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PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool SIS version is available as of 01/23/2020:


PowerSchool Admin - DemographicsBy default, the State pop-up menu on the student Demographics page displays all states regardless of country. Using the new Default Country for Student Demographics setting, you can choose a specific country and display only the states for that country.PSF-20143
PowerSchool Admin - PowerTeacher Pro SettingsDistricts now have the option to hide the PTG links in the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal. This setting can be found under the Start Page > District Setup > PowerTeacher Pro Settings > Default Gradebook Type page.PSF-17831

Resolved Issues

PowerSchool - PerformanceWhen using DDE and displaying all records in list view, depending on the number of records, the system can become unstable. This issue is now resolved. Safeguards have been put in place to limit the number of records returned.PSF-14716
PowerSchool - SecurityIn some instances, page permissions cannot be assigned to action pages. This issue is now resolved. Areas impacted:
  • Plugin Data Provider Configuration
  • Co-Teaching Configure Matrix View
  • Custom Pages Import/Export
  • Localize PowerSchool
  • Manage System Locales
  • District Calendars
  • Bell Schedule
  • Cycle Days
  • Mass Drop Class Enrollments
PowerSchool Admin - Attendance

Intermittently meeting attendance is not being saved. This issue could occur for a students class that meets all of the following conditions:

  • The course and/or section has a Special Program defined
  • The student is enrolled in that Special Program
  • The GEN table record defining the Special Program has a non numeric character in the VALUE field.

This issue is now resolved.

PowerSchool Admin - AttendanceUsing the Search by Grades/Attendance function with the Total Count option selected does not return the expected results. This issue is now resolved.PSF-12211
PowerSchool Admin - AttendanceWhen a co-teacher is no longer assigned to a class, they are still able to take attendance after the end date. This issue is now resolved.PSF-15718
PowerSchool Admin - Attendance

When exporting Daily Attendance, the SchoolID or School_Number only returns 0. The Period value incorrectly returned a -1 when AutoSending from the AttendanceQueue table. When AutoSending from Attendance the PeriodID is returned if the Period is not found. This issue is now resolved.

PowerSchool Admin - DemographicsWhen using the Copy From Home Address function on the Demographics page, a javascript error occurs. This issue is now resolved.PSF-19393
PowerSchool Admin - ExportWhen exporting standards using a scheduled export, only 5000 records are being exported. This issue is now resolved.PSF-18095
PowerSchool Admin - Family ManagementA 500 error may occur when attempting to access the Family Management page. This issue is now resolved.PSF-19873
PowerSchool Admin - GradingA 500 error can occurring during a PTP API writeback to PowerSchool if the plugin that created the assignment was removed, re-installed or updated. This issue is now resolved.PSF-17576
PowerSchool Admin - Graduation Planner

When deleting a score type from a test once it has been assigned to a graduation plan, the graduation plan can no longer be edited. This issue is now resolved.

