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Is there a way to pull students who have no course requests? TIA

Jane Campbell
Marian High School
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Just found a PowerScheduler report (Student Request Tally) that lists all students and the number of courses and credits they are requesting. Does anyone  have a sqlReports4 that would pull this info, by any chance? TIA

P.S. Please don't tell me you all have the day off!! ;-)

I found a code to use to search it is *hours_requested < 1
You can put what ever number to find students that have some but not enough.

I looked at my sql4 reports and did not see one for power scheduler.  I have a couple reports for incomplete schedules but noting for requests. 
We are working in Columbus!!!!

Yes, on the live side, I set the term to 17-18 then search *currenthours_requested

There is also a *hours_requested but I've never used that one. Not sure why....

From PowerSource article 7671

(PowerScheduler) Requested Credit Hours in Scheduling Year
Format: *hours_requested[operator][number]

(Live Side) Requested Credit Hours in Current Year
Format: *currenthours_requested[operator][number]


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What programs do you use for lunch balance collection?  Does this accept debit/credit cards that the parent can pay on-line with?  What about ACH debit?  What about other fees than lunches?
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We've been using eFunds for Schools for the past several years and are very happy with it.

Parents can deposit money to lunch accounts (eFunds syncs with PowerSchool so online deposits show up pretty much instantly in PowerSchool) and to pay sports registration fees.  As far as I know, there is no limit (other than what the school might have) on the types of fees which could be set up in eFunds.

Parents can pay by debit/credit card (charged a convenience fee of $2.65 per $100 transaction value) or via ACH (charged a $1.00 convenience fee per transaction regardless of amount or how many different fees/deposits are made in a single transaction).  By having parents pay the convenience fee, eFunds doesn't cost the school anything other than some sort of annual maintenance fee ($170 or some such amount).

Reporting options available on the administrative side of eFunds meet our needs and are relatively easy to use.

I like the thought of it tying in to PowerSchool, and that it shows up there.  Seems like it would be a lot less work than just accepting a debit/credit card then having to go through and post info each day.

+ 1 for E-funds. This is our first year with it and we've been happy with how easily it works with PowerSchool. A couple of parents complained about the hassle last fall but we tell them to continue sending checks, if they preferred. 

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Does anyone else think PowerSchool is running VERY SLOOOWWWLLLYYY?  We are on 10.1.1 and the last 2 days it just takes forever to respond to anything.
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We haven't noticed any slowness today. The attendance secretary said PowerSchool was a little slow yesterday afternoon but nothing like you are describing. We are 10.1.1 and hosted.

No districts have mentioned any slowness to us here at ESU 10.

We have been slow.  Yesterday and today.  We went down for a fews hours then after it came back up it has been slow.

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I just stored grades, and some of the classes that don't take grades (i.e. Interventions) that are showing zeroes.  What do I do to get this to not show zeroes?  
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Go to the course setup page for affected courses and check the Exclude from Storing Grades option.

To delete the ones you already stored, go into DDA, go to the stored grades table, and enter a search string for the date stored, equals, {blank}; to get the blank, just hit the space bar once in that text entry field.

That will pull up the offending stored grades and you can delete them.

Thank you!!!!!

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The following was posted to PSUG today.  If contains some important information for those of us doing the CRDC reporting.

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to begin February 6
    Posted by: BKitterman
    Date: Mon Jan 9, 2017 9:47 am ((PST))


