The Lookup Widget is on your Dashboard. Search for entities (people, schools, classes, and activities) by typing in their name and hitting 'Enter'. You can limit your search to certain types of entities by selecting from the "Filter by type..." menu. To include data from previous school years in your search results, check the box next to 'search historical years'.
Partial name search is supported, so searching for "Jim" will return "Jimmy".
Results will include a name and a short description. For students the description states their grade, their School and whether the student is a former, or withdrawn student. Former means the student was at the district before but not in the current year, withdrawn means the student was enrolled in the district at some point prior in the year but is no longer, if a student is currently enrolled only the grade and school are displayed.
Click any result to view its profile view. Clicking the Spotlight Icon will launch a Spotlight Tab for the related profile. Click the Back Button in the widget toolbar to return to the list of results. Click the Refresh Button , or simply enter a new search term, to start a new search.
If you don't wish to see the Lookup widget you can close it by clicking on the inside of the widget. To reenable the widget click the button at the top of the page.