PowerSchool Customizations... SIS-yphean

Last Updated: Aug 15 2015

As of PowerSchool version 9 this functionality is built in. In fact, the built in one looks exactly the same... Hmmmm...
A simple little customization for PowerSchool that allows an admin to post messages on the admin/teacher login screens and the parent portal header.
You can choose from four different built-in styles for your message and/or use HTML tags.
Once the custom pages are uploaded, simply navigate to District - Login Notes, format your message, pick a style (optional), and check Enable.
I've been using this customization to let people know of planned outages, changes to PS, link to new how-to videos, etc.
BONUS: Included in these custom pages is another javascript that pops up a warning when someone (admin, teacher, or parent) is entering their password and has caps-lock on. Cut down a little on the help desk calls. Laughing

Please Note:
- Obviously for this customization to work it is necessary to alter each login screen and the wildcards that produce the parent portal header. Many districts already have customized some or all of these pages with logos or other goodies. It will be up to you to merge this customization with any others your using. To make the process easier I've inserted comments around all the page alterations needed for Login Notes to work. Just open each page in a text editor and search for "Nick".
- You may ask, "Why not have the message appear on the parent portal login instead of the inside header?" This is because as much as I tried I could not get the /public/home.html page to read from the Prefs table. I'm guessing this is related to security. If you know a workaround please contact me.

Version History:

1.8 - Updated to work with PS version 8.0
1.7 - Minor update to accommodate changes in PS version 7.11.
1.6 - Fixed a minor glitch where a closing IF tag showed on certain parent portal pages.
1.5 - Had to change te way the note shows in the guardian header. PS version 7.9.1 broke the old way.
1.3 - Minor update to accommodate changes in PS version 7.9.
1.2 - Minor update to accommodate changes in PS version 7.8.2.
1.1 - Minor update to accommodate changed in PS version 7.8.
1.0 - Initial release. Based on PowerSchool version 7.6.0.1.

Screen shots:

Login Notes Screenshot 1


Login Notes Screenshot 2


Login Notes Screenshot 3


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Package icon login_notes_v1_8.zip10.36 KB
Last Updated: Jul 4 2012

This is simply a page I designed to the specifications of my school nurses.  It tracks a large amount of health information including: medications, physical/dental exams, immunizations, vision/hearing screenings, etc.  The screen is so long, I put a submit button on the top and bottom.
The screen is broken up into three pages to get around the page size limit in PowerSchool (~28K).  The MedicalInfo.html page is the master page which ties all three together, and therefore is the page you would navigate to and create links for. Most of the fields on this screen are custom.
THIS CUSTOMIZATION IS NO LONGER UPDATED/SUPPORTED.
My district switched to using built in Health Managment. If your district would still like to use this customization and need it updated/altered please CONTACT ME.

Installation:

1. Download and unzip the file "medicalinfo.zip"
2. Copy all three pages to powerschool folder/data/custom/web_root/admin/students/   on your server
3.  Create a link to the new medical screen (MedicalInfo.html) in the student navigation frame (the more2.html page), and be sure to set security on the page so only nurses can view it!

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Package icon MedicalInfo.zip4.75 KB