Student Information System
Important information about PowerSchool and Attendance Reporting
We have recently been alerted to the fact that the
Powerschool parent information page reports inaccurate attendance
figures. What is really happening is that Powerschool reports
the number of occurences where a teacher has reported an absence or
a tardy. For example, in an eight period day a student who is
absent for an entire day will show in the absence report as having 8
absences. What is really being reported is that the student
was reported absent 8 different times.
For an accurate understanding of attendance,
parents should not rely on the initial Grades and Attendance page,
but should switch to the Attendance History page (the third icon
from the left). This page shows the entire term attendance
summary and shows period attendance.
We have reported this to Pearson as an issue and
hope to have a different view in the future on these pages.