 We are pleased to announce that beginning on February 6, 2017, the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) submission system for the 2015–16 school year will open to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).  To ensure system performance is maintained, the 2015–16 CRDC will have staggered open and close dates based on region. The open and close dates, and states associated with each region, are listed below.  Each region has the standard 75 calendar days from their assigned open date to submit data. 
 Phase 1: East Coast LEAs: Opening February 6, 2017 and closing April 24, 2017 
 States included in this region: CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, DC, and WV 
 Phase 2: Central LEAs: Opening February 8, 2017 and closing April 26, 2017 
 States included in this region: AL, AR, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, and WI 
 Phase 3: West Coast (Including Mountain, Alaska, and Hawaii) LEAs: Opening February 10, 2017 and closingApril 28, 2017 
 States included in this region: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY 
The submission system will open to a select number of State Educational Agencies (SEAs) that are assisting their LEAs with the 2015–16 school year data submission on January 17, 2017.  Participating SEAs and LEAs have been notified. 
 On the day of your assigned submission open date, all identified Superintendents, Primary Points of Contact and Alternate Points of Contact will receive an email containing their username and web link to verify their account and create a password in the CRDC submission system.  We strongly encourage you to add the following Internet domain names to your trusted senders list as soon as possible.  This will ensure that email correspondence are not categorized as spam. 
 Please take the following steps to add these email addresses to your trusted senders list. Contact your IT department for assistance in adding email addresses to your trusted senders list. 
 Select Actions from the toolbar at the top of the screen. 
 Select Junk E-mail. 
 Select Junk E-mail Options. 
 Click the Safe Sender tab. 
 Click Add. 
 Type in the email address you wish to add to your safe sender list. 
 Click OK. 
 Over the course of the data submission period, the CRDC Partner Support Center (PSC) will distribute emails on a regular basis from multiple electronic mailing lists.  These messages will contain important information related to the data submission, including tips to help make the data submission process as easy as possible and keep you updated on your district’s progress.   The following documents are also available to help you prepare for the CRDC: 
 How to Create Additional User Accounts: communities/pdc/documents/7735 
 Complete List of Data Elements for the 2015-16 Collection: communities/pdc/documents/5076 
 Data Topics by Collection Timeframe: communities/pdc/documents/5240 
 Screenshots of the Data Submission System: communities/pdc/documents/7210 
 How to Organize Data Submissions: communities/pdc/documents/5592 
 Data Collection Template, School Form (in MS Excel format): communities/pdc/documents/5786 
 Data Collection Template, LEA Form (in MS Excel format): communities/pdc/documents/5787 
 To access additional resources such as instructional videos, collection templates, technical assistance documents and data tips to assist in the submission of data, please visit the CRDC Resource Center at 
 If your school district has questions regarding this mandatory data collection, please contact the CRDC PSC.  The CRDC PSC provides technical assistance to school districts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.  The PSC is available for questions between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.  When contacting the PSC, please have your 7 digit LEA identifier readily available. 
 Thank you, 
 CRDC Partner Support Center 
Telephone: 855-255-6901 
 Fax: 888-329-3336 
E-mail: crdc@... mailto:crdc@... 
 CRDC Resource Center: 
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Is anyone else having problems loading the PowerTeacher site on Safari and mobile devices? I'm able to access PowerTeacher through Firefox and Chrome on my laptop. Safari takes a long time to load sign-in page. Teachers on iPads able to log into PT through Chrome app, but not as quickly as usual.

We are hosted, running 10.0.4.
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Just to update this issue in case anyone else runs into it ... None of the PS login pages would load with Safari on MacOS and iOS devices. I did find one teacher on an older version of Safari for Mac who was able to load PS login pages. PS support escalated the issue. It appears to have been a known issue and they already had a workaround to install on my server. They'll be restarting my server tonight and they appear confident it will fix the problem.

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PTP from a teacher:  When I create an assignment it is only showing that I can select 4 categories (Class Participation, Responsibility, Quiz, and Project) but I have 7 categories created.  I clicked on the categories and it says they are all active but they won't show up.

So, I went in from the admin side to add the categories, and when I logged back into her PTP, I still had only 4 categories to choose from.  

Please help!
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Are the categories limited to specific classes? Go to the Grading icon, select Categories. Make sure it says either "All Classes" or lists the specific class you are looking for then save.

I hope that helps and that is all it is.

That was it, thanks!  I thought she had them all selected, but it was only for S1!

That was it, thanks!  I thought she had them all selected, but it was only for S1!

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Central States PS Conference hosted by Kansas PS User Group

Registration is open for the Central State PowerSchool Conference in Manhattan, Kansas.  We are excited to have several nationally know presenters Jason Springel from PowerSchool, Greg Satterwhite from Boston, Al Monrik from Level Data, Victor Cuadra, and MIke Pieterzak from PowerSchool joining us with their expert knowledge.  We are in the process of confirming several other PowerSchool trainers to also join us.  Here are details about the upcoming Central States PowerSchool Conference.  Details can also be found at

DATES: April 3 - 5, 2017
LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S 3rd St, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 
PHONE #: 1-785-532-9116.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Ask for KSPSUG group rate of $104.00 plus tax per night or you can use this link:

Conference Registration link:

Registration Fee:
1 day -     $75.00
2 days -   $150.00
3 days -   $200.00

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided each day.

Social Night
Tuesday evening we will host a fun game night and networking opportunities. -- Who can breakout the quickest??? A breakout challenge room where participants can show their competitive side by working as a team to solve clues to the mystery. You will be completing puzzles and trivia in order to "break out". Race against the clock to break out before time expires. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

We understand that it is important for everyone to know what sessions potentially will be offered at the conference.  Attached is a tentative schedule with sessions we are hoping to schedule.  This schedule is subject to change and as we confirm presenters they will be added at a later time and then shared with you.
Central States PS Schedule 12192016.pdf

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Here is a link to the updated schedule:

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Is there a way to run a report on student absences that shows unexcused absences vs excused absences?
Carrie Ford
Tags: ADA/ADMAttendanceReports
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Is it possible to pull all school attendance rates for previous school years?

Jane Campbell
Marian High School
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You can run the ADA/ADM report for any year by simply changing the term.  Not sure if that's what you are looking for.

I'm not sure what they need. It's for the Blue Ribbon School application, I think. I was able to run the ADA/ADM by Date report under System Reports. Is that the report you were referring to, Kris? 

I'm being asked if there's a report that shows attendance as a percentage. Any ideas?

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