Mr. Rose shared with me a tip that I wanted to share. I’m a little late, but I hope this helps someone.
So I’ve been trying to figure out how to duplicate the groups I’ve created in the grade book in PowerTeacher and I found out how. Simply go back to the assignment that you created the group and edit the assignment. Go to the students tab and at the bottom it says duplicate. By hitting this button another window will open up for you to edit a new assignment with the group you duplicated from.
Sorry for the delay, but I wanted to let all elementary teachers know that YOUR final grade setup is DONE! Yippee! PowerSchool had an update this summer. Because of this, I was able to push out your categories and final grade setups!
Remember that email that gave you a login to PowerSource? That is our technical support site that you can access 24/7 AND it has 5 minute videos you can look at to help you learn more on your time. Remember to take a look at my PowerTeacher Resources blog. I even have a video in the PowerTeacher Pro Google folder that I have shared with each of you.
I do plan to share a few more videos when I have time. Please make sure you are clicking on the PowerTeacher Pro link after you have logged into PowerTeacher to launch your NEW gradebook. The old yellow icon on your desktop is the OLD gradebook. You have access to this to see your previous years’ grades.
I wanted to share a google folder with you to help you through your first days of working with our new version of gradebook. Don’t forget to access the Mastery in Minutes, PowerTeacher Pro videos through PowerSource.
I will be posting more a little later.
Have a great first week!
We are here to help you save time! PowerSchool Registration, formerly known as InfoSnap, is our online registration application. Not only do we use it for NEW students, but we also use it for RETURNING students.
If you do not want to fill out all of the paperwork, you can now use this method and just update your child’s information. Once a student’s information is entered, the process becomes even easier in the future. In future years, you can simply log in and confirm that the information is correct or make any necessary changes. You will not have to re-enter the same information!
How do I get started?
Visit http://goochlandschools.org/ and click on the Parents drop-down menu. Click on PowerSchool and log in with your login.
From the Parent Portal:
(There is a quick video you can watch about PowerSchool Registration.)
Select the student you wish to register along the top
Click the arrow icon in the top right
Select the Infosnap Student Registration
Agree to the terms and conditions
Click Begin Forms
I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you aren’t able to retrieve your login credentials using the “Forgot Username or Password?” link on the Sign In page, please contact your school directly for assistance logging in to the Parent Portal.
Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.
What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change prior to submitting the form, you can either navigate back to the page using the “< Prev” and “Next >” buttons or if you are on the Review page click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form you will need to contact your student’s school so they can make the changes for you.
I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished entering your information click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.
What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes you will need to provide information that is specific to each child. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.
Help! I’m on the PowerSchool Registration form and I’m having technical difficulties.
Use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the InfoSnap page to find appropriate contact information for your technical issue.
When we start up the new year and you have a student still in the high school that already graduated, you will want to follow these steps to move the student to the graduated school.
Archive the Student’s Final School Enrollment and Create a New School Enrollment
This first procedure will archive the student’s final school enrollment as a Previous Enrollment and will create a new current enrollment. This new current enrollment will later be modified to reflect a graduated student.
- Select the student that will be graduating early.
- Navigate to the Functions student screen and click the Transfer Out of School link.
- Enter an appropriate Transfer Comment such as “Graduated.”
- Enter the date of the student’s transfer. This should be the day after the student’s last day in class.
- Select an Exit Code appropriate for a graduating student.
- Click Submit.
- Verify that the student was successfully transferred out of school. The words “Transferred Out” should be displayed at the top of each student page.
If the student is already enrolled for the year and has any attendance on or before the exit date you will get an error message stating to clear out any non-blank attendance first. To clear out any non-blank attendance please see this article.
- Navigate to the Functions student screen and click the Re-Enroll In School link.
- Enter the Date of re-enrollment. This date should be the same as the student’s previous exit date. In Premier 5.2.x or later, this date must be an in-session date as determined by the school calendar.
- Do not select an Entry Code.
- Enter an appropriate Entry Comment such as “Graduated.”
- Select a Full Time Equivalency.
- Do not restore the student’s course enrollments.
- Click Submit. By re-enrolling the student into the current school, the student’s final school enrollment has been archived as a previous enrollment. Navigate to the Transfer Info student screen and verify that the student’s most recent enrollment is archived under Previous Enrollments.
Modify New Current Enrollment for Graduation
Once the student’s final school enrollment has been archived as a Previous Enrollment in the [ReEnrollments] table, the new current school enrollment must be modified to reflect the state of a graduated student.
- Navigate to the Transfer Info page.
- Click the Entry Date of the student’s current enrollment.
- Set the Exit Date to the same value as the student’s Entry Date. Both dates should reflect the day after the student’s last day in school.
- Navigate to the Scheduling Setup student screen.
- Verify that the Schedule This Student check box is not checked.
- Verify that the Next Year Grade is set to “0”.
- Verify that “Next School Indicator” pull-down menu is set to the blank value.
- IMPORTANT: Ensure that the early graduate is the only student in your current student selection. This can be done by by changing to the PowerSchool Start Page and searching for the student by their Student Number or Last First or other unique information.
- Contact me. I MUST do the last step to ensure the student is marked correctly. I will have a few fields to correct to finalize the change. ID: 9586
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Teachers! Today you may be looking at a new way to launch your gradebook. Look at this video (yes it’s through youtube , so wait until testing is done, please.
PowerTeacher Gradebook 2.8 video
Sometimes our students have their schedules change and come into our class during the middle of the year. Sometimes they just need to switch to another section you are teaching.
What do you do to make sure they still have previous marking period grades calculate with the grades they earn in your class?
Say you have a student who was in Mr. Yellow’s class for half a year. They have a M1, M2 and S1 grade from him. Those grades do not automatically move to your gradebook. You do not have to enter the assignments, but you do need to enter the final grades. The F1 grade is an average of the S1 and S2 grades. All you will need to do is add that S1 grade so the F1 can be calculated.
In PowerTeacher Gradebook go to the Scoresheet Tab and choose the Reporting Term you need to enter a grade.
Notice the grades with a –. You will want to enter grades for each of these students.
Right-click on the — cell. Choose Show Score Inspector from the dropdown menu.
The Score Inspector window should pop up. The Reporting Term should show as the one that needs to be changed for that student. Check the Manual Override box.
Once you check the Manual Override, you can now enter the percent and letter grade for the student.
Close the window and you will see the changes in the gradebook. SAVE the changes.
**We aren’t done! I know you are wondering why the grade is not automatically showing in QuickLookup.
This grade has already been stored, but for another teacher and section. If you click on
“Show Dropped Grades also” (under the quicklookup), you will see it there. Unless you fill out a grade change form and IF the counselor can enter the overridden grade in the correct final grade, you will not see that grade in the active classes showing in QuickLookup.
Hope this helps!
Don’t forget to talk with the experienced teachers around you. Many times we forget to ask our own colleagues for helpl Ask them if they have had to do this before. You actually have experts around you.