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Did Not Arrive 2016

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ODA User Guide, (Updated 08/2016)
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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

Code 99 Did Not Arrive Process 2016
It is important that accurate attendance be taken on a daily basis. Attendance coordinators must work closely with teachers to ensure that attendance is submitted accurately for all students. Students who are not present on the first day of school,Tuesday, September 6, 2016, must be marked absent. At the end of the day, IMPACT will assign a Code 99: Did Not Arrive to all absent students.  Success of the Did Not Arrive Process depends on the coordination amongst schedulers, teachers, attendance and status coordinators.  Please refer to the 99 Did Not Arrive 2016-17SY one-page guidance document for more details.
IMPACT Gradebook, Parent Portal, and Student Portal are now open for the 2016-2017 school year
The IMPACT Gradebook, Parent Portal, and Student Portal are now open for the 2016-2017 school year. For the Parent Portal, please:
1) Approve any pending applications parents may have submitted over the summer.
2) Mail home the Parent Portal PIN Letter located in SIM. Letters can be generated in English and Spanish and filtered by grade level and homeroom. If you would like to target your outreach only to students whose parents are not yet on the portal, view the Parent Portal Action Report in Gradebook to access the full list of non-participating parents.
New to Parent Portal Management or need a refresher? Access all of our administrative and parent training resources here.
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.
2017 Grade Printing and Report Card Schedule Now Available
The 2017 grade printing and report card schedule is now available on the Calendar tab of the IMPACT website. 
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)

(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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