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PowerSchool Alerts and Document Viewer Integration




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The PowerSchool alerts & document viewer integration allows PowerSchool general education staff to seamlessly view student documents in SameGoal while logged into PowerSchool.

Integration overview link

This integration:

Alerts may be configured to display in a variety of areas throughout PowerSchool. By following the steps below, alerts will appear on the following PowerSchool pages:

Setup link

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To setup the PowerSchool alerts & document viewer integration:

  1. Create Alert_SG field
  2. Add Alert_SG to students custom page
  3. Add wildcard student alert
  4. Add alert to teacher pages
  5. Install FRN custom page
  6. Update samegoal group permissions
  7. Install SameGoal SSO plugin
  8. Add PowerSchool SSO URL to SameGoal
  9. Test

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You will need access to a PowerSchool Administrator and PowerSchool Systems Administrator account. This integration also assumes you have already setup the demographics integration, including adding a samegoal account to your PowerSchool instance and creating a samegoal group.

1. Create Alert_SG field link

Login to your PowerSchool Administrator account.

2. Add Alert_SG to students custom page link

Login to your PowerSchool Systems Administrator account.

Add the following code to the page after the Alert_Other code (towards the bottom). Click Save, then Publish.

<!-- samegoal alert -->

<tr><td colspan="4"></td></tr>

<tr bgcolor="#f6f6f6"><td colspan="4" class="bold">SameGoal - Do Not Modify</td></tr>

<tr bgcolor="#edf3fe">

<td class="bold">SameGoal Alert</td>

<td colspan="3"><textarea name="[01]Alert_SG" rows="4" cols="40"></textarea></td>

</tr>

<!-- /samegoal alert -->


PowerSchool Alert_SG

3. Add wildcard student alert link

Login to your PowerSchool Systems Administrator account.

~([01]Alert_SG) <script src="https://samegoal.com/iep/psAlert.js" async></script>

PowerSchool configuration

4. Add alert to teacher pages link

Login to your PowerSchool Systems Administrator account.

~([01]Alert_SG) <script src="https://samegoal.com/iep/psAlert.js" async></script>

PowerSchool configuration

5. Install FRN custom page link

Download the file below: Right-click the link, choose Save as..., then save the file to a location of your choosing.

Login to your PowerSchool Systems Administrator account.

Login to your PowerSchool Administrator account.

6. Update samegoal group permissions link

Login to your PowerSchool Administrator account.

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This step assumes you already created the samegoal group while setting up the demographics integration. You must increase the group permissions as indicated in this step in order for the alerts integration to operate. It relies on writing to the newly created Alert_SG field for each student as applicable.

We would have had you set this permission during the demographics integration setup, except for the fact we want to ensure we use the minimal amount of access at each point.

7. Install SameGoal SSO plugin link

Download the file below: Right-click the link, choose Save as..., then save the file to a location of your choosing.

Login to your PowerSchool Administrator account.

8. Add PowerSchool SSO URL to SameGoal link

Login to your PowerSchool Administrator account.

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If you click the link, page shows Illegal ctx query param. This is expected.

SSO URL

SSO URL

If you DO NOT have a SameGoal admin account, email tier2help@samegoal.com the following information:

If you DO have a SameGoal admin account:

9. Test link

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It may take up to 24 hours after PowerSchool information has been entered in SameGoal for the alerts integration to run. If you would like to trigger a faster run for the purposes of debugging, email tier2help@samegoal.com.

Expected Result: After the integration has run successfully, each student that has a completed and currently effective major Special Programs document (eg IEP) will display a SameGoal alert in PowerSchool. Clicking it will display a read-only copy of the document.

If the integration does not succeed, verify you can login to your PowerSchool Administrator account using the Admin URL, Username and Password entered in SameGoal. If you are able to login:



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