I am USC and have filed I-485 for my wife and received the receipt notice. My wife was/is on F-1 student visa, which she does not intend to return to school. She was on 6 month medical leave, of which three months have passed. Now, i know once I-485 is properly filed, technically her F-1 student visa becomes invalid and she can not travel on it. Right?. She has applied for AP. Now, I know she can travel on GC. But before GC arrives, do we have to send a notification to school that she does not intend to return and her status shall be updated in "SEVIS" as studies completed or withdrawn.
What shall be noted in SEVIS and what date of status change be noted? Does DHS require that status update shall be before her medical or it could show during the medical leave? Do we have to give a copy of her NOA for I-485 to school to upgrade her SEVIS status?
Please answer by some one who is expert in SEVIS. To be prudent, I am also posting this in NIV section?