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PowerSchool SIS version 188.8.131.52 is available as of February 25, 2022. When the installers are available for download, an announcement will be posted on PowerSchool SIS Release Notification on PowerSchool Community.
|Feature or Product Area
|When adding or modifying courses in a Course Group, the search options have been enhanced to support better filtering capabilities. These new options include the ability to search using a Contains or Does Not Contain operator. In addition, the Course Name and Course Number options can now be used multiple times.
|PowerSchool recognizes the concerns of our on-premise customers regarding the use of assets.powerschool.com, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) used for our PowerSchool Design System, and potential loss of navigation during an internet outage if the elements are not cached by the browser. Under normal operation, the browser will cache needed content from the CDN and be available as long as the cache has not cleared. To address this possible situation, we have added a local backup that ships with PowerSchool SIS as a failover to prevent loss of navigation through the new header bar or other user interface elements that utilize the CDN.
|PowerSchool SIS will now use ETags for the cache management of content under the images and scripts directories. The cache duration of files under these folders has been lowered from 24 hours to 4 hours to allow changes to be seen faster while lowering throughput requirements.
|The getResultsForStudentForClass and getLineItemsForClass endpoints are now available in Universal Rostering.
|Depending on the PowerSchool SIS server's timezone, the Change Meeting Attendance function no longer fails when attempting to use it.
|Change History will now appear for the pages that are enabled in System Settings and assigned to Security Roles.
|An error no longer occurs when using the up and down arrows to adjust the order for contact addresses.
Several Custom Page Management issues have been resolved:
|The Summary of Current Grades and Attendance email no longer sends the wrong data for remote enrollments when TermIDs do not match between home school and remote school enrollments.
|Custom Pages using Import/Export screens will no longer cause an outage when many assets exist.
|An outage no longer occurs when deleting a folder in Custom Page Management with many child objects.
|Unique columns, like IDs, should not be modifiable when performing mass modifications (Student/Teacher Field Value or DDA). Therefore, to prevent mass modifications, columns are now defined as unique.
|The Enrollment Summary Report no longer omits certain gender headers when drilling down into the gender count details.
|Vaccines with expiry dates in the past will no longer be excluded from the Immunization Compliance report when they are not exempt.
As part of PowerSchool SIS 184.108.40.206, security enhancements were made to AutoComm/AutoSend. In some cases, these protections were too strict. This release resolves the following:
|Import Fitness Tests
|Importing fitness tests using the Data Import Manager will no longer fail due to table extensions.
|The Incident Details page will display the total characters allowed for the Incident Description, and the count will decrease as characters are typed.
|Inactive code set values used for Office Visits will no longer display as an option when adding a new record. The inactive codes will be visible if used in records created before the code set values end date.
|The Plugin Management screen will no longer incorrectly indicate that some hard-coded plugins can be disabled or upgraded when trying to edit them.
|PowerTeacher Pro - Final Grade Entry
|The final grade column on some PTP pages displayed an incorrect grade before saving updated data.
|PowerTeacher Pro - Missing Assignment Report
|When a teacher ran a Missing Assignment report with at least one student having an assignment scored with zero points, the report failed to display in certain situations.
|PowerTeacher Pro - Standards
|Standards did not populate in PowerTeacher Pro after upgrading PowerSchool SIS to 220.127.116.11.
|PowerTeacher Pro - Traditional Grade Calculation Formula
|Users attempting to edit a traditional grade calculation formula received an error indicating that the reporting term could not be retrieved.
Security regarding the SMTP email password was improved so that the email password now cannot be viewed via page source code.
|School Names will no longer appear more than once on the Server Statistics Diagnostic page when processing attendance records.
|Sign in Page
|The selected language will now remain when logging out of the admin portal instead of reverting back to English.
An HTTP 500 error may occur on some pages immediately after startup.
|Users in groups other than the Admin group could not access Fitness Tests.
Removed Features/Future Deprecation
PowerTeacher Gradebook will be removed from PowerSchool SIS with the 18.104.22.168 release. 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 comprises 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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