS Fare Cards
Issuing, Managing and Ordering (Ventra) CPS Fare Cards will be handled in the Ventra module within IMPACT Verify.  In order for users to be able to access the Ventra module, Principals need to assign designated staff the ID Clerk role in ODA. Additional information and resources can be found at
IMPACT Verify: ID Printers and Supplies UPDATE

Schools will continue to follow their current process for printing and distributing their own school IDs*.  However, in the 2014-15 school year schools may have the option to move to centralized ID printing (i.e. you would no longer need ID printers and supplies in your school.)  Please keep this in mind as you make your purchases for the 2013-14 school year.  Contact the Verify help desk (773-583-8267 or to order equipment and supplies. 

*Except for schools participating in a limited pilot during the 2013-14 school year.  The pilot will test the viability of combining the student ID and the Ventra card as well as the viability of centralized ID printing.  For more information, please direct your questions to

Student Emergency Contact and Health Information
To help ensure that each school has current student health and contact information and to maintain the accuracy of student records, principals are reminded that student contact information must be updated at least twice each school year. Please use the Request for Emergency and Student Health Information Form to collect current student information and update the Information in SIM as necessary. Please note that Student Health Insurance Information has been added to the form. This information should be entered into SIM on the student's Demographics page; Overview tab.
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System Availability

IMPACT will have limited availability on Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday morning, due to regularly scheduled maintenance.

Useful Documentation (click below to see more)

Click the links below to view documents for each system.

(Student data, including registration, enrollment, attendance, and scheduling)

(Attendance, Grading, and reports)

(Health Services, Clinical Assessments and the Electronic IEP)

(Benchmark and standardized assessment data, lesson plans, and instructional resources)

(High Schools: IDs, Building Access, Textbooks, Discipline and Incident Reporting, Truancy Reporting, Student Finance, Mobile; Elementary Schools: Discipline and Incident Reporting, Truancy Reporting)

(Evening School Module)


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