Our school is in the process of leveling classes to evenly distribute enrollment amount the teachers. Sometimes they notify the student, often they do not. I asked the admin if there was a setting in the system that would generate an automated message notifying teachers of adds/drops. Their response was that this is not a feature in Powerschool. I find this very hard to believe and wanted to confirm it within the community. Does anyone know if this is possible? It would be great if teachers received an email informing us that a student has dropped our class, changed class periods, added our class, etc. At my previous school, we used another platform but it did generate an email notification. If you know of the setting, could you please post instructions or a cheat sheet for how to turn this on. Thank you in advance!
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To allow Community members to further assist, would you please provide the PowerSchool product in which you are requesting teachers receive notification for students that are added and dropped for classes, for example, Unified Classroom or PowerTeacher Pro?
I'm a PowerSchool admin at a different school, but I have the same question. Our guidance department is very busy and often forgets to notify the teachers of add/drops, so having the system automatically generate emails to notify teachers of such would be very helpful. We are using PowerTeacher Pro
PowerTeacher Pro version 184.108.40.206 and above have the functionality to display a notification alert under the student's name when a new student is added to the class. However, the system does not display a notification when a student drops a class.
I have submitted a feature request with the PowerSchool SIS Development team on your behalf to include the functionality to enable notification as well as email alerts when a student drops a class. The product team will assess the feasibility of the feature before implementing it.
The idea to generate an automated message notifying teachers of adds/drops has been shared with the SIS product team on your behalf. Since then, we have implemented the PowerSchool Ideas Portal where users can share their ideas with the product team directly, vote, and review the status of ideas. I recommend adding a new idea on the Ideas portal by clicking on this direct link.