How to update a current student’s information

  1. Using your counselor ID and password, log in to Genius. If you can’t remember your password, click the “recover password” link.
  2. Click the Students tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click the name of the student whose information will be updated.
  4. Click Edit Information on the left side of the page and enter the student’s updated information as needed.
  5. Click the Save button.

Please note the following when updating a student’s information:

  • Student and parent/guardian email addresses: Please follow these guidelines for email addresses.
  • STI: Each student’s State Testing Identifier (STI) is a 9- or 10-digit number beginning with 101 or 102. Every student enrolled in a Virginia public school must have an STI. This data is reported to the VDOE twice a year. Please ensure this information is accurate for each student in VVA’s Genius SIS.
  • Accommodations: Student accommodation documents related to IEPs, 504s, etc. may be directly uploaded to the student’s profile page by following these instructions:
    1. On the student’s profile page, click External Files on the far left.
    2. Click Upload New File.
    3. Enter the appropriate information.
    4. Choose a file to upload.
    5. Click Upload.