PowerSchool Admin - ImportWhen importing an invalid student number using Quick Import or Autocomm, blank contact records are created. This issue is now resolved.PSF-17836
PowerSchool Admin - Incident ManagementIn cases where a Participant ID value is greater than 999, the Incident Management page does not load. This issue is now resolved.PSF-12903
PowerSchool Admin - Incident ManagementWhen editing an incident where only one subcode is defined for a location, the subcode is not retained when saving the incident. This issue is now resolved.PSF-16807
PowerSchool Admin - Incident ManagementWhen updating participant attributes fields, some fields extend off the page when using Google Chrome. This issue is now resolved.PSF-14976
PowerSchool Admin - Online HelpWhen accessing the online help from within a step wizard, the online help displays within the same page and the step wizard is no longer visible. This issue is now resolved.PSF-16417
PowerSchool Admin - PerformanceIn certain cases, the Quick Lookup may impact system performance when Special Programs data is included. This issue is now resolved.PSF-19654
PowerSchool Admin - PluginsWhen a user with a name that is greater than 30 characters installs and/or enables a plugin, a "Value too large for column" error occurs. This issue is now resolved. PSF-15533
PowerSchool Admin - PowerQueryWhen accessing the Users Access Roles PowerQuery, roles assigned to the District Office are not returned. This issue is now resolved.PSF-16803
PowerSchool Admin - PowerTeacher Pro SettingsIn some cases, when locking or unlocking a section within a teacher's schedule, an error occurs if today's date or a date in the past is entered. This issue is now resolved. A future date must be entered when locking or unlocking a section. PSF-16985
PowerSchool Admin - PowerTeacher Pro SettingsWhen locking a reporting term, the message that displays does not accurately represents when a teacher will no longer be able to edit grades This issue is now resolved. PSF-17496
PowerSchool Admin - ReportsIn certain cases, a 400 error occurs when using Enterprise Reporting. This issue is now resolved.PSF-20620
PowerSchool Admin - ReportsWhen running the Enterprise Reporting Standards Grades report, the report is not correctly displaying staff information and the Current Selection function is not working. This issue is now resolved.PSF-15804
PowerSchool Admin - ReportsWhen running the Student Schedule report and selecting Use Current Schedules, past remote enrollment schedules are included. This issue is now resolved.PSF-15822
PowerSchool Admin - SchedulingWhen using the Automated Walk-in Scheduler, locked classes are being dropped if they do not have an associated course request. This issue is now resolved.PSF-17299
PowerSchool Admin - Special CharactersIn some cases, when an item that is selected from a pop-up menu does not appear selected if the value contains an HTML character. This issue is now resolved.PSF-15541
PowerSchool Admin - Special CharactersWhen using a Data Access Tag that contains a special character, the output does not contain the special character. This issue is now resolved.PSF-4724
PowerSchool Admin - StudentIn some cases, when updating a student's email address, an error occurs. This issue is now resolved.PSF-17975
PowerSchool Student and Parent - SecurityAs a guardian, when viewing the last time you signed in, the last time your student signed in may appear or vice versa. This issue is now resolved.PSF-19385
PowerSchool Student and Parent - SecurityStudents and parents are unable to sign in to the PowerSchool Student and Parent portal if their password contains '@'. This issue is now resolved.PSF-17208
PowerTeacher Pro - AssignmentsAssignments cannot be created and reports cannot be printed for sections taught at another school if the year term abbreviation is different. This issue is now resolved.PSF-14038
PowerTeacher Pro - ClassesAn error is generated when adding a description that is longer than 4000 characters. This issue is now resolved.PSF-15704
PowerTeacher Pro - ClassesIf changes are made to a class and then a different class is selected from the class picker, the option to discard changes may not be available. This issue is now resolved.PSF-19642
PowerTeacher Pro - GradingIn some cases, when a grade scale associated to a standard is changed during a reporting term, the standard final grade may not reflect the change to the grade scale. This issue occurs even after selecting the Recalculate Final Grades function. This issue is now resolved. In order to ensure accurate final grades, if a standard grade scale is changed mid-term, teachers should delete and re-enter grades to ensure the final grade matches the new grade scale values.PSF-19640
PowerTeacher Pro - GradingIn some cases, when editing an assignment using the Add/Remove Students function, students are not being added or removed correctly. This issue is now resolved.PSF-19559
PowerTeacher Pro - GradingWhen importing scores into PowerTeacher Pro that contain multiple assignment scores, the scores are not mapping correctly. This issue is now resolved.PSF-15809
PowerTeacher Pro - ImportIn some cases, teachers cannot import scores into PowerTeacher Pro for students with multiple middle names. This issue is now resolved.PSF-17964
PowerTeacher Pro - ScoresWhen transferring scores, assignments with standards attached are not transferring. This issue is resolved now.PSF-20163

Known Issues

PowerTeacher Pro - Scoresheet

When using the keyboard to navigate through the Standards Scoresheet assignment grid, the grid does not paginate to the next page of standards.

Workaround: Click the arrow on the grid the change the page.

When changing the page on the Standards Scoresheet assignment grid, the score inspector and selected cell does not update for the current page.

Workaround: Click a cell within the grid.


PowerSchool Components

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 configured incorrectly. The following table identifies the version number for each PowerSchool SIS component in this release compared to the previous release:

ComponentVersion Number

PowerSchool SIS Server

PowerTeacher Gradebook






State Reporting

Report SDK




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