Access the instructions available in the PS Training Presentation: (Librarian's Version)*
1. Review Useful Features (separate directions will be provided)
Viewing dropped students and copy grades to/from classes.
Transferring grades when students change levels.
Handling withdrawn students.
2. Set up grade book: Copy from last year, or set up new if you have nothing to copy
Copy Term Weights for quarter terms and exams, and use of Total Points or Category Weights.
OR, if you have nothing to copy or want to change, set up the above from scratch.
Manage students with Pass/Fail IEPs (before end of quarter).
3. Set up Class web pages
Decide if you want "A" or "B"
A: "Umbrella" class web pages: multiple sections (periods) and/or levels of the same course are all sections under a master “umbrella” course with a lot of shared content and some individual content.
Copy an old class page, create sections for periods and levels, and link a roster to each.
Start fresh with a new class web page, and then create sections for periods and levels, and link a roster to each.
B: Separate class web pages for each sections (period) and/or level of the same course, using the Powerschool pre-made class page.
Start fresh by locating the minimum resources in the PS Library, creating a new class web page, and linking it to the existing PS pre-made class page.
NOTE: Singletons MUST use PS pre-made class pages.
4. Print rosters in Reports
5. Take attendance
*adapted from Lisa Lassen's official Powerschool Training Presentation.