PowerSchool 8.2 is Now Available

I’ve updated to 8.1.1 earlier than normal because I was trying to track down a bug that was happening in my system. Pearson Tech Support recommended that I upgrade to the latest version in order to see if the bug has been fixed in the newer version. It didn’t.

However, 8.1.1 has been fine thus far. I think these incremental upgrades are okay to do as long as you are ready.

There’s a few new features that I haven’t started using yet, but will get around to eventually. Especially the ability to attach documents to student records now.

I hope to see you all at PSUG Asia in a couple of months.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PowerSchool 8.2 is now available for download from PowerSource.

For detailed information about the release, see the release notes document, available on PowerSource.

Key Features and Enhancements

  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Enable Course Request screen for PowerSchool for Students and Parents portal and PowerSchool administrator portal
  • PowerScheduler report enhancements
  • API read-access to all PowerSchool tables
  • Enhanced external systems plugin support
  • Student’s bell schedule and matrix schedule now available on the PowerSchool Students and Parents portal
  • New option added to the Teacher Submission Status page to exclude sections that are excluded from attendance

Key Fixes

  • When deleting a section, associated CC records are not removed

  • Multi-day attendance grid does not record total minutes for interval attendance

  • ADA/ADM by Student report does not calculate excluded attendance codes properly

  • Consecutive Absence report generates error