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Provincial Reporting Release Notes

Important Notice for Provincial Reporting

As communicated in the November Focus Group meeting and in the PowerSchool Community article, the PowerSchool Compliance team continues to test the security and technology modifications made available in the recent PowerSchool SIS patches, and PowerSchool SIS Testing has determined that events are taking up to two minutes to process under these versions, and when using previous versions of PowerSchool SIS users are unable to create diploma exam registrations. As a result, AB clients are advised to only install these releases in a Test environment. This restriction applies to all supported versions of PowerSchool SIS.

Similarly, AB clients are advised to avoid installing PowerSchool SIS or any of the patches to previous versions (PowerSchool SIS, PowerSchool SIS, PowerSchool SIS in their production environments until the Provincial Reporting is approved for production environments.



Release Note

PSSR-246889Minimum PowerSchool Version for State Reporting -

As of November 25, 2020, PowerSchool State Reporting only supports PowerSchool or later, and our Technology and Support teams will focus solely on supporting PowerSchool versions or later.

PSSR-249978Alberta PASI Direct Connect Plugin Version

The PASI Direct Connect Plugin is updated to Version 4.2.6


Contact Tracing Report Update - Busing Data

Contact Tracing Report: Version 1.1

The Contact Tracing report is updated and now pulls busing data based on a newly added report parameter.

With the busing data parameter checked, the report will pull students that may have shared the bus with the report the student is run for based on the following:

  • Bus Number

  • Route Number

  • Day

  • From/To School

PSSR-248162Demographic and Enrolment (DEM/ENR) Integration

The Special Education (1) field value is no longer duplicated from the Current/Extended Enrolment pages.

PSSR-220564Demographic and Enrolment (DEM/ENR) Integration

Concurrent enrolments will no longer show different values when opened through core alerts.

PSSR-205773Demographic and Enrolment (DEM/ENR) Integration

There is now validation when force syncing addresses to check PASI for effective dates.

PSSR-250378Digital Student Documents Integration

The document icon on the attendance pages now displays the correct student's documents.

PSSR-249603Digital Student Documents Integration

When a waybill file is created from document attachments in PowerSchool, it now only includes metadata fields expected by PASI according to document types.

PSSR-249523Digital Student Documents Integration

Document templates can now be edited or deleted from the Manage Document Submissions page.

PSSR-248135Diploma Exam Registration (DER) Integration

The Diploma Exam Registration Status will now display results.

PSSR-250069PASI Direct Connect General Functionality

When creating and/or editing a school, a validation will now confirm that the school is configured correctly to synchronize (or not synchronize) with PASI.

PSSR-233159PASI Direct Connect General Functionality

The ID/DCID data for some customers is crossing the max an Integer type can handle. The ID/DCID columns of all tables are now Long.

PSSR-228299PASI Direct Connect General Functionality

Events with double quotes (") are now viewable in the event details.

PSSR-218787PASI Direct Connect General Functionality

When attempting to export a list of active Registration core alerts, a Could not commit JPA transaction; nested exception is javax. persistence.RollbackException: Transaction marked as rollbackOnly error will no longer occur.

PSSR-165748PASI Direct Connect General Functionality

A script is now available to be run to enable all Alberta tables in Enterprise Reporting. View the How to Add Alberta SRC Views to APEX Reporting PowerSchool Community article for instructions.

PSSR-242187PASI Direct Connect General Functionality

A new option to delete archived events is now available on the PASI Synchronization Settings page.

PSSR-241534School Course Marks (SCM) Integration

The funding flag on course enrolments will no longer change when the start date of the enrolment is edited.

PSSR-237452School Course Marks (SCM) Integration

The Manage SCM/CTS Validations page will now display students in alphabetical order by last name.


Student Digital Equity and Learning Preference Tracking Available in the Public Portal

A new page is now available (if enabled) in the public portal that will enable parents and guardians to enter learning preference and digital equity data for their student or students.

This functionality is disabled by default. To enable, navigate to the following page:

  • Start Page> District Setup> Miscellaneous

If enabled, parents/guardians have the ability to create records and populate the following fields:

  • Effective Date

    • Defaults to the current date

  • Learning Preference

  • Requested Timeframe

  • Requesting Parent/Guardian

    • Defaults to the current user

  • Internet in Residence*

  • Internet Access*

  • Internet Performance*

  • Device Access*

    • Only display options 1, 2, & 5

The Comment field is not visible when a parent/guardian is creating a record but it will the following string will get saved for any record created in the public portal:

  • Created in the public portal

Additionally, if a parent/guardian has entered a Digital Equity & Learning Preference record previously and they create a new record, the above elements that are marked with an asterisk will be pre-populated based on the values in the existing (previous) record.

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