PowerSchool News

Attendance - Closing of Year 2020-21
06/17/2021
As we close the school year, we want to remind all schools to please finalize any pending student attendance records in PowerSchool.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable today, June 16, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
06/16/2021
We are aware of a problem with the default term in PowerSchool pointing to the next school year. As a result, PowerSchool will be brought down today, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 4:00 PM to resolve this issue.
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PowerTeacher Pro in 2021-22!
06/09/2021
Effective Fall 2021, PowerTeacher Gradebook is upgrading to PowerTeacher Pro.
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Secondary Master Schedule Commit Dates and Information
06/08/2021
Beginning Monday, August 2, 2021, through Monday, August 16, 2021, the IT department will commit all master and student schedules from the PowerScheduler side to the "live-side" in PowerSchool. The commit process is for all secondary schools, including K-8, and it does not apply to elementary schools. Please review the information carefully.
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, June 1, 2021
05/28/2021
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to required updates for the application to version PSSP 21.04.1
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Entering Bell Schedule and Calendar information for 2021-22
05/24/2021
Schools must enter Bell Schedules and Calendar in PowerSchool by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
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Elementary Student Progress Reports
05/17/2021
On Monday, May 17, 2021, IT will run a process to change the gradebook default term preference to “E3” for all elementary schools.
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PowerSchool Summer Environment
05/14/2021
Effective Monday, May 10, 2021, the PowerSchool Summer environment is available for hosting sites to begin master schedule and scheduling tasks for this year’s summer program.
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New Student Online Enrollment for 2021-22
05/12/2021
Effective today, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, New Student Online Enrollment is available for the 2021-22 school year.
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New Attendance Code in PowerSchool
04/26/2021
Effective Wednesday, April 28, 2021, a new attendance code “Present Online” (PO) will be introduced and made available to teachers in PowerSchool. Positive attendance taking schools are exempt from this change and should continue to follow their current attendance process.
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What’s New in PowerSchool?
04/16/2021
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Monday, April 19, 2021:
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PowerTeacher Pro is Coming in 2021-22!
04/15/2021
PowerTeacher Gradebook is upgrading to PowerTeacher Pro for the 2021-22 school year.
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, April 14, 2021
04/13/2021
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to required updates for the application to version PSSP 21.03.1
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Online/Hybrid Instruction Special Programs
04/12/2021
IT has mass assigned Online/Hybrid Instruction Special Programs in PowerSchool based on Illuminate family/student survey selection data as of Friday, April 9, 2021.
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Attendance Taking for Onsite/Online Instruction
04/06/2021
As students return to school on Monday, April 12, 2021, all schools must use the same attendance-taking procedures for daily attendance shared by Leadership and Learning at the beginning of the school year and through the remainder of this year.
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Summer School and ESY Registration 2021-22
04/05/2021
Effective Monday, April 5, 2021, the summer registration for Summer School and ESY programs will begin in PowerSchool.
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, March 25, 2021
03/24/2021
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to required updates for the application to version PSSP 21.02.1
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Enrollment Form Changes
03/23/2021
Effective Thursday, March 25, 2021, changes will be applied to PowerSchool based on the 2021-22 Enrollment Form. Please share the following information with users at your school who handle enrollment in PowerSchool.
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PowerSchool is currently unavailable
03/11/2021
PowerSchool is currently unavailable. The IT Division is working with PowerSchool Support to resolve this issue.
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Transcript update - Secondary Schools
03/05/2021
Effective Monday, March 8, 2021, IT will be making a change in PowerSchool to include the district’s new Ethnic Studies graduation requirement for students in the Class of 2024 and beyond.
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
03/01/2021
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to required updates for the application to version PSSP 21.1.1
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Problems logging into PowerSchool
02/04/2021
Some users have reported a problem logging into PowerSchool today
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Elementary Student Progress Reports
02/02/2021
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2020-21 can be found in Administrative Circular #54, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2020-21, dated March 13, 2020. This is located in the Bulletins and Circulars archive, under 2019-20.
