Attendance & School Setup. I’m Sarah Buck. I have been a PowerSchool Admin for 6 years. 3 at the Raytown School District, and 3 at University Academy in Kansas City, where I am currently. I have been married for a little under 2 years. We got hitched in Vegas!.
I’m Sarah Buck. I have been a PowerSchool Admin for 6 years. 3 at the Raytown School District, and 3 at University Academy in Kansas City, where I am currently. I have been married for a little under 2 years. We got hitched in Vegas!
Course Outline • Introduction•School Setup Overview • School Setup Procedures • Attendance Setup Overview • Attendance Setup Procedures • Resources
To ensure that data is successfully recorded and accessible in PowerSchool, certain school setup parameters must be set in PowerSchool at the beginning of each school year.We will identify many of the school setup items that need to be revisited at the start of each school year.
Scheduling: Years & Terms• Years & Terms for next year must be setup prior to running EOY.•Remember: When you commit your schedule in PowerScheduler, the years and terms on the live side will be overwritten with the years and terms in PowerScheduler.
Bell Schedule•Bell Schedules are copied over from the previous school year. • Select and attendance conversion method to be used with each bell schedule.*Note: Attendance Conversion will be covered separately.
BellSchedule, cont.•Determine which periods occur in a given bell schedule. • Avoid overlapping periods. • Determine which periods count toward ADA. • If using the attendance bridge, indicate which period is the bridge period.
Calendar Setup•Each “in-session” day must be assigned a Cycle Day, Bell Schedule, and a Membership Value. • If using PowerScheduler, do not setup your calendar until after your schedule is committed.
Current Grade Display• Set the store codes to be displayed on the Quick Lookup screen. • Set the source of the data to “Gradebook” since you have not yet stored grades for the upcoming school year. • Set the current grade to one of the earlier store codes, such as Q1 or S1.
GPA Student Screens• Update any year specific information used in your Data Access Tags (DATs) on the GPA Student Screens. The results of these DATs will be displayed on the cumulative info screen.
Sub Login Settings• Update your substitute login password at each school. If you choose to include the current date, the number of the day will precede the password. For example, if today is January 1st, 2010, and the password is “substitute”, you would have to login using the password “1substitute”.
Resources• Attendance Seminar – ID: 8349 • School Setup Seminar – ID: 8331 • Setting Up Years and Terms – ID: 316 • Final Grade Setup Tutorial – ID: 1584 • Bell Schedule & Calendar Setup – ID: 1627 • Periods & Cycle Days – ID: 2374 • Current Grade Display – ID: 271 • Post-EOY School Setup – ID: 689 • Attendance Code Setup – ID: 782 • Attendance Code Category Setup – ID: 1629 • How it Works – FTEs – ID: 3883 • How it Works – Attendance Codes – ID: 3886 • Quick Lookup Preferences – ID: 3053