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Its not too late to register for the PowerSchool Conference at ESU 10 in Kearney, July 12 & 13.

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Friday, Sept. 27 - PowerSchool Basics: Targeted for those new to PowerSchool. Some of the topics to be covered in this workshop are: 
  • How to search
  • Reports & labels
  • Attendance
  • Timeline
  • Preparation for end of term
  • Time for questions and discussion


Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Customizations: Advanced session covering the following:
  • Short overview of custom fields and custom screens
  • Searching for prebuilt customizations, such as: Custom Reports Bundle, Find Me, Enhanced Parent Portal, etc.
  • Uploading prebuilt customizations
  • Data validation
  • Customize an existing screen (custom pages)

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ESU 10 - 76 Plaza Blvd - Kearney, NE
Presenter:  Wayne Wiens - wweins@esu10.org


To register, go to Odie Workshop Registration
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Friday, Sept. 27 - PowerSchool Basics: Targeted for those new to PowerSchool. Some of the topics to be covered in this workshop are: 
  • How to search
  • Reports & labels
  • Attendance
  • Timeline
  • Preparation for end of term
  • Time for questions and discussion


Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Customizations: Advanced session covering the following:
  • Short overview of custom fields and custom screens
  • Searching for prebuilt customizations, such as: Custom Reports Bundle, Find Me, Enhanced Parent Portal, etc.
  • Uploading prebuilt customizations
  • Data validation
  • Customize an existing screen (custom pages)

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ESU 10 - 76 Plaza Blvd - Kearney, NE
Presenter:  Wayne Wiens - wweins@esu10.org


To register, go to Odie Workshop Registration
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ESU 10 is seeking to add another support person who would have skills in student information systems (PowerSchool), educational data analysis and/or learning management systems and blended education.  If you have or know someone interested with these skills, please consider applying.  Follow the link for more details.

http://www.esu10.org/about-us/human-resources
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Due to unforeseen circumstances PowerSchool Days 2011 scheduled for the end of July at ESU 10 in Kearney NE has been canceled.
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UPCOMING POWERSCHOOL TRAININGS 

*June 2&3 Richard James – Phoenix Learning Systems
*July 28 & 29 ESU #10 PowerSchool Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2nd annual, two day PowerSchool Conference in Kearney at ESU #10 on July 28 & 29. One of the main areas of focus will be PowerSchool 7. More information will be coming in the near future.

URGENT!!  Richard James Workshop: This workshop is limited to 20 people, we have 16 people who have indicated they want to attend, so we need 4 more.  If you are interested in attending, contact me ASAP.  Here are the details: 

Presenter: Richard James has presented in central Nebraska the last couple of summers and we are trying to get him back here again. Richard was the second employee of PowerSchool back in the mid 90's. After many years with PowerSchool, he left and started his own PowerSchool consulting/training business, Phoenix Learning Systems. Needless to say, he is very knowledgeable and does a good job training people. 

Cost: We are looking to just cover expenses, which comes out to $120 a day and includes breakfast and lunch. ($240 for two days)

Target Audience: This is not for beginners. I would like to see the first day be intermediate topics and the second day be more advanced topics. 

Agenda: We don't have one yet. I'm waiting to get input from the attendees, but below you can see last year’s agenda to get an idea of what it might be like. 

Dates: We do have a little flexibility here. It looks like it will be June 2 & 3, but it could be June 1 & 2 if that works for more people.

Location: It will be at either ESU #9 or ESU #10, depending on what works best for the majority.


2010 Richard James Workshop Agenda

Day 1 Morning
We will walk through the “Best Business Practices" such as: Recording, managing, and reporting attendance, storing grades at each term, preparing for the end-of-year process, finding information for school improvement, manipulating class schedules, and other office activities that we do everyday.
Day 1 Afternoon
DDE/DDAImporting and Exporting

Day 2 Morning
Custom Pages, Custom Reports, Custom Alerts, SpEd Pages
Day 2 Afternoon
SQL

Wayne Wiens
Technology Systems Support Specialist - PowerSchool
Educational Service Unit #9
402.463.5611
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I was recently made aware of Pearson discontinuing support for PowerSchool running on Mac Servers.  Are there other districts affected by this announcement and are looking to move from a Mac to a Windows server within the next year?

One school has approached us about their situation and we're providing a hosting service for them.  I'm wondering if others have the same need and if we should expand this service for other districts and make it more cost effective?



Additional Information Regarding Mac Server Announcement

Dear PowerSchool Customer,


Recently, Pearson made an announcement regarding support options for Macintosh database

servers and PowerPC servers.