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Changes to PowerSchool
02/01/2021
Over the weekend of January 29, 2021, PowerSchool was upgraded to state reporting version 20.11.1. IT also added some enhancements to Log Entries. Please share the following changes with other school staff at your site.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable over the weekend of January 29
01/29/2021
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance today, Friday, January 29, 2021, at 4:00 PM. System downtime may be up to 48 hours.
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Unofficial Student Transcript in Parent/Student Portal – Secondary Schools
01/27/2021
Effective Monday, February 1, 2021, IT will be making a change in the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal to provide access to an unofficial student transcript. This change was based on suggestions from the Counseling & Guidance and Leadership & Learning departments.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable over the weekend of January 29
01/25/2021
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance Friday, January 29, 2021, at 4:00 PM. System downtime may be up to 48 hours. The system will be available on Monday, February 1, 2021.
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Changes to the Weekly Engagement Report
01/08/2021
Effective Monday, January 11, 2021 the following changes will be applied to PowerSchool Administrator and to the PowerTeacher Weekly Engagement Report:
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, December 22, 2020
12/21/2020
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM due to required updates for the application to version PSSP 20.11.
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New Locations Under Incident Management
12/18/2020
Effective Monday, December 21, 2020, IT will be adding new Location values to the Incident Management page in PowerSchool. Please refer to the Incident Management Handbook for instructions on entering incidents in PowerSchool.
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Section Changes for Teachers who are Retiring
12/16/2020
This email includes information to assist schools when updating sections in their master schedule where a teacher may be retiring. Please refer to page 7 of the Adding New Teachers job aid, which applies to adding a new teacher to an existing section, also shown in the steps below. We recommend that schools take action now to assist teachers with the transition.
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Next Year Information
12/09/2020
During the weekend of December 4, 2020, the IT Department ran a process to update PowerSchool for the 2021-22 school year. This email provides important information to assist schools in identifying where students will be attending next year, as well as specific directions on how to properly enroll students for next year in PowerSchool. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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Weekly Engagement Report in PowerTeacher
12/04/2020
Effective Monday, December 7, 2020, changes will be made in PowerTeacher for the new Weekly Engagement Report. The following information was previously shared with principals and district staff and will also be sent to teachers.
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Next Year Setup Information
11/20/2020
During the weekend of December 4, 2020, the IT Department will run a process to open the 2021-22 school year for scheduling. As in past years, this process will articulate students to their next year’s school based on their current school and grade level, neighborhood school, and boundary exception. PowerSchool will be available during the setup process, which will be completed by 6:00 AM on Monday, December 7, 2020.
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Changes in PowerSchool for Reclassified English Learner Monitoring
11/13/2020
Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, the following changes will be applied in PowerSchool Administrator to assist with the monitoring of Reclassified English Learners (RFEP). These changes are being applied to comply with state review requirements.
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11/09/2020
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to required updates.
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Changes to Standards Pages in PowerSchool
11/06/2020
Effective Monday, November 9, 2020, the following changes will be applied to PowerSchool:
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Attendance for Appointment-Based Learning/Services
11/05/2020
Effective November 5, 2020, The attendance code, “H,” should be used to record student’s attendance when onsite for appointment-based Learning/Services.
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Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system scheduled downtimes
10/21/2020
The PowerSchool Special Ed (IEP) and 504 system will be unavailable on Thursday, October 22, and Monday, October 26, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to required updates.
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Automated Attendance calls Re-Enabled
10/19/2020
Effective today, Monday, October 19, 2020, the automated attendance calls via SchoolMessenger will be re-enabled for participating district-run schools.
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Elementary Student Progress Reports
10/15/2020
On Friday, October 16, 2020, IT will be loading the ELPAC Expected Performance Level (XPL) for students grade reporting period 1 (E1)
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Important Reminder-Master Schedule Teacher Assignments
10/05/2020
CALPADS Census Day reporting of staff and assignments in Master Schedules is on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
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Changes to Exit Codes and District Exit page for Grades K-6
10/01/2020
The following information was recently shared in an email to principals. Please share this information with the appropriate staff responsible for entering District Exit information into PowerSchool.
