Allow teachers to input student alias in the seating chart in case they go by a name different than the one in Aries
I have students who do not go by the name in Aries, but I am not aware of how or if I can have the seating chart print a student Alias.
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Leslie Jo Anderson commented
I am submitting an Aeries Ticket and a programming idea request. There is a conflict with Aeries and CALPADS regarding the proper usage of the alias name fields. I am hoping for the programmers at Aeries acknowledge this conflict and update the title of their alias fields to state “Legal Alias First Name,” “Legal Alias Last Name” and “Legal Alias Middle Name.”
This alias name data does get extracted into the SINF and uploaded to CALPADS. Therefore, only LEGAL previous names should be in these fields. PLUS, for privacy reasons and to adhere to recent law, we need to ensure that teachers and other staff within LEA’s do NOT see the previous legal name information, especially in the case when a name change is due to a gender change. Those student’s now have the right, by law, to insure only “need to know” staff at LEA’s can view their previous legal name information. Currently, due to the Aeries/CALADS conflict on the purpose of the use of the alias fields, LEA’s have incorrectly been putting nick names (not legal) in these alias fields and that data is seen by teachers and in some attendance and other reports in Aeries when it should not be.
This would be great for teachers like me who have students create an alias in Spanish as well!
Easy Grade Pro let you do this!!!
or... what if you're a language teacher and you have students pick their own name and that is "who they are" in your classroom?!
This feature is useful to update the seating chart to properly represent our transgender students. This will assist subs usingthe seating chart.