App Vendor Sandbox Environment

jeffreybond
Journeyman

App Vendor Sandbox Environment

Hello,

 

I am not affiliated with any school districts. However, I work for a digital curriculum app provider. We work with many school districts that use PowerSchool SIS and was wondering if it is possible to get set up with a developer sandbox account. 

 

The end goal would be to facilitate rostering via PowerSchool's API with these districts as their IT specialists are often too busy or inexperienced to set up CSV data transfers. 

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BishalG
Community Support Expert
Community Support Expert

Hi @jeffreybond,

 

You would have to be a partner with PowerSchool to be able to read or write to the OneRoster API feature of the PowerSchool SIS product and gather information regarding access to sandbox environments.

 

In case, if the vendor is a non-profit or is a homegrown solution by your organization you would have to contact the  PowerSchool Partner Team to guide you with the process of becoming a certified PowerSchool Partner or a licensed distributor of the Universal Rostering Connector.



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BishalG
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Community Support Expert

Hi @jeffreybond,

 

You would have to be a partner with PowerSchool to be able to read or write to the OneRoster API feature of the PowerSchool SIS product and gather information regarding access to sandbox environments.

 

In case, if the vendor is a non-profit or is a homegrown solution by your organization you would have to contact the  PowerSchool Partner Team to guide you with the process of becoming a certified PowerSchool Partner or a licensed distributor of the Universal Rostering Connector.



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jeffreybond
Journeyman

Thank you Bishal. I have reached out to them to get that process started.

cestrada
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

Hi Jeffrey, I´m kind of in the same position as you are.  I offer consulting services to my former school and other school on PowerSchool SIS.  They do not have a person trained to perform all the SIS duties.  However, one of the schools has implemented a security policy and is not allowing me access unless I meet with them.  

I would like to check things ahead or after the meetings.  How the process offered to you of contacting  the PowerSchool Partner Team went for you?  

 

Claudia Estrada
jeffreybond
Journeyman

Hey Claudia,

 

It did take about a month due to high volume, but eventually the PowerSchool partner team got back with me and we were able to go through the steps to setup sandbox access. I would say be patient and follow up every 1-2 weeks.

 

It looks like they are working through a backlog, so you just want to make sure you ping every other week so that they know you're still interested. Eventually someone should get to you. Once that happens, they were pretty responsive.