Eagle Software Newsletter
December 2014
2014 Winter Holiday Calendar

The following is the Eagle Software holiday calendar:







Dec. 22 – 26






Dec. 29, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015






Our office will resume normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015.

2015 Upcoming Holidays:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday – Monday, January 19, 2015
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 16, 2015
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Independence Day – Friday, July 3, 2015
Spring 2015 Users’ Conference – Ontario, CA

The Spring 2015 Users’ Conference will be held March 9 & 10, 2015 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA. All information regarding the conference can be found at our conference page at http://www.aeries.com/conference, including pricing details, deadlines, accommodations nearby, and a link to the online registration portal.

There will be a Mixer event on Monday night, featuring appetizers and a cash bar. In addition the Mixer will include a Casino Night with standard casino games and raffle prizes.

All attendees will receive a free T-shirt and those that choose to go green instead of requesting the paper documentation will receive a flash drive with all of the documentation.  Also, free Wi-Fi will be provided to allow tablets, phones, and similar devices to access the conference documentation via the Spring Conference Portal.

Reminder to the attendees of our Fall 2014 Users Conference: You can still access the conference documentation via the Fall Conference Portal. The login to the Portal uses the User Name and Password from the locator card you received at the conference.

Recent Blogs

For timely information on newly released features and important reminders, please visit our website blogs.

CALPADS Information

As we continue to support districts with CALPADS reporting, the start of the school year was challenging due to the major CALPADS changes for the 2014-2015 school year. We have tried to minimize the impact of the changes while ensuring successful reporting for our users.

Several new features have been added to Aeries as a result of the CALPADS changes. Address History and the SELA Import are two of the new features that will continue to be beneficial in Aeries.

To prepare for the CALPADS Fall 2 and End of Year Submissions, please refer to the documents posted on our website under the CALPADS category. We suggest that districts check our website often for new or updated documentation and important CALPADS dates.

Eagle Software is also offering CALPADS Regional Workshops that will be available in April. Please check our website beginning in January for a schedule of these workshops at: CALPADS Regional Workshops.

We also recommend districts join the Aeries_Talk Listserv as another source of Aeries information. Please remember that the Aeries_Talk Listserv is not run by Eagle Software. It is moderated by Aeries users and should not be viewed as a mechanism for contacting Eagle Software for Aeries Support.
Aeries New Features Highlights

Please remember to check the following links for updated information:

Aeries.net Revision Notes
Major Revision Notes
Detailed Revision Notes

Emailing Aeries Support

When emailing Support@aeries.com, please always include your Name, District and Phone number with extension.  If you are sending an email directly to an Aeries Support Representative, it is imperative that Support@aeries.com is also copied in order to properly track and ensure customer requests are being handled.

ABI End of Life

If you have not moved off of Aeries Browser Interface (ABI) already, it is strongly encouraged that you to do so by July 1, 2015, as we will be ending all support for that product as of that date.

For quite some time now, we have been directing our programming efforts towards the Aeries.Net product, which now handles Office Staff, Teachers, Parents and Students through a single platform. In order to continue to provide future enhancements to the system, we will no longer dedicate any resources towards ABI. ABI already doesn't support new feature sets only available in the Aeries.net Gradebook and Portals and to continue to support ABI would only hold Aeries.net back.

Our support team is ready to help you transition and our Trainers are ready to bring your staff up to speed on Aeries.net. With that in mind, we have provided an Aeries ABI end-of-life toolkit complete with videos, documentation and links, to assist clients in managing the transition.This toolkit can be found at: http://abi.aeries.com/

Silverlight Gradebook End Of Life

As above with ABI, we will also be ending support of our Silverlight Gradebook module as of July 1, 2015.

Our new HTML5 compliant Gradebook has had overwhelming success and has generated great feedback. It continues to get regular updates and feature enhancements. In order to allow for the greatest flexibility in features, we cannot support two products.

Please train your teachers as necessary, and as always, if you need help training, please don't hesitate to ask us. We also have an extensive set of self-paced training videos for the HTML5 gradebook at https://aeries.wistia.com/projects/4wjekalinn.

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