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Sunday, October 7
 

4:00pm

SNUG K-12 Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

If you arrive early for the conference, be sure to beat the crowd and register on Sunday!

Sunday October 7, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lobby
 
Monday, October 8
 

8:30am

BusinessPLUS:  Smarter Fixed Assets using Accounts Payable
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Is your district’s core Fixed Assets processes the most efficient that it can be?  This session will overview all the new best practice methods from Account Payable to Fixed Assets.   This alternative process has been developed where the Accounts Payable information is written to a holding place from where several operations (merging multiple invoice records into a single fixed asset and splitting of invoice lines where quantity is more than 1) can be initiated.
This session will review the new process to create assets and how to manage them once created.
Who should take this class:  Individuals who deal with accounts payable, core financials and fixed assets.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee.  If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com



Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Tucson C

8:30am

BusinessPLUS:  Streamlining Positions & Allocations in BusinessPLUS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Proper management of positions and allocations are becoming increasingly important in the K-12 environment. During this pre-conference session you will learn about all of the ways to better manage your allocations including position requisition, position management, position control and position budgeting. This session will review best practice methods and recommended ways that you can improve your internal processes.

Who should take this class: human resources or budgeting professionals.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee. If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Tucson D

8:30am

BusinessPLUS:  Upgrading and Maintaining Your Environments
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will cover techniques and best practices for upgrading your BusinessPLUS environment and for refreshing your Test environment with live data.

Who should take this class:  BusinessPLUS System and/or Database Administrators.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee.  If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
AS

Asim Shaikh

Sr System Engineer, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Tucson B

8:30am

eFinancePLUS:  HR Payroll Distributions/General Ledger   
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Attend this eFinancePLUS Human Resources Payroll Distribution and General Ledger Session to learn more about how Gross Wages, Benefits/Deduction Liabilities are distributed to the General and Expenditure Ledger during the Fund Accounting Payroll Interface.   We will review best practice for
table / field setup and discuss how districts are processing AP Voucher Payments.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee. If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
RH

Ryan Hillabolt

PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Tucson A

8:30am

eSchoolPLUS:  Security 4.0
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Security looks different in eSchoolPLUS 4.0.  Although many resources are the same, a few have been added to give you greater control over changes to your Master Schedule and emailing students.  During this session, we’ll review the process of creating roles, creating users, and applying district-defined security to district-defined pages and programs.
Who should take this class: District IT staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff
Recommended prior training or experience: None

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee. If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Arizona 12

9:00am

SNUG K-12 Registration
Monday October 8, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lobby

11:30am

1:00pm

BusinessPLUS - Advanced WorkFlow and Security Topics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will focus on SQL statements in WorkFlow and Security, focusing on the redesigned SQL Activity in WorkFlow, using the SQL list and BT20 objects in scripting, updating security roles with a focus on bulk updates to filter roles, and advanced Workflow Style Sheet adjustments.
Who should take this class:  BusinessPLUS Workflow and Security Admins

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee.  If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.


Speakers
VP

Vince Pickett

Supervisor - Professional Services, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tucson B

1:00pm

BusinessPLUS:  An in-depth look at Stores Inventory
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will overview everything related to Stores Inventory and how to best use this module at your district. This session will focus heavily on the fundamental premise that Stores Inventory is a sequence of events, that has an order in which things happen, driving data accuracy. Therefore, all maintenance and correction processing requires awareness of timing.
Key topics will include information on managing and processing including:
• Various setups to allow options like zero on-hand ordering, interactive committing, backordering, automatic purchase ordering, etc.
• Person/Entity and Stores Inventory Utilities
• Finding and fixing negative on-hand quantities
• Inventory value reporting
• Adjusting inventory
• Overview of the Stores Inventory screens
• Pick ticket and fulfilling order exceptions
• Warehouse count exceptions
• Consolidated returns
• Balance forward practices
• Archiving to reduce history
• Re-computing inventory balances
• Status implications & verification
Who should take this class:  Individuals who deal with core financials and warehousing.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee.  If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tucson C

1:00pm

BusinessPLUS:  Wage Configuration & Management in BusinessPLUS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover all of the different and unique methods on how organizations are handling wages in BusinessPLUS. In this session you will learn how to setup CDH codes for all different types of compensation methods and how to maintain them moving forward. Topics covered will include payroll contracts, salaries, deferred pay, auto-timecards and positive pay methods.
Who should take this class: Human Resources, Payroll and Technical professionals.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee. If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tucson D

1:00pm

eFinancePLUS:  Benefits and Open Enrollment 
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Attend this eFinancePLUS Benefits and Open Enrollment Bootcamp to drill deeper into Employee Benefits and Deduction Enrollment Setup and Processing Features available to your school district.  We invite current and new users of Benefits and EAC Open Enrollment.

The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee. If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
RH

Ryan Hillabolt

PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tucson A

1:00pm

eSchoolPLUS: Behavior 4.1
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will cover the basics of Behavior Incident entry and the new options available in the 4.1 release. This session will start with the TAC capabilities to enter and refer issues, move to the creation of a Behavior Incident, and explore the options for posting Attendance based on Actions.
Who should take this class: District IT staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff
Recommended prior training or experience: None


The cost of this course is $250 and is not part of your conference fee. If you wish to attend this session, and have not already registered, please contact Amy Knouse at amy.knouse@powerschool.com.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Monday October 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Arizona 12

4:00pm

BusinessPLUS Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Shuler

Katrina Shuler

Senior Systems Analyst, Anchorage School District


Monday October 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salud Terrace

4:00pm

eFinancePLUS Meet & Greet
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join the eFinancePLUS attendees in a Speed Networking experience.  Meet us at the Plunge Pool Bar and have some fun!

For those who attended last year's eFinancePLUS Meet & Greet, I'm changing it up this year.  Bring your business cards, at least 30.  The purpose of this event is to establish some new contacts and continue your networking into the Welcome Reception that follows directly after this event.

Speakers
avatar for Ami Fogle

Ami Fogle

President Elect, SNUG National Users Group
Customer of Pentamation/SunGard/Powerschool for 26 years.  Member of the Missouri/MidSun/MPowerK12 board for over 20 years. Member of the SNUG Board for 8 years.Looking forward to another successful SNUG K-12 Conference!


Monday October 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plunge Pool Bar

4:00pm

eSchoolPLUS Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Oppermann

Cindy Oppermann

Director, Data and Information Services - SNUG Director at Large - TSUN President, Killeen ISD
avatar for Gerri Rizzo

Gerri Rizzo

Director of Information Services, Northside ISD


Monday October 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meecha Lawn

5:00pm

New Attendee Orientation
Limited Capacity seats available

First time conference attendees should attend this orientation.  Find out what to expect and what you shouldn't miss.  

Speakers
avatar for John Gates

John Gates

Manager of Information Systems, CISSP, Lake Park High School


Monday October 8, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tucson E

5:00pm

Facilitator Orientation
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you presenting at this year's conference?  If this is your first time presenting or your fiftyith come join me in Tucson C for presenting tips, tricks, and even a prize!

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Birge

Zachary Birge

Senior Database Administrator, Highline Public Schools
Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Systems Engineer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MS-SQL Server. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tucson C

6:00pm

PowerSchool Welcome Reception
Join us outside under the stars for light appetizers, beverages and catch up with fellow colleagues and PowerSchool staff.

