PSCB - Custom Public Portal

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Version 3.4

Description

This plugin will provide an alternative option to the Enhanced Parent Portal plugin currently available on PowerData Solutions.

The customization is compatible with Powerschool versions 19.x and 20.4. Integration with the PowerTeacher Pro grade book is also supported.

Installation of the PSCB - Base Resources v3.4 plugin is required.
Download the PSCB - Custom Public Portal (Overview/Instructions) document for installation guidance.

The Plugin does not include:

Demographics Update version
Sched_AllowRequests field option
Language Translations

PSCB Development Team

Rob Staats
Manjit Basra
Michael Moore

PDS Contributors

A special thank you is extended to all previous PDS contributors for their efforts in creating the original Enhanced Parent Portal plugin.

Brian Andle
Jason Treadwell
Matt Freund
Roger Sprik

Version Info

2.0 (2019-08-12)
- Initial Release

2.1 (2019-09-21)
- The wildcard file: pscb_pp_init.txt was removed from the plugin. The wildcard file is already included with the PSCB - Base Resources plugin, which is a required installation for the PSCB - Custom Public Portal.

2.2 (2019-10-16)
Added the missing closing tag "[/if#1]" to the class assignments file.

2.3 (2020-01-29)
- Total earned credits now display correctly when credit has been assigned to multiple store codes for the course.
- Previous/Next buttons have bee added to the student Weekly Schedule page.
- The Contacts option was removed form the First page per day menu on the CPP Settings Page.

2.4 (2020-06-05)
- Added Student Report Card
The plugin includes a CPP Report Card Preferences page. School based preferences can be set for the following.

2.5 (2020-06-10)
- Corrected an issue with certain store codes not displaying properly on the student report card.

2.6 (2020-09-10)
- Historical Grades page now displays stored grades that were manually entered without course number.
- Student Track added to Attendance History, MySchedule and Transportation pages.
- Updated the following pages.

District / School Information
Student Information
Daily Attendance Information
Course Grades / Attendance Information
Teacher Comments
Honor Roll Status

- Updated Next Year Schedule page.
The plugin includes a CPP Next Year Schedule Settings page. School based settings can be set for the following.

Next Year Schedule Source
PowerScheduler or Schedule Commit

Next Year Schedule Display Elements
Expression
Term
Course Number
Section Number
Course Name
Teacher
Room
Enroll Date
Exit Date

2.7 (2021-04-17)
- Added a CPP Settings option to display the Class Final Grade Calculations on the Class Assignment Scores page.
- Added a CPP Settings option to display the Graduation Progress page.

2.8 (2021-04-10)
- Updated the Public Portal student report card. The Admin and Public versions of the report cards now have identical options and features.

2.9 (2021-07-30)
- Updated the Public Portal transportation page. The page now displays data stored in the Powerschool transportation table.

3.0 (2021-10-03)
- Fixed issue: When clicking on the Account Preferences icon, pages disabled in the CPP settings will no longer appear.

3.1 (2021-11-02)
- Fixed issue: The Public Portal student report card now prints correctly.

3.2 (2021-12-12)
- Fixed issue: The Public Portal student report card now displays correctly when setting preferences for Daily or YTD attendance.

3.3 (2021-12-29)
- Added a district level Custom Portal Public preferences page. All school based preferences can now be entered/validated using a single setup page.
The All Schools preferences page is is available at the District Level.
Navigate to: District / Custom Preferences (PSCB) / Parent Portal Preferences

3.4 (2022-01-23)
- Added Citizenship display option to the Report Card setup page.

Report Type: 
Web Based Report
Compatible PS Versions: 
21.x, 20.x
Plugin: 
Y
CPM Import Friendly: 
Y

Comments

Hi Rob, we noticed in a few schools that when parents log in and look at the report card it's fine but when they try to print it only shows a blank sheet. Any thoughts? I've installed 3.0 and it displays great but can't get anything when we try to print.
Thanks

Jack,

This printing issue has been corrected ams the update plugin will be published today.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Hi Rob, I just found the update and tried and it works great.
Thanks again.
You're fast!

The PSCB - Custom Public Portal is not showing the grades on our student report cards. We upgraded from V2.9 to V3.1 but the reports cards still look the same. Is there a step we are missing? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Be sure to select Display daily attendance YTD Attendance and insert the appropriate attendance term. That should display the grades on the parent portal side.

Blake Stein
Assistant Principal
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School
steinb@mcgill-toolen.org

Our school uses Meeting Attendance. Turning on the Daily Att & YTD Daily Att does make the grades appear, but the Daily Att box is blank.
We'd like to not show attendance at all in the next release if possible. I do have a screenshot if you'd like to see it.

