Teachers / Staff

Synergy Student Information System

Synergy is the software that the district will use for student information, including, attendance, grades, discipline, scheduling, and other data that we need so we can provide our students and families with a caring and collaborative environment.

If you have questions or comments, please send an email to Synergyfaq@lansingschools.net

New Interface

PDF DocumentInterface Document (pdf) 
The Synergy Interface updated to the latest version.  This change applies to all SIS users, including secretaries, principals, counselors, etc.  The change does not impact teachers or Teachervue. Although the look has changed between versions, processing and functions remain the same. 

Video DocumentSynergy - Version 10 versus Version 9
This tutorial covers the differences between the latest interface and version 9 for Synergy Student Information System Users.  The change does not impact Teachers or TeacherVUE.

PDF DocumentSynergy - How to Access Shortcuts
This document describes how to access and create shortcuts within Synergy Version 10.

Synergy Information

External LinkSynergy Key Features
PDF DocumentEnrollment Guide
PDF DocumentGeneral Survey Guide
Word DocumentMass Scheduling Training overview
Word DocumentTTT Overview
PDF DocumentHow to Take Attendance by Seating Chart
PDF DocumentHow to Take Attendance by List
PDF DocumentHow to Take Lunch Counts by Student
PDF DocumentHow to Take Lunch Count Values
PDF DocumentElementary Report Card Checklist
PDF DocumentElementary Report Card Matrix
PDF DocumentGISD Gradebook for Secondary Teachers
Word DocumentSynergy Secondary Report Card Grades and Comments
Word DocumentTeacherVUE - How to Print Elementary Report Cards

Other links:

PDF Document2017-2018 Grading Timeline

Launch into Teaching

The LIT (Launch Into Teaching) website provides a framework for helping novices off to a strong start in their teaching career. This "strong start" involves an emphasis on school personnel working together to help a beginning teacher succeed. Within this model, we imagine beginning teachers deeply engaged in their work with the guidance of a mentor teacher

  • learning together regarding critical problems of teaching practice;
  • receiving coaching to develop greater skill and confidence;
  • practicing professional habits of mind related to inquiry into practice, content, and student learning; and
  • participating with other beginning teachers and their mentors in a larger community of professional learning.

Within this model the principal provides effective leadership for implementing a strong induction program in the school, understands the needs of beginning teachers and mentor teachers, and creates a school culture that supports collaborative professional learning.

As a result, every beginning teacher feels confident about meeting the challenges of the first years of teaching. Mentor teachers are renewed by their own learning and by their sense of making a contribution to other teachers and to the teaching profession. Principals are satisfied that beginning teachers are receiving effective support for transition to the teaching profession and that students of beginning teachers have strong opportunities for learning.

All these educators have tools and resources easily accessible for these purposes through ASSIST, which supports them in working together in a professional learning community where collaboration becomes the norm of effective educational practice.

The ASSIST project is supported by a partnership with Michigan State University and the Michigan State Board of Education through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Office 365 for Staff

Teachers in the Lansing School District get Office 365 for free, across their personal devices.

Because our district has Office 365, teachers and students now have access to the latest Office applications, across all of their personal devices. Install at Office.com/Teachers 

Give your students Office for free at Office for Student

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook included.

PDF DocumentGet Office 365 For Teachers

Asbestos Awareness

Safe Schools Training Course

PDF DocumentPART 305. ASBESTOS STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

OHSA - Asbestos

1910.1001(j)(7)(iv)
The employer shall also provide, at no cost to employees who perform housekeeping operations in an area which contains ACM or PACM, an asbestos awareness training course, which shall at a minimum contain the following elements: health effects of asbestos, locations of ACM and PACM in the building/facility, recognition of ACM and PACM damage and deterioration, requirements in this standard relating to housekeeping, and proper response to fiber release episodes, to all employees who perform housekeeping work in areas where ACM and/or PACM is present. Each such employee shall be so trained at least once a year.

1910.1001(j)(7)(v)
Access to information and training materials.

1910.1001(j)(7)(v)(A)
The employer shall make a copy of this standard and its appendices readily available without cost to all affected employees.