PowerSchool SIS version 220.127.116.11 is available as of October 12, 2023. This release is considered a minor feature/maintenance release. When the installers are available for download, an announcement will be posted on PowerSchool SIS Release Notification on PowerSchool Community.
Starting with the PowerSchool SIS 18.104.22.168 (Back to School) release, the option to turn off the Enhanced User Interface will be removed and the Enhanced UI will be the only interface available for PowerSchool SIS. Versions prior to 24.5 will still include the Classic User Interface. To learn more about the Enhanced User Interface, refer to FAQs: PowerSchool SIS Enhanced User Interface Webinar on Community.
Customizations might be affected by the Enhanced UI and may need to be adjusted. Technical Contacts can find Developer resources on the PowerSchool Developer site.
New Features and Enhancements
Feature or Product Area
The pages Calculate Teacher Maximum Load and Copy Master Scheduler have been removed from the Scheduling category in District Management because they are not functional at the District level. This change is specific to the Enhanced UI.
Changes have been made to the following Export/Import options to accommodate the multiple scheduled times that can be defined for a medication:
Data Export Manager and Data Import Manager logs have been moved to their own log file.
Favorited pages inserted from plugins will now persist when the plugin is disabled/enabled or when the plugin is updated. This change is specific to the Enhanced UI.
The Academic and Career Plans for Schools page will now open in a new tab from Favorites, identical to how it opens from the menu. This change is specific to the Enhanced UI.
Multiple scheduled times can now be defined when adding a new medication or editing an existing medication. Consequently, changes to other pages include:
Mobile Web Pages
The Mobile Web Pages for Administrators and Teachers now support grade level translations.
Users will no longer see a loading bar on a page due to the loading of the Change History link.
SRP reports (reports with the icon to the left of the name), on the System Reports page, have been updated and can now be added to the Favorites page in the Enhanced UI.
The following new fields are added to the StudentContactDetailCoreFields table. These fields are available based on State Reporting requirements:
The boundary polyline is validated when editing a District of Residence or defining a Schools Geographical Boundary.
The *DA, *DM, *DABS, and *ADAADM DATs will no longer cause a system outage when used outside of reports.
When taking attendance via Schoology, an issue with displaying student alert details has been fixed.
The Progress percentage value for the Nightly Attendance process will now reflect 100% when the process is completed successfully.
Performance issues no longer occur in the Classic UI Student pages after upgrading to PowerSchool SIS 22.214.171.124 or higher.
The nightly process now updates the CC.TeacherID value when a Sections lead teacher changes.
When working with Course Sections, an issue with section sorting has been fixed. This fix is specific to the Enhanced UI.
Users with Read Only access will no longer see errors when Favoriting a page.
Adding a health plan to a student will no longer remain fixed with a Loading message when selecting a health plan template with smart tags.
The following issues have been resolved for the Quick Import page:
The Mobile Push Notifications now correctly show the Section's external expression.
Teachers can now successfully create an incident for remotely enrolled students in the PowerTeacher portal.
The Incident Count widget incorrectly listed the At Risk text instead of the expected month text.
Display issues for Ecollect and Enrollment Express links in Quick Search have been fixed.
When the Advanced PDF Rendering option is enabled:
The CSS for the Admit Slip has been updated and will now print as expected.
The Effective Security Attributes dialog page now opens when viewing it for a user with a Counselor role.
The performance of the Mass Assign Roles function has been improved.
An issue causing the Start Page Smart Search to return incorrect results has been fixed.
An issue with long lists of custom student screens overflowing the menu has been fixed.
An issue with the student search returning incorrect results when remote enrollments are included has been fixed.
Various psj-runtime log messages have been cleaned up or improved.
The performance of various APIs has been improved in cases where Java was waiting on reading from the file system.
The results endpoint will now include a Location field in the header for create and update URLs.
PowerSchool SIS comprises several software components, each versioned independently. Independent versioning 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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