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TADS Cornerstone™ Product Suite – Delivering the Bigger Picture

Cornerstone – School Record Management

Communications – Module

Alerts & Notifications – School can send alerts and notifications to staff, parents and students. (via Email, Text or Voice Message)

Templates & Distribution – Create, save and reuse communications templates. Generate an email or mail merge letter to a class, school or whole district.

Verify notification receipt and map the location of recipient.

Permissions – Control information access and tools utilized and viewed with tiered permission groups.

Powerful Reporting – Discovery Module

Automated or Ad Hoc Reports – Administrators can use automated report generation or pull reports manually as any time as well as create their own ad hoc reports.

Report Filters Include:
  • Region, School, Grade, Gender or Age, and more…
Report Types Include:
  • Performance
  • Discipline
  • Attendance
  • Demographics
  • Class size
  • Enrollment numbers for all schools
  • and more…

Schedule Builder – Module

Automatic Schedule Generation – Once a schools data is entered, a powerful schedule algorithm automatically generates the best schedule based on the schools preferences.

Drag, Drop & Lock – Easy drag and drop schedule building with the ability to lock special courses in place.

Multiple Types of Schedule Generation –
Multiple schedule types can be generated including:
  • Multiple terms or weeks
  • Block scheduling
  • Other non-traditional schedule structures
Manage Student Course Requests – Manage student course requests individually or in bulk. Manage potential choice conflicts, set priorities on requests and use quick section creation to provide a personalized process for balancing student placement against teacher needs and resources.

Cafeteria – Module

Maintain meal plans, including subsidized plans, lunch balances, menus and supply inventory.

Evaluations – Module

Develop personalized performance evaluation forms. TADS provides 360-degree peer review functionality allowing each member of the school community to complete assessments for teachers and administrators.

For Teachers – Classroom Module

Manage Assignments, Gradebook & Attendance –
Teachers can:
  • View class lists & student information
  • Take lunch & beverage counts
  • Track assignments
  • Input grades
  • Take attendance & more…
In-line Gradebook Editing –
  • Teachers can input grades from anywhere with our online system.
  • Automatic calculation for point earned, total points and total percentage for each student.
  • Highlight columns and rows to emphasize student and assignment grades while the teacher is editing, minimizing errors.
  • Transfer final grades and comments to our Results module for easy report card generation.
Assignment Management – Easily add assignments for each class and manage all information for assignment including due date, assigned point and description.

Quickly copy assignment to other sections or add directly from the grade book to populate throughout the whole system.

Classroom Dashboard – The teachers’ dash board displays a summary of tasks, assignments, not, schedules, recently viewed pages and more to provide quick access to anything within the Classroom module. Each user can customize his or her dashboard to their needs.

Visual Attendance – View student by their pictures to make taking attendance a breeze for both teachers and substitutes. (In this view, attendance, lunch and beverage counts can be taken.)

For Families – Household Module

Parent Access – Parents can get access to student assignments, assessments, attendance, report cards and teacher comments. Parents can also sign up for news and events notifications, absentee alerts, drops in student grades notifications, school closings, and more.

Student Access – Students can view course information, grades and assignments.

For Parish

All of our modules and solutions support parish, regional and archdiocesan records and administrative functions.

Cornerstone – Fundraising & Donor Management

Powerful Data Management

Track multiple kinds of data including:
  • Multiple address, phone number and email addresses per donor profile
  • Education, employment and alumni history
  • Multiple student clubs, activities and awards
  • Unlimited individual and organizational profiles
  • Unlimited relationships between individuals and organizations
  • Donor activity in a single timeline
  • Donation history by profile
Sort, Filter, Label & Note – Browse, sort, filter and search donor profiles. Set status, category, source indicators and ratings for each profile. Or, use free form notes to add more personal detail information.

Campaign Tracking – Keep track of fundraising appeals, campaigns and funds with user-defined tracking.

Document Management – Attach documents to each donor record.

Payment Services

Payment Processing – Schools can easily handle matching donations from related companies or perform easy batch and individual gift, pledge and payment processing.

Available Forms of Payment:
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH – Automatic Payments)
  • Credit Card
  • Electronic Checks
  • PayPal (Discounted fees for non-profits with 501(c)(3) status)
  • Wire Transfer
  • Pinless Debit Card Processing
  • Direct Debit
  • Lock Box
Payment Security – Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant

Extensive Reporting

Automated or Ad Hoc Reports – Schools can use automated report generation or pull reports manually as any time as well as create their own ad hoc reports to review current and past donor/fundraising statistics.

Available Reports:
  • Standard Reports – Multiple standard reports are available for use
  • Accounts Receivable (AR) Report – Full registry of all AR transactions
  • IRS Contributions Report – End of year IRS contributions statement
Exporting Reports – Easily export reports to .pdf and .csv files.

Report Access Permissions – Manage report/data access with flexible permissions.

Mailing & Export Functionality

Customizable email and print correspondence templates featuring donor specific and customizable salutations. (Singular or joint salutations)

Template Types:
  • Gift acknowledgements,
  • Thank you letters,
  • Pledge reminders,
  • Invoices,
  • Receipts (sent to donors),
  • and more…
Contact & Correspondence – Manage multiple addresses for donors including home, seasonal, work and organizations. Plus, track contact preferences and outgoing correspondence.

Bulk Mailing – Bulk mailing implementation and personalization using mail merge. (Labels & letter templates)

Email – Bulk or individual email contact directly from member profiles.

Cornerstone – School Record Management


Powerful Data Collection

TADS Discover* module is a powerful tool collecting information from schools, classrooms and students.

Easily collects various kinds of data including:
  • Enrollment,
  • Staffing,
  • Student (test scores, extracurricular activity participation, attendance),
  • Student/teacher classroom ratio histories,
  • and, much more…
*National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) census compatible.

Automatic Validation

Automatic validation highlighting ensures incomplete census survey questions are noted and encourages census question completion.

Flexible Reporting

Schools can set up automated report generation or pull reports manually at any point in time as well as create their own ad hoc reports to review current and past survey results.

Cornerstone Product Suite

User Personalization

Personalize the look and feel of a user’s dashboard interface as well as their views.

Comprehensive Support

Support is available at a click or call away with online chat, email and toll-free customer service support.

Systematic Data Sharing

Enter school, student, family or donor information once with systematic data sharing throughout all TADS products.