School Options

If you have a Long Term Independent Study School that is set up separately, the School Options page should be configured correctly.  The school should be set as School Type as Elementary with Master, Attendance Type as Daily and Attendance Reporting Type of Negative.

If using the Post by Attendance by Month option in Portal Options for Teacher Attendance, the Attendance Reporting Type must be set to Positive Attendance.   Refer to: Independent Study Teacher Portal Attendance.

Reporting Home School

If you have a Long Term Independent Study School (Virtual School) that is set up separately you do not need to populate the Student Attendance Program (STU.SP). In a Virtual School environment, the Reporting Home School (STU.HS) field is populated.  The Reporting Home School field is located on the Student Demographics page on the Student Data 2 tab.  

For more information on using a Virtual School and the Reporting Home School field, see: 

When should a Home Reporting School option be used?  

If the Reporting Home School field (STU.HS) on Student Data 2 tab is populated, the following message will display.  This message indicates that the student’s enrollment needs to be updated to match the Student Demographics.

Click the mouse on the Update Attendance button at the bottom of the form to remove the populate the Reporting Home School into the student’s enrollment.  The Attendance Program Change form will display.  Verify the enter and leave dates and click on the OK button.

If students will receive a transcript, each teacher must have at least one section (placeholder section) in the master schedule.  The teacher's section number must be entered in Transcripts (HIS) for all courses taken with the teacher and will display when the More button is clicked.  This insures that the course information will be extracted in the CALPADS submissions.