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No-Show Drop Process Completed
09/28/2020
The IT Department ran the No-Show Drop Students process on Friday, September 25.
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No-Show Drop Process to Run on Friday, September 25th
09/22/2020
The IT Department will run the No-Show Drop process on Friday, September 25, 2020, beginning at 4:00 PM.
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LCFF Form in the PowerSchool Parent Portal
09/18/2020
Effective Monday, September 21, 2020, changes will be made in PowerSchool for the LCFF Form parents need to complete each year. Parents will no longer need to submit this form on paper!
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Change in Pupil Drops Process for 2020-21
09/17/2020
The following information was recently shared in a memo with principals and other enrollment staff. Please share this information with any other staff who may need to be aware at your school site.
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Opening of School Information and Items to Check
09/02/2020
Please see the below regarding opening of school information, and items to check in PowerSchool.
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Student Active Directory (AD) Usernames and Passwords
08/31/2020
Students need an Active Directory (AD) username and password to logon to laptops, Chromebooks, and the student portal. Teachers and PowerSchool Admin users can use two types of reports to access student AD login information:
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Reminder: Parent/Student Portal Enabled for All Schools Today at 12:00 PM
08/28/2020
The IT Department will enable the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal today, Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM, for schools who have not already done so.
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What's New in PowerSchool?
08/27/2020
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Friday, August 28, 2020:
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Changes in PowerSchool for Special Education and 504
08/21/2020
Effective Monday, August 24, 2020, changes will be made in PowerSchool Administrator to add links for accessing the new Special Education and 504 system.
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What's New in PowerSchool?
08/14/2020
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool:
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Training and Support for Master Schedule
08/07/2020
IT Training will be offering virtual open labs for elementary and secondary schools to support setup of the 20-21 master schedule in PowerSchool. Register in Professional Learning.
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Changes to Realize, enVision, and Integrated CME Math for 2020-21
08/06/2020
This email includes important information about changes to Realize, enVision, and Integrated CME Math for the 2020-21 school year. Please share this information with teachers and other instructional staff at your site who need to be aware.
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PowerSchool is Ready for 2020-21
08/03/2020
On Friday, July 31, the IT Department ran the End of Year process in PowerSchool. This process closed enrollment records for 2019-20. Your 2020-21 students are active at this time.
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End of Year Information for Schools
07/29/2020
This email announcement contains important information for schools regarding the end of the 2019-20 school year in PowerSchool. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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What's New in PowerSchool?
07/23/2020
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Monday, July 27, 2020:
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PowerSchool unavailable on Sunday, July 26 from 6:00 AM-4:00 PM
07/21/2020
Please note that PowerSchool will be unavailable from 6:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
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End of Year Information for Schools
07/01/2020
This email announcement contains important information for schools regarding the end of the 2019-20 school year in PowerSchool. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable Saturday, June 27 from 12:00-4:00 PM
06/24/2020
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 12:00 PM. System downtime may be up to 4 hours, however, every effort will be made to minimize this downtime. The system should be available no later than 4:00 PM. Summer School sites will NOT be affected.
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SchoolMessenger Access in PowerSchool
06/22/2020
If you do not yet have an account in SchoolMessenger, please note that you may see one of the errors described below.
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Elementary Student Progress Reports - Schools on the Year-Round Calendar
06/22/2020
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2019-20 can be found in Administrative Circular #54, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2019-20, dated March 12, 2019.
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Summer School Student Email Account Update
06/22/2020
Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, IT will be running a process to update student email accounts from PowerSchool into the PowerSchool Summer School environment. This update will ensure student email accounts are current in Summer School.
