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This update FLASH covers: An updated EOY deadline and the upcoming CALPADS maintenance release.

To:            Local Educational Agency (LEA) Representatives

From:       California Department of Education – CALPADS Project Team

Date:        July 27, 2012

Subject:  CALPADS Update FLASH #58

Updated Deadline

The EOY 1–4 certification deadline has been moved to August 29, 2012. The close of the amendment window remains September 12, 2012.

Due to a defect that will not be resolved until late in the collection window, schools serving students in grades K–8 will not be required to submit course completion data for students in 7th and 8th grade departmentalized courses for the 2011–12 EOY 1 collection. No snapshot will be generated for these schools and districts do not have to certify EOY 1 data for these schools.

CALPADS Maintenance Release

A CALPADS update is being deployed on Sunday, August 12, 2012 and will be in production on Monday, August 13, 2012. CALPADS will be unavailable from Sunday, August 12 at 6 a.m. until Monday, August 13 at 6 a.m. to accommodate this release. The changes included in this release will be specified in a Release Update, which will be available on the Release Updates link on the CALPADS Web page at on Monday, August 13, 2012. A listserv message will be sent when the release update has been posted. For a preview of what is planned for the maintenance release, the Known Issues list will be updated with an indication of the issues targeted for the August 12 release. A listserv message will be sent when this Known Issues list is posted on the CDE CALPADS Web page.

Release Highlights

In addition to a number of fixes to defects, this release includes the following changes:

Questions:   CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office | | 916-324-6738
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