New Attendance Code in PowerSchool

New Attendance Code in PowerSchool
Posted on 04/26/2021 at 11:45

Effective Wednesday, April 28, 2021, a new attendance code “Present Online” (PO) will be introduced and made available to teachers in PowerSchool. Positive attendance taking schools are exempt from this change and should continue to follow their current attendance process.

For safety measures and to account for all students physically onsite, teachers should continue the same attendance-taking practice for Present or Absent, and only use the new attendance code when a student is “present online.” For example, this new code will support attendance taking for following instances:

  • Students who opt or need to receive online instruction on a day scheduled to be onsite.
  • Hybrid school-days online
  • Full-time online students

Teachers should continue to take attendance daily and have the five-day flexibility window to record participation for students by using the Present Online (PO) code. Please note that attendance entries submitted through PowerSchool Administration by the attendance clerk or designated clerical staff will prevent a teacher from overwriting attendance to properly reflect participation. Please be mindful of those entries, especially if they’re within a teacher’s five-day flexibility window.

Please contact the Pupil Accounting Department at [email protected] for questions regarding attendance.