SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – summer send-off

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three –  summer send-off

You’re invited! Take advantage of our summer send-off event this Thursday! All staff will be available to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions. This will be the last Thursdays at Three session until we reconvene in August. Join us using this link: 


Summer send-off


Have you had a chance to check out all of our available free training sessions scheduled for this fall? Click here to learn more:


Sign up here to reserve a spot in our Back-to-School trainings!


We hope to see many of you tomorro at 3pm!

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – Getting ready for DHS annual reporting and MA PCA care plans

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three –  Getting ready for DHS annual reporting and MA PCA care plans

Third Party Reimbursement Coordinators- Are you ready to submit your annual rates to DHS on July 5th? Join us to learn about the SpEd Forms reports you can use to ensure accurate time and data encounters. In addition to discussing annual rates, we’ll also review our PCA care plans. The Google Meet link can be found on our support page here:


Thursdays at Three


Just a friendly reminder that we will be providing various back-to-school virtual training sessions this fall. These are open to all districts and are free of charge. You can find more details, dates and times on the registration form:


Back-to-School Training Registration


We hope to see many of you tomorrow.

SpEd Forms: Back-to-School Training

SpEd Forms: Back-to-School Training

Happy Tuesday, educators! We have an exciting announcement! SpEd Forms will again be offering a variety of back-to-school training sessions this fall. These trainings are open to all, are entirely free of charge, and are meant to ease everyone’s use of the program! 


A staff member from SpEd Forms will conduct each training for a specific audience. All will be held virtually using Google Meet, and one session of each will be recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel. You can find further details, dates and times along with the registration form online here:


Back-to-School Training Registration


Again, there is no cost to you for these specific sessions. We encourage cooperatives and districts to meet in groups if at all possible and register as one so we can have room for everyone wishing to attend. Registration is mandatory. If you are not ready to sign up today, that’s okay! We will send out reminders throughout the summer and fall as we understand staffing may change. 


With summer just around the corner, we’re rooting for you as this school year wraps up!

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – Part C processes, Part 2

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three –  Part C processes, Part 2

Just for Part C Service Coordinators! Join us tomorrow, May 9th at 3pm, for part II of service coordination! We will review tips on IFSP development, periodic review, transition activities and communication. You can find the Google Meet information, as well as upcoming topics, on our website’s support page: 


Google meeting link and more


Don’t forget that we now record our Thursdays at Three sessions! Each session is uploaded to our YouTube channel and added to the “Thursdays at Three” playlist, which you can find here:


Thursdays at Three YouTube playlist


Part C Service Coordinators: we hope to see many of you tomorrow!

MN May Updates

On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the changes listed below:


MA

1. The trip log has been simplified to include only one set of trip text boxes and the instructions for trip just-in-time guidance were updated.

(Requested by: Tara Goebel, South Washington County Schools #DE-4985)


Other forms and logs

1. Augmentative communication consent has been moved to Blank Forms in PDF Format. 

(Requested by: Cara Samuelson, Mankato Area Public Schools #59974)

 

Reports

1. Zip code has been added to the Authorization for Release of Information form found under Blank Forms in PDF Format.

(Requested by: Julia Salzman, Rochester Public Schools #59607)

2. The last finalized ‘Notice of Agreement that a 3 Year Reevaluation is Not Needed’ form date will now appear on the downloadable results of the Admin Students report.

(Requested by: Barb Erickson, Columbia Heights School District #59549)

3. Additional information was added to the “Students 2 1/4 turning 3” quick report.

(Requested by: Zach Selnes, Hiawatha Valley Education District #59411)


2.0

1. The attendance page has been enhanced by removing the weekly accordions, populating the page to the last attendance date in the month and adding monthly navigation, a bulk delete option and alternating background colors for attendance entries. Thank you to the educators who took part in our workgroup!

(Requested by: SpEd Forms Attendance workgroup #DE-4925, #DE-4926, #DE-4924 and #DE-4971)

 

System

1. A new feature has been added for super administrators to set default preferences when adding new educators with the SpEd Teacher role.

(Requested by: Emma Christenson, Fergus Falls Area Special Education Cooperative #59592)


Announcements

We know how busy you all are, especially as the school year comes to a close.  Out of respect for that, we will not have any updates in June.  We wish you all the best as you finalize this school year.