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Secondary Master Schedule Commit Information and Dates
06/10/2020
Beginning Monday, August 3, 2020 through Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the IT department will commit all master and student schedules from the PowerScheduler side to the “live” side in PowerSchool. The commit process is for all secondary schools, including K-8.
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New Student Online Enrollment for 2020-21
06/09/2020
Effective today, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, New Student Online Enrollment is available for the 2020-21 school year. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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What’s New in PowerSchool?
06/04/2020
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Friday, June 5, 2020:New Reports
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Semester 2 Report Cards for Secondary Schools - REVISED
05/21/2020
IT received some recent feedback about this communication sent on May 19, so it was revised to be clear that the direction was NOT to have schools hand out report cards to students, but instead to recommend maintaining a document of final reported grades at each school site and use as needed for...
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New features for the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal
05/21/2020
Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, two new features will be available to support the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal: Multiple Languages
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Semester 2 Report Cards for Secondary Schools on the Traditional Calendar
05/19/2020
Secondary schools following the traditional calendar (including K-8) must store final grades and submit those grades as a Secondary Report Card Hand-out no later than June 12, 2020, at 3:00 PM.
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What’s New in PowerSchool?
05/15/2020
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Monday, May 18, 2020: New Reports
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Summer School and ESY Registration 2020-2021- UPDATE
05/15/2020
Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the summer registration pages for Summer School and ESY programs will be updated to reflect Summer Distance Learning changes, as communicated to Administrators and Counselors by Integrated Youth Services. A summary of these changes in PowerSchool has been listed...
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Elementary Student Progress Reports - Schools on the Traditional Calendar
05/08/2020
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2019-20 can be found in Administrative Circular #54, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2019-20, dated March 12, 2019.
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What's New in PowerSchool? May 6, 2020
05/06/2020
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Monday, May 11, 2020: Changes in PowerSchool
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Summer School environment unavailable until further notice
04/22/2020
The PowerSchool Summer School environment originally scheduled to open on Monday, April 27, 2020, will not be made available until further notice.
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Enrollment Form Changes
04/08/2020
Effective Monday, April 13, 2020, changes will be applied to PowerSchool based on the 2020-21 Enrollment Form. Please share the following information with users at your school who handle enrollment in PowerSchool.
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Entering Bell Schedule and Calendar Information for 2020-21
03/11/2020
In reference to Administrative Circular No. 220, schools must enter Bell Schedules and Calendar information in PowerSchool by April 23, 2020. The IT Department has applied basic configuration to the 2020-21 calendars, which include mandated holidays and district breaks. As a reminder, schools will no longer be able to edit 2020-21 Bell Schedules or Calendar information after September 7, 2020.
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Special Ed Transition to PowerSchool
03/11/2020
The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has initiated a transition towards an improved electronic IEP process. SDUSD has expanded its partnership with PowerSchool to include their "Special Programs" IEP management system.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable Wednesday, February 26 from 4:30-8:30 PM
02/24/2020
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 4:30 PM. System downtime may be up to 4 hours, however, every effort will be made to minimize this downtime. The system should be available no later than 8:30 PM.
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Problems with accessing Pearson Courses
02/19/2020
Schools have reported problems with accessing Pearson Courses through PowerTeacher and/or the PowerSchool Student Portal. The IT Division will be working with Pearson Support to troubleshoot and resolve this problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Elementary Student Progress Reports - Schools on the Year-Round Calendar
02/18/2020
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2019-20 can be found in Administrative Circular #54, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2019-20, dated March 12, 2019. This is located in the Bulletins and Circulars archive, under 2018-19.
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PowerSchool unavailable on Sunday, February 16 from 6:00 AM-5:00 PM
02/12/2020
Please note that PowerSchool will be unavailable from 6:00 AM-5:00 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Network maintenance will be completed during this time.
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Elementary Student Progress Reports - Schools on the Traditional Calendar
01/27/2020
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2019-20 can be found in Administrative Circular #54, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2019-20, dated March 12, 2019. This is located in the Bulletins and Circulars archive, under 2018-19.