Deluxe Nacho Bar
Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips, Salsa Fresca and Salsa Verde, Spicy Guacamole and Sour Cream
Seven Layer Bean Dip and Warm Queso Dip
Machaca Beef, Southwest Shredded Chicken and Ancho-Rubbed Pork Juarez
Diced Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Sliced Black Olives
Vegetable Crudite for dipping: Jicama, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Mini Bell Peppers
 
Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Bacon Wrapped Scallop with Cherry Compote
Cucumbers with Spicy Hummus and Topped with Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips (Vegan & Gluten Free)
Buffalo Chicken Beggar’s Purse
Antipasti Skewer (Gluten-Free)

Slider Station  
Angus Burger with Swiss Cheese and Mushrooms
Vegan Quinoa Burger with Heirloom Tomatoes and Avocado Pesto

Beer and Wine – (2) Drink Tickets per person
Cash Bar available after drink tickets are used

Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Starr Circle
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

7:00am

Registration & Breakfast - Arizona Ballroom 6/7
STARR PASS CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Freshly Squeezed Orange, Cranberry and Apple Juices
Fresh Sliced Watermelon, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew
Selection of Breakfast Cereals with Skim and 2% Milk
Assortment of Plain and Fruit Yogurts
House Made Granola
Hot Oatmeal with Raisins, Cranberries, Brown Sugar, and Walnut Toppings
Cinnamon Raisin Rolls, Lemon Cheese Danishes, Pumpkin Spiced Muffins
Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter, Jam, Peanut Butter, and Honey
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffees and Teas

CROISSANT SANDWICHES
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on a Flaky Croissant


Tuesday October 9, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

8:00am

General Session and PowerSchool K-12 Presentation - Arizona 6/7
Limited Capacity seats available

This year’s joint opening General Session will feature Richard Collopy and Uday Ghorpade PowerSchool’s executive leadership across Product and Service Departments for eSchoolPLUS, BusinessPLUS and eFinancePLUS.  We also have the privilege of special guest Chris Roberts to speak on information security issues!

Speakers
RC

Richard Collopy

Vice President, Global Customer Support, PowerSchool
UG

Uday Ghorpade

Vice President of Product Development, PowerSchool
avatar for Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Chief of Adversarial Research and Engineering, LARES Consulting
Chris currently works at Lares, prior to that he’s founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence.Since the late 90’s Chris... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

9:30am

9:50am

BusinessPLUS 2018 & Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

Come join the BusinessPLUS Product team for a look at the future of BusinessPLUS!  We will be discussing the features of our recent and upcoming releases and look at where the product is headed for 2019 and beyond!

Reminder:
We don't post our roadmap session slides on Sched but stay tuned for new webinars coming up in November and December for those who missed this session or just want another look at 8.0!

Speakers
avatar for Angel Barreras

Angel Barreras

Product Manger Business Plus ERP, Powerschool
As the Product Manager for BusinessPLUS, most of your support issues and enhancement requests come across my desk. Come talk to me about features you would like to see in the product, areas where you are struggling and where we are headed in the future!


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Tucson E

9:50am

Cognos 10 with eSchoolPLUS - general how to's for adding images, links, conditional formatting, data
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out basic Cognos functions for adding images, conditional styles, blocks, ordering reports in Cognos Connection and more.   Many users don’t know or realize how easy they are to add to a report.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller

SR Data Analyst/ Cognos Administrator, Columbia Public Schools
I am the Cognos administrator for eSchool Plus. Senior Data Analayst for student information. Our district also uses Business Plus. i have been using eSchool Plus for 12 years.
JW

Jolene Watkins

Programmer/Analyst, Columbia Public Schools


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Tucson F

9:50am

eFinancePLUS 2018 Year End Software Updates
Limited Capacity seats available

Review of the software and process changes for 2018 year end eFinancePLUS.

Make sure to remind employees to use the IRS Tax Withholding Calculator, to make sure they don't need additional taxes withheld, and don't get surprised at tax time!!

Speakers
avatar for Tamie Swain

Tamie Swain

Lead Software Engineer, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Tucson A/B

9:50am

eFinancePLUS 5.3 Upgrade
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need help to determine which version of eFinancePLUS to upgrade to or when to upgrade? Do you want to understand the upgrade process? If so, then attend this session to learn the steps to implement for your organization. Topics include: Technical and Training requirements to upgrade. Tips from users who have gone through the previous eFinancePLUS upgrades.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Prette

Debbie Prette

Manager, eFinancePlus Professional Services, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Arizona 1/2

9:50am

eFinancePLUS HR Notifications (How they work and How to Setup)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to improve communication between employees, eFinancePLUS users and the business office via Notifications.   We will review the set up and Notifications that are available for eFinancePLUS.

Would your district like to get more out of Notifications?  Learn from your peers about how they are using Notifications.  This session will also provide some  trouble shooting techniques for notifications.

Speakers
RH

Ryan Hillabolt

PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Arizona 3/4

9:50am

SLACK
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for an introduction to our new member communication platform, slack.  We will cover all of the basics and also get into some more advanced settings.  We will show you how to get the most of this new offering and connect with colleagues as well as PowerSchool staff!

Speakers
avatar for Wes Drury

Wes Drury

Manager Development & Business Support, Muscogee County School District
avatar for John Parker

John Parker

Student Systems Consultant, Killeen ISD
Consultant for Student Information Systems, Killeen ISD


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Arizona 10/11

9:50am

SQL Server AlwaysOn
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, we will cover basic concepts on setup of SQL with information on storage, design, and SQL Always ON administration. The overall structure of database layout and best practices on SQL security. Also, discussions on virtual versus physical server and different impacts on the environment.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Heath

Aaron Heath

Lead Network\Server Specialist, ISO, Columbia Public Schools


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Arizona 8/9

9:50am

Attendance Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Attendance and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Attendance in eSchoolPLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues, and PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool
avatar for Cindy Oppermann

Cindy Oppermann

Director, Data and Information Services - SNUG Director at Large - TSUN President, Killeen ISD


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Tucson I/J

9:50am

Executive Roundtable
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Gay (remotely)

Rich Gay (remotely)

Chief Information Security Officer, VP Development, PowerSchool
RC

Richard Collopy

Vice President, Global Customer Support, PowerSchool
UG

Uday Ghorpade

Vice President of Product Development, PowerSchool
avatar for Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool
Responsible for customer support and service delivery to eSchoolPlus and IEPPlus product lines.
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Senior Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool
EW

Eric Walsh

Vice President, Professional Services, PowerSchool
avatar for Cindy Zakrzewski

Cindy Zakrzewski

Product Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
San Luis 2

9:50am

Customizing your Financial Products with eFinancePLUS and BusinessPLUS Tailoring
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be used to discuss common customization requests for the financial products, and share how you can incorporate these into your own eFinancePLUS or BusinessPLUS application. The session will explore items like eContracts, Vendor Punchout, and others! We will also discuss our new offering of prepaid bundles for tailoring work and how you can prepare early for common tasks like end of year updates!

Speakers
TS

Taylor Smith

Product Tailoring, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
San Luis 1

9:50am

PowerSchool Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Learning is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution that empowers teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning. This session will introduce you to how PowerSchool Learning can create dynamic K-12 learning spaces, empower students with choices, connect your entire digital ecosystem, and support your strategic initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Arizona 5

9:50am

PowerSchool Special Education at a Glance
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know about the PowerSchool Special Education Product?  This session will be a general overview and demo of the PowerSchool Special Education product, with the opportunity for participants to ask specific state related questions.  

Speakers
RA

Robert Allen

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Arizona 12

10:40am

10:55am

BusinessPLUS Jeopardy
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join your fellow users for an exciting team competition where you can learn and possibly walk away with some prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Birge

Zachary Birge

Senior Database Administrator, Highline Public Schools
Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Systems Engineer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MS-SQL Server. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Tucson E

10:55am

Human Resources Best Practice Roundtable
Limited Capacity filling up

Come join us for the Human Resources Best Practice Roundtable.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Tucson A/B

10:55am

P-Card Processing Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your district using P-Cards to help staff purchase items for their classroom?  Join us for a discussion about our best practices for managing and recording these transactions and get ideas from other districts.  

