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What is Skyward?

Skyward is the K-12 school management information system South Kitsap School District uses for recording student and employee demographics and entering attendance and grades.  It provides teachers, office staff, and families access to student information.


What is WSIPC?

WSIPC (Washington Schools Information Processing Cooperative) is a non-profit cooperative that provides technology solutions, services, and support to K-12 public and private schools.

WSIPC’s membership includes 9 Educational Service Districts and more than 280 school districts, who represent nearly 730,000 students in over 1,500 schools.

Members receive support, and training for Skyward, CEDARS and other state requirements.

What is CEDARS

CEDARS (Comprehensive Education Data and Research System) is a longitudinal data warehouse of educational data collected by OSPI (Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction). 

CEDARS collects student data including demographics, enrollment information, schedules, grades, and program participation.  Teacher data collection includes demographics, certifications and schedules.

Each school year CEDARS  publishes these documents on their website to reference required elements and codes for reporting:
  • Data Manual
  • Appendices
  • Reporting Guidance
  • Summary of Changes
  • Validations

Skyward also provides a CEDARS cross reference guide each year to match Skyward fields to CEDARS elements.  The guide is located in Skyward by clicking on the question mark icon in the upper right of the screen, selecting SkyDoc, then WSIPC, CEDARS Xref, and select the current year document.

Each week, CEDARS validation/error reports are generated and e-mailed to school contacts. 

If you need further assistance, please call Kate Pleskun (x7034).

OSPI cedars webpage


Skyward Reference Guides

Support Contacts

Christine Nystrom, HR\Fiscal Data Coordinator
Skyward Employee Access, HR, and Fiscal Module Support

Amanda Donn, Student Data Coordinator
Skyward Student Module Support

Kate Pleskun, Information Systems Specialist
Skyward Student Module Support
CEDARS Support