There are three ways to search for Students in Aeries. The Student Search tool at the top of the Navigation menu, the Multi- Student Search page and the District Student Lookup page.
|Student Search Box||No permission required. This is available on all pages to all Users and Teachers.||Although Students can be searched and appear in the results, selecting and navigating to a Student only displays information the current User has permissions to.|
|Student Search box options|
|Reverse Lookup (Emergency Contacts -CON)||Read||Allows searching by Contact information|
|Search All Schools||User must have access to more than one School.|
|Multi-Student Search||No additional permissions required.|
|Multi-Year District Search ('District Student Lookup')||Read||Allows use of the District Student Lookup page.|
|Groups (Student Group Members - SGM)||Read||Allows searching by Student Group.|
|Multi-Student Search page||No additional permissions required.|
|District Student Lookup page ('District Student Lookup').||Read||Allows use of the District Student Lookup page.|
The Search tool accepts the complete or partial Student Name, Student Number, Student ID, State Student ID or SSN/S-Number (if used). Click the magnifying glass icon to bring up the Student Search window. This window allows for a new Search to be started and lists search tips. The default Search is limited to the current school. To search another School use the School selector to change Schools before searching.
When using the Student Search at the District level there is an option to Include Inactive Schools. Also, the results include all District Students. Alternately, the District Student Lookup can be utilized to search Students throughout the District when logged into the School-level.
From the Search results screen, the count of Search results are listed at the top right of the form.
Clicking on a Student opens the current page for that Student. For example, if the User is on the Special Programs page and then searches for and selects a Student, clicking on the Student displays the Special Programs page for that Student.
After a Student is selected, clicking on the magnifying glass again displays the previous search results.
A Social Security Number (SSN) or S-Number (for TX) can also be used to find Students with the Student search. These can be entered with or without hyphens (ex. 123-45-6789 or 123456789). To use SSNs or S-Numbers you need to enable SSN collection in Configurations > School Settings Page, by checking the option: Allow Collection of Social Security Numbers via Encrypted Student/Staff Data (ESD) found at the bottom of the page in School Settings.
The various options for searching are considered below.
Search All Schools ↑
When a User has permissions to more than one school, an option is displayed to Search All Schools. When that option is checked, Students meeting the search criteria display from all Schools the User has access to, with a column indicating the School of enrollment for each Student on the search list. If a Student is selected from a different School than the one the User is logged into, Users are asked to confirm they want to to switch to the other School and display that Student.
This confirmation is displayed every time, unless the User selects OK (Don't Ask Again).
A second message displays, letting the User know that this setting can be changed in their Account Settings.
"Fuzzy" Search ↑
By default, the Search tool results include names that begin or end with the letters entered. For example, "Smith" includes Smith-Johnson and Johnson-Smith. Aliases and Middle Names are also included.
The Fuzzy Search Results option controls whether or not a result set includes similar names (e.g. "John" includes Jon, Sean, and Shawn), Reverse names (e.g. "Jesse James" includes James Jesse), and Partial names (e.g. "El" includes "Kelly"). The Fuzzy Search logic limits the results even further based on similar starting letters within the results set. The "No Results Found" scenario includes a message to "Try using Fuzzy Search to see potential matches". This can be turned on by checking the Fuzzy Search Results box at the top of the Search results screen.
Search by Group ↑
Search results can also be filtered using the Group drop-down box. This allows Students who are defined in a Student Group to be displayed, or for a search to be made only within the selected Group. Once a Group is selected the User can search within that Group, or click Keep and List Group which lists the Students and KEEP them.
To clear the Group selection use the 'Reset' link
Keeping Students ↑
When search results are displayed, a Keep Students option is available at the top right corner of the Search window (next to the total number of Students returned). Selecting this option is similar to running a KEEP/SKIP query. The option to Keep Students is only available when searching at a single School. If the option to Search All Schools is enabled, the Keep Students option is NOT available.
