School Manager Settings

Lets go over the settings that you should have in place for your tardy, early release and returning students to correctly post to Powerschool. This should be your first step when integrating with Powerschool.

First, access your School Manager and navigate to Badge Settings.

Settings

Badge Settings

Badge Title

Our Powerschool module is looking for key words in your badge title. You will want to check to make sure the word Early is used in your early release/returning students badge and the word Tardy is used in your tardy badge. It may seem like common sense but a wrong word or misspelling can break the connection!

Badge Settings 2

Click on the badge title then Display to change the title. Be sure to click Save at the bottom then click Go Back so we can look at Additional Information.

Additional Information

In addition to badge title key words, we use Additional Info 3 (Previous Classes) and 4 (Current Class) for your attendance codes depending on the attendance mode being used. When the initial sync from Powerschool is done Additional Info 3 and 4 will update with the appropriate title and attendance codes. If you do not use some codes you can click Answers and delete those you dont use.

Early Departure

Below are the required settings based on attendance mode being used.

Student Contacts

If you plan to sync over Student Contacts you can turn that list on for your Tardy and Early badges to allow contacts to sign out their students. To activate the contacts list for this purpose, in Badge Settings click the badge title then click Display. Scroll down and look for the Enable Student Contact Relationship option and activate it.

Student Contact

Be sure to click Save at the bottom.

IMPORTANT NOTE

It is important that you understand how your contacts are listed and associated to your students in your Powerschool module. Pay close attention to the School Pickup column in your contacts Powerschool profile. We will go over this setting in a future step.

Daily Attendance

Tardy Students

Badge with the word Tardy in the badge title

Additional Info 4 set to required and displayed

Preloaded category - Students

Early Release Students

Badge with the word Early in the title

Additional Info 4 displayed and required.

Preloaded Category - Students

Returning Students

Student MUST use the same Early Release badge used for check out

Additional Info 3 (optional, set to displayed but not required if Previous Classes attendance code needs to be updated)

Additional Info 4 displayed and required

Preloaded Category - Students

Meeting/Period Attendance

Tardy Students

Badge with the word Tardy in the badge title

Additional Info 3 and 4 set to required and displayed

Preloaded category - Students

Early Release Students

Badge with the word Early in the title

Additional Info 3 displayed and required.

Preloaded Category - Students

Returning Students

Student MUST use the same Early Release badge used for check out

Additional Info 3 (optional, set to displayed but not required)

Additional Info 4 displayed and required

Preloaded Category - Students

Once you have verified your badge titles and additional information settings, you will want to check your student and student contact preloaded lists. If you currently use these lists and plan to use them for Powerschool it may be a good idea to delete the lists to start fresh with student and contact data synced directly from Powerschool.

Simply click Delete All to clear the list.

Delete All

The next step is to Configure the Connection