*** UPDATE for 2019-2020 School Year ***
DESE expects all SIF enabled sites to submit their state reports via SIF transmission.
Districts that have certified their October state reports can now work on your March SIMS submission and begin to review SCS, EPIMS and SSDR for June/EOY.
Districts that have certified their March SIMS state report can now set up for their End of Year (EOY) SIMS, SCS, EPIMS and SSDR submissions.
Step 1: Set the transmission â€œAs of Dateâ€.
** March 1, 2020 falls on a Sunday. March SIMS should be reported as of Monday, March 2 this year. **
NOTE: If the last day of school falls on a Monday then the As-of Date needs to be set to the SCHOOL DAY BEFORE the last day of school, which would be the preceding Friday.
NOTE: When you get closer to the end of the school year and are certain of your actual last day of school, you will want to confirm/update the EPIMS Export As-of Date to be the day BEFORE the actual last day of school. After March SIMS is CERTIFIED you can update your â€œLast Transmission Dateâ€ to the day before the last day of school for June/EOY SIMS and SCS reporting. If the last day of school falls on a Monday then the As-of Date needs to be set to the SCHOOL DAY BEFORE the last day of school, which would be the preceding Friday.
Step 2: Check the School Calendar and the Academic Year Settings screens at each school to confirm holiday/no school days are entered correctly and the Start Dates/End Dates are accurate for your terms. Adjustments may need to be made if you had any school days cancelled due to weather/snow.
Step 3: Create EPIMS Work Assignments â€œas ofâ€ June/EOY.
Step 4: Recycle the SIF Processors
Step 5: Purge previous submission log files. Prior to sending your SIF Objects for the new transmission period it is recommended that you check off â€œPurge All Log Files Except Current Dayâ€ to remove logs from the last transmission period, making it easier to reference your active transmission log files.
Step 6: Make sure DESE has you set up for the next submission window (ie. March or June/EOY). If you want to get started early you may need to ask the DESE to flip you to the the next submission window . At the same time confirm they have you set to SIF for all state reports (SIMS, SCS, EPIMS and SSDR).
Step 7: Send SIF Objects. Clear the SIF Temp Table and send the SIMS, SCS, EPIMS and SSDR SIF Objects to the DOE using SIF Agent > SIF â€“ Send Objects. For more information on which Objects to send, go to iPass Help > SIF > Help > How do I send SIF data objects to the DOE and which objects to I send for each state report?