How to Create a List from PowerSchool to send a Notification in SchoolMessenger

When a notification needs to be sent out to a specific group of students, there is a way to pull the list from PowerSchool, and then create a recipient list for SchoolMessenger to use for the notification.

1. Create the custom list from any type of student data, search for the group of students using any criteria. Refer to the Student Searches wiki page for more details. Example: To find all students that ride bus #100 in the morning, use the search string: busam1=100

2. From PowerSchool, export the Student Numbers from the group of selected students.

  • Select Quick Export from the group function list.
  • Type Student_Number for the field.
  • Select Comma as the Field Delimiter.
  • Uncheck Column Titles on 1st Row.
  • Click Submit
  • Save the resulting text file to a convenient location.

3. Next, login to School Messenger

  • Click the Broadcasts tab
  • Select Lists
  • Click Add New List
  • Enter List Name
  • Choose Upload List at the bottom of the screen

4. Upload the list of Student Numbers into SchoolMessenger

  • Select ID# lookup
  • Click Choose File to locate the file exported from PowerSchool
  • Click Next

5. Retrieve the contact information from the Student Numbers

  • The contacts found will be listed with the Matched ID#s.
  • Click Save

The result is a list of recipients stored in SchoolMessenger.
Example: The list consists of all students marked as riding the morning bus 100 in PowerSchool. Remember to repeat these steps for busam2, for those students that transfer onto bus 100.

powerschool/powerschool/pslistschoolmessenger.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/23 11:12 by lokes