This article will walk you through how to create a new teacher/staff member in PowerSchool with the fewest amount of steps. This article is not meant to be an detailed walkthrough of every teacher/staff field, but rather to get the reader up and running fast!
Before adding a new teacher/staff member to PowerSchool, we must first check that the teacher/staff is indeed new or is returning. Returning teachers/staff members can easily be mistaken as new since PowerSchool hides previous members once they leave, leading you to believe that they are no longer in the system even though they still have a dormant record.
Best Practice Alert! This initial step is designed to ensure that duplicate staff records are not created.
Step 1: Search for a previous record by typing a “/” before the first few letters of the person’s last name.
This will reveal any matches in the database for both new and old members.
If no match is found, you will receive a search alert that “No faculty names match your entry.” You are now ready to create a new teacher or staff member!
Step 2: From the home page, click on “New Staff Entry”
Step 3: For fast creation, fill in the bare minimum information which includes first name, last name, and a unique staff ID # before pressing “Submit”
Success! If everything was done correctly, you should now be at the information page of the new teacher/staff member with the ability to continue adding demographic information and staff type.