Student Information Systems

Elk Grove USD Adopts SIS to Help Meet Mandates and Fulfill District's Vision

Elk Grove Unified School District in California plans to implement a new student information system (SIS) with an integrated gradebook, parent and student portals, scheduling capabilities and an online registration system.

The district sought out a new SIS in order to comply with "demanding external mandates" and the district's own E4 learning vision of "Every Student, Learning in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day." Following a vetting process, district leaders selected the Synergy Education Platform from Edupoint Educational Systems based on its ability to meet those requirements, as well as the company's "focus on solutions, implementation and support," according to a news release.  

"We thoroughly vetted Edupoint and the Synergy solution by contacting numerous other districts using Synergy, and each one had positive feedback about both the product and the company," said Steve Mate, director of technology services administration for Elk Grove USD, in a prepared statement.

The underlying technology on which Synergy was built was also a contributing factor in the decision. "Synergy's .NET platform will prove to be a great technology fit and will enable us to customize and integrate with other solutions currently in use districtwide," added Mate.

The district plans to implement several components of the Synergy Education Platform, including Synergy SIS, TeacherVUE with Gradebook, the ParentVUE and StudentVUE portals, Master Scheduler Builder, Synergy Online Registration and the Synergy Technology Development Toolkit. The school district will begin converting its student data to the new SIS soon and go live with Synergy in July 2017.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].