Conferences

Many states are now doing user group conferences. This page is to serve as a spot to find any/all conferences we know about. If you know of a conference that isn't on the list please email info@powerdatasolutions.org and we'll add it as soon as we can.

Location Dates Presenters you might Recognize
PSUG-North Dakota 11/15/2017 - 11/16/2017 Jason Springel
PSU Orlando 02/25/2018 - 03/01/2018
PSUG-MiddleEast 03/15/2018 - 03/17/2018 Romy Backus
PSUG-MidWest 03/19/2018 - 03/21/2018 Joe Miller
Adam Larsen
Bob Cornacchioli
Jason Treadwell
PSUG Central States 04/09/2018 - 04/11/2018
PSUG-SouthEast 04/30/2018 - 05/02/2018 Joe Miller
Bob Cornacchioli
Jason Treadwell
PSU Chicago 06/24/2018 - 06/28/2018
PSU Anaheim 07/08/2018 - 07/12/2018
PSUG-National 07/16/2018 - 07/19/2018 Joe Miller
Bob Cornacchioli
Jason Treadwell
PSU Nashville 07/22/2018 - 07/26/2018
PSUG-MI 10/22/2018 - 10/24/2018 Joe Miller
Bob Cornacchioli
Jason Treadwell
PSUG-NorthEast 11/12/2018 - 11/14/2018 Joe Miller
Bob Cornacchioli
Jason Treadwell

Enhanced Search

NOTE: plugins have been removed until an update is available. The old versions can cause slowness from District Office for some districts. When a new version is ready that version will be available for download and it should be even better. Thanks! If you have installed and are seeing slowness please uninstall until the new version is available

Over the years people have asked me for the extra search features I have on my test box. Now that we can use page fragments to add pieces in I'm a little more comfortable publishing these for everyone.

Sponsor: 
Computer Logic Group
Screen shot of the function list
Example of Enhanced Search home page

Custom Reports Bundle Base

About:
The Custom Reports Bundle is a collection of custom html reports and dashboards for PowerSchool. The content in this bundle has been contributed by several members of the PowerSchool customization community.

Sponsor: 
Computer Logic Group
Custom Reports Bundle Setup tab

Print Log Report Button

About
During the Putting it All Together class at PSUG-NorthEast 2017 an idea was worked on to allow users to click a button next to the log entry they wanted to print a report for. As you may know the log reports search page does not include a way to search for a specific log entry by student or log id. The resulting page fragment is generic enough to work for other types of records as well but the plugin includes an updated log list page with a button that will trigger the process. The idea and some of the code came from Monett R-1

Dynamic Dropdown Plugin

About
For years I've been using my own small customization to add drop down control to pages. I used it for cities, states, salutations, etc. After my list grew too large I customized it again to more manageable and a single page. This plugin attempts to do a very similar task to Dean's customization from 2008 (yeah, 2008, I checked). It adds a single link on the district menu to a page that helps manage your drop downs. What's more, you can enter in drop downs that already exist and they'll show up as well.

What's New

The initial screen for the customization
Initially only Drop Down Types is available
List of drop downs being managed
All managed drop downs appear in the master drop down list
Example of a managed list

Custom Reports Bundle Scheduling

About
This plugin will add the scheduling reports to the custom reports bundle base. Note: the base plugin will need to be installed before you will see these reports automatically appear.

What's New in Version 4.1.6
Student course request had 2 issues. The demographic section wouldn't print due to a PowerSchool default stylesheet. That has been overridden so it now prints. The sort order was not working properly. It now sorts as requested.

Sponsor: 
EastConn schools

Custom Reports Bundle Logs

About
This plugin will add the log reports to the custom reports bundle base. Note: the base plugin will need to be installed before you will see these reports automatically appear.

What's New in Version 4.1.5
Fixed current selection button on Log Entry Search. Made change recommended by Renee Bailey for the Student Discipline Reports.

How do I install a plugin?
Directions can be found here

Sponsor: 
EastConn schools

Custom Reports Bundle Enrollment

About
This plugin will add the enrollment reports to the custom reports bundle base. Note: the base plugin will need to be installed before you will see these reports automatically appear.

What's New in Version 4.1.3
Fixed issue with projected enrollments not showing all grade levels in some situations.

How do I install a plugin?
Directions can be found here

Sponsor: 
Computer Logic Group
Custom Reports Bundle Enrollment tab

Refreshing Report Queue

About:
Plugin that allows your report queue to refresh nearly constantly, no need to use the refresh every 30 seconds option built into PowerSchool. This is an update of a customization built by Brent Johnson. All credit goes to him. All I did was update it to page fragments and make it compatible with BrightArrow's report emailing function.

International Schools

While this may not apply to most of you I wanted to put a message out to any districts from outside the United States and Canada. US and CA schools have a lot in common and in general get to handle things in a "standard" way. By standard I'm referring to the fact that the majority of PowerSchool districts are from either the USA or Canada. But what about those schools outside those borders? There is an international user who I would trust for your non-North American needs and that is Romy Backus.

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