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Columbia, S.C. 29201
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PowerSchool Training

Table of Contents

Upcoming Webinars

  • September 21, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • December 21, 2023

District PowerSchool Webinars

Dive deep into our comprehensive PowerSchool tutorials and guides, tailored to empower administrators with the knowledge they need to effectively use the platform.

2023-24 Webinars
August 17, 2023

Presentation | Recording

Topics Covered:

  • Reminders and Updates
    • Foreign Exchange Guidance
    • Precode Home Room Requirement
    • Plugins
    • Read to Succeed Deadline
    • End-Of-Summer Process
    • Nightly Data Collection
    • Cantey Help Desk
    • SCDE Activity Coding Spreadsheet
  • Upcoming SCDE Trainings
  • Student Programs
    • Enrollment
    • Mass Enrollment
    • Exiting a Student
  • State ID Number
  • 5th Day Reporting 
    • Overview
    • Required Fields
    • Reports
  • Precode
    • Cheat Sheet
  • Student Withdraws, Transfers and No-Shows
  • Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism
  • Incident Management
  • SCDE Seat Time Requirements
  • Level Data/SAS Portals
  • Student Dropouts / Dropout Data
  • Summer Graduate Process
  • Data Collection Schedule


Start of Year (SOY) Checklist

2022-23 Webinars
June 15, 2023

Due to time constraints and upcoming deadlines, the District Office has opted for Cantey to provide the June 2023 PS Admin Monthly Webinar in a Newsletter format in lieu of the regular Teams Meeting format.  With that being said, we will not have a Teams Meeting Webinar next Thursday, June 15, 2023.  Providing the newsletter allows us to get reminders and information out to you before next week’s Class Rank and Transcript Deadlines, on June 15, 2023.

The June Newsletter contains a wealth of information about procedures and deadlines related to Class Rank, Transcripts, QDC4, CRDC, Read to Succeed, EOY Process (Checklist), EOY Rollover, SCDE Manual updates, etc.   To ensure your questions are addressed in a timely manner, please do not respond directly to this email.  Should you have any questions about the information contained within the newsletter, submit a ticket to help@canteytech.com

May 18, 2023

Please find attached the May 2023 PS Admin Monthly Webinar in the form of a Newsletter.  Due to the Cantey Support Team’s attendance at PSUG, there will not be a live Webinar held next Thursday, May 18, 2023.  Each of the items under the Announcements/Updates, Reminders, and Resources headings are linked to the accompanying documentation for your reference/review. 

We ask that you work to resolve your Level Data and SAS Portal errors as we near the end of the 2022-2023 school year.  This will expedite the return of access to PowerSchool after rollover, which will take place the week of July 3rd – July 7th

As a reminder, the Cantey PowerSchool Support Team will be attending PSUG next week, May 15th – 18th, which will result in delayed ticket response times. We encourage you to submit tickets this week that are on your radar or may arise as a result of the May 2023 Webinar/Newsletter.  This will allow the Cantey Support team to proactively provide support and work to resolve any current issues your school may have. 

Please do not respond directly to this email.  Submit any questions or requests for assistance to help@canteytech.com.  Have a great week!

Local Board Approval Process
2023–2024 Local Board Approval Application
Summer Training Information and RSVP – July 10th through July 13th
New SCDE Course Activity Codes Workbook
SCDE Cheat Sheet
Upcoming Training Opportunities
SCDE CTE Data Collection Information

Universal Screener, Address Validation and Employability Credential
Homeless Student Information
Validation Reminders – Level Data, SAS and School/Section Enrollment Audits
Partnership LBA Course Requests
Submitting Support Tickets

Incident Management Reminders/Required Fields
Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)
Preparing for End-of-Year Process
Pre-Registering Students
First Days of Testing and Students Not Tested
SC Seal of Biliteracy
SC Program & School Setup Guide (Updated May 2023)
Diploma Order Tracking System (DOTS) and Transcripts

April 20, 2023

Recording | Presentation | 

Agenda Items:

  • Reminders, Updates, and Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • SCDE Updates, Memos and Training Material
  • PowerSchool Enhanced User Interface
  • Validation Reminders
  • Incident Management Reminders
  • Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Reminders and Validation Tool
  • Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism Reminders
  • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
  • CTE and Work Based Learning Information
  • End of Year Preparation
  • Transcripts and DOTS
  • First Days of Testing
  • Students Not Tested
  • Read to Succeed Summer Program
  • Data Collection Schedule
March 16, 2023

Recording Presentation

Agenda Items:

