CDS District Setup
Create a special program for Community Day School.
Note: Separate CDS special programs should be created for each school.
Note: Do not select the “Qualifies as a special education program” checkbox.
Create a new school for each campus running a Community Day School. CDS schools should not be combined with other AEP programs.
CDS School Setup
Set up interval attendance preferences for the school.
Set up attendance codes for the school.
Notes: The regular attendance code used in PowerSchool, which has a blank or null value, cannot be used for CDS.
Attendance Code Categories
If applicable, define a non-instructional code category.
Note: The non-instructional code category can be used for periods that are sometimes instructional and sometimes non-instructional. Present attendance codes assigned to non-instructional code category will not be counted towards ADA on the days that the present non-instructional attendance code is assigned when taking attendance.
Note: The code category created when running the CDS Attendance Audit report will be identified at runtime.
Assign the appropriate special program to each course used for CDS.
Assign interval attendance and the appropriate special program to each section used for CDS.
CDS Staff Setup
Define a job classification for each teacher assigned to a CDS section.
CDS Student Setup
Create a special program enrollment for each CDS student.
Verify student enrollment dates and grade level.
Navigate to Start Page > Student > Attendance. Verify that attendance is taken for each interval that the student is present or absent for the CDS program. Every interval must have an attendance code recorded, either a P for Present or another present or absent attendance code.