Some things to know about using FastBridge for Summer School...
Your FastBridge subscription for the year expires on July 31st, but you will be able to continue using FastBridge until your Summer Session is finished.
Note: Summer Sessions must occur at the end of a school year.
The new school year becomes available mid-July. During the summer, Illuminate Education makes two versions of FastBridge available in order to accommodate the variety of schedules around the country. If you are using FastBridge for Summer School, you will stay in the previous school year until your summer sessions are finished. At that time, FastBridge Learning will migrate your data to the new school year. Once your data has been moved to the new school year, you will not be able to access the previous school year. For more information on the School Year Roll Over, see End of Year / School Year Roll Over.
If you haven't already done so, you may need to add additional screening period(s) to facilitate screening in the summer. If you are using FastBridge during the summer for progress monitoring only, you do not need to add additional screening periods. For information on adding additional screening periods, see Managing Screening Periods.
Note: If you plan on using FastBridge for screening during Summer School, we recommend adding your summer screening period(s) when you complete your beginning of the year setup.
Sometimes teachers and students are not at their regular schools for Summer Sessions, which may seem at odds with the roster. When creating a roster for Summer Sessions, the objective is to group students so the teacher who is responsible for them has convenient access to them. If more than one teacher is working with the same group of students, the group will need to be duplicated for the second teacher. We recommend:
- Roster the student in their current grade, do not advance them to the next grade until you upload your roster for the beginning of the next school year.
- Put students and teachers in the school where their Summer Sessions are held, or keep them at their current school. Do not advance them to their new school for next year.
- If needed, use course and section to group students by activity or day plan.
You will most likely have a summer roster that differs from your regular school year. Students can only be enrolled in one school at a time, so you will want to wait to upload your summer roster until after the spring session has ended. For more information on uploading your roster, see Uploading a Roster.