PSCB - Customization (Quick Contacts) 1.6

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
Lives With
Emergency Contact
School Pickup

Acknowledgements

Primary Contributor/Developer
Scott Owen
Joseph M. Knight

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.

1.4 (2020-03-05)

The following updates/enhancements was provided by Joseph M. Knight.
- Fixed issue where contacts with more than one address would appear multiple times.
- Contact flags are now marked with a "check" image instead of displaying Yes or No.

1.5 (2020-03-17)
Contact notes have been added to the popup window. If notes have been entered for a student, a message icon will appear next to the contact name. Hover over the icon and the Contact/Student notes will appear.

1.6 (2020-04-19)
- Added email addresses and Receives Mail flag.

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

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

I too am having trouble with this plugin displaying. I am on PS version 12.4.2. I have deleted the plugins and reinstalled and still no luck. I have many PSCB plugins and never had issues before. Any thoughts?

LaDonna

I believe I have figured it out. I had customized the CSS file for two custom alerts. When I removed that customization all worked well. Now I just need to figure out how to make the custom alerts work. More Research!

But I don't see these reports. Where am I supposed to be seeing them?

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This plugin is not a collection of reports. After installing the plugin, select a student. You should see a "people" icon in the student header. Click on the icon. A pop-up window will appear and display the contacts.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

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