PSCB - Customization (Quick Contacts) 1.3

Description

This plugin is a variation of the Quick Contacts plugin previously created by Scott Owen and is published on PowerData Solutions with his permission.

PSCB development thanks Scott and acknowledges his contribution as the original developer of the project.

This version adds a Contacts Icon to header on all student pages in the admin portal. When clicked the following contact information is displayed:

Contact Name
Relationship
Phone Numbers
Custody (Yes/No)
Lives With (Yes/No)
Emergency Contact (Yes/No)

Acknowledgements

Primary Contributor/Developer
Scott Owen

PSCB Development Team
Rob Staats
Manjit Basra
Michael Moore

Version Info

1.0 (2020-01-13)
- Initial Release

1.1 (2020-01-14)
- Contacts are now sorted in priority order.

1.2 (2020-01-21)
- Only active contacts are now displayed in the pop-up window.

1.3 (2020-01-30)
- Contacts with expired end dates are not displayed in the pop-up window.
- Contact phone numbers are now listed in priority order.

Powerschool Compatible Versions

12.x, 19.x

Additional Plugin Requirement

The following PSCB plugins should be installed prior to the installation of this reports bundle.

PSCB - Base Resources

Installation

Install in System > System Settings > Plugin Management Configuration

Do not unzip the plugin. Install the entire zip file. Be sure to enable the plugin once it's installed.

If you are updating, you can now click on the Plugin name and then use the Update button, and then browse to the new file and click Submit and it will then load the update and then ask you to enable it.

Instructions

Select a school and navigate to the Powerschool start page.
Select a student.
Click the Contacts Icon located in the student header.

PS Verions

11.x: 
N
12.x: 
Y
19.4: 
Y
Plugin: 
Y
CPM Import Friendly: 
Y
Report Type: 
Web Based Report

Comments

This is a great feature and my staff love it. Something to consider for a future release would be adding the "School Pickup" column. Thanks for making all of these great customization's available.

We noticed that the contact names when clicking on this icon come up in the correct priority order but the phone numbers for the contacts do not come up in priority order.
Maybe you know about this and it is on the next update?
Thank you!

Phone number priority will be addressed release. We also plan to add the School Pickup Flag.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Any thoughts as to why the icons would not be appearing?

Re-install and enable the plugin. Confirm that you have permissions to view the student contacts page.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

We are noticing that all mothers, fathers and most emergency contacts are displaying twice. We've cleaned up all our duplicates in the contacts. Any reason it would be doing this? Marta Ellsworth

Navigate to a student that is displaying duplicates on the Quick Contacts screen.

Click on the Contacts link on the student left navigation menu. Do you also see the duplicates on the screen?

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

No I do not see duplicates when clicking on the contacts screen.

Please send a screen shot of the Students Contacts screen and the Quick Contacts screen for a selected student.

Send to: pscb.development@gmail.com

Thanks

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

I have duplicates as well and didn't with the last version.

Please send a screen shot of the Students Contacts screen and the Quick Contacts screen for a selected student.

Send to: pscb.development@gmail.com

Thanks

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

This is a great plugin. However, it would be even better if the display didn't show No for those fields that are blank. Can it be changed to display Yes/No/or nothing, when the data hasn't been checked either way. Displaying No for those is a little misleading.

We will add this request to the PSCB enhancement list.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

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