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Tucson C/D

10:55am

Overview of Cognos 11
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’re thinking of making the move to Cognos 11 or just curious and want to know more about Cognos 11, then this is the session for you! We’ll show how the user interface has changed, how to create, edit, and run a report, as well as highlight the new features including Dashboard, Story, Data Modules, among others!

Speakers
avatar for Christina McLuckie

Christina McLuckie

Services Solutions Senior Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Arizona 10/11

10:55am

eFinancePLUS Fund Accounting Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Financial Accounting and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Financial Accounting in eFinancePLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues and PowerSchool's eFinancePLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Ami Fogle

Ami Fogle

President Elect, SNUG National Users Group
Customer of Pentamation/SunGard/Powerschool for 26 years.  Member of the Missouri/MidSun/MPowerK12 board for over 20 years. Member of the SNUG Board for 8 years.Looking forward to another successful SNUG K-12 Conference!


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Arizona 1/2

10:55am

eFinancePLUS Human Resources Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Human Resources and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve HR in eFinancePLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues and PowerSchool's eFinancePLUS experts.

Speakers
ST

Susie Tieman

Payroll Specialist, Blue Springs School District


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Arizona 3/4

10:55am

SQL Server AlwaysOn Deep Dive
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, the deep dive will cover more aspects of SQL replication and failover. We will discuss multi geo-located data centers and the issues that can arise with complicated setups.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Heath

Aaron Heath

Lead Network\Server Specialist, ISO, Columbia Public Schools


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Arizona 8/9

10:55am

eSchoolPLUS - The Road Ahead
Limited Capacity seats available

Too…many…great…things…!!! With the expanded PowerSchool product family available to eSchoolPLUS, and a great slate of upcoming releases and features, the future for eSchoolPLUS has never been brighter. Come learn more about that future, and see how your students, teachers, and staff will benefit now and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Tucson G/H

10:55am

Schoology Integration with eSchoolPLUS Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you currently integrating Schoology with eSchoolPLUS? Looking at taking the plunge? Join us as we discuss the process for sharing data with the Schoology LMS as well as tips, tricks and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for John Parker

John Parker

Student Systems Consultant, Killeen ISD
Consultant for Student Information Systems, Killeen ISD


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
San Luis 1

10:55am

Success Plans Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Leveraging PowerSchool data for rapid indexing of scanned documents.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool
avatar for Cindy Oppermann

Cindy Oppermann

Director, Data and Information Services - SNUG Director at Large - TSUN President, Killeen ISD


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Tucson I/J

10:55am

Information Security Roundtable
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for an open Information Security discussion roundtable.  Bring your security related questions to this session and get an answer from the experts!  Ask anything from basic password questions to how to get an information security awareness program launched for your district!

Speakers
avatar for Rich Gay (remotely)

Rich Gay (remotely)

Chief Information Security Officer, VP Development, PowerSchool
avatar for John Gates

John Gates

Manager of Information Systems, CISSP, Lake Park High School
avatar for Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Chief of Adversarial Research and Engineering, LARES Consulting
Chris currently works at Lares, prior to that he’s founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence.Since the late 90’s Chris... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
San Luis 2

10:55am

PowerSchool Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Assessment gives teachers the tools to increase student growth and prepare students for end-of-year summative assessments. Use formative assessments to track real-time student learning, pinpoint areas of weakness or misunderstanding, and adjust instruction accordingly. Empower teachers and administrators to implement best practice instructional strategies for targeted, standards-based remediation to drive student growth. This session will introduce you to how PowerSchool Assessment can easily digest data immediately, adjust instruction in real-time, and foster collaboration among teachers and administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rocco

Mike Rocco

PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Arizona 5

10:55am

PowerSchool Special Education, 2018 and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool will share what is potentially planned for PowerSchool Special Education in the future.  Following that presentation, participants will be asked to share their ideas on improvements or features that they would also like to see included in the product that will improve their effectiveness and efficiency in serving students with disabilities.

Speakers
JJ

Jana Jones

Director, Product Management, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am
Arizona 12

11:45am

Lunch - Arizona Ballroom 6/7
TOMATO BISQUE SOUP

GRILLED POTATO SALAD
Arugula, Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Garlic Confit

CHILI RUBBED SHRIMP SALAD
Napa Cabbage, Cucumbers, Peppers, Carrots, and Black Sesame Vinaigrette

SANDWICH ITEMS
Grilled Chicken Breast
Sliced Petite Beef Tenders
Roasted Turkey Breast
Citrus Egg Salad
Grilled Mushrooms
Variety of Fresh Baked Breads

SANDWICH ENHANCEMENTS
Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Mozzarella, and Pepper Jack Cheeses
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Marinated Olives, Pepperoncini Peppers, Alfalfa Sprouts, and Sweet Hot Pickles
Dijon Mustard, Stone Ground Mustard, Yellow Mustard, Mayonnaise, Creamed Horseradish, Lemon Basil Aioli, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

HOUSE MADE POTATO CHIPS
 
DESSERT BAR
Sahuarita Pecan Bars
Fresh Fruit Tartlets
Gourmet Assorted Cookies

Coffee, Tea, Ice Tea, Water


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:45am - 12:50pm
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

12:50pm

Contract Balancing Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Contract balancing issues got you down?  Join us for a session on best practice contract setup and reconciliation tips and tricks!  

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Tucson A/B

12:50pm

Data Culture in Your District
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about how Highline Public Schools is taking data beyond CDD and creating dynamic and interactive reports using Excel Data Services, Tableau and PowerBI.

Click this link to view presentation: https://sway.office.com/L00JSCd9PT5nCAub?ref=Link

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Birge

Zachary Birge

Senior Database Administrator, Highline Public Schools
Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Systems Engineer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MS-SQL Server. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Tucson E

12:50pm

Position Control Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how to improve the control over your district positions?  In this session, we'll give you our best practices for PCN and Position structure, implementing Position Control and using system tools to keep it running smoothly.  

Speakers
avatar for Angel Barreras

Angel Barreras

Product Manger Business Plus ERP, Powerschool
As the Product Manager for BusinessPLUS, most of your support issues and enhancement requests come across my desk. Come talk to me about features you would like to see in the product, areas where you are struggling and where we are headed in the future!


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Tucson C/D

12:50pm

Dashboards/Stories in Cognos 11
Limited Capacity seats available

In this exciting session, we’ll take a closer look at the new Dashboard and Stories features in Cognos 11. We’ll demonstrate how dashboards can help you to monitor events or activities at a glance by providing key insights and analysis about your data. You’ll also see how Dashboards are easier to create and more visually appealing in this new version. We’ll also spend time on the brand new Stories feature. A story is a type of view that contains a set of scenes that are displayed in sequence over time. Stories are similar to dashboards because they also use visualizations to share your insights. Stories differ from dashboards because they provide an over-time narrative and can convey a conclusion or recommendation.

Speakers
avatar for Christina McLuckie

Christina McLuckie

Services Solutions Senior Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Arizona 10/11

12:50pm

eFinancePLUS The Road Ahead
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to this session to see the exciting updates planned for eFinancePLUS.  Learn how to submit your software enhancement requests to PowerSchool.  Bring your ideas to this session.

