Each school has a DOE Parameters screen under DOE ID Manager > Maintenance â€“ DOE > Parameters. The settings on this screen are important for SIF â€œAs of Dateâ€ data transmission and SIMS reporting of DOE052 â€œUnexcused Absencesâ€ and attendance reporting for grade levels that do not attend school on a daily basis (ie, Preschool and Kindergarten).
If you transmit SIMS and SCS through SIF your Last Transmission Date should be set to the "As of Date" for the report you are actively working on OR it should be set to the NEXT report once your current report is certified. For example: if you have certified Oct 1 SIMS data, change the Last Transmission Date to 03/01/2016; if you have certified March 1 SIMS, change the Last Transmission Date to the NEXT TO LAST Day of School (at this Default School). Note: The Last Transmission Date will change if you run a SIMS 52 Export or SIMS 13 (SCS) export with any other date than your "active" report date. Keep this in mind if you have to run these exports with an alternate date. You will need to go back to the DOE Parameters screen and update the Last Transmission Date. Click here for more information.