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1 Intro to PowerSchool Russell Hoorn II Kelloggsville Public Schools Cathy Kulhawik Kent Intermediate School District Presentation in the Round

2 Welcome to Cathy’s World! Play… Work…

3 Welcome to My World! Two kids Two kids Two dogs Two dogs One horse One horse One husband ! One husband ! Home

4 A little about Russ Tech Geek Tech Geek Just graduated with Bachelors from Davenport University Just graduated with Bachelors from Davenport University Married for 7 years Married for 7 years 4 kids 4 kids

5 Hi-Jack from another Session

6 PSUG-MI Wikispaces 

7 Sessions

8 On to the Schedule

9 Purpose of this session To familiarize you with PowerSchool To familiarize you with PowerSchool Review/ Introduce some key components of IPT Review/ Introduce some key components of IPT Expand upon areas that IPT did not cover Expand upon areas that IPT did not cover

10 AGENDA What is PowerSchool What is PowerSchool Looking At PowerSchool Admin [PowerPoint] Looking At PowerSchool Admin [PowerPoint] Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Basic Look at Student Screens Basic Look at Student Screens

11 What is PowerSchool? Dumb Question? Dumb Question? Obviously it’s a Student Information System (SIS) Obviously it’s a Student Information System (SIS) Or it’s a Student Management System (SMS) Or it’s a Student Management System (SMS) Web-Based Web-Based Almost entirely now Almost entirely now Focus is to be Student-Centric Focus is to be Student-Centric Highly Customizable Highly Customizable and breakable… and breakable… Not always the best product for specific tasks Not always the best product for specific tasks SPED, Lunch, Transportation, etc. SPED, Lunch, Transportation, etc.

12 What IPT tells you PowerSchool consists of School Administration Substitutes Teachers Parents and Students Server

13 What IPT tells you PowerSchool consists of School Administration Substitutes Teachers Parents and Students Server School Administration Students Faculty State Reports Reports PowerScheduler Transportation PowerLunch … And more!! Substitutes Teachers GradeBook PowerTeacher Public Parents Students What IPT DOESN’T tell you PowerSchool consists of

14 New to PowerSchool? Determine Priority functions for your school/position Determine Priority functions for your school/position Don’t try to implement the full set of features immediately Don’t try to implement the full set of features immediately Focus your learning on top priority items first to ensure strong knowledge of functionality Focus your learning on top priority items first to ensure strong knowledge of functionality You will still be learning new things 3, 4, 5 years into using the product You will still be learning new things 3, 4, 5 years into using the product Take notes, but don’t think the way you did it last year is the only way of performing a task. Take notes, but don’t think the way you did it last year is the only way of performing a task.

15 Let’s get to it What do you need to use PowerSchool? Web Browser (Internet Exploder, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Camino, Opera, etc…) Web Browser (Internet Exploder, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Camino, Opera, etc…) Server address (Today ours is Server address (Today ours is User Name and Password User Name and Password

16 PowerSchool Admin Login page Login page Entering your User Name and Password Entering your User Name and Password User Name: rhoorn User Name: rhoorn Password: 1ab23c Password: 1ab23c rhoorn;1ab23c The secret is the ;

17 Login Page Custom Logo “Hidden” text Version: PowerTeacher Gradebook: Machine Uptime: 8 days, 21 hours, 28 minutes, 19 seconds PS Server Uptime: 5 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes, 34 seconds LDAP Disabled

18 Home or Start page Navigation Navigation Menu Menu Content Area (Search Students) Content Area (Search Students)

19 Navigation PowerSchool Logo. “Your Best Friend” PowerSchool Logo. “Your Best Friend” Current School Current School Current Term Current Term Report Queue Report Queue Logout Logout Help? Help?

20 Main Menu Rarely Changes from release to release… Rarely Changes from release to release… But, 6.0 is changing some of the wording for absentee report to attendance. But, 6.0 is changing some of the wording for absentee report to attendance. The three “S’s” The three “S’s” S pecial Functions S pecial Functions S chool S chool S ystem S ystem

21 Content area Search Search Browse Browse Other Other

22 Finding Students Basic Search Basic Search Compound Searches Compound Searches Stored Searches Stored Searches Stored Selections Stored Selections Coming Soon Smart Search… Coming Soon Smart Search…

23 Student Screens Quick Lookup Quick Lookup Print a Report Print a Report Information Information Demographics Demographics Family Family Academics Academics Attendance Attendance Historical Grades Historical Grades Administration Administration Log Entries Log Entries NetAccess NetAccess Enrollment Enrollment All Enrollments All Enrollments Functions Functions Transfer Info Transfer Info Scheduling Scheduling Bell Schedule View Bell Schedule View Matrix View Matrix View Scheduling Setup Scheduling Setup

24 Quick Lookup

25 Print a Report

26 Information Screens

27 Academic Screens

28 Administration Screens

29 Enrollment Screens

30 Scheduling

31 Custom Screens Built-in simple custom screens Built-in simple custom screens Custom Student HTML pages (official) Custom Student HTML pages (official) System level “Unsupported” customizations System level “Unsupported” customizations

32 Now Let’s look at it.


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