PowerSchool SIS version 126.96.36.199 is available as of November 10, 2022. 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.
Enrollment Express/Ecollect Forms customers are encouraged to upgrade the Enrollment Express/Ecollect Forms plugins to version 188.8.131.52 (or higher) in preparation for an upgrade to the jQuery library in an upcoming PowerSchool SIS release, to ensure all features within Enrollment Express/Ecollect Forms will work as expected.
New Features and Enhancements
Feature or Product Area
New Enhanced Vision Screening fields are now available and can be enabled by a new health pref enabled (path below).
Start Page to District Setup to Health Setup to Setup to Enable Enhanced Vision Screening Fields
Once enabled, the new Enhanced Vision Screening fields will allow districts to record more comprehensive and complete data surrounding a student's vision screening. If the new Enhanced Vision Screening fields are enabled, the legacy Vision Screening fields will be view only.
Mass Assign Counselor
Wording of the assignment logic has been revised. "No Change" is updated to "Assign to Students without Existing Counselor", and "Replace" is updated to "Replace Existing Counselor".
PowerQuery DATs have been enhanced with the following changes:
Two new PowerQuery DATs have been added to demonstrate the new capabilities:
PowerSchool Mobile App
Only PowerSchool Mobile App version 22.5.x and higher is supported for use with PowerSchool 184.108.40.206 and above. PowerSchool Mobile App versions older than 22.5.x will generate an error when attempting to connect to PowerSchool 220.127.116.11 and higher.
In addition, if you are using Ecollect to view forms, the PowerSchool Mobile App must be upgraded to the same version of PowerSchool SIS 18.104.22.168.
Teacher Comment Bank Length Extended to 2000 Characters
Teachers can now store comments up to 2000 characters in their personal comment bank.
In order to improve our products, collect important user feedback, and deliver exceptional user experiences, Gainsight PX (Product Experience) has been added to PowerSchool SIS. Learn more in this FAQ about the benefits and use of web analytics.
Academic and Career Plans
The Academic and Career Plans will no longer fail when there are duplicate site names with different locality names in the import file.
The Day Part Attendance process has been improved to skip schools that fail the Day Part calculation.
The format of the Attendance Admit Slip has been improved for printing.
The Nightly Attendance recalculation will now update attendance views after the last day of the school year and before the start of the new year.
Attendance for remotely enrolled students attending a class will now appear in the Meeting tab of the Attendance Dashboard, while the Daily Attendance tab will only display students from the home school.
Attendance codes three characters long will no longer overlap in columns on the Class Attendance Audit report when selecting 30 days or less.
The New Course button on the Courses page will no longer be available when the Only allow new courses to be created at the District Office preference is selected.
The syntax highlighting in Custom Page Manager now works as expected.
Data Export Manager
An error will no longer occur when creating a Scheduled System Template from the Data Export Manager.
Data Export Manager
The Confirm Delete icon will now display properly on the My Templates and Scheduled System Templates tabs.
Data Import Manager
Asset Imports will now display error or success messages instead of failing when bad records exist.
The Meal Bolus field now accepts a negative value and 2 decimal points.
The Correction Bolus field now accepts a negative value and 2 decimal points.
The date time will now reflect correctly on the Health monitoring page when using Singapore Time (SGT).
The Historical Grades page correctly shows the Term Year and Abbreviation when a Stored Grades SchoolID value is from a school other than the student's current school.
The District Office and External Systems text labels on the Admin Access and Roles now appear correctly based on the user's current locale.
Importing Language Packs using a delimiter other than comma no longer produces an error.
The Master Schedule Matrix View will now display the same classes as the Master Schedule List View.
The Data Restriction Framework (DRF) will now only apply to the incidenttypecode Incident_lu_code.CodeType when accessing the Incident_lu_code table.
PowerSchool as Service Provider
The Page to Display When You Sign In setting is now honored when utilizing OIDC or SAML as an external identity provider.
Protections have been added to prevent "runaway" Report Engine reports that can cause system stability issues.
Using the Automated Calendar Setup will no longer cause the following error when clicking Submit: Invalid simple-setting JSON string value.
The "Modify access privileges for this page" banner will now appear on the Drop Students page when the Access to Page Permissions option has been enabled.
The Section_Meeting table has been updated to have a foreign key relationship to the Periods, Cycle_Day, Section, and Schools table.
Note: The PSF-71010 schema update may fail if there is pre existing data issues, this includes duplicate periods or cycle_day records in the current or previous years. These data issues will need to be resolved in order for the schema update to complete.
The user will no longer receive an error when editing the security of a staff member assigned the Counselor role when their assigned students have transferred.
The Schedule This Teacher flag for teachers associated with two schools will remain checked when the teacher's home school is updated.
The Student header now correctly shows Student information after adding or editing a Daily Attendance record.
Student Search performance has been improved when Include Remote Enrollments is selected.
The loading bar now closes as expected when opening the Edit Section page in a new tab from the Teacher Schedule page.
The course name on the Edit Section page from the Teacher Schedule will now display as plain text. Changes for courses must be done from the Sections page in School Setup.
A thread-safe issue in the Universal Rostering API will no longer cause bad data for some records when concurrent requests are made.
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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