Jocelyn Claudio
East Hartford Public Schools

This issue will be corrected in the next release of the plugin.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

A bit of a weird error we encountered with one of our districts this morning.

The grades along with the gpa were missing from the Grades/Attendance page. - We turned customizations off and refreshed the student's public portal and everything appeared as expected.

Has anyone encountered this error yet? We are using latest base resources and latest version of this plugin.

Can you add the ability to change the order of the columns for the Store Codes? For example, use the order configured on this page: PSCB Custom Report Settings - Reporting Terms.

Thank you!

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George Eggler
Westport Public Schools

The sort order of the store codes on the Historical Grades page is set using a Powerschool X code.
PS X codes are not accessible to be modified.

Not sure why Powerschool has chosen to use different sorting methods for the Quick Lookup and Historical Grades pages.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

I am having issues loading this customization. I read back where it was recommended to delete this error "web_root/guardian/myschedule.html", once I deleted it out of CPM and tried reinstalling. I am still getting kick back. I cannot determine the source of these, and if they were all from a previous version, is it going to cause harm to delete all of this?

Guardian:
myschedulematrix.html
myschedulematrix_not_available.html
myschedule_not_available.html

Iconmyschedule.png

1. Use CPM to delete the these files:
myschedulematrix.html
myschedulematrix_not_available.html
myschedule_not_available.html

2. Delete the current plugin.

3. Install the latest plugin update.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Hi,
I was going to update this plugin but we ran into an error that says Plugin file contains a file that already exists: web_root/guardian/schoolinformation.html.

I actually have noticed this already and was super confused why on CPM there were two schoolinfomation.html pages.

I tried deleting one, which did not work. They somehow work together (again not really sure how this is possible)

Have you seen anything like this? Not sure what to do here. Thanks!

Alison Blazey
ablazey@ehtp.org
Data and Systems Manager
KIPP NYC College Prep

1. Use CPM to delete both School Information pages.
2. Delete the current plugin.
3. Install the latest plugin update.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Great thanks! I was able to re-upload. BUT that second schoolinformation.html is still there. It will not let me delete it. Is it supposed to be there? It is preventing other Public Portal plug ins from loading correctly.

Alison Blazey
ablazey@ehtp.org
Data and Systems Manager
KIPP NYC College Prep

Hi,

I have noticed that our courses are appearing multiple times on the public portal report card. They are not doing this on the admin side report card.

If you want to review this issue via a Zoom conference, please send your contact info to pscb.development@gmail.com. Upon receipt, I will send you available dates to conference.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Our school has never used the Parent Portal because we are not a grades driven school. Looking at this plugin, it looks like we can disable everything that has to do with grades. Is that accurate?
One more question -- can it pull contacts information for parents to see?

Just installed the Custom Public Portal and we can not get the Home Room, teacher name, or standards to display on the report card.

The Custom Public report card is traditional grades based report, it does work with standards based grading.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Is there a way to change a field such as "Next year Schedule" in mass for all schools to "Hide" while we work on next years schedules without having to go into each school?

**Found it!! I needed to upgrade to 3.3 and found the settings for all schools.

The PSCB - Custom Public Portal v3.3 plugin now includes a District - All Schools CCP Settings page.

Install and enable the updated plugin.
At the District level navigate to:
Start Page > District Setup > Custom Preferences (PSCB) > Parent Portal Settings

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

I added in a few custom pages and they show up in the portal but the images do not show in the left menu. Any idea what I might be missing?

This would indicate that you have previously customized guardian/home.html page.

Using CPM, navigate to the guardian folder and remove the customized home.html file.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Thank you so much! That did the trick.

Our school has never used the Parent Portal because we are not a grades driven school. Looking at this plugin, it looks like we can disable everything that has to do with grades. Is that accurate?
One more question -- can it pull contacts information for parents to see?

Using the PSCB Public Portal Settings page you can enable/disable any of the listed pages including grading.

For security reasons, the PSCB Custom Public Portal plugin does include a student contacts page.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

Thank you for answering, Rob!

For clarification, did you mean that the PSCB Custom Public Portal DOES NOT include a student contacts page for security reasons?

Good morning. I saw where another user had this issue but did not see a resolution. Our report card is working except that each class is repeated. Please advise. Thank you.

Blake Stein
Assistant Principal
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School
steinb@mcgill-toolen.org

Hi, does anyone know how to disable the link on the navigation pane when you are in a student view in the Admin portal?

We use different report cards so it is confusing for Admin Users.

We have the report cards disabled in the CPP settings but the link is still on the nav pane.

Thank you,
Julie

Navigate to the Plugin Management Dashboard.
Disable the PSCB - Customization (Std Report Card) plugin.

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Rob Staats
PSCB Development

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