SDMS FYI OCTOBER 2020

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR DALLAS ISD EASYIEP™ USERS

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SHARS Parental Consent form in ARDs October 2nd

Beginning 10/02/2020, staff will be required to address SHARS parental consent in the Initial and Annual ARD/IEP. Training on the process will be conducted by the SHARS department. For questions, please contact the department at (972) 581-4372 or Andrea Pickard at apickard@dallasisd.org

Distance Learning Plan

Dallas ISD Special Education department has adopted a new document to address COVID-19 contingency plan. The Distance Learning Plan can be accessed in Documents.

EasyTrac™ for Compensatory and/or COVID-19 Documentation

The EasyTrac™ for Compensatory and/or COVID-19 Documentation manual provides information specific to the documentation and reporting features for students requiring compensatory and/or COVID services. The manual includes step-by-step instructions for tracking services provided to the student.

EdPlan Connect

EdPlan’s parent portal, EDPlan Connect, allows parents/guardians to virtually access documents generated in EdPlan as specified by the district’s special education and Section 504 departments. Documents may include IEPs, consents, progress reports, 504 documents (if applicable), and other documents. Once a document has been created, the parent/guardian will receive an email notification in English, Spanish or Vietnamese (dependent on the parent’s language as documented in PowerSchool) with a link to access the EDPlan Connect Parent Portal. After receiving the email notification, the portal may be accessible at anytime.


To ensure access to the portal, the parent/guardian must have an email account identified in PowerSchool. Parents may contact the campus to update their child’s contact information.

Correcting PEIMS Error Messages

The PEIMS error messages document has been updated.

For detailed information on how to correct PEIMS errors select the link below.

Customer Support

The SDMS support website has dozens of helpful documents and videos that support EasyIEP functionality. Contact the SDMS help desk via email SDMS@dallasisd.org or

call 972-794-3550.

Online Professional Development by SDMS

Click Here to access EasyIEP course titles and descriptions.

Click Here to register for courses in Cornerstone.

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Specialized Data Management Support

Linus D. Wright Dallas ISD Administration Building

9400 North Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75231

Help Desk 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday


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