To add a new student to Schoolrunner, start on the "Students" tab in School Setup. Click the "Add Student" button in the upper right.
To add many students, uploading them with a spreadsheet will be more efficient.
The "Add Student" screen has several sections, each of which contain several fields that store student information. While you do not have to fill out every field, the more you fill out, the better. This is because Schoolrunner will be able to show you more helpful breakouts and reports with more data points in the system.
However, there are only five fields that are required:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Grade Level
- Date of Birth
If you've created custom student attributes, you'll see those listed on this screen as well. Custom attributes will be optional (but, again, helpful!).
As you're entering this new student into your system, you can also enroll him or her into sections (assuming you've already set up sections in School Setup).
For individual section enrollments, leave start and end dates blank if you want the student to be enrolled for the full school year. If a student changes from one section to another partway through the year, then this is the time to utilize the start and end date fields. Only deactivate an enrollment (via the gear icon) if you want to erase all record of the student ever being in that section.