PowerSchool Admin Resources

Tips & Tricks:
 

  • Power Admin Login
  • Do Not Use The Back Button - Use the breadcrumb navigation or Menus
  • Change Password - Click Personalize, Interface, Change Password
  • Enable Smart Search - Click Personalize, Interface, check the box for Enable Smart Search
  • Help Section - PowerSchool has a detailed Help Section. Click the Help button in the top right corner of your screen next to your name
  • Sign Out - It is important to correctly sign out of PowerSchool. Click the Sign Out button in top right corner of the screen
  • Return To Start Page - Regardless of where you are in PowerSchool you can always return to the Start Page by clicking the Powerschool Logo in top left corner of screen
  • Master Schedule - Display schedules for all of your teachers in your school by clicking Master Schedule in left navigation on home page. Select criteria, and click Submit
  • Absentee Report - Generate an Absentee Report by clicking Attendance from left navigation on home page. Select criteria, click Submit
  • Use the ";" semi-colon to separate multiple search criteria. ex. Searching for females in grade 5. gender=f;grade_level=5
  • Use the Contains comparator when searching for students that have a hyphen in their home phone number.  Enter the following code in the Student Search box -  home_phone contains -
  • To find students that are not enrolled in period 1. Enter the code in the Student Search box. *not_enrolled_in_period=1
  •  An easy way to view a student's absences is to use the Quicklookup screen. Click the total absences link.  You will get a list of absences as well as date (BHS click each course)

Support Documents:
 


Data Export for School Photographers:


Many school photographers will request student/staff data to help with the processing of student photos. This data, in turn, can be used by the schools when the photographer returns photos to be imported by the school into PowerSchool.

For CES - HHES - WMS:
 
  • From the Start page select All Students
  • From the Functions drop-down menu select List Students
  • In the List Students screen enter the following fields ----
  • Report Title : Photographer File
  • Student_number
  • LastFirst
  • Grade_Level
  • Home_room
  • In the Other Options selection, put a check in the box to Export
  • In the Optional: Sort Field Name, enter home_room, Grade_Level
     
  • From the Start page select All STAFF 
  • (click the STAFF tab & then click the magnifying glass)
     
  • From the Functions drop-down menu select List Students
  • In the List Students screen enter the following fields ----
  • Report Title : Photographer File
  • teachernumber
  • LastFirst
  • In the Other Options selection, put a check in the box to Export
     
  • Submit
  • Depending on your browser and operating system, you may be asked to save the file, or the results may be displayed in the browser window and have to be copy/pasted into a spreadsheet
  • Save the spreadsheet in the format required by the photographer