Aeries Browser Interfac (ABI) for Teachers
Quick Link: ABI forTeachers
How to access ABI: (1) Click the above quick link. (2) Go to the district/school home page and click on the ABI for Teachers hyperlink. (3) Type in abi.garvey.k12.ca.us in the URL/address field of any web browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE or Safari).
When you cannot access ABI Log-in on FireFox, check this self-help file.
First time Log in: User name is the same as that the GSD teacher uses to log in the computer in the district/schools. (It is generally made of <1st initial><Last name>. See below for some exceptions.) Password is welcome. You will be prompted to change password immediately.
Take attendance on-line: The Attendance screen can be accessed for attendance update or display. Click the mouse on the Take Attendance option. (The Current Period for the teacher signed into ABI and all students currently enrolled for that period will display. The Current Period is determined according to the bell schedule.)
How to take attendance on-line? Get on the ABI site. Log in. Select Take Attendance (or Take Attendance by Photo, if desirable) under the Attendance menu. By default, students are presumably present. Click the radio button under A for absence. Ensure scroll down and click the button of Submit Attendance - Even if All Students are Present. If correction/update and re-submission is needed, click the radio button under P to reverse A, or click the radio button under T for tardy. Again scroll down and click the button of Submit Attendance - Even if All Students are Present.
Lunch Count: Teacher may submit the lunch account along with the attendance.
Backup for Taking Attendance on-line: It is "required" that the school creates an attendance class roster in the beginning of each attendance period (4 weeks) and distribute to each teacher as a backup when (1) network is down, or (2) sub is NOT given access to taking attendance on-line.
How to create/print out Attendance Class Rosters: Click View All Reports and search "Class Rosters." Use Fitler "rosters" if necessary. Typically accept ALL the default options except the Att(endance) month, which should be a number from 1-10.
Overview of ABI
ABI is an application accessed through a web browser that can be used by teachers within the classroom to update attendance, gradebook and grades in the Aeries database.
To access ABI, type the name of the user into the User Name field and press Tab. Type the password that has been assigned in the Password field. Click the mouse on the drop down arrow to the right of the School field and click the mouse on the school selected.
Click the mouse on the Log In button and the Home page will display. At the top of the screen tabs will display that allow you to access Attendance, Grades, Student Info and various Resources.ABI.
On the left side of the Home page is an Attendance Reminder for the teacher. On the right side of the page, messages display that have been sent out by the school either to the user signed in or to all users.
In the center of the Home page is an Event Calendar. Teachers can post events that their students and parents will see. Gradebook assignments will automatically show up for students and parents. The School or District also has the ability to post events that EVERYONE will see in ABI. Examples of events include Back-To-School-Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, or when Report Cards are scheduled to be sent home.
The Event Calendar can be displayed by Day, Week or Month.
ABI - User Documentation
ABI demo (user name = password = teacher)