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PowerTeacher Portal User Guide

PowerSchool 7.x Student Information System

Released May 2012

Document Owner: Documentation Services

This edition applies to Release 7.2 of the PowerSchool software and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions or updates.

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PowerTeacher Portal User Guide

Contents

Preface................................................................................................................... 5 Introduction ........................................................................................................... 6

About PowerSchool......................................................................................... 6 Get Started............................................................................................................. 7

Sign In to PowerTeacher ................................................................................. 7 PowerTeacher Start Page ................................................................................ 8 Work with the Navigation Menu ........................................................................... 13 Daily Bulletin ............................................................................................... 13 Staff Directory ............................................................................................. 13 Meals ......................................................................................................... 14 Personalize.................................................................................................. 14 Gradebook .................................................................................................. 15 Reports ...................................................................................................... 17 Teacher Recommendations ............................................................................ 19 Work with Classes ................................................................................................ 23 Attendance ...................................................................................................... 23 Attendance Modes ........................................................................................ 23 Enter Single Day Attendance.......................................................................... 24 Enter Multi-Day Attendance ........................................................................... 24 Enter Attendance on the Seating Chart............................................................ 25 Record Attendance for Multiple Sections .......................................................... 26 Modify Attendance or Mark Future Attendance.................................................. 27 Seating Charts.................................................................................................. 27 Seating Chart Modes .................................................................................... 28 Create a Seating Chart Layout ....................................................................... 29 Access an Existing Layout.............................................................................. 31 Use an Existing Layout as a Template for a New Layout ..................................... 31 Save an Existing Layout as a New Layout ........................................................ 32 Populate Students to a Seating Chart .............................................................. 32 Remove Students and Objects from a Layout ................................................... 34 Switch Student Seats on a Layout .................................................................. 34 Combine Layouts ......................................................................................... 35 Random Student Selector .............................................................................. 35 Lunch Counts ................................................................................................... 36

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Student Information .......................................................................................... 36 Student Information Pages ............................................................................ 37 Analytics Student View.................................................................................. 38 Cumulative Grade Information ....................................................................... 38 Demographics ............................................................................................. 38 Final Grades Entry........................................................................................ 38 Graduation Plan Progress .............................................................................. 40 Meeting Attendance...................................................................................... 40 Net Access Summary .................................................................................... 41 Quick Lookup .............................................................................................. 41 Schedule..................................................................................................... 41 Standards ................................................................................................... 42 Standards Grades ........................................................................................ 42 Student Photo ............................................................................................. 43 Submit Log Entry ......................................................................................... 43 Teacher Comments ...................................................................................... 43 Term Grades ............................................................................................... 44 Standards Summary..................................................................................... 44

Quit PowerTeacher............................................................................................... 46 Sign Out of PowerTeacher ............................................................................. 46

PowerTeacher Mobile Web Pages ......................................................................... 47 Get Started with PowerTeacher Mobile Web Pages ................................................. 47 Sign in to PowerTeacher Mobile Web Pages ...................................................... 47 PowerTeacher Mobile Web Pages Home Page ................................................... 47 Work with the PowerTeacher Mobile Web Pages Menu ............................................ 49 Attendance ................................................................................................. 49 Rosters....................................................................................................... 49 Birthdays .................................................................................................... 50 Daily Bulletin ............................................................................................... 51 Lunch Counts .............................................................................................. 51 Quit PowerTeacher ............................................................................................ 52 Sign Out of PowerTeacher Mobile Web Pages.................................................... 52

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Preface

Use this guide to assist you while navigating PowerTeacher. This guide is based on the PowerTeacher online help, which you can also use to learn the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) and to serve as a reference. The PowerTeacher online help is updated as PowerSchool is updated. Not all versions of the PowerTeacher online help are available in a printable guide. For the most up-to-date information, click Help on any page in PowerTeacher.

Referenced Sections

This guide is based on the PowerTeacher online help, and may include references to sections that are not contained within the guide. See the PowerTeacher online help for the referenced section.

Security Permissions

Depending on your security permissions, only certain procedures may be available to you.

Navigation

This guide uses the > symbol to move down a menu path. If instructed to "Click File > New > Window," begin by clicking File on the menu bar. Then, click New and Window. The option noted after the > symbol will always be on the menu that results from your previous selection.

Notes

It is easy to identify notes because they are prefaced by the text "Note:."

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Introduction

Welcome to PowerTeacher! PowerTeacher is a tool that is integrated into the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) that is specifically developed for teachers.

PowerTeacher makes it easy for teachers to get up and running quickly in the classroom by providing easy-to-use tools to create seating charts, view student, faculty, and school information, as well as to print reports and enter attendance, comments, assignments, and scores, teachers can focus their attention on the classroom and student achievement.

About PowerSchool

PowerSchool helps your school access and maintain student, staff, and schedule information. PowerSchool is a database application that runs on a server, which is the center of your student information system. PowerSchool uses the Internet to facilitate student information management and communication among school administrators, teachers, parents, and students.

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