Adding Special Needs Alerts

To create a Special Needs alert, you must be using an up-to-date version of Back Office. Go to Scholastic>Student View>Personal tab.

  1. Select “Personal” tab
  2. The “Overall Level”, if set, will show within the alert bar as well as any ALERT type messages. These codes are pre-set for New Zealand funding requirements and cannot be changed.
  3. Select a blank line within the notes section.

  1. Click in the next empty line. Press the “Type” column heading, then select “ALERT – Alerts to show within Spider”


  1. Change the detail of the message. This will appear to the teacher from the alert bar.
  2. Press [Save]

When clicking on the Alert Bars, the special needs message will be displayed.