PowerSchool SIS version 126.96.36.199 is available as of June 23, 2022. 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
A Language code set is now available to populate the values that appear in the new Preferred Language field on the Demographics page within Contact Details. An import file has been provided to quickly add values to the code set.
A Preferred Language field is now available in the Demographics section of the Contact Details page. This field is also available in the Import/Export, API, and DAT functions.
Further enhancements were added to the counselor role, allowing admins to do complex mass assignments of counselors, including a mass replacement or searching for all students that do not have an assigned counselor. The mass assign screen now warns users when they will overwrite data, and the removal of a counselor role is blocked if there are students assigned to admins using that role. The admin portal has been updated to show a student's counselor assignment in the detail line. Import/export was updated to support counselor content.
Data Access Tags are now available for the fields related to student counselors, both a list of available counselors and student counselor assignments.
Health Management Dashboard
Users can now choose which optional vaccines to display as possible filters.
Immunization Rule Engine
The Immunization Rules Engine has been removed from the Core PowerSchool application and will be part of the PowerSchool SIS State/Provincial Reporting installer. The Immunization Rules Engine has been updated and can now calculate vaccine compliance by CVX code.
District Administrators can now tie CDC-defined CVX codes to vaccines. They can also define a vaccine as optional.
Mass Assign Counselors
The Mass Assign Counselors group function has been updated to better support complex assignments and student selections.
Parent and Student Portal
There have been multiple updates, including:
The PowerSchool SIS Special Programs pages and references have been renamed to Student Programs to avoid confusion with the Unified Classroom Special Programs product.
The admin portal has been updated to allow administrators to view a student’s assigned counselor in the student detail line.
Teachers can create groups of students across their classes in PowerTeacher Pro and use that group to create assignments, run reports, and navigate their gradebook, providing teachers better visibility into student success.
Currently, student groups are available only for production servers. After upgrading, contact Support if Student Groups is not available when logged into PowerTeacher Pro as a teacher.
While PowerSchool SIS is getting this feature first, student groups have been designed for use in multiple PowerSchool products. In order to use this exciting capability, student groups are stored in the cloud and require an internet connection. Refer to the System Requirements for additional information.
Student Immunization Dashboard
Users can now tie a CVX code to a specific vaccine dose date and choose which optional vaccines to display for individual students.
Unified Home Communication
The Unified Home Communication plugin, formally known as the KiNVO plugin, is pre-installed for quick implementation.
Enhancements include the addition of the State Number to the userIds array in the students and users endpoint and the addition of the State Staff Number and State Number to the userIds array in the teachers and users endpoint.
On the student Edit Attendance screen, the pop-up window that is generated when the Print Admit Slip is selected now bypasses browser pop-up blocker settings allowing it to work as expected.
The Edit Availability for Schools and Years screen now shows the Available School Years when in-between years.
Data Export Manager
It is now possible to schedule exports for health data with student selection. It will export data for all the students for the school or district when scheduled.
Teachers will only see Completed health plans in the teacher portal. Administration staff will be able to see drafts, completed, and ended health plans in the admin portal.
The Health Management - Immunizations dashboard has been updated and now students that have exemptions from all vaccines (which compliance is calculated for) will no longer be shown in the Non-Compliant list. They will only display in the Exempt list as expected.
LTI Attendance App
The Schoology LTI Attendance application will now show the following information message when there is an empty seating chart created in the PowerSchool Teacher Portal: No students are associated with the seating chart.
Creating a duplicate period in the bell schedule is no longer possible.
A memory leak no longer occurs after upgrading to 188.8.131.52 and higher when Nightly Attendance Emails are processed.
The Web Server Hit Log settings have been removed from the Server Settings page.
Large districts will no longer have empty responses when querying the users' endpoint.
Feature or Product Area
When submitting the Report Categories or the ReportWorks Preferences pages it displays two headers and an IF tag. This is a display issue only.
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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