MN May Fixes

On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. This update includes the following fixes:


MA

1. Made a change to allow the trip log to save properly when updated.

(Requested by: Sheryl Haugen, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools #59734)

2. A warning about there being no other service will not be displayed on the trip log unnecessarily.

(Requested by: Brenda Marcotte, Willmar Public Schools #59744)

3. When importing the eligibility response, we made a change to ensure all 271 files uploaded to Admin files display.

(Requested by: Jessica Midthun, Lake Agassiz Education Cooperative #59754)

4. A change was made to activity logs to ensure the designated person, supervisor, and provider fields save as expected.

(Requested by: Erika Reinertson, Lakes Country Service Cooperative #59756)

5. ICD-10 codes will automatically attach to trip logs when a new log is created.

(Requested by: Kari Saarloos, Anoka-Hennepin School District #59868)


Other forms and logs

1. The resident district will automatically be added to enrollment records when a new enrollment is added.

(Requested by: Katie Roiger, Yellow Medicine East Schools #59880)

2. The Special Education data sheet now includes the plan manager’s correct phone number, based on the number found in Educator setup –> Profile. 

(Requested by: Dorothy Eckblad, Goodhue County Ed District #59896)


Reports

1. Fixed an error when printing old Evaluation reports on the view student history report.

(Requested by: Wendi Kruse, Independent School District 318 #59836)

2. Fixed an error when searching using the Bulk enrollment closer task returning no results.

(Requested by Angela Drange, White Bear Lake Area School District #59682)

3. Applied a fix to ensure the correct time shows on the Sharing tracking report.

(Requested by: Rieger Viche, Duluth Public Schools #59791)


System

1. A change was made to the e-signature process for parents to always send an email to the designated school contact, even if there is no LSID set up for the student.

(Requested by: Rebekah Carpenter,  Eastern Carver County Schools #59494)

2. Made a change to ensure form letters can be deleted and saved as expected.

(Requested by: Stia Jama, Intermediate School District 287 #59884)

WI May Updates

On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, an update will be posted to all Wisconsin SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the changes listed below:

 

Other forms and logs

1. Augmentative communication consent has been moved to Blank Forms in PDF Format.

(Requested by: Cara Samuelson, Mankato Area Public Schools #59974)

 

Reports

1. Zip code has been added to the Authorization for Release of Information form found under Blank Forms in PDF Format.

(Requested by: Julia Salzman, Rochester Public Schools #59607)

 

System

1. A new feature has been added for super administrators to set default preferences when adding new educators with the SpEd Teacher role.

(Requested by: Emma Christenson, Fergus Falls Area Special Education Cooperative #59592)

 

Announcements

 We understand the hectic nature of the beginning of a new school year. With appreciation for our educators, we have decided not to have any program updates for the month of September. We wish you the best of luck as you gear up for another year of learning!

                                                                                                                                    

WI May Fixes

On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, an update will be posted to all Wisconsin SpEd Forms sites. This update includes the following fixes:


System

1. Corrected the P-5 form to ensure it prints correctly.

(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #59715)

2. Updated the WI database to allow the I-7 page to load and “+add” fields as expected.

(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #59764)

3. The I-5 will be printed and finalized as expected.

(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #59777)

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – End of the year activities

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three –  End of the year activities

SpEd Forms invites you to collaborate with us in updating our list of end-of-year activities for EC and K-12 in this week’s Thursdays at Three meeting. Let’s discuss the tasks you usually perform at this time, as well as those that can assist you in preparing for the next academic year. We’ll cover topics such as COSF changes, SpEd Forms reports and processes, and how to streamline your to-do list. You’ll also discover helpful tools in SpEd Forms that can simplify your end-of-year responsibilities and set you up for success in the coming school year. Click on the meeting link below to join us on Thursday, April 25th at 3pm:

 

Google meeting link

 

For all upcoming topics and other valuable resources, check out the support page of our website here:

 

SpEd Forms support

 

Don’t forget that we now record every Thursdays at Three session. You can find those recordings on YouTube:

 

YouTube channel

 

Though we start at 3pm, you are free to hop on and join us anytime between 3-4pm as we know the end of the school day can be busy. We hope to see MANY of your smiling faces tomorrow!

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – district specific templates and goals

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three –  district specific templates and goals

Do you want to learn how to create evaluation reports, templates and goals that are specific to your cooperative or district? Do you know you can list the tests from the Eval/Reeval Plan PWN directly into the ER? Do you want those templates to be customized with the student’s first or preferred name automatically? Join us tomorrow, April 11th, at 3pm to have these questions answered! Or, if you do know the answer, share how your district has put the custom form options to use. Join us using this link:


Google meeting link


We hope to see you for Thursdays at Three this week!