There are many resources available on the internet for PowerSchool users to build skills and get questions answered.
PowerSchool Insider – This excellent bi-weekly screencast by Jason Springel (aka, the PowerSchool Evangelist) delves into the latest news, topics, tips, tricks, and email questions in the PowerSchool world – an absolute essential in the toolbox of any PowerSchool administrator. The index of episodes is a great way to find tutorials on features and topics that have been covered in the past. The Insider is only available to those with a PowerSource login.
PowerSource – The official PowerSchool knowledgebase with extensive how-to articles, forums, community customization & report exchange, training resources, and more. Questions posted here can be answered by PowerSchool employees. Requires a login.
PowerSchool Community – PowerSchool-run, recently-launched site for forums and support across all the PowerSchool suite products. Some articles and other resources from PowerSource have already been migrated here. The plan is to eventually move everything from PowerSource to this site. Requires a login.
PSUG.io Group – Very active forum for all things PowerSchool-related, founded in 2001 and currently boasting 11,000+ members from schools across the world. If you haven’t found your answer on PowerSource, chances are you’ll find it here. Reading the daily posts is a great way to keep your ear to the ground in the PowerSchool world. It’s a restricted group so you’ll need to request to join.
PSUG Middle East and Africa WhatsApp Group – With over 75 members from the Middle East and Africa region, our WhatsApp group is thriving and active! If you’d like to be added, please email Romy directly with your name, school, position, and mobile number.
Conferences & Training Events
PowerSchool University – PSU is the primary official PowerSchool training conference, held four times annually in different cities around the United States. It’s an impeccably-planned and run event with expert trainers and dozens of incredibly useful classes for users in all different roles and skill levels, as well as open labs and ample networking opportunities. Anyone using PowerSchool extensively should attend at least once, and yearly if possible.
National PSUG Information Exchange – Similar to our Middle East PSUG conferences but on a much larger scale (for the whole United States), this annual four-day conference is organized and run by PowerSchool users themselves. There are about 100 unique training sessions plus dozens of workshops and presentations by vendors who have products or services that work well with PowerSchool.
Customization & Other Tools
PowerSource Exchange – This is the community exchange area of PowerSource, the official PowerSchool knowledgebase site. Community members can post customizations they have created for others to use. This is where you’ll find well-known customizations like PowerTools and Counselor Dashboard, as well as many report card templates. Requires a login.
intellimedia – PowerSchool ISV partner and vendor of several advanced customizations and integration solutions for PowerSchool, as well as bespoke customization services. Strong supporter of the European and Middle East PSUGs – thank you, Ahmad & team!
PowerDataSolutions – PDS is an independent site where many popular PowerSchool customizations such as Enhanced Parent Portal, Custom Reports Bundle, Find-Me Alert, and more are available for free download. Requires a login in order to download.
sqlReports – Site run by Matt Freund, home of the popular sqlReports customization and several useful how-to articles on customization and SQL. Matt is a presenter at many PSUG Conferences and a well-known member of the PowerSchool community.
SQL Developer – Free tool for direct querying of the Oracle database. It’s indispensable when developing and testing SQL queries before embedding them into custom pages.
Park Bench Software – Authors of visual object report editing software for PowerSchool called VisualPST. If you create and edit a lot of object reports, this is an essential tool!
NickTech – Site run by Nick Peronti with some free customizations
Aurora Educational Technology – Adam Larsen’s PowerSchool customization and consulting site
PS Tech Group – Consulting and training company run by Greg Satterwhite specializing in scheduling and more
DERO Technical Services – Consulting and training company run by Bob Cornacchioli specializing in standards-based reporting and more
Other Users’ Groups
European PSUG – The European PowerSchool Users’ Group is a non-profit network of 29 educational institutions, primarily international schools, in 18 countries. Founded in 2012.
PSUG Asia – Official website of the Asia PSUG founded in 2010 by Shanghai American School. They host a yearly conference as well.
PSUG Michigan – This is the largest PSUG in the United States. They organize the National Conference (see above) as well as many smaller regional conferences throughout the year.