PowerSchool SIS 22.6.0.0

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PowerSchool SIS version 22.6.0.0 is available as of June 23, 2022. When the installers are available for download, an announcement will be posted on PowerSchool SIS Release Notification on PowerSchool Community. 

New Features and Enhancements

Feature or Product AreaDescriptionLearn More
Code Sets

A Language code set is now available to populate the values that appear in the new Preferred Language field on the Demographics page within Contact Details. An import file has been provided to quickly add values to the code set.

Language Code Set Import File (22.6.0)
Contacts

A Preferred Language field is now available in the Demographics section of the Contact Details page. This field is also available in the Import/Export, API, and DAT functions.

Work with Contact Data
Counselor Role

Further enhancements were added to the counselor role, allowing admins to do complex mass assignments of counselors, including a mass replacement or searching for all students that do not have an assigned counselor. The mass assign screen now warns users when they will overwrite data, and the removal of a counselor role is blocked if there are students assigned to admins using that role. The admin portal has been updated to show a student's counselor assignment in the detail line. Import/export was updated to support counselor content.


DATs

Data Access Tags are now available for the fields related to student counselors, both a list of available counselors and student counselor assignments.

Counselor DATs
Health Management DashboardUsers can now choose which optional vaccines to display as possible filters.Health Data Grid
Immunization Rule EngineThe Immunization Rules Engine has been removed from the Core PowerSchool application and will be part of the PowerSchool SIS State/Provincial Reporting installer. The Immunization Rules Engine has been updated and can now calculate vaccine compliance by CVX code.State Reporting Release Notes
ImmunizationsDistrict Administrators can now tie CDC-defined CVX codes to vaccines. They can also define a vaccine as optional.Immunizations
Mass Assign Counselors

The Mass Assign Counselors group function has been updated to better support complex assignments and student selections.

Counselor Assignments
Parent and Student Portal

There have been multiple updates, including:

  • The ability for parents and students to view a student’s assigned counselor.
  • IDs have been added to the sitemap in the parent and student portal to allow customizations.
  • For better visibility for the visually impaired user, now the attendance page can be zoomed in up to 400%.

Grades History

Class Registration

Special Programs

The PowerSchool SIS Special Programs pages and references have been renamed to Student Programs to avoid confusion with the Unified Classroom Special Programs product.

Student Programs
Student Detail

The admin portal has been updated to allow administrators to view a student’s assigned counselor in the student detail line.

Student Pages
Student Groups

Teachers can create groups of students across their classes in PowerTeacher Pro and use that group to create assignments, run reports, and navigate their gradebook, providing teachers better visibility into student success.

Currently, student groups are available only for production servers. After upgrading, contact Support if Student Groups is not available when logged into PowerTeacher Pro as a teacher.

Note: While PowerSchool SIS is getting this feature first, student groups have been designed for use in multiple PowerSchool products. In order to use this exciting capability, student groups are stored in the cloud and require an internet connection. Refer to the System Requirements for additional information.

Create Student Groups 
Student Immunization DashboardUsers can now tie a CVX code to a specific vaccine dose date and choose which optional vaccines to display for individual students.Immunizations
Unified Home CommunicationThe Unified Home Communication plugin, formally known as the KiNVO plugin, is pre-installed for quick implementation.
Universal Rostering

Enhancements include the addition of the State Number to the userIds array in the students and users endpoint and the addition of the State Staff Number and State Number to the userIds array in the teachers and users endpoint.

Universal Rostering

Resolved Issues

Product AreaDescriptionReference
Attendance

On the student Edit Attendance screen, the pop-up window that is generated when the Print Admit Slip is selected now bypasses browser pop-up blocker settings allowing it to work as expected.

PSSR-285026
Courses

The Edit Availability for Schools and Years screen now shows the Available School Years when in-between years.

PSF-55724
Data Export Manager

It is now possible to schedule exports for health data with student selection. It will export data for all the students for the school or district when scheduled.

PSF-54351
Health

Teachers will only see Completed health plans in the teacher portal. Administration staff will be able to see drafts, completed, and ended health plans in the admin portal.

PSF-60554
Immunizations Dashboard

The Health Management - Immunizations dashboard has been updated and now students that have exemptions from all vaccines (which compliance is calculated for) will no longer be shown in the Non-Compliant list. They will only display in the Exempt list as expected.

PSSR-277652
LTI Attendance App

The Schoology LTI Attendance application will now show the following information message when there is an empty seating chart created in the PowerSchool Teacher Portal: No students are associated with the seating chart.

PSF-63176
Scheduling

Creating a duplicate period in the bell schedule is no longer possible.

PSF-65677
System

A memory leak no longer occurs after upgrading to 21.11.3.0 and higher when Nightly Attendance Emails are processed.

The Web Server Hit Log settings have been removed from the Server Settings page.

PSF-65758

PSF-64875

Universal Rostering

Large districts will no longer have empty responses when querying the users' endpoint.

PSF-65747

Known Issue

ReportWorks

When submitting the Report Categories or the ReportWorks Preferences pages it displays two headers and an IF tag. This is a display issue only.

PowerSchool Components

PowerSchool SIS comprises several software components, each versioned independently from one another. This allows for greater flexibility of component updates as new features and bug fixes become available. Some updates may include dependencies between components. These dependencies will be communicated and built into the component update installers to prevent PowerSchool SIS from being misconfigured. The following table identifies the version number for each PowerSchool SIS component in this release compared to the previous release:

ComponentVersion Number


22.5.1.2

22.6.0.0

PowerSchool SIS Server

22.5.1.2

22.6.0.0

ReportWorks

1.5.1.42

1.5.1.42

PowerScheduler

3.0.2

3.0.2

Oracle

19c

19c

State Reporting

22.5.2.2

22.6.2.1

Report SDK

1.28.0.0

1.29.0.0
Amazon Corretto Java1.8u3021.8u322