PowerSchool will be unavailable for End of Year processing

PowerSchool will be unavailable for End of Year processing
Posted on 07/31/2019

PowerSchool will be brought down for maintenance today, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 12:00 PM. The system should be available again on the afternoon of Thursday, August 1, 2019. Summer School sites will NOT be affected. During this maintenance, the End of Year process will run in PowerSchool.

Other important information about the End of Year process is summarized below:

  • When the End of Year processes are complete, PowerSchool will be in the 2019-20 school year.
  • Schools will have full access to all of their 2019-20 students, including incoming students who were enrolled at other schools at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
  • IT will make necessary adjustments so schools using PowerScheduler may continue to do so, until ready to commit their master schedule. Please note, the commit process applies to secondary schools only, including K-8.
  • Elementary schools may continue to work on their master schedules for 2019-20 or take advantage of the open labs to finalize scheduling. Visit ERO for upcoming open lab dates.
  • While many reports in PowerSchool can report on data from prior years, most of the customized reports we've created on the SDUSD and sqlReports tab are designed to report on current data only. After running the End of Year process, certain reports will not provide expected results for prior year terms. PowerSchool recommends that users print some reports prior to the running of the End of Year process. Please see PowerSource Knowledgebase Article 9985 for additional information regarding specific PowerSchool reports which will not provide expected results for prior year terms.
  • Please note that Active Directory accounts will be disabled in early August for students who are graduating or will not be continuing in 2019-20.
  • Effective Thursday, August 1, 2019, the Parent/Student Portal will be disabled for schools in order to prevent parents and students from seeing 2019-20 scheduling information. When your school is ready, you can re-enable the Parent/Student Portal for the 2019-20 school year. Further instructions will be provided regarding how to re-enable the portal at your school. Please note, the IT Department will enable the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 12:00 PM for schools who have not already done so.