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Nonbinary Gender changes
01/24/2020
Effective Monday, January 27, 2020, changes will be made in PowerSchool to support students who have a Nonbinary gender. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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Semester 1 Report Cards for Secondary Schools on the Traditional Calendar
01/23/2020
Secondary schools following the traditional calendar (including K-8) must store final grades and submit grades for district printing no later than January 31, 2020, at 3:00 PM.
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Next Year Information
12/10/2019
During the weekend of December 6, 2019, the IT Department ran a process to update PowerSchool for the 2020-21 school year.
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Next Year Setup Information
12/05/2019
During the weekend of December 6, 2019, the IT Department will run a process to open the 2020-21 school year for scheduling
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What’s New in PowerSchool?
11/21/2019
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Monday, November 25, 2019:
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Next Year Setup Information 1
11/20/2019
During the weekend of December 6, 2019, the IT Department will run a process to open the 2020-21 school year for scheduling. PowerSchool will be available during the setup process, which will be completed by 6:00 am on Monday, December 9, 2019.
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What’s New in PowerSchool 1
11/14/2019
Please see the information below regarding upcoming changes to PowerSchool and information about Elementary Student Progress Reports:
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Parent Portal Access Letter in additional languages
11/14/2019
Effective Tuesday, November 12, 2019 the Parent Portal Access Letter will be available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. A new report will also be available to help identify the parent/guardian preferred contact language. Access IDs and Passwords must first be set up for your school or the letter will have missing information. Refer to the Parent and Student Portal Administration Handbook for instructions.
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What’s New in PowerSchool 2
11/06/2019
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Thursday, November 7, 2019:
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PowerSchool will be unavailable today from 4:30-10:30 PM
10/30/2019
Reminder, PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance today, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 4:30 PM. System downtime may be up to 6 hours, however, every effort will be made to minimize this downtime. The system should be available no later than 10:30 PM.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable Wednesday, October 30 from 4:30-10:30 PM
10/28/2019
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 4:30 PM. System downtime may be up to 6 hours, however, every effort will be made to minimize this downtime. The system should be available no later than 10:30 PM.
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Score Reports in PowerSchool
10/22/2019
In July 2019, a new feature was introduced to PowerSchool. The Score Reports page provides access to state assessment results for a given student
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PowerSchool Performance Issues continue
10/14/2019
We continue to see performance issues in PowerSchool this week. We apologize for the inconvenience. The IT Division continues to work with PowerSchool Support to identify and resolve the problem
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What's New in PowerSchool 3
10/11/2019
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Monday, October 14, 2019:
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Performance Issues
10/09/2019
Schools have reported slow response times in PowerSchool. The IT Division is working with PowerSchool Support to identify and resolve the problem. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience.
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PowerSchool is available again now
10/02/2019
PowerSchool is available again now and users can login at:
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Changes in PowerSchool version 19.4.4
10/01/2019
Over the weekend of September 27, 2019, PowerSchool was upgraded to version 19.4.4. Please share the following changes with other school staff at your site.
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Issues with some users logging into PowerSchool Administrator
09/30/2019
Schools have reported that some users are seeing an error message after attempting to login to PowerSchool Administrator at https://powerschool.sandi.net/admin
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PowerSchool will be unavailable over the weekend of September 27
09/27/2019
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance today, Friday, September 27, 2019, at 4:00 PM.
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Important Reminder-Master Schedule Teacher Assignments
09/26/2019
CALPADS Census Day reporting of staff and assignments in Master Schedules is on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable over the weekend of September 27 1
09/26/2019
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance Friday, September 27, 2019, at 4:00 PM. System downtime may be up to 48 hours. The system will be available on Monday, September 30, 2019.
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Changes to the PowerSchool Administrator login page
09/25/2019
Effective Monday, September 30, 2019, the PowerSchool Administrator login page will be updated: https://powerschool.sandi.net/admin
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Changes made over the Summer
09/20/2019
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool since last June:
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Changes for parent applications used with New Student Online Enrollment, School Choice, and PrimeTime
09/17/2019
Effective Friday, September 20, 2019, changes will be applied to the online applications used by parents for New Student Online Enrollment, School Choice (or Enrollment Options), and PrimeTime.