Recently Viewed Students ↑
A list of the recently viewedStudents is easily accessible from the Student Search. This feature makes it easy to quickly go back to a Student who was previously viewed.
This is the same list of the Last 10 Students that is available when clicking the current Student's name at the top of the page.
Note: using the "Forward/Next" and "Backward/Previous" Student arrows do not register the Students as "Recently Viewed".
Reverse Lookup ↑
The ability to search for Students using all or part of a Telephone Number, Street Address, Email Address, Contact Name, or Date of Birth is available. Both Student Demographics and Contact information are matched.
For example, if a message was received that gave a phone number, but not the name of the person leaving the message, Reverse Lookup for telephone number can be utlized - select the "Telephone number' option under the Reverse Lookup section, enter the phone number (or partial phone number), select search. All Students and Contacts with matching Telephone records are returned.
Multi Student Search ↑
The Multi Student Search link opens the Multi Student Search page which is used to search for Students from a list of Student names or Student ID's. The Student information can be copied and pasted into the Multi Student Search text box from sources such as an Excel spreadsheet, a TXT file or email. There is a limit of the top 3,000 records that are returned.
The Multi Student Search page can also be found under the Student Data area of the navigation tree.
A multi student search can be performed by Name or by ID. Select the correct tab to use for the search.
Paste the search criteria from the source file into the text area under the By Name or By ID tab. In the example below the search is using information from an Excel spreadsheet to perform a By Name search. The Column Delimiter and Column Order options at the bottom of the page auto detect what the source information is using. Click the Search Students button.
Search results display in 2 tab areas: Perfect Matches and Incomplete Matches.
Perfect Matches are defined by only one student being matched exactly by First Name and Last Name or by Student ID.
Incomplete Matches are search results that have multiple possible matches or are not found at all.
The Search results area has options to Keep Selected, Export Selected, Add Selected to Group and Print.
The Keep option KEEPs the Students.
The Export option drops the Student Perfect Matches results into a list to Export to Excel. Clicking on the 3 dots on the right side of a column provides sort options and also allow the ability to add some additional fields to the search results prior to the export. Clicking on the Export List to Excel button exports the results to an Excel spreadsheet. .
The Add to Group option allows the selected Students in the search results to be added to a Student Group. Clicking on Add to Group brings up the Add Checked Students to a Group box where a Student Group can be selected to add the Students to.
The Incomplete Matches area allows an additional search to try and find a match by using the Change Search button. If no results are found, the text box containing the searched name can be used to modify the name.
Multi-Year District Search ↑
The Multi-Year District Search link opens the District Student Lookup page that allows for searching for Students who may have records in various Schools and/or Academic years. This search produces a list of Students who have attended the District, including Students who have not attended for many years, and is useful when trying to determine a Student's last Enrollment year. In addition, the District Student Lookup page features the functionality to Copy a student from a prior school year database or print Transcripts (Elementary or Secondary), Enrollment History or Immunization Records for Students from prior Academic years.
The Multi-Year District Search is accessible :
- From the Student Search window, click on Multi-Year District Search
- From the Student Demographics page - Click the Add button and then the Search Prior Year button
- From the Navigation Tree by selecting District Student Lookup
Note: The District Student Lookup is dependent on having all Students who have ever attended a District in the IDN and ENR tables for full functionality.
IDN Records - Searches the IDN table for the Student by:
- Last Name
- FIrst Name
- State ID
STU Records - Searches the STU table for the Student by:
- Last Name
- FIrst Name
- State ID
- School and Stu #
Active STU - Searches the STU table for Active Students by:
- Last Name
- FIrst Name
- State ID
- School and Stu #
Selecting a Student from the searched list displays all the Student's related Enrollment records, the Copy Student functionality, and Icons indicating available reports.
- Copy Student - Copy a Student from a prior school year to the current year.
- Transcript - Print transcript
- Enrollment History - Print Enrollment History
- Immunization Records - Print Immunization Records