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Use this page to view the list of periods already created for your school. Periods are set on the Years and Terms page. Here, you can edit period names and abbreviations.

Each school on your PowerSchool system creates and maintains its own list of class periods.

Periods are used in combination with days to create schedule expressions. For example, a section of Biology that meets for the first period on each day of a two-day schedule has the expression 1(A-B). Periods are also part of what is defined as a section meeting. That section of Biology has two meetings, which are noted as 1(A) and 1(B). When running reports or viewing schedules, you can often filter by periods and/or days. Before displaying the results, however, your selections are validated against your school's bell schedule and calendar to determine if the period is valid for the selected date or date range.

Sort Periods

  1. Navigate to the Periods page.
  2. Note the Sort column indicates the order in which the periods will appear.
  3. Drag and drop the period you want to move.
  4. Click Submit.

Edit a Period

  1. Navigate to the Periods page.
  2. Click the period Name or Abbreviation column.
  3. Use the following table to edit information in the fields:



    School Name

    The name of the selected school appears.

    School Year

    The selected school year appears.

    Period Number

    The number of the selected period appears.

    Period Abbreviation

    The abbreviation for the period, not to exceed three characters. The period abbreviation appears on various pages, such as the Edit Section page.

    Period Name

    The name of the period. This can be descriptive.

  4. Click Submit.
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