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PowerSchool SIS version 126.96.36.199 is available as of December 21, 2021. When the installers are available for download, an announcement will be posted on PowerSchool SIS Release Notification on PowerSchool Community.
New Features and Enhancements
|Feature or Product Area
|Academic and Career Plan
|Admins can now set a required minimum GPA for Academic and Career Plan programs on a per-program basis.
|Academic and Career Plan
|This report now includes a breakdown of all genders defined in the Gender code set when clicking on the student total links.
Multiple updates to the Graduation Planner, including:
|Support for Windows 2019 (Application Server)
Application servers on PowerSchool SIS 188.8.131.52+ are now certified for Windows Server 2019.
Currently, only the Application Server has been certified on Windows Server 2019 with PowerSchool SIS version 184.108.40.206 or higher. The database server has not yet been certified on Windows 2019 and can only be installed on Windows 2012 or 2016. Please refer to the System Requirements for additional details.
|A vulnerability in the Apache Log4j framework, CVE-2021-44228, was recently announced, as well as a proof-of-concept exploit code. The open-source project has patched the vulnerability, and this release of PowerSchool includes the upgraded Log4j libraries to eliminate the vulnerability.
|Users with the No Access group permission level, but having page permissions set to Full for the student asset tracking page, could not use the assign/return feature in the student asset tracking functionality.
|Collapsible Page Elements
|When clicking on the arrow or area around the title, collapsable page elements in PowerTeacher Pro and PowerTeacher Pro setup screens may not open. To access these elements, the user should click directly on the title text to expand.
|Updates to this page now indicate when an account is locked due to multiple invalid login attempts, similar to the Student and Staff pages.
When a Contact's Web Account Access User Name is the same as Parent Access ID, an error message will appear while creating a new contact or updating an existing contact.
|Data Export Manager
|When navigating to Data Export Manager in PowerSchool version 21.11.0, the Collapse All and Expand All buttons no longer worked.
|Data Export Manager
|When managing a user access role's Export/Edit permissions, changing an extension data source's permission from Use Defaults causes it to display its Data Source Name as its Parent Name.
|Data Export Manager
|When attempting to export Health Concerns for all students using DEM, an error would appear.
|Data Import Manager
|When importing data into a One-to-Many or Standalone Database Extension table with all fields defined and only the ID populated in Data Import Manager, the record would not delete due to a Data Validation required field and an error appeared.
|When entering a fee for a student on the fee transaction page and then selecting the next student, the user was directed to the enter new fee page. If a district only had one fee, the page did not load the fee type for data entry resulting in the next fee entered having no fee type.
|Access permission to the staff list for medication doses and inventory was incorrectly associated with access permission to the Health Contact Log page. That permission has been corrected to now follow the permissions to access the Health Medication page.
|When adding immunization records for a student, the count Health - Immunization tab did not display the dose totals correctly.
|When users had read-only page permission on the home page, they were not able to create a health monitoring schedule from the student health page. The permission issue is fixed by mapping it to the health monitoring page.
|In some cases, push notifications may not have been sent after upgrading to 220.127.116.11.
|When the Request - Screen Setup had values less than 1 credit in the Minimum and Maximum fields for the Number of credit hours, the class registration would display an error.
|PowerSchool - Teacher Portal
|Co-teachers continued to have access to a class in PowerSchool SIS Teacher beyond the class end date.
|PowerSchool Teacher - Reports
|When a Class Attendance Audit Report was run for a class with an expression that did not contain an A Day, the report would produce output for the wrong class.
|PowerSchool Teacher - Seating Charts
|When teachers accessed the seating chart to take attendance the page would load immediately, but the "Loading Seating Chart" progress indicator appeared unresponsive for 15 seconds.
|PowerTeacher Pro - Various Pages
|When using a browser's print screen functionality, student names are no longer cut off.
|When a Section's Record Attendance value is set to Once for All Meetings, the Report Card absence or tardy counts for a class may be larger than expected in some cases.
|Office Visit type codes would not show up as the runtime control parameter in ReportWorks developer due to an issue with the PowerPack migration.
|When teachers attempted to access the Schoology Attendance module using Chrome on a macOS device with Catalina or higher, and a default seating chart did not exist, the attendance module did not load.
When running the Search By Grades/Attendance function and selecting Scan for this final grade percentage with a value of less than 50, the results would include students with no PGFinalGraded records.
When doing a search using Current Grades the report would ignore the defined Store code/Final grade value and instead use the Current Grade Display value. The search now honors the defined Store code/Final grade added.
Removed Features/Future Deprecation
PowerTeacher Gradebook will be removed from PowerSchool SIS with the Back-to-School release (Spring 2022). To ensure that teachers can start using the more advanced features in PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook when you update PowerSchool SIS, make a plan to transition to PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook by the beginning of the 2022-2023 School Year.
|Moving to PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook
PowerSchool SIS is comprised of several software components, each versioned independently from one another. This allows for greater flexibility of component updates as new features and bug fixes become available. Some updates may include dependencies between components. These dependencies will be communicated and built into the component update installers to prevent PowerSchool SIS from being misconfigured. The following table identifies the version number for each PowerSchool SIS component in this release compared to the previous release:
PowerSchool SIS Server
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