Tips & Tricks

For PowerTeacher , PowerSchool , PowerScheduler , PowerSchool Portal , Google Apps, Chrome Devices & Classroom

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PowerTeacher Portal & PowerTeacher Gradebook Tips

PowerTeacher Portal: Taking Attendance using the PowerTeacher Portal

PowerTeacher Portal: Viewing Activity on Parent/Guardian & Student Portal Access

PowerTeacher Portal: Viewing Student Info via Quick Lookup (same info as displayed on the Parent/Student Portal)

PowerTeacher Gradebook - Getting Started: PowerTeacher Gradebook Basics (PDF format)

PowerTeacher Gradebook - Getting Started: Configuring Your PowerTeacher Gradebook Preferences

PowerTeacher Gradebook - Getting Started: Term Weights & Category Weights

Publishing PowerTeacher Gradebook Assignments on the Parent & Student Portals

Add Comments to the Personal Comment Bank

Entering Score Comments, Final Grade Comments and Descriptions in PowerTeacher Gradebook

Marking a Student's Reporting Term Final Grade as Incomplete

Manually Overriding a Student's Reporting Term Final Grade

Teacher Grade Verification Process

Viewing Information for Dropped Students

Creating a Seating Chart using your Current Class Roster

Overview of Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (Gradebook assignment due date versus real-world date)

2013 - 2014 Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (Full Time Campuses)

2013 - 2014 Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (CLASS Academy Campus)

2013 - 2014 Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (ALPS & KIVA Campuses)

2013 - 2014 Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (Career Center Campus)

2013 - 2014 Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (Shared Time Campuses)

2013 - 2014 Due Dates in PowerTeacher Gradebook (CEC Campus)

Locking Your PowerTeacher Gradebook

How to Backup Your PowerTeacher Gradebook Data

Troubleshooting: Launching PowerTeacher Gradebook opens a text file instead of the Gradebook

Troubleshooting: How to clear your Java Cache

Troubleshooting: PowerTeacher Gradebook & Mac OS X (10.8.x / 10.9.x / 10.10.x) - Use Programs from "Unidentified Developers"


PowerSchool Tips (for Admin, Guidance & Central Office Staff)

Countdown to Permanently Store Grades (PSG) for 2013-2014

PowerSchool Report Recipe: 20 Day Attendance Grid using "Class Rosters (PDF)" [for use at all schools]

PowerSchool Report Recipe: Grade Verification using "Class Rosters (PDF)" [2012-2013 School Year: AAHS, BTHS, CHS, HTHS and CHS-Shared Time specific instructions]

PowerSchool Report Recipe: Grade Verification using "Class Rosters (PDF)" [2012-2013 School Year: MAST specific instructions]

PowerSchool Report Recipe: Grade Verification using "Class Rosters (PDF)" [2012-2013 School Year: CLASS Academy specific instructions]

PowerSchool Report Recipe: Teacher Rosters using "Class Rosters (PDF)" [for use at all schools]

Printing Teacher Schedules

Printing Student Schedules

Printing Address Labels (ReportWorks)

Printing Locker Number/Combination Labels (ReportWorks)

Printing Student Bell Schedule Reports (ReportWorks)

Secretary Procedure: Entering Daily Attendance from Teacher's Meeting Attendance Records

Generating Attendance Letters & Absence Summary Reports (Shared Time Campuses)

Generating Attendance Letters & Absence Summary Reports (Full Time Campuses)

Daily Bulletin Setup and Use

Printing Student Portal & Parent/Guardian Portal Welcome Letters

Viewing Activity on Parent/Guardian & Student Portal Access

Preparing for End of Term: Common Errors identified via Grade Verification Report

Report Cards: Preparation & Printing

Printing a Report Card from a Previous Year

Printing a Transcript for a Graduate

Adding Student "Test Scores" (NJHSPA, Option 2 Courses etc.)

Students with Special Living Arrangements

Changing Historical Grades

How to Create Multiple Historical Grade Entries

Report Card & Transcript: Displaying Final Grades & Credits for Students with Failing Y1 (Course) Grades

Printing a "Courses Only" Transcript for the Current School Year

Various Student Search Commands

List Student GPAs (Cumulative GPA)

List Student GPAs (Current Year GPA)

Using the "List Students" Group Function (to export Cumulative GPA, Current Year GPA, Semester 7 GPA and more)

PowerSchool Export Template: Current_Year_GPA_Projected_Q1_Q2_M1_Q3

PowerSchool Export Template: Current_Grades_Export

PowerSchool Export Template: Student Portal Usernames & Passwords

PowerSchool Export Template: Parent Portal Access IDs & Access Passwords

PowerSchool Quick Export Codes

How to Upload a Student or Staff Photo

PowerSchool: Special Reports (Last Grade Update, Low Current Grades, MCVSD Grade Distribution, and more)


PowerScheduler Tips (for Admin, Guidance & Central Office Staff)

PowerScheduler: Solving "Error: 2001" Issues

PowerScheduler: Printing Student Schedules Before September

PowerScheduler: Printing Teacher Class Rosters Before September (links to our Special Reports: PowerScheduler Class Rosters Report)

PowerScheduler: Printing Teacher Schedules Before September


PowerSchool Parent/Guardian Portal & PowerSchool Student Portal Tips

MCVSD PowerSchool Parent/Guardian Portal Quick Start Guide (PDF format)

PowerSchool Parent/Guardian Portal Online Help

PowerSchool Parent/Guardian Portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Video Tip: How to Create Your Parent/Guardian Portal Account (QuickTime Player Required)

Video Tip: Setting Email Notifications and Account Preferences in the Parent/Guardian Portal (QuickTime Player Required)

For further assistance with PowerSchool Portal access (for Parents/Guardians & Students) please contact the principal at your school.


Google Apps Tips

Gmail
Google Apps Mail basics

Google Calendar
Calendar basics

Google Contacts
Contacts basics

Google Chat
Chat basics

Google Tasks
Tasks basics

Google Groups
Groups basics

Google Drive & Docs
Google Docs basics
Google Drive basics

Google Sites
Sites basics

Google Blogger
Blogger basics

Google Apps for Education Training Center (GAFETC) Modules:
GAFETC is an online learning environment focused on effectively using Google Apps in an educational context. Compared to the "basics" links above, the GAFETC modules below offer a more in-depth look at Google Apps.

GAFETC Module: Google Apps Mail

GAFETC Module: Google Apps Calendar

GAFETC Module: Google Apps Drive

GAFETC Module: Google Apps Sites

GAFETC Module: Google Apps Classroom


Chrome Device Tips

Chromebooks: Getting Started

Chromebooks: "Network not Available" Message & Solution


Classroom Tips

Classroom: The Basics


Tips Archive

(eClass Grades Tips, MacSchool Tips and Progress/Interim Report Tips)


If you have any questions, please contact the MCVSD Technology Group

Last Updated 8/17/2014

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