During rollover, Illuminate Education transitions FastBridge student records from the previous school year into an accessible archive and prepares your account for new student records. Master Account Administrators and District Managers are responsible for the rollover date selection and new school year setup. If a rollover date is not selected, your district will be rolled over on the default date: July 28-30, 2023. If you plan to use FastBridge for Summer School, please see Summer School - Detailed Guidance.
Consider attending a rollover webinar to learn more.
Rollover Date Selection
Once the date selection tool is available, Master Account Administrators and District Managers will see the banner below alerting them that action is needed. Click “More”
After you have clicked “More” you will see a page with more detailed rollover information. On this page you will select your desired rollover date and then click “Save.”
Please keep in mind that FastBridge will be inaccessible on the dates that you choose to rollover.
A pop up will appear asking you to confirm your date selection. Click “Confirm” to save your selection or “Cancel” to exit.
Once you have saved and confirmed your rollover date, you will be able to see that selection, when it was made and by which user, as shown below.
Master Account Administrator Change
If the Master Account Administrator (MAA) for your district will be different for the next school year, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and email address of the new MAA. FastBridge will make the change to the MAA account at the time of the school year Rollover and inform the new MAA of their login credentials.
Following the School Year Rollover
Once the rollover is complete, the following steps must be completed to set up your FastBridge site for the new school year before any teachers, staff, or students can use the platform:
- Screening Periods must be set. For more information, refer to this article.
- Assessments must be added. For more information, refer to this article.
- A new roster must be uploaded with the new school year enrollments, or for districts using an integration, the sync settings must be turned on once your SIS is operating in the new school year.
FastBridge does not automatically promote students to the next grade level. At the end of each school year, the rosters are cleared and the student data is archived. All student data is always retained and available via the Data Download report for Specialist, School Manager, District Manager, and Master Account Administrator users.
Note: Iowa districts as well as districts integrated with another roster service, such as DnA or Clever, will not manually upload a roster.