Dwelling Blocks are zones, grid codes, school of residence, etc affiliated with the student's address. The concept of a Dwelling Block is that, for any one Dwelling Block, there is one Elementary, one Middle, and one High School associated to it. Whichever addresses are tied to that Dwelling Block, those are the "default" schools the students from those addresses should be going to.
The district establishes their Dwelling Blocks outside of Illuminate. Many districts for example have a dwelling block 'map'. Each block or area within the district boundaries is issued a Dwelling Block ID. Not all districts have done this work.
Once the Block ID's are set, typically they give us a mapping for each address that we then manually import. Which Dwelling Blocks ID's correspond to which addresses?
For example: 1234 Main Street = ID XXX
Associate Additional Addresses and Manage Blocks
To affiliate an address to a Dwelling Block, please navigate to Administration Gear > Student Contacts > Dwellings
To manage Dwelling Blocks and its' school affiliations, please navigate to Administration Gear > Student Contacts > Dwelling Blocks.
- If a student's address is mapped to a Dwelling Block (which has schools affiliated), depending on the student's current grade level, the rollover script will determine the next grade level and place the student into the appropriate school that matches that grade level. See the rollover process help document for more details.
- District boundary checks