This announcement referenced alternative hardware and hosting options, including virtualization of the database using existing Macintosh hardware. We are excited to provide more detail around each of these options including what Pearson can do to help you select and deploy the right one for your district.


To learn more about Pearson hosting, server virtualization, or hardware procurement, please click here.


https://powersource.pearsonschoolsystems.com/f/6451


Sincerely,


Pearson Technical Solutions Group
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With the note on PowerSchool ending support on Mac Servers my district is thinking about have them host our site.  Any ideas on the pros and cons of having PowerSchool host your site?

Some brief thoughts… The one big disadvantage of a hosted service I see is if you lose your internet connection then you lose your connectivity to your server.  If you have your server in-house then an internet outage would not affect your access.  You will have to weigh what an acceptable amount of time the internet can be down without teachers and administration going nuclear.  How many times did you lose internet access last year?  How about the year prior to that?  Is it trending upward or downward?  Another disadvantage I have seen is that that a hosted schools performance can be sluggish at times.  How big is your internet pipe into your district?  Do you have any other hosted applications?  How do they perform? 

With that being said it would be a little different if your local ESU hosted it for you.  Many times when we lose internet connectivity we can still get to our ESU, ESU10.  This is because the fiber cut or problem is downstream from them allowing us to still talk to them.  Performance lag would also be reduced if they were to host because it is a shorter hop (at least how we are set up) and would not have to traverse the internet to Pearson’s Datacenter.

An advantage to hosting is that if you are a smaller district and don’t want to worry about hardware then you don’t have to.  Either Pearson or your local ESU would take care of that for you.  In the past custom pages presented a problem for hosted districts.  The new custom page management has provided a good solution for this.  It still has some quirks but is a viable solution. 

Lastly, with Pearson’s hosted solution you would have no access to a “server/console” however depending on how your local ESU would set things up, there would be the possibility of gaining access to a console remotely if you needed to troubleshoot some issues or still wanted to use custom pages the old way.  With either hosted solution you “shouldn’t” have to worry about backups.  

We have had Pearson as a host for the last three years and with the sluggish connection and down time I think Sargent would be interested in the ESU hosting/supporting our PowerSchool server. 

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Once again this summer the Minden Public Schools will be hosting a Powerschool Workshop with Richard James of Phoenix Learning Systems. Last summers workshop was very successful.

"The staff at Phoenix Learning Systems are PowerSchool®
experts with over 30 years of PowerSchool experience. In fact, we led
application design, development and training at PowerSchool®
for nearly four years. Whether you require additional expert-level
consultation or a new application designed to meet your unique
requirements, Phoenix Learning Systems can provide the solutions to
meet your needs."

The workshop will be June 1 and 2, 2010, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM each day. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration is $275.

If you are interested in receiving more information please email me at josgood@esu11.org
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Is there any way to add more parents to the demographics screen?  We have a fair share of 4 parent families, and some kids that have guardian ad litem and hhs people that always need information...
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I have created a custom screen for non-custodial parents.  You could add a screen for all other contacts.  I don't know if we can change the canned screen we see.

How did you make the custom screen for non-custodial parents.

We did changed the PS screen and now am kind regretting it since I need to go in and edit so I have the new ethnicity codes piece and some other parts we need. I would be intereested in seeing your screen for additional parents. Can you send it to me at gboettger@westside66.org please.

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PowerSchool Sharing Session Agenda

Fri. September 4, 2009 @ ESU 9

9:00 - 3:30 CST

Presenter - Wayne Wiens, ESU 9

If you missed this session last week at ESU 10, it will be repeated on Friday at ESU 9.  Register at ESU 9 Registration

The following new features of PowerSchool 6 will be covered:

Address Management - provides address validation & boundary management by incorporating Google Maps

Course Prerequisites - ability to define and enforce prerequisites rules that automatically limit the courses a student can request.

Smart Search - searching is easier and more powerful

ReportWorks - easy, custom report development

Custom Web Page Management - provides ability to manage custom web pages via the web

PowerTeacher Gradebook - online gradebook. We will cover the new features in 1.6, but also  explore the basic features for those not familiar w/ PT Gradebook.

PowerSchool Administrator - helps to monitor and maintain the PowerSchool system

Teacher Attendance Submission Status - new, easier way to see who has taken attendance

Discipline Incident Management - new way to record & track discipline incidents

Intel-based Mac Support - PowerSchool will now run on Intel-based Macs


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Hello Everyone,

I can not get my power school report to pick up all my students for State Id's. Where on the NDE can I get the template?  
Thanks,
Rebecca


Never mind I got it to work.  Let me share, please check your dates when running state report.  Even though I set the date to my new year of 2009 and asked for it to reset, it kept the 2008 year, so double check your dates.



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