Speakers
SA

Suzan Andrews

Product Manager, eFinancePlus, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Arizona 1/2

12:50pm

SQL Server HA/DR
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, we will cover high availability setup of SQL in a Shared clustered model.
 The discussion of backups and designs for disaster recovery and the stumbling blocks that occur with hardware and SQL requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Heath

Aaron Heath

Lead Network\Server Specialist, ISO, Columbia Public Schools


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Arizona 8/9

12:50pm

eSchoolPLUS 4.1 Feature Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

The 4.1 release introduces major improvements in the application; Come and see all that this new release has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Tucson G/H

12:50pm

Grades Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Grades and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Grades in eSchoolPLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues, and PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool
avatar for Cindy Oppermann

Cindy Oppermann

Director, Data and Information Services - SNUG Director at Large - TSUN President, Killeen ISD


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Tucson I/J

12:50pm

PowerSchool Registration and School Choice
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Registration is a customizable platform for all of your admissions, choice, enrollment, and registration needs, no matter the size or type of school or district.
This session will introduce how to save money, time, and resources, simplify the process for families while increasing engagement, enhance student safety, and improve school-wide resource management using PowerSchool Registration.

Speakers
avatar for Maddie Bala Ritter

Maddie Bala Ritter

PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Arizona 5

12:50pm

Welcome PeopleAdmin to the Family: Learn What’s New to You
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the PeopleAdmin team to learn what is new to the PowerSchool family and how these tools can help increase your candidate pool, hire better teachers and staff, and retain your top talent by providing relevant feedback, supervision, and effective professional development.

Speakers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
San Luis 2

12:50pm

Best Practices, Tools and Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring (Recruit and Hire and EPI)
Participants will learn how teacher recruitment has changed, about current best practices in recruiting and hiring and about new methods and strategies for recruiting, hiring and retaining the best teachers for your school.

Speakers
DD

Danny Davis

Sr Account General Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:45pm
San Luis 1

1:40pm

1:55pm

FIS Integrated Payables: Cancelled due to travel delay - will be here tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how BusinessPLUS and eFinancePLUS users are optimizing their AP and employee reimbursement payments process by using FIS Integrated Payables to reduce check payments and increase ePayments. Topics of discussion will include: • Solution Overview • Vendor Experience • School District Benefits

Speakers
JT

James Thompson

Sales Executive, FIS


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Arizona 10/11

1:55pm

Harvest Technology Group: Integrated Document Management for PowerSchool
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review strategies for going paperless and demonstrate the Content360 integrated document management solution. Integrated document management means:

Speakers
avatar for John Riordan

John Riordan

President / CEO Harvest Technology Group, Inc, Harvest Technology Group


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Tucson A/B

1:55pm

Identisys: TPASS K12 A Visitor Management System that grows with you.
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we demonstrate our core Visitor Management System, including visitor registration, sex offender check, student pick up/drop off management, and volunteer & tardy tracking. Then we'll explore next generation features like outdoor scanners for added security layers and facial recognition and it's functionality within TPASS K12.

Speakers
MS

Matt Smith

National Sales Director, Identisys


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Arizona 1/2

1:55pm

Ion Wave Technologies, Inc: Electronic Bidding
Limited Capacity seats available

Through this educational track attendees will see and learn the elements of working with an electronic bidding application creating solicitations, managing supplier outreach options, monitoring response activity, viewing tabulation and evaluation reports, and making award decisions.  The presenter will show live examples of the types of solicitations currently being conducted by peer agencies online including Quotations, Sealed Bids, Request for Proposals, and Construction Bids.  


Speakers
avatar for Darren Henderson

Darren Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, Ion Wave Technologies, Inc
Darren has been selling, implementing, and servicing electronic sourcing solutions for almost 20 years. He is recognized as an industry pioneer presenting electronic sourcing workshops.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Tucson I/J

1:55pm

TimeClockPLUS: DOL Compliance: Is your school at risk?
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your school prepared for the coming Department of Labor (DOL) changes? Increased federal and state labor regulations, coupled with restrictive budgets has made employee management and compliance particularly challenging for k12 organizations. Come learn how the coming changes could affect your organization, and gain valuable insight on how the right labor management tools can ensure compliance with FLSA, FMLA, and ACA while greatly simplifying and improving your workforce management process.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Martin

Cody Martin

Enterprise Sales Executive, TimeClock Plus


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Tucson C/D

2:25pm

2:40pm

BMI: Barcode and RFID scanning options for your BusinessPLUS and eFinance Plus Fixed Assets Modules and your BusinessPLUS Stores Inventory Module
Limited Capacity seats available

Basic overview on how using scanning automation to receive or inventory assets for your Fixed Asset Module makes asset management much more accurate. Using barcode scanning technology with your Stores Inventory Module increases productivity and also improves accuracy.

Speakers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Arizona 3/4

2:40pm

Capitalize Analytics: Cognos Analytics in a Diverse Technology World: How Other BI/ETL/Predictive Technologies Work with Cognos as Part of an Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Cognos and IBM aren't the only game in town. We are in a world where Tableau, PowerBI, Talend, Alteryx, Data Robot, Qlik, etc. are all banging down our door. Where does Cognos fit and how can we be successful with all of these tools infiltrating our organization?

Speakers
avatar for Eric Soden

Eric Soden

Managing Partner, Capitalize Data Analytics


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Tucson G/H

2:40pm

InTouch Receipting: Improving online and building revenue collections and integrations
Limited Capacity seats available

InTouch Receipting covers all cash and credit card collections for districts – both online and at building point of sale activities. POS activities include main bookkeeping functions, teacher collections, preschool billings, athletic gates, drama, fundraisers and all other collection points. Online, InTouch supports a completely integrated parent website, fundraising websites, general donation website and an upcoming release of our online registration application. The session will discuss all of these activities along with our integration with PowerSchool applications making the cash and credit card process easier, audit controls stronger, and revenue collections greater.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Arizona 12

2:40pm

RevTrak, a Connexeo Company: Mastering Online Payments
Limited Capacity seats available

Keeping track of every payment is harder than it looks. In this session, you will unlock the knowledge needed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of how your district processes payments. From the online payment basics to choosing a payment vendor, we will show you how to account for every penny that passes through your door.  

Speakers
avatar for Nick Sellwood

Nick Sellwood

Account Executive, RevTrak
RevTrak, a Connexeo company, is a key payment system supplier to K-12 schools and cities. Committed to providing a time saving solution, RevTrak provides a service to manage online payments and more. With over 24 years of experience, RevTrak is a leading force in the K-12 online payment... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Arizona 8/9

2:40pm

Wageback: Mileage, Stipend & Expense Automation
Limited Capacity seats available

Introducing Wageback: A New, Quick, and Easy way to rethink your reimbursement process.

Eliminate paper forms
Eliminate manually checking for data accuracy
Eliminate the paper shuffle for approval signatures

Speakers
BL

Brandon Lien

CEO, Wageback


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Arizona 5

3:10pm

Break - Arizona and Tucson Ballroom Foyers
Assorted Ice Cream Bars 
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffees and Teas



Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Arizona and Tucson Ballroom Foyers

3:30pm

BusinessPLUS Core Financials/GL: Your Session, Your Way
Limited Capacity filling up

 Bring all your burning questions to our Core Financials expert and learn helpful tricks and tips you can take back to your district.  

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool
avatar for Ray  Nelson

Ray Nelson

Development Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Tucson C/D

3:30pm

BusinessPLUS Tips & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss tips and tricks for the BusinessPlus screens, the dashboard and reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Shuler

Katrina Shuler

Senior Systems Analyst, Anchorage School District


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Tucson E

3:30pm

Sub Tracker Process Deep Dive
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you mastered the basics of importing your sub-calling system records to BusinessPLUS but want to learn more?  Come join us for a deeper dive into SubTracker business rules, SQL updates and the new utilities available in 7.10!  

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Tucson A/B

3:30pm

Event Studio/Bursting in Cognos 11
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we’ll take a deep dive into Event Studio! We’ll demonstrate how Event Studio can be used to notify staff of various conditions in your data. With Event Studio, it’s possible to create custom notifications to augment existing workflows/notifications in PowerSchool applications. We’ll also focus on Bursting and how it allows you to run a report once and distribute the results to multiple recipients who each view a subset of the data. Bursting can be a wonderful time saver by eliminating the manual process of distributing report output.

