Wondering how to end the current school year on a high note? Questions about the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program? Thinking about using standards-based grading in your classrooms? We’re here to help you finish strong and prepare for an even more successful 2021-22 school year.

In support of our commitment to best-in-class service, we want to make sure you and your staff are aware of new features and ways to use FACTS SIS to the best of its abilities – and with the not-so-minor news of another round of EANS funding, we also want to make sure you’re equipped to make the best financial decisions for your school.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

On-Demand Webinars

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We regularly offer on-demand webinars related to admissions, academics, school leadership, finance and more. Right now, we’re mostly focused on end-of-the-school-year topics like EANS funding and financial aid best practices (like the on-demand webinars you can sign up to watch below).


Understanding the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program (On Demand)

  • As education environments continue to be impacted by COVID-19, funding has rarely been a more important topic for many schools. In this webinar, Dr. Patrick Haggarty presents on the new Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund available through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) passed on December 27, 2020.
  • GEER and EANS awards include supplemental awards and funding for non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. Learn what these programs mean for your school by checking out this webinar.

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Best Practices for Awarding Financial Aid (On Demand)

  • In this webinar, Megan Fangmeyer, FACTS Grant & Aid product manager, leads an in-depth look at the awarding features FACTS Grant & Aid offers. We demonstrate the tools and configurations that help you make your awarding decisions with less time and effort, along with trends and changes in how awarding is done in our system.
  • You’ll also learn about ways to use the system to improve your current processes, and get some ideas on different strategies for awarding families!

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Panel Discussion: Dealing with Difficult Financial Aid Decisions (On Demand)

  • Join us for this webinar, which features Ryan Quigley, director of admissions and communications at Joliet Catholic Academy, Erik Rogers, director of enrollment and tuition assistance at Regents School of Austin, and Renee Nagdeman, business manager of Bishop Noll Institute.
  • Financial aid leads to difficult conversations with families. When working with families struggling to make ends meet and afford your tuition, it’s important to handle these discussions. Join us as we interview a panel of your peers on their experiences to gain insight, tips, and encouragement as we launch into an especially difficult year for those working with financial aid.

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Live Webinars

Learn more about FACTS SIS (and other solutions/features) in one of our live, more interactive Circular logo of computer screen and chatwebinars. Typically 30 to 90 minutes, these webinars are taught by experts on our training team, and cover some of our most requested topics. Whether you’re new to FACTS SIS or a seasoned professional, we’re sure there’s something here for you.

You can explore (and sign up for) our webinars by using this link: Live Webinar Registrations.

Live webinars to keep your eye out for in April:

  • Admissions in FACTS SIS: The Basics (Duration: 90 Minutes)
    • Tuesday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Classroom Training for Teachers (Duration: 90 Minutes)
    • Thursday, April 8, 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • Classroom Training for Teachers: Using Standards-Based Grading (Duration: 90 Minutes)
    • Tuesday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • FACTS Family Portal: The Basics (Duration: 60 minutes)
    • Wednesday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. CDT
    • Tuesday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. CDT
    • Thursday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. CDT
    • Tuesday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Learning Management System (LMS): The Basics (Duration: 60 Minutes)
    • Thursday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • Scheduling: The Basics (Duration: 60 Minutes)
  • Scheduling Using Course Requests (Duration: 60 Minutes)
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Administrative Tasks: Ending and Beginning a School Year in FACTS SIS

As the school year comes to a close, it’s a great time to review the tools and systems you and your staff are using. Take a look at the many resources available to you in HubHelp by viewing your Administrative Tasks.

Circular logo of a checklistWant to make sure your SIS is ready for next year? Use this comprehensive step-by-step guide in HubHelp to walk through the decisions and tasks you need to consider.

Need to prepare your SIS for the end of this year? Check out this end-of-year checklist to make sure your SIS is accurate and organized properly by the time the 2020-21 term has ended.

As always, if you need advice or answers to questions, we’re here for you. Shoot us an email – we’re happy to help.