IL Skyward® User Group Announces FREE SMS 2.0 Training Sessions


The Illinois Skyward® User Group Steering Committee is happy to announce that we will be sponsoring two Skyward® Student Management webinars for SMS 2.0 users on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 titled: 

These are a free WebEx session that will allow you to ask questions during each webinar. Please be sure to pass this on to anyone in your school district that would be interested in these webinars.


Fall 2021 Virtual User Group

After much discussion with our state steering committee along with Skyward® and the other presidents, we have decided that to ensure your safety, we are moving the Fall 2021 Skycon User Group conference to a virtual environment.

We will be combining our conference with a few other states: Indiana, Tennessee, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Utah. We have also decided to have the conference limited to one week:

Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29

We have worked with Skyward® and the other participating states to come up with a schedule that we feel will best meet everyone’s needs. Since we have moved to a virtual environment, we will have the following prices for registration:

$0 for member districts and $75 for non-member districts.

The registration will allow you full access to the entire week of conference sessions. Skyward® & Vendor presentations will be Monday – Thursday and state specific presentations will be on Friday. You can find all of the registration information and User Group membership information on our website at:

Please see this link for a recorded welcome message from the Illinois Steering Committee President:

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

April 26-30, 2021

The Illinois Skyward® User Group Steering Committee would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in the Skyward® Spring Virtual User Group Conference on Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30, 2021. Steering Committee members from the following states have selected the sessions and are hosting the conference: Idaho, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Student and Business topics will rotate between morning and afternoon on Monday -Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will focus on individual items for each of the states along with vendor sessions.

If you would like to participate, please click on the link below to begin your registration process:

Hello Illinois Skyward® User,

You are a member of our family, our Skyward® Family!  We have a commonality, Skyward®, that is a very powerful tool that we use on a daily basis for attendance, discipline, grading, ordering, taking time off, and getting paid.  Because we are all part of this family, we wanted to extend ourselves and provide resources that any school/district can use to help ease the burden of our new lifestyle. 

Over the past few weeks, we have been living through so many new and unexplored experiences.  As we try to piece together what a “normal day” will look like for our own families and our students, we all have encountered many obstacles.  We wanted to put together a resource area that you or anyone in your school/district can go to for resources for the classroom or your home classroom with your children.  Our vision was to have a fluid resource that you can add your contributions to and share with your peers during our new and, we hope, temporary change.

If you have a great site or resource that you would like to share with others throughout our state, please be sure to send us a message with the information and we will post it in our resources area so others can view and share.  Our goal is to make this tough time a bit easier for you and your colleagues. 

We hope that you and your family stay safe and that we will all be able to see each other again soon.

Thank you,

The Illinois Skyward® User Group – Steering Committee

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