The following email was sent from Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese to all school counselors, speech teachers, occupational and physical therapists, social workers and psychologists on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
An encounter attendance upgrade is set to go live on Monday, Feb. 28. This upgrade should simplify recording and scheduling services by pre-populating more fields on the encounter attendance service record.
To prepare for the upgrade and to avoid losing information that was previously saved in the session notes section of an uncertified encounter attendance entry, all school staff responsible for recording encounter attendance notes in SESIS should certify all saved (orange-colored) service records before Wednesday, Feb. 23. If providers created future encounter attendance records, they will not be lost.
See the DOE guidance on the upgrade for further details.