Speakers
avatar for Christina McLuckie

Christina McLuckie

Services Solutions Senior Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Arizona 10/11

3:30pm

eFinancePLUS Budget Control Accounts
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever heard the terms “Budget Control”, “Parent/Child” or “Host/Sub” when it comes to budgeting and/or expense tracking? 
These are terms sometimes used to describe the relationship between records in the Expenditure Budget (Parent-Host) and Expenditure (Child-Sub) ledgers in the eFinancePLUS Fund Accounting module. 
The relationship between the records of these two ledgers can impact a user’s experience when performing data entry tasks, generating reports and budgeting.
Via PowerSchool led demonstrations, this session examines:
  • The relationship between the Expenditure Budget and Expenditure ledgers
  • Data processing and interaction with various eFinancePLUS modules affected by the relationship of the ledgers
  • Best Practices

Speakers
avatar for Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Product Owner, eFinancePlus, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Arizona 3/4

3:30pm

eFinancePLUS Payroll Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Payrooll and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Payroll in eFinancePLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues and PowerSchool's eFinancePLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Gayla Hirst

Gayla Hirst

Business Applications, Business Department, Fort Osage School District


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Arizona 1/2

3:30pm

SQL Server MDW - Management Data Warehouse
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you monitor performance on your SQL database server? Do you want to? Join us during this session to learn more about Management Data Warehouse (MDW), a free monitoring tool that is included with SQL Server.

Speakers
CA

Chris Andrews

PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Arizona 8/9

3:30pm

eSchoolPLUS 4.2 Feature Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Join me for an overview of the new functionality that the 4.2 release has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Tucson G/H

3:30pm

HAC/TAC Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using TAC/HAC and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve TAC/HAC in eSchoolPLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues, and PowerSchool eSchoooPLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool
avatar for Cindy Oppermann

Cindy Oppermann

Director, Data and Information Services - SNUG Director at Large - TSUN President, Killeen ISD


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Tucson I/J

3:30pm

Going Paperless w/ Personnel Files (Records and Onboard)
Procedures put in place by a district after going paperless
-Hiring and onboarding processes
-Lessons learned

Speakers
DD

Danny Davis

Sr Account General Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
San Luis 1

4:20pm

4:35pm

BusinessPLUS HR/PY: Your Session, Your Way
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Let’s Learn about Human Resources & Payroll and how they are so connected with the monthly process. Bring your questions about Human Resources/Payroll Business Plus system. This will be a great opportunity to talk about what other peers are doing, get ideas and find solutions to your processes. At this session, we will learn helpful tricks and tips you can take back to your district.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Matthiesen

Rachel Matthiesen

Director of Payroll/PNWSUG Director of Large, Puyallup School District
Puyallup School District 8th Largest District (294 Districts) in Washington State – Manage Payroll Department-Payroll, Retirement, Benefits, Business Information Analyst & Systems Manager of Payroll-Team Member of HIP (Human Resource/ITC/Payroll), Director At Large-PNWSUG-Pacific... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Tucson A/B

4:35pm

Upgrade and Testing Best Practices Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

You've done it.  You've convinced your district that it's time to upgrade to the latest and greatest but now what?  This session will give you useful tips for upgrading your version and suggestions on must test items.  We'll also be looking for feedback from you on how to improve the overall upgrade process for future BusinessPLUS releases.  

Speakers
AS

Asim Shaikh

Sr System Engineer, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Tucson E

4:35pm

Use Tax Setup and Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need more information about setting up Use Tax in BusinessPLUS?   In this session, we will cover system setup and our recommendations to implement use tax in your district.  

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Tucson C/D

4:35pm

Uploading External Data / MS Office Integration in Cognos 11
Limited Capacity seats available

Is a lot of your data still in Excel? Do you want to learn how to incorporate external data like Excel spreadsheets into your reports? Do you want to know how you can connect Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to Cognos 11 to enhance your reports and presentation? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then don’t miss out on this session where we’ll show you how to do these things and more!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie McMahon

Leslie McMahon

Business Intelligence Consultant, Capitalize Analytics
Cognos with eFinancePLUS, BusinessPLUS, eSchoolPLUS.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Arizona 10/11

4:35pm

eFinancePLUS 5.3 HR/Payroll Enhancements
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an in-depth look at the Human Resources and Payroll features of eFinancePLUS 5.3. 

Speakers
SA

Suzan Andrews

Product Manager, eFinancePlus, PowerSchool
avatar for Mike Folcher

Mike Folcher

PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Arizona 1/2

4:35pm

eFinancePLUS General Ledger Posting Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on how various eFinancePLUS processes, such as payroll charging, accounts payable processing and purchase order encumbering affect the General Ledger. We will examine transaction codes associated with these processes and how to analyze them via online displays and reports. We will look at methods to search for transactions using detail displays and advanced search.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Schultz

Jackie Schultz

Support and Training Specialist, Management Council (MCOECN)
I have been providing support and training for eFinance for over 12 years. The first 10 years in Michigan and now for 75+ districts in Ohio.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Arizona 3/4

4:35pm

Using Log Parser to Visualize your Web Traffic
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how many people use TAC or Home Access?  Do you know what the load is on your web servers?  Would you like to see the average response time for a specific web page?  All of this and more is available to you in Log Parser.  Come to the “Using Log Parser to visualize your web traffic” session and learn how to get a glimpse into your web server traffic.

Speakers
CA

Chris Andrews

PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Arizona 8/9

4:35pm

Demographics/EO Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Demographics/Enrollment Online and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Demographics/Enrollment Online in eSchoolPLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues, and PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rocco

Mike Rocco

PowerSchool
avatar for Midge Stocker

Midge Stocker

Enterprise Applications Manager, Evanston Township High School District 202
Enterprise Applications Manager at ETHS D202 since July 2009. Prior experience as Senior IT Applications Manager at USG Corp and as book publisher and editor at Third Side Press. What I do for fun? Direct and sing in a community chorus. Former MPowerK12 (MidSun) User Group Board... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Tucson I/J

4:35pm

eSchoolPLUS/Unified Classroom Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

Ready to revolutionize education? Learn more about PowerSchool's groundbreaking Unified Classroom experience, combining the power of PowerSchool products into a single, powerful platform. This is the future of learning!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Tucson F

4:35pm

What's up with Custom - eSchoolPLUS
Limited Capacity seats available

This eSchoolPLUS session will highlight the current process for requesting and building customized software features that you need for your district.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Tucson G/H

4:35pm

Improving Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
Going paperless with digital evaluation and professional development systems.

Speakers
DD

Danny Davis

Sr Account General Manager, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
San Luis 1

4:35pm

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Get rid of traditional tech silos and give your teachers the ability to efficiently manage the entire instructional processes with the award-winning PowerSchool Unified Classroom™. Focus on each student with easy-to-use technology that connects the classroom and home. Boost student success with a 360-degree view of their performance in a unified software solution that combines Assessment, Gradebook, Learning, and Special Education products.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Arizona 5

4:35pm

PowerSchool Special Education Administrator tasks: Secuirty
Limited Capacity seats available

Security is one of the top issues that everyone wants to understand to make sure that student and staff PII is protected.  This session will provide and overview of how security is set up in PowerSchool Special Education.  Time will be given to answer district specific questions.