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PowerSchool Performance Issues
09/10/2019
PowerSchool is currently experiencing performance issues. Problems related to slow response times are being investigated by the IT Department and PowerSchool Support.
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No-Show Drop Process Completed
09/05/2019
The IT Department ran the No-Show Drop Students process last night. Students who were marked Unverified Absence (A) for all scheduled periods from August 26th through September 4th were No-Show Dropped. Any students without a schedule were also No-show Dropped. A total of 812 students were No-Show Dropped.
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No-Show Drop Process to Run on Wednesday, September 4th
08/28/2019
The IT department is going to No-Show Drop students next Wednesday, September 4th beginning at 5:00 pm. Any students who were marked Unverified Absence (A) for all scheduled periods from August 26th through September 4th will be No-Show dropped by IT. Any students without a schedule will also be No-Show Dropped.
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Opening of School Reminders
08/22/2019
This email provides important information and reminders for PowerSchool as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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Issue with InfoSnap New Student Enrollment Deliveries to PowerSchool Failing
08/22/2019
An issue is causing New Student Enrollment deliveries from InfoSnap to PowerSchool to fail. Instead of confirming that a student has been delivered, the spinning “busy indicator” displays indefinitely. The student does not appear in PowerSchool. Please refrain from delivering additional students until this problem is resolved.
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Scheduling Students at iHigh
08/22/2019
Effective Tuesday, August 20, 2019, changes will be made to the Enroll in Class at Another School page. Schools will no longer be able to select iHigh in the School dropdown. Instead, schools who wish to schedule a student at iHigh should follow the process outlined below:
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Opening of School Information and Items to Check
08/22/2019
Please see the below regarding opening of school information, and items to check in PowerSchool.
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PowerSchool 19-20 Secondary Final Grade Setup
08/08/2019
In order for teachers to begin Gradebook setup, and for schools to be able to store grades, the Final Grade Setup must be completed. This needs to be implemented before the opening of school and requires your attention. We ask that you print and review the final grade setup job aid with your administrator, and designate one person to submit the 2019-20 Final Grade Setup Form online.
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Changes in PowerSchool to resolve “security violation” error
08/07/2019
Effective Thursday, August 8, the following changes will be made to PowerSchool to resolve the “security violation” error mentioned in a previous announcement.
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Known issues in the new version of PowerSchool
08/05/2019
The IT Division is aware of a few problems in the new version of PowerSchool (19.4.2). Details about these problems are provided below. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be working with PowerSchool Support on resolving these problems as soon as possible.
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PowerSchool is ready for 2019-20
08/01/2019
On Wednesday, July 31, the IT Department ran the End of Year process in PowerSchool. This process closed enrollment records for 2018-19. Your 2019-20 students are active at this time.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable for End of Year processing
07/31/2019
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance today, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 12:00 PM. The system should be available again on the afternoon of Thursday, August 1, 2019. Summer School sites will NOT be affected. During this maintenance, the End of Year process will run in PowerSchool.
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Changes in PowerSchool version 19.4.2.0
07/29/2019
Over the weekend of July 26, 2019, PowerSchool was upgraded to version 19.4.2.0. Please share the following changes with other school staff at your site.
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PowerSchool will be unavailable this weekend
07/26/2019
PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance today, Friday, July 26, 2019, at 4:00 PM. System downtime may be over 48 hours.
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PowerSchool unavailable on Thursday, July 25 from 5:30-11:00 PM
07/25/2019
Please note that PowerSchool and Summer School will be unavailable from 5:30-11:00 PM today, Thursday, July 25, 2019
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What's New in PowerSchool?
