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Does anyone have a field in PowerSchool to record the Free or Reduced Direct Certification reason?  Such as SNAP, Migrant, Foster etc.

OR if you do record that information, where do you do that?

Thanks for any guidance!!!
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I record it in the application # slot. You can run a report through PowerSchool that then shows you their qualification and how they qualified. 

Perfect!  Thank you!!!

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I would like to have some procedures in place to help with the validation of data submitted in NSSRS so all of the responsibility does not fall on me.  I submit the reports to NDE pulled from PowerSchool but I would like to have admin review the data to have another set of eyes looking at it.  Perhaps sign off on it.  Just curious how other schools handle it.

Thanks for any input.
Bev
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I am new to Hastings, but Kathy printed out all the NSSRS reports (after October & June uploads), put them in a 3 ring notebook, attached a routing slip and had it go around to all the administrative staff to sign off that they reviewed the data.  It was a CYA measure.  However, several administrative staff admitted that they may not even open the notebook... they just sign their name.

I have spoken to NDE staff on several occasions to ask that they train administrative staff on NSSRS - the where to look, what to look for, why should they look & when should the look.

I have also asked if they can produce something that shows what all the reports are (instead of going to Validation & having to click on each drop-down separately searching for the report we might need) as a guide for the Data Stewards and Administration to know where to look and what to look for.

Sorry Bev, not really a good answer to force others to have our backs in making sure the data is good & useful.    We are all hoping to have that other set of eyes.

Kristy

In Columbus Tami and I print off (make pdfs) of the reports and email them to who needs to look at it.  We make the option person verify the option list the HR guy look at the State Aid report etc.  If they don't look it is their problem they had the data. 

But when NDE contacts the Superintendent about an issue they always come to me to find an answer.



Thanks so much Kristy.  Those are all good ideas.  I'm going to give the 3 ring binder and signing off a try.  I agree that NDE needs to train admin on the reports.  I also agree it would be helpful to have something that shows what all the reports are and what and where to look for.
Bev

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PLEASE NOTE: PowerSchool has just canceled these sessions because not enough participants signed up.Thank you. - 2/14/2018


In addition to the ESU 10 Scheduling workshops, PowerSchool is also offering the following:
PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build (3 day), PowerScheduler: Load Process (2 day), and PowerScheduler: Build Workshop (4 day). 

These are hosted by the Diocese of Lincoln, but are offered by PowerSchool and open to any school in the area.  PowerSchool asked the Diocese of Lincoln to host these workshops since it is in a centralized location for many School Districts. To be clear:  these sessions will be open to ALL school districts and are NOT exclusive to the Diocese of Lincoln schools. Since these sessions are offered by PowerSchool and the Diocese of Lincoln is only hosting, if you would like to attend you will have to register through PowerSource and the registration fee would be paid by the school or the attendee.

PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build   March 19th – 21st    $1,200 per attendee:

The PowerScheduler Prepare to Build 3-day session is designed for schools that need extra assistance in working through the preparation process. The Prepare to Build 3-day session will go over all items that need to be completed in order to have a productive build experience. This course is designed for people who will need more assistance with setting up the parameters for their school.
Objectives: -Introduce PowerScheduler and Prepare to Build process -Use demo data to discuss and evaluate setup items -Brainstorm school specific items such as use of Teams, Buildings, or Houses -Analyze Room, Teacher, Student, and course request screen setup -Walk through comprehensive setup of Courses, including Course Relationships -Discuss use of Constraints -Download engine and demonstrate Build process -Evaluate common errors in process -Begin to work on individual school setup, focusing on specific "tricky" topics such as Course Setup, Course Relationships, and Constraints

PowerScheduler: Load Process    March 22nd – 23rd    $800 per attendee:

The PowerScheduler Load Process 2-day session is designed for schools that need extra assistance in working through the preparation process. This course is designed for people who will need more assistance with setting up the parameters for their school.
Objectives -Introduce PowerScheduler and Load process -Use demo data to discuss and evaluate setup items -Brainstorm school specific items such as use of Teams, Buildings, or Houses -Analyze Room, Teacher, Student, and course request page setup -Walk through necessary setup of Courses, including valid Course Relationships -Discuss use of Constraints -Download engine and demonstrate Load process -Evaluate common errors in Load process -Begin to work on individual school setup, focusing on specific "tricky" topics such as Course Requests screen setup and Constraints

PowerScheduler: Build Workshop    April 24th – 27th      $1,600 per attendee:

The PowerScheduler Build workshop is designed for schools that need extra assistance in working through the build process.
Objectives -Walk through Build process -Evaluate and analyze validation and build errors -Work with trainer to resolve validation and build errors -Consult with trainer as needed to effectively build the school's master schedule


To register for these courses,
1. Log on to PowerSource
2. Click on the Training Tab
3. Click on the Training Calendar Tile
4. Find the course you want to attend and click the Request button on the right.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Adrian Carlson                         
adrian-carlson@cdolinc.net                 
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Upcoming Scheduling Workshops at ESU 10
Cost: $35 (lunch included)

PowerScheduler is a very powerful tool that can save a lot of time for whoever setups the schedule and enrolls students. Everyone should be using PowerScheduler to have students enter their course requests for next year. PowerScheduler can use these requests to enroll students into their courses. The workshops are broken down into three areas:

PowerScheduler: Build & Load overview - Thursday, February 8th   
This workshop will cover the initial setup that is needed to get the scheduling process started, including the setup of the student request screens.


PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build - Thursday, March 15th

This workshop will cover the complex world of a Build. A Build is where you give PS all the necessary information and it creates a schedule. If you don’t like your current schedule or your schedule is going to change for next year, letting PowerScheduler Build the schedule is an option to creating the schedule manually.


PowerScheduler: Prepare to Load - Thursday, April 12th

This workshop will show how to Load the student requests into the schedule. No matter if you are going to use this current year’s schedule (even with a few tweaks) or if you had PowerScheduler Build it, the Load process will automate enrolling students into their requested courses.

To register for these courses, click HERE and search for PowerSchool.

Also, PowerSchool will be offering scheduling workshops in Lincoln, hosted by the Diocese of Lincoln Schools. More information will be posted soon.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Wayne Wiens                          Ellie Schroeder
wwiens@esu10.org                 eschroeder@esu10.org
308.698.1996                          308-698-1917

 

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We have an Enrollment Verification Object report that the school prints off and gives to each student to verify that the demographic information they have on file is correct. The school would like to print this report in batches for each grade level, but then have it order the pages by a certain course the student is taking.

For example they want to run the report for all the 9th graders but then have it order the pages by the English I course. So they would get all the Period 1 English I students sorted together then then all the Period 2 English I courses sorted together, etc... They want them by a specific class, and that class is different depending on the grade level.

Does anyone know if there is a way to do this in PowerSchool?
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I don't think there is a way to print groupings by multiple periods in one pass.  You can select to sort by a specific period which will give you everyone in Mr. A's class, Ms. B's class, etc.

You might consider selecting the kids in your English I first period class, printing the Enrollment Verification report for those kids and then proceed with selecting the next period's group and the next period's group and so on.  Makes lots of little steps but about the best you can do.

On the Print Reports screen, there is an "In What Order" section. That will allow you to sort your report output by *Name (Alphabetical)
*By grade level, then alphabetical
*By period ## class as of a specific enrollment date

You cannot sort by the course (your example of  English classes) but you can sort by your 1st-period class then give to all the teachers to distribute during 1st period.

If your report does not have the student schedule on it, you can add a line with a period_info code to pull their 1st-period teacher name. We have something similar to a homeroom so I would use that if I were doing something like this.

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