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Kathy Riese (12)
I have a situation I have never worked with before.

We have a student who only attends  Pre-K every other week.    Until custody is determined by the court.  Mom has her in our preschool one week then she is attending preschool in another community the week she is with dad.  How do we put this into PowerSchool?

Has anyone else dealt with the complex issue.  Thanks for any help.
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I would put her on a track and then uncheck the boxes for the days she's not there.

On year we had PK students who came 2 days a week, 3 days a week and 4 days a week.  

We used Calendar Tracks for each of those different situations.

Hope that helps
Kristy Kennedy

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Hastings Public Schools, Hastings Ne is seeking applicants for PowerSchool Admin.  See link below.

12 Month - Full Time position

Salary based on experience and education
Must pass background check
Benefits package available, includes fully paid BCBS Health Insurance
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Also posted to Hastings Tribune.

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There will be an opening for a PowerSchool administrator at Hastings Public Schools this fall.

Applications are not being accepted yet, but wanted to let all of know that I am retiring.  If you want to email me directly, I will let you know when the opening is posted and where to send applications. I will keep all emails confidential.

I will keep you all posted as to when the job opening is posted.
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Congratulations on your retirement! Hope you enjoy the next chapter in your life. Thanks for everything you have done for the PowerSchool community!

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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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I installed the Nebraska State reporting update 14.12.2

Don't Do It!!!

It messed with all the primary disability codes.  the (00) No Verified Disability code is gone so all students with that code have defaulted to (01) Emotional Disturbance.  We are still investigating, and have called Tech Support.  Wanted to get this out as soon as I could .

I will keep you posted.

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Currently there is no way to disable the parent portal completely.

The mobile app never forces the parent to log out. As long as they stay
logged in, it doesn't matter what you turn on or off. This is also a
security issue. What if a parent has lost their parenting rights
through divorce, custody fight, or incarceration? They can still login
to get information if they never logged out of the mobile app. Big
problem with me.

Please vote up enhancement request #3178 within PowerSource
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Is anyone using a fee management program that allows parents to pay for lunch, fees, activity pass and such with a credit or debit card.

If you are, who pays the fee?  Are you charging the user or is the district paying the fee?

We would like a system that integrates with PowerSchool.

Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.

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The one we have been looking at but haven't bit the bullet is eFunds for Schools. The cost is passed to the parents in the form of a convenience fee.  The last time we spoke it was a flat fee per transaction of $2.49 for credit and debit cards. The system is able to split the transactions if parents want to pay multiple accounts which can be routed different for auditing purposes.  I believe it integrates with PowerSchool but we use a separate lunch system.

Anyone using something else that has a lower per transaction rate?

We use eFunds and are real happy with it.  Parents do pay the fee. It does cost more with credit cards, they only charge $1.00 to use an echeck.  We only use it for the lunch program. We may expand later for school fees. The district can pay the fees if they prefer but it is costly. We have elected to have the parents pay for the service.

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When I run part one of the CRDC report it does not pull the info on graduated seniors.

Is everyone else getting this to work?  Give me some ideas on what I may have setup wrong.

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You may need to uncheck the exclude from state reporting box on the Graduated School for it to pull. The report should be looking at the previous enrollments for the 11-12 school year but that exclusion could be causing it to not work. Try that and let me know if that resolves your issue. If it doesn’t I may need to have you submit a case and then either the tier 1 support or our new dedicated rep may be able to assist.

The above is from Wyatt Gaylor NE Product Manager

Trying report again now.

Thanks Wayatt

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We are currently using PowerLunch with customized screens for our meal tracking.  We contract with LunchTime Solutions.  They would like us to look into a POS system that would give them more information as to what the student is purchasing or eating.  Is anyone using such a POS  with PowerSchool and would you recommend it.  You may contact me offline if you wish.  I appreciate your insight.  Kathy
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We are using the A La Carte  version of PowerLunch which gives you the option to enter just about any information you want such as Ice Cream, Jerky, Fruit Roll ups, Extra main entree etc.  Don't know if that will help but you could check it out on PowerSource.

I saw this solution on another post, but I know LTS is wanting to look at vendor based solution.  I would love to stay with local customizations and not involve another 3rd party software solution.  Thanks

We use Lunchtime Solutions and have just switched over to PowerLunch from a 3rd party vendor.  It looks like we can provide all the information that LS is wanting using the A La Carte customization, but I don't think they were in favor of us using PowerLunch.

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Has anyone created a staff directory report with photos that they would like to share?

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Hey guys check this out.  Would be great to get a Nebraska group there.

Kathy Riese
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I'm working on changing the exit codes for those students who will be listed as a dropout this year.  Those students who disappeared during last school year or over the summer will be included on this report.  What dates should we be using on the enrollment report to include these students.  Anybody have any ideas.

Kathy Riese
Hastings Public Schools
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