07/18/2019
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool, effective Thursday, July 18, 2019:
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End of Year Information for Schools
07/09/2019
This email announcement contains important information for schools regarding the end of the 2018-19 school year in PowerSchool. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site
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InfoSnap Enrollment Options changes
07/02/2019
Effective Wednesday, July 3, 2019, schools will be able to view both the seated and waitlist data for their sites, within the InfoSnap Enrollment Options School Choice Workspace. Sites may not disclose waitlist position to parents, nor offer enrollment from their waitlists.
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PowerSchool unavailable on Friday, June 28 from 6:00-10:00 PM
06/28/2019
Please note that PowerSchool and Summer School will be unavailable from 6:00-10:00 PM today, Friday, June 28, 2019.
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What's New in PowerSchool?
06/21/2019
Please see the information below regarding changes to PowerSchool:
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Elementary Student Progress Reports - Schools on the Year-Round Calendar7
06/18/2019
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2018-19 can be found in Revised Administrative Circular #48, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2018-19, dated February 26, 2018. This is located in the Bulletins and Circulars archive, under 2017-18.
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Temporarily removing changes for parent applications used with New Student Online Enrollment, School Choice, and PrimeTime
06/07/2019
Effective Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM, additional changes will be made to the online applications used by parents for New Student Online Enrollment, School Choice (or Enrollment Options),
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End of Year Information for Schools 1
06/07/2019
This email announcement contains important information for schools regarding the end of the 2018-19 school year in PowerSchool. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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Secondary Master Schedule Commit Information and Dates
06/05/2019
Beginning Thursday, August 1st through Wednesday, August 21st, the IT department will commit all master and student schedules from the PowerScheduler side to the “live” side in PowerSchool. The commit process is for all secondary schools, including K-8. Please review the information carefully.
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Summer School and ESY Reminders
06/04/2019
The Summer School environment (https://powerschoolsummer.sandi.net/admin) will be temporarily unavailable this coming weekend, beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019. During this time IT will process the commits for schools using PowerScheduler, and create school enrollments for all Summer/ESY tagged students. Please refer to the job-aid, Summer School/ESY Registration Process, for the details on the process, timeline, screens, and reports.
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Issue with InfoSnap New Student Enrollment Deliveries to PowerSchool Failing - RESOLVED
05/30/2019
Last week schools reported an issue with delivering new students to PowerSchool from InfoSnap. This problem has been resolved. Schools may proceed with delivering new students to PowerSchool using InfoSnap New Student Enrollment.
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Changes for parent applications used with New Student Online Enrollment, School Choice, and PrimeTime 3
05/28/2019
Effective Monday, June 3, 2019, changes will be applied to the online applications used by parents for New Student Online Enrollment, School Choice (or Enrollment Options), and PrimeTime.
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Changes to Student Assignment Card reports
05/17/2019
Effective Monday, May 20, 2019, changes will be made in PowerSchool to the Student Assignment Card reports. Elementary schools make use of Student Assignment Cards to plan for the upcoming school year. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site.
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Elementary Student Progress Reports - Schools on the Traditional Calendar 2
05/10/2019
The elementary student progress reporting periods for 2018-19 can be found in Revised Administrative Circular #48, Pupil Progress Reporting Periods for 2018-19, dated February 26, 2018. This is located in the Bulletins and Circulars archive, under 2017-18.
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PowerSchool is currently unavailable
05/08/2019
PowerSchool is currently unavailable. The IT Division is working with PowerSchool Support to resolve this issue. PowerSchool should be available again soon.
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POWERSCHOOL: New Student Online Enrollment for 2019-20
04/30/2019
Effective Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 12:00 PM, New Student Online Enrollment will be available for the 2019-20 school year. Please share this information with other appropriate school staff at your site. For more information about New Student Online Enrollment, please refer to the handbook and/or sign up for training in ERO.
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PowerSchool unavailable on Sunday, April 28 from 12:00-5:00 PM
04/26/2019
Please note that PowerSchool will be unavailable from 12:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, April 28. Network maintenance will be completed during this time
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