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Homeroom Field

Please update the student Home Room field (found on the Modify Info page) for the next school year before printing any of the registration reports (including schedules). If this isn't done, last year's homeroom teachers will be displayed on the reports.

Ask the SIS Technician to populate the field in mass or just clear them out for now.

Also, ensure the teachers' names are standardized when manually entering them on the Modify Info page. Some students may have "Warner, Griffith" for the Home_Room field, and some may have "Warner, Griffith A.". That causes the other programs interfacing with PowerSchool consider them to be different homerooms.

Use the List Students function to get a list of students and their Home Room teacher (field name = home_room) to find those that need to be corrected.

Clearing out the Homeroom Field

All of last year's homeroom teachers can be cleared out of the Homeroom field in the Modify Info Page in a single operation. To have this done contact Jennifer Rhea or Lisa Okes as you are preparing for the upcoming school year.

Updating the Homeroom Field

Once it's cleared out, there are three options for updating the homeroom teachers' names in the Homeroom Field.

Option 1: Manually enter the homeroom teacher for each student on the Modify Info page. (Probably not the best!)

Option 2: If you have already scheduled students for the upcoming school year, Lisa and Jennifer can use the Home Room class rosters to mass fill the names. Just let us know when you're ready. If your school does not use homerooms, let us know and we will work with you on getting the appropriate teachers in the homeroom field.

Option 3: If you have not scheduled your students and you want the homeroom field updated, please follow these instructions to prepare a MS Excel spreadsheet for Lisa or Jennifer to import. Of course, only request this for the students that have not manually been updated.

  • On the Start page, select All (as a grade option)
  • From the Group Functions menu, choose Quick Export
  • In the Field window, include:
    • student_number
    • lastfirst
    • grade_level
    • home_room
  • Click Submit and either open or save in Microsoft Excel

Within the MS Excel Spreadsheet, enter the teacher names in the home_room column for each student (see example below).

Note: It is extremely important that the teachers' names are standardized when entering them in the Home Room field on the Modify Info page. Some students may have "Warner, Griffith" for the Home_Room field, and some may have "Warner, Griffith A.". That makes other programs that use PowerSchool data consider them to be different homerooms. Copy/paste to save time. MS Excel also has a memory feature that will allow you to type the first letter or two of a word and it will recall a previous entry so all you need to do is hit enter.

Once you've finished the list, save the file as an Excel (.xls) file and email it to Jennifer or Lisa.

powerschool/powerschool/homeroom.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/13 08:11 by jrhea