  • Introduction
    Ms. Kristie Wirth, District SIS Administrator
  • Reminders, Updates, and Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • SCDE Updates, Memos and Training Material
  • Validation Reminders
  • QDC3, Incident Management, and 135th Day Reporting
  • Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Reminders and Validation Tool
  • Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism Reminders
  • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
  • SCDE Climate Survey
  • CTE and Work Based Learning Information
  • End of Year Preparation
  • Data Collection Schedule
February 16, 2023

Recording | Presentation

Agenda Items:

  • Reminders about LBA Course Codes and utilizing the District Website for Resources
  • The updated ACM for the 2023-2024 School Year
  • The Privacy and Security – Director and Military Information Opt-Out Survey
  • Graduation Planner functionality
  • Homeless Student Reminders
  • Contacts Consolidation Reminder and Update – First EpiCenter Due Date 3/1/2023
  • Address Validation Requirements
  • Enrich Update – School Enrollment Audits must be cleared weekly
  • Personal Finance Graduation Requirement for 2023-2024 Ninth Grade Students
  • Submitting Help Tickets
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
January 19, 2023

Recording Presentation


Agenda Items:

  • Reminders, Updates and Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Graduation Planner
  • Employability Credential
  • Precode Reminders
  • Validation Reminders
  • QDC2, Incident Management, and 90th Day Reporting
  • Early Graduate Process
  • Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism Reminders
  • End of Term Reminders & Best Practices
  • Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)
  • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
  • SCDE Climate Survey
  • SCDE School Report Card Criteria and Funding Related Data
  • Data Collection Schedule
December 15, 2022

Recording | Presentation

Agenda Items:

• Reminders
• Drop-Out Reporting – Final Submission Dec. 14, 2022
• Precode
• Validation Reminders
• QDC2 / Incident Management Data Collection
• 90th Day Reporting
• Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Reminders
• Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism Reminders
• Incident Management Reminders
• End of Term Reminders / Best Practices
• Data Collection Schedule
• Contacts Discussion
• Contacts Presentation
• Q&A Session

November 17, 2022

Recording | Presentation

Agenda Items:

  • Drop-Out Reporting
  • Precode
  • Transcript Reminders
  • Diploma Order Tracking System (DOTS)
  • Validation Reminders
  • Class Size
  • Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)
  • Chronic Absenteeism & Truancy
  • Incident Management
  • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
  • Instruction Type Clarification
  • SCDE Data Collection Schedule (Revised 10/31/2022)
  • SCDE Climate Survey Information
October 20, 2022

Recording | Presentation

Agenda Items:

• Reminders, Announcements and Upcoming Training Opportunities
• Precode
• QDC1
• Validation Reminders
• 45th Day Funding
• December Drop-Out
• Incident Management
• Stored Grades
• E-Collect

September 15, 2022

Recording | Presentation

Agenda Items:

  • District and SCDE Updates
  • Required Fields
  • Miscellaneous Reminders
  • Final Grade Setup
  • Fall Precode
  • Current Year Dropouts
  • QDC1
  • 45th Day Reporting
  • Incident Management Reminders
  • SCPCSD Security Project
August 18, 2022

Recording | Presentation

Agenda Items:

  • 5th Day Funding,
  • Precoding,
  • PowerSchool Transfers (Including No-Shows),
  • Attendance/Truancy,
  • SCDE Seat Time,
  • Requirements,
  • Level Data/SAS Portals,
  • Student Dropouts / Dropout Data,
  • Historical Grades Entry for Transcripts,
  • Miscellaneous Reminders,
  • Data Collection Schedule

Training Opportunities

PowerSchool University helps users take advantage of the robust features and capabilities of PowerSchool solutions through hands-on professional development and access to interactive digital curriculum included with each PowerSchool University event.

A PowerSchool User Conference put on BY PowerSchool users from districts all over the Southeast. Attend sessions put on by fellow PowerSchool users that will give you a real world view on how others are using PowerSchool in their districts.

Please note: While PowerSchool Group. LLC supports our events and will be in attendance at our conference, this is NOT a PowerSchool event. These conferences are put on “BY” PowerSchool users “FOR” PowerSchool users.

SCSDC was created specifically for school administrators, district-level PowerSchool users, and school-level PowerSchool users such as data clerks, guidance and attendance clerks to learn more about Ed-Fi, updated PowerSschool how-to’s and form a collaborative network with other PowerSchool users from across South Carolina.

PowerSchool in S.C. (PSinSC) is a professional learning opportunity for PowerSchool Administrators, Tech Directors and Data Staff offered by the SCDE Office of Research and Data Analysis. 

The purpose of PowerSchool Role-Based Certification courses is to provide targeted training to school staff whose PowerSchool-related roles have an impact on day-to-day school operations, student data entry, school report card ratings, and district funding.

If you would like to be enrolled in a Role Based Certification please contact Kristie Wirth at KWirth@sccharter.org.