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Report Card Pickup Tracking in SIM for Q1

Verifying Report Card Pick Up Data in SIM for Q1

Including Student Preferred Name and Gender in SIM

SIM Enrollment and Leave Code Quick Guide

CPS School Enrollment Form: English | Polish | Spanish

CPS Home Language Survey Form

Request for Emergency Health Information: English | Polish | Spanish
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Completion of ODA assignments online identify Staff Business Function Assignments.

ODA User Guide, (Updated 08/2016)
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Click image at right to download an IMPACT icon to MAC computers running os 10.3 and above. This new version of the IMPACT icon will honor your browser settings and not try to launch Internet Explorer. It is compatible with Safari.
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Board Policies
New System of Record: Board Report Number 706.4: 04-1117-PO1

Internet Acceptable Use Policy
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

UPDATED: This IMPACT Website will be revamped over the Christmas Break
The new site will:

  • have a similar style to CPS.EDU
  • be mobile friendly
  • contain new document search capabilities
  • ...while still allowing you to easily link to all IMPACT applications
Issue - Inactive Classes with Dropped Students Appearing in Gradebook
A vendor-based error in the synchronization of schedules from SIM to Gradebook occurred on November 18th, resulting in inactive classes with dropped students appearing in select teacher gradebooks. The IMPACT team is currently testing a solution to remove all the classes with dropped students centrally. If you would like to remove them on your own in the interim, school admins and grading coordinators can do so by following the instructions in the document Removing Inactive Classes from Gradebook.

Please check back here for more information about the when the "clean-up" solution will be implemented. 
IMPACT Verify: Issuing, Managing and Ordering (Ventra) CPS Fare Cards
Issuing, managing and ordering (Ventra) CPS Fare Cards are handled in the Ventra module within IMPACT Verify. All Chicago Public Schools are required to offer CPS Fare Cards to students. Please note: Cubic, Ventra’s vendor no longer accepts mailing in forms for a bus pass.  In order for users to be able to access the Ventra module, Principals must assign the designated staff the ID Clerk role in ODA. For additional information or assistance, please contact Omicron Technologies at 773-583-8267.
IMPACT: SIM Health Compliance Updated for 2016-2017
SIM is now aligned with the compliance rules for immunizations and health exams. Compliance rules are based on the 2016-2017 Minimum Health Requirements for CPS. SIM will continue to calculate a student’s immunization and health exam compliance nightly.
The Office of Diverse Learner Supports & Services (ODLSS), Per Pupil Services provides the compliance rules for SIM. Questions pertaining to the required immunizations and/or compliance rules, should be directed to ODLSS, Per Pupil Services.
School nurses and administrators can generate the CPS Health Requirements Compliance report and the CPS Notice to Parents of Health Services Needed Letter report in SIM.
Omicron Products Available in eMarketplace
The IMPACT Verify vendor, Omicron Technologies, Inc. (Omicron), has an online store in the Chicago Public Schools, eMarketplace. Software modules such as Student Logger and Visitor Management can be purchased in the store, as well as products such as ID supplies and door-swipe equipment.

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 iProcurement webpage.
IMPACT Verify: Short Webinar Videos Available
Users can find a series of short Verify 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.
VERIFY: New options for recording a Request for Expulsion Hearing
The Request for Expulsion Hearing page contains new required fields for recording previous interventions attempted, as well as rationale detail for requesting an expulsion hearing. Check the ‘Home’ page in Verify for additional detail. 
For Verify technical support, please contact the Verify Help-Desk at (773) 583-8257
VERIFY: New options for expanded recording of Out-of-School Suspensions
The SCC Violation Event page contains new required fields for recording Out-of-School (OSS) suspensions. OSS suspensions now include a justification & recording previous interventions attempted. The assignment of three (3) or more days for an OSS suspension requires a Re-Integration Support/Plan. 
The Re-Integration Support/Plan is available in Verify; check the ‘Home’ page in Verify for additional detail.
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)

(Classroom and District-Wide Formative and Summative Assessments, Standardized Assessment Data, Lesson Plans, Instructional Resources, and Student Profiles with Unofficial Historical Enrollment and Grades)

(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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