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Massachusetts Start of Year Checklist

Use the following checklist to track your progress through the Start of Year tasks for Massachusetts State Reporting. Review the PowerSchool Start of Year Guide for additional updates. 

District Setup

  • Review entry, exit, and ethnicity codes
  • Review and update school information
  • Update the default term level
  • Update course information
  • Review and update Grade Setup 
  • Review Sub-district information
  • Review Special Programs information
  • Review SIF setup for reporting

School Setup

  • Review Years & Terms
  • Review Periods and Cycle Days
  • Review Sections
  • Review Bell Schedule
  • Complete Calendar Setup
  • Review Attendance Codes, Categories, and Conversions
  • Review Full-time Equivalencies

Staff Setup

  • Review staff member demographic information
  • Update Staff Roster information
  • Update Work Assignment Records

Student Setup

  • Review student demographic information
  • Review school enrollment
  • Pre-Register students
  • SIMS specific Information

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