Speakers
RA

Robert Allen

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Arizona 12

6:00pm

SNUG Networking Event
Network with other attendees while enjoying an evening of music, games, and great food and beverages after your first day of the conference.  
DJ
Giant Jenga
Cornhole


Fajita Station 
Citrus marinated chicken breast, grilled skirt steak, cilantro lime marinated shrimp, grilled peppers and onions, pinto beans, salsa, guacamole, queso fresco, lime wedges, sour cream, flour tortillas

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres 
200 Crab and Scallion Tostada with Mango Salsa
100 Watermelon with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction
200 Chicken Flautas with Prickly Pear BBQ Sauce
100 Brie and Pear Phyllo Flowers

Miniature Dessert Display
Mini Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Tartlet, Pana Cotta with Macerated Red Fruit Verrine

Cash Bar

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Ania Terrace
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

7:00am

Breakfast - Arizona Ballroom 6/7
STARR PASS CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Freshly Squeezed Orange, Cranberry and Apple Juices
Fresh Sliced Watermelon, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew
Selection of Breakfast Cereals with Skim and 2% Milk
Assortment of Plain and Fruit Yogurts
House Made Granola
Hot Oatmeal with Raisins, Cranberries, Brown Sugar, and Walnut Toppings
Cinnamon Raisin Rolls, Lemon Cheese Danishes, Pumpkin Spiced Muffins
Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter, Jam, Peanut Butter, and Honey
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffees and Teas

BREAKFAST BURRITOS
Chorizo with Potato, Egg, and Cheese in a Flour Tortilla
Housemade Salsa on the Side


Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

8:00am

ACA Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Another year of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting is in the books and we're looking forward to the next round of reporting for 2018.   Join our BusinessPLUS Compliance team for a discussion about upcoming changes for the new year.  

Speakers
avatar for Ray  Nelson

Ray Nelson

Development Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson A/B

8:00am

Employee Reimbursement Best Practices and Roundtable
Limited Capacity filling up

From Travel to Tuition Reimbursements, this session will present recommendations on how to reimburse your employees and hear how other districts are making it happen.   

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson C/D

8:00am

Introduction to SQL Queries with BusinessPLUS Data - Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you're new to database administration or want to create customized, personal reports for your online business, this session shows you how to get started and helps you understand the SQL language from the ground up using BusinessPLUS examples.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Birge

Zachary Birge

Senior Database Administrator, Highline Public Schools
Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Systems Engineer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MS-SQL Server. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson E

8:00am

eFinancePLUS and BusinessPLUS Support Improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

The PowerSchool team will share progress to date in improving the overall customer experience with eFinancePLUS and BusinessPLUS, and will also share future plans for continuously improving customer support.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Senior Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 10/11

8:00am

eFinancePLUS CRDC New Software Release
Limited Capacity seats available

The new eFinancePLUS Civil Rights Data Collection software will be released soon - learn about it now!

Speakers
avatar for Tamie Swain

Tamie Swain

Lead Software Engineer, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
San Luis 2

8:00am

eFinancePLUS Fund Accounting Approvals
Limited Capacity seats available

Attend this session to learn more about the set-up and maintenance working with approval levels in your Fund Accounting and Purchasing Modules.

Speakers
RH

Ryan Hillabolt

PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 3/4

8:00am

eFinancePLUS Payrates & Job Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Every employee pay rate must be assigned a job class code which can identify an employee's primary or secondary job responsibility. Join your me and discover how the records of the Job Class reference table can impact the use of various eFinancePLUS modules and processes. Topics include: The Job Class reference table, job classes and employee pay rate record(s). Job Classes in the Add Employee Process. Job Classes and Position Control module. Job Classes and the Employee Access Center Open Enrollment Process.

Speakers
AD

Amber Doty

Operations Manager, ESU #3


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 1/2

8:00am

Virtualization and PowerSchool Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the ins and outs of Virtualizing PowerSchool Applications. In this session we will provide insightful information for virtualizing PowerSchool Application Servers, including tips and caveats during the cloning process, HA and DRS considerations, etc. in a VMWare environment.

Speakers
CA

Chris Andrews

PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 8/9

8:00am

eSchoolPLUS PowerPack
Limited Capacity seats available

The eSchoolPLUS PowerPack contains extra features designed to address product gaps and maximize your use of eSchoolPLUS. Come find out what’s included and what the PowerPack can do for you!

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson I/J

8:00am

eSchoolPLUS Product Manager Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Product Management is about understanding where the software is and where it needs to go. Your input as a customer is critical to this. Come to this session to share your thoughts about the future of the application.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson G/H

8:00am

Support Improvements for eSchoolPLUS
Limited Capacity seats available

The PowerSchool team will share progress to date in improving the overall customer experience with eSchoolPLUS, and will also share future plans for continuously improving customer support.

Speakers
avatar for Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool
Responsible for customer support and service delivery to eSchoolPlus and IEPPlus product lines.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson F

8:00am

Best Practices, Tools and Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring (Recruit and Hire and EPI) (Repeat)
Participants will learn how teacher recruitment has changed, about current best practices in recruiting and hiring and about new methods and strategies for recruiting, hiring and retaining the best teachers for your school.

Speakers
DD

Danny Davis

Sr Account General Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
San Luis 1

8:00am

PowerSchool Analytics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce you to how PowerSchool Analytics can help you to identify strengths and weaknesses of educators and students with streamlined analytics, interpret data to connect student growth opportunities with professional learning, and make data-informed decisions that improve learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rocco

Mike Rocco

PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 5

8:50am

9:05am

SNUG Membership Business Meeting - Arizona Ballroom 6/7 (Prize drawings must be present to win)
This year our voting for the new SNUG Board Members will be done electronically! Please be sure to bring your mobile device if you are the voting rep for your school district.

URL for Voting - https://snugk12.electionrunner.com

Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

10:05am

Break - Arizona and Tucson Ballroom Foyers
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffees and Teas


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:05am - 10:25am
Arizona and Tucson Ballroom Foyers

10:25am

Benefits Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are managing their benefits and gain insight from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Benefits in Business Plus? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from peers, colleagues, and Business Plus experts. Join us in this round table discussion on Benefits.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Matthiesen

Rachel Matthiesen

Director of Payroll/PNWSUG Director of Large, Puyallup School District
Puyallup School District 8th Largest District (294 Districts) in Washington State – Manage Payroll Department-Payroll, Retirement, Benefits, Business Information Analyst & Systems Manager of Payroll-Team Member of HIP (Human Resource/ITC/Payroll), Director At Large-PNWSUG-Pacific... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Tucson A/B

10:25am

Document Capture in the AP World
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your district drowning in paper?  Learn how Document Capture can be used to reduce the paper trail and attach documents directly to your Accounts Payable transactions.  

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Tucson C/D

10:25am

Purging and Archiving BusinessPLUS Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

How much data do I really need?  From record retention requirements to daily data retrieval, we'll talk about the best way to identify what to purge, how much to archive and how to execute your plan.  

Speakers
VP

Vince Pickett

Supervisor - Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Tucson E

10:25am

eFinancePLUS Budget Exporting & Importing
Limited Capacity seats available

Use the eFinancePLUS Budget Preparation module to export your worksheets and import requests. Topics include: Exporting data from display pages and reports. Importing budget adjustments/transfers into the Fund Accounting module. Importing data into the Budget Preparation module.

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Arizona 1/2

10:25am

eFinancePLUS Payroll Importing Time & Attendance
Limited Capacity seats available

eFinancePLUS 5.0 introduced base-line features to import timecard and attendance records into eFinancePLUS. Topics include: Import functionality basics, importing records for posting to a payrun, importing records into attendance.

Speakers
RC

Ralph Carey

DSAC Tech Facilitator - eFinance, Millard Public Schools


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Arizona 3/4

10:25am

Virtualization and PowerSchool Apps - Deep Dive
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in this session to dive deeper into the cloning process and how to fix some of the common issues we run into when dealing with cloned servers.

Speakers
CA

Chris Andrews

PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Arizona 8/9

10:25am

Career Plan: Give your students the college experience in High School!
Limited Capacity seats available

eSchoolPLUS provides districts a opportunity to track and include the students in their learning experience. Career Plan gives them a chance to do just that, own their experience. Come see how it works, can be setup, and can be used to empower your students to own the learning process and prepare them for the college experience!

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Tucson G/H

10:25am

Enrollment Online Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is about the Enrollment Online (EO) module for eSchoolPlus+ that was built by SunGard. EO lets us move the entry of initial student data (for both new and returning students) into the hands of student families, keep those forms and processing electronic, and keep districted-defined data in eSchoolPlus+. It also lets us keep the Update form open year-round, if we choose, to allow anytime-updates for selected items. Let’s explore what we can do with the three parts of the tool: Administrative Form Setup, Parent/Guardian Data Entry, Registrar Form Handling. Midge Stocker from Evanston Township High School District 202 will demonstrate and describe  how EO is used there. This use case will include discussion of user interface enhancements made via a Joint Development Project for EO sponsored by a number of districts in 2015. If you’re using EO already, please come share your experience with this well-integrated system tool. If you’re considering implementing EO as your Registration solution, come learn what’s been done elsewhere.

Speakers
avatar for Midge Stocker

Midge Stocker

Enterprise Applications Manager, Evanston Township High School District 202
Enterprise Applications Manager at ETHS D202 since July 2009. Prior experience as Senior IT Applications Manager at USG Corp and as book publisher and editor at Third Side Press. What I do for fun? Direct and sing in a community chorus. Former MPowerK12 (MidSun) User Group Board... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Tucson I/J

10:25am

eSchoolPLUS - The Road Ahead - Repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

Too…many…great…things…!!! With the expanded PowerSchool product family available to eSchoolPLUS, and a great slate of upcoming releases and features, the future for eSchoolPLUS has never been brighter. Come learn more about that future, and see how your students, teachers, and staff will benefit now and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Tucson F

10:25am

Our Promise to you: Engage with PowerSchool Support
Limited Capacity seats available

The PowerSchool team will share progress to date in improving the overall customer experience, and will also share future plans for continuously improving customer support.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Senior Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Arizona 10/11

10:25am

Going Paperless w/ Personnel Files (Records and Onboard) (Repeat)
Procedures put in place by a district after going paperless
-Hiring and onboarding processes
-Lessons learned

Speakers
DD

Danny Davis

Sr Account General Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
San Luis 1

10:25am

PowerSchool Assessment - repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Assessment gives teachers the tools to increase student growth and prepare students for end-of-year summative assessments. Use formative assessments to track real-time student learning, pinpoint areas of weakness or misunderstanding, and adjust instruction accordingly. Empower teachers and administrators to implement best practice instructional strategies for targeted, standards-based remediation to drive student growth. This session will introduce you to how PowerSchool Assessment can easily digest data immediately, adjust instruction in real-time, and foster collaboration among teachers and administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rocco

Mike Rocco

PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Arizona 5

10:25am

Welcome PeopleAdmin to the Family: Learn What’s New to You
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the PeopleAdmin team to learn what is new to the PowerSchool family and how these tools can help increase your candidate pool, hire better teachers and staff, and retain your top talent by providing relevant feedback, supervision, and effective professional development.

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
San Luis 2

10:25am

PowerSchool Special Education - What else is available in the Special Education Product?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be a general overview and demo of the other modules that are available in PowerSchool Special Education.  This includes:  Section 504; Gifted/Talented; ELL; RtI; and Service Capture.

Speakers
RA

Robert Allen

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool
JJ

Jana Jones

Director, Product Management, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 11:15am
Arizona 12

11:15am

Lunch - Arizona Ballroom 6/7
Join PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati to hear the progress of PowerSchool, the vision for the industry and how we are preparing to help you navigate the future.

ROASTED RED POTATO SALAD

INDIVIDUAL WEDGE SALADS
Iceberg Lettuce, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Croutons, and Bleu Cheese Dressing

ROASTED BBQ CHICKEN
Bourbon Creamed Corn and Piloncillo BBQ Sauce

CARVED BRISKET
Biscuits and Cornbread and Piloncillo BBQ Sauce

PULLED PORK SANDWICH
Coleslaw and Piloncillo BBQ Sauce on a Brioche Bun

SIDES
Baked Beans
Macaroni and Cheese

DESSERTS
S’mores Cookies
Mini Pecan Pies
Skillet Peach-Blackberry Crumble with Whipped Cream

 Coffee, Tea, Ice Tea, Water

Speakers
avatar for Hardeep Gulati

Hardeep Gulati

CEO, PowerSchool
Hardeep is an innovative leader and executive with more than two decades of experience leading software businesses. Hardeep’s passion for education and proven expertise in guiding companies through periods of growth has been instrumental to the ongoing successful implementation... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

12:20pm

eSchoolPLUS 4.1 Feature Overview - Repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

The 4.1 release introduces major improvements in the application; Come and see all that this new release has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Tucson F

12:20pm

Improving Teaching and Learning in the Classroom (Repeat)
Going paperless with digital evaluation and professional development systems.

Speakers
DD

Danny Davis

Sr Account General Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
San Luis 1

12:20pm

Professional Development Module Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to improve the management of Professional Development in your district?  Come learn how the Professional Development module can help and our process recommendations! 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Tucson A/B

12:20pm

Purchasing Best Practices Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested how other districts are handling Purchasing?  Come join us for a roundtable discussion where districts can share their experiences with the Purchasing modules.  


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Tucson C/D

12:20pm

Workflow Tips and Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

At the heart of all BusinessPLUS processes is a powerful workflow engine.  Come to learn how to make the most of it!  We'll discuss approaches to building your best workflow models and how to troubleshoot when problems arise.  

Speakers
VP

Vince Pickett

Supervisor - Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Tucson E

12:20pm

eFinancePLUS HR Reports Advanced Features
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will go over the criteria of advanced features and how they can be used to narrow down results, in order to create more detailed HR reports.

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Arizona 3/4

12:20pm

eFinancePLUS PCards - A District's Point of View
Limited Capacity seats available

The eFinancePLUS Purchasing Card Interface is designed to enable organizations to administer credit cards that have been issued to their employees. This session examines basic reference table setup, PCard administration options, interaction with PCard providers and the flow of data between the Fund Accounting, Accounts Payable and Purchasing modules.

Speakers
avatar for Gayla Hirst

Gayla Hirst

Business Applications, Business Department, Fort Osage School District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Arizona 1/2

12:20pm

Information Security and Student Data Privacy
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool’s Rich Gay, (CISO and VP Development) will present an overview of current information security themes and challenges, and how PowerSchool approaches ensuring that PowerSchool products are secure, and student data privacy is maintained.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Gay (remotely)

Rich Gay (remotely)

Chief Information Security Officer, VP Development, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Arizona 8/9

12:20pm

Come see a State Data Hub in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Look at a State Data Hub from a class style 101, 102, 103 levels – (Live application screens)
DATA HUB 101 - COCKPIT APPLICATION AND DATA INTEGRATION OVERVIEW
DATA HUB 102 - DATA HUB DASHBOARDS AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
DATA HUB 103 - FLEXIBLE EXPORT CREATION AND MANAGEMENT

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Tucson I/J

12:20pm

eSchoolPLUS 4.0 101 - a simple overview of the basics: navigation, icons, and whats new as you make your transition to 4.x
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to learn the tips and tricks in the newest version of eSchoolPLUS? In this class, we will cover the changes, how to navigate, and how to become a user pro!

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Tucson G/H

12:20pm

eSchoolPLUS Self-Service Update Installer
Limited Capacity seats available

New to the new self service installation program? No worries, please come to our session and we will discuss this new self service utility and how easy it is to install for your environment

Speakers
avatar for John Gates

John Gates

Manager of Information Systems, CISSP, Lake Park High School


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Arizona 10/11

12:20pm

PowerSchool Registration and School Choice - repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Registration is a customizable platform for all of your admissions, choice, enrollment, and registration needs, no matter the size or type of school or district.
This session will introduce how to save money, time, and resources, simplify the process for families while increasing engagement, enhance student safety, and improve school-wide resource management using PowerSchool Registration.

Speakers
avatar for Maddie Bala Ritter

Maddie Bala Ritter

PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Arizona 5

12:20pm

PowerSchool Special Education Administrative tasks - Translations
Limited Capacity seats available

More and more districts are interested in having critical compliance related documents translated to meet the federal requirements that parents receive information in their native language.  This session will provide an overview of how Google translations work in PSSE.  

Speakers
RA

Robert Allen

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Arizona 12

1:10pm

1:25pm

FIS Integrated Payables: Moving to ePayments in BusinessPLUS & eFinancePLUS
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how BusinessPLUS and eFinancePLUS users are optimizing their AP and employee reimbursement payments process by using FIS Integrated Payables to reduce check payments and increase ePayments. Topics of discussion will include: • Solution Overview • Vendor Experience • School District Benefits

Speakers
JT

James Thompson

Sales Executive, FIS


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Arizona 10/11

1:25pm

Harvest Technology Group: Integrated Document Management for PowerSchool
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review strategies for going paperless and demonstrate the Content360 integrated document management solution. Integrated document management means:

Speakers
avatar for John Riordan

John Riordan

President / CEO Harvest Technology Group, Inc, Harvest Technology Group


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Tucson A/B

1:25pm

Identisys: TPASS K12 A Visitor Management System that grows with you.
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we demonstrate our core Visitor Management System, including visitor registration, sex offender check, student pick up/drop off management, and volunteer & tardy tracking. Then we'll explore next generation features like outdoor scanners for added security layers and facial recognition and it's functionality within TPASS K12.

Speakers
MS

Matt Smith

National Sales Director, Identisys


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Arizona 1/2

1:25pm

Ion Wave Technologies, Inc: Electronic Bidding
Limited Capacity seats available

Through this educational track attendees will see and learn the elements of working with an electronic bidding application creating solicitations, managing supplier outreach options, monitoring response activity, viewing tabulation and evaluation reports, and making award decisions.  The presenter will show live examples of the types of solicitations currently being conducted by peer agencies online including Quotations, Sealed Bids, Request for Proposals, and Construction Bids.  


Speakers
avatar for Darren Henderson

Darren Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, Ion Wave Technologies, Inc
Darren has been selling, implementing, and servicing electronic sourcing solutions for almost 20 years. He is recognized as an industry pioneer presenting electronic sourcing workshops.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Tucson I/J

1:25pm

TimeClockPLUS: DOL Compliance: Is your school at risk?
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your school prepared for the coming Department of Labor (DOL) changes? Increased federal and state labor regulations, coupled with restrictive budgets has made employee management and compliance particularly challenging for k12 organizations. Come learn how the coming changes could affect your organization, and gain valuable insight on how the right labor management tools can ensure compliance with FLSA, FMLA, and ACA while greatly simplifying and improving your workforce management process.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Martin

Cody Martin

Enterprise Sales Executive, TimeClock Plus


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Tucson C/D

1:55pm

2:10pm

BMI: Barcode and RFID scanning options for your BusinessPLUS and eFinance Plus Fixed Assets Modules and your BusinessPLUS Stores Inventory Module
Limited Capacity seats available

Basic overview on how using scanning automation to receive or inventory assets for your Fixed Asset Module makes asset management much more accurate. Using barcode scanning technology with your Stores Inventory Module increases productivity and also improves accuracy.

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Arizona 3/4

2:10pm

Capitalize Analytics: Chromebook Tracking Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

If your district has hundreds or thousands of Chromebooks, you need to attend this session! We’ll show you how you can quickly gain valuable insights from your Chromebooks. Capitalize Analytics has developed a way to track your Chromebook usage that goes far beyond what the Google log files can currently show. Our solution tracks ever user, who accesses every URL, every click, on which Chromebook, and when. We then join this data with your student information system to answer some high value questions like:
  • Which schools, grade levels, teachers, and/or classes are using Chromebooks most?
  • How do the test scores of classes with heavy Chromebook usage compare to those who don't use them?
  • What websites are being accessed, by whom, and when?
  • Are Chromebooks an effective tool worth the cost of purchasing and supporting them?

Speakers
avatar for Eric Soden

Eric Soden

Managing Partner, Capitalize Data Analytics


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Tucson G/H

2:10pm

InTouch Receipting: Improving online and building revenue collections and integrations
Limited Capacity seats available

InTouch Receipting covers all cash and credit card collections for districts – both online and at building point of sale activities. POS activities include main bookkeeping functions, teacher collections, preschool billings, athletic gates, drama, fundraisers and all other collection points. Online, InTouch supports a completely integrated parent website, fundraising websites, general donation website and an upcoming release of our online registration application. The session will discuss all of these activities along with our integration with PowerSchool applications making the cash and credit card process easier, audit controls stronger, and revenue collections greater.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Arizona 12

2:10pm

RevTrak, a Connexeo Company: Mastering Online Payments
Limited Capacity seats available

Keeping track of every payment is harder than it looks. In this session, you will unlock the knowledge needed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of how your district processes payments. From the online payment basics to choosing a payment vendor, we will show you how to account for every penny that passes through your door.  

Speakers
avatar for Nick Sellwood

Nick Sellwood

Account Executive, RevTrak
RevTrak, a Connexeo company, is a key payment system supplier to K-12 schools and cities. Committed to providing a time saving solution, RevTrak provides a service to manage online payments and more. With over 24 years of experience, RevTrak is a leading force in the K-12 online payment... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Arizona 8/9

2:10pm

Wageback: Mileage, Stipend & Expense Automation
Limited Capacity seats available

Introducing Wageback: A New, Quick, and Easy way to rethink your reimbursement process.

Eliminate paper forms
Eliminate manually checking for data accuracy
Eliminate the paper shuffle for approval signatures

Speakers
BL

Brandon Lien

CEO, Wageback


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Arizona 5

2:40pm

Break - Arizona and Tucson Ballroom Foyers
Housemade Chips and Salsa 
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffees and Teas

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Arizona and Tucson Ballroom Foyers

3:00pm

CDH and Calc Code Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to better format your Calc Codes? Understanding of how to build your Calc Codes? Looking for common coding practice? This is your session, as we review how to keep your history of your calc codes, re-review your calc codes, and have explanations to your calc codes to what they are calculating.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Matthiesen

Rachel Matthiesen

Director of Payroll/PNWSUG Director of Large, Puyallup School District
Puyallup School District 8th Largest District (294 Districts) in Washington State – Manage Payroll Department-Payroll, Retirement, Benefits, Business Information Analyst & Systems Manager of Payroll-Team Member of HIP (Human Resource/ITC/Payroll), Director At Large-PNWSUG-Pacific... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tucson A/B

3:00pm

Creating WebForms in BusinessPLUS
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to simplify your data entry or streamline district processes?  Learn how to get started with custom WebForms in BusinessPLUS.  

Speakers
TS

Taylor Smith

Product Tailoring, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tucson E

3:00pm

Journal Entry Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to improve your journal entry process?  Learn our best practice approach to managing journal entries in your district! 

Speakers
avatar for Ray  Nelson

Ray Nelson

Development Manager, PowerSchool
CS

Clinton Sherman

Assistant Director of