PSCB - Customization PowerTeacher (Quick Contacts)

Note: This plugin has been moved to a new location and is now available for download at PSCB Development.

Version 2.0


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 PowerTeacher portal. When clicked the following contact information is displayed:

Contact Name
Phone Numbers
Receives Mail
Lives With
Emergency Contact
School Pickup


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 (2020-05-17)
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 (2020-05-22)
- Added email addresses and Receives Mail flag.

1.7 (2020-09-21)
- Page now supports PS Translations for contacts column headers.

1.8 (2020-10-02)
- Phone numbers with extensions now display correctly.

1.9 (2021-01-21)
- Added student email to the report header.

2.0 (2022-04-25)
- Added the contact data access field to the contacts list.

Powerschool Compatible Versions

20.x, 21.x

Additional Plugin Requirement

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

PSCB - Base Resources


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.


Login to PowerTeacher start page.
Click on the knapsack icon for a selected class.
Select a student.
Click the Contacts Icon located in the student header.


Compatible PS Versions: 
21.x, 20.x
CPM Import Friendly: 


Hi, I just installed this plugin for my teachers. When I went to test it i could see more than one of the same contact. This tells me that it's not showing the consolidation that I have completed for my contacts. Is there a way to fix this plugin so it will show only one? TY (plugin is PSCB-Customization (PT Quick Contacrts) v1.3

Navigate to the students contacts page on the Admin side. Do you see duplicate contacts for the student.

If, yes please email a screen shot of the contacts listing for both the Admin and PowerTeacher pages.

Email to:

Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Would be awesome if email could be added!

The primary email address will be included in the next release of the plugin.

Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Does this plugin work with powerteacher pro?

The plugin works with PowerTeacher only

Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Not sure if this is possible, but it would be great to have this alert show up when teachers are taking attendance, next to the other alerts. That way if a student is absent they can quickly see the contact info follow up quicker. Hopefully that can work! Thanks!

Alison Blazey
Data and Systems Manager
KIPP NYC College Prep

Great suggestion. This request has been added to the PSCB enhancement list.

Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Is there a way for us to see if the contact has data access to the student in this contact addon? This would be great for the teachers to see if the contact has portal access so that they can easily recommend checking the portal or identify contacts that could benefit from registration.
Thanks for all you do to add to Powerschool Functionality!

Jennifer Medordi
Systems Administrator
Martha VIneyard HS
Custom Computer Specialists

Thanks for your enhancement request. It will be added in the next release of the Admin and PowerTeacher Quick Contacts plugins.

Rob Staats
PSCB Development

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