Add/Drop Notifications

JulieValverde
New Member

Add/Drop Notifications

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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jamiem7
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Thank you for posting in the PowerSchool Community!

 

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?



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cscoles
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Hi!

 

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

BishalG
Community Support Expert
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Hi @cscoles,

PowerTeacher Pro version 19.4.5.0 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.



Bishal G.
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jweeks
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Is there a specific request for this in the ideas portal so it can be voted up? I can't seem to find it.

ElstonS
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Hi @jweeks

 

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.



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AprilC1
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How do you set up the notifications in PowerTeacher to do this

AprilC1
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I need this as soon as possible and thank you.

Reshma
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Hi @AprilC1,

 

To assist you further with the query you are having, would you please confirm if you were trying to set up the notifications to display an alert when a new student is added to the class or drops a class?



Reshma
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ckelley
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Has this happened yet? The system used to send emails to teachers when a student was added or dropped. If it has been added, how to you activate/enable it? Thank you!

AmberP7
Apprentice

How do I turn this on so teachers receive and email when a student is added/dropped from their class?

MuskanS
Community Support Expert
Community Support Expert

Hi! @AmberP7 

 

There is a feature request added in the Ideas Portal to alert the teacher when a student is dropped from a class.  Here is the Idea number "SIS-I-6699" for which you can search and vote.  


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ckelley
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Did this ever happen?

Reshma
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Hi @ckelley,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern.

 

We have shared this request with our Product team.  However, we do not have an update on if and/or when it can be added to the PowerSchool SIS at this time.  We do have a new feature, the PowerSchool Ideas Portal, where users can submit their ideas directly to the Product team.  It also allows you to review the idea for status updates as well as share the idea with other users to support it by voting.

 
To learn more about the Ideas Portal, we recommend reviewing the article on PowerSchool Ideas Portal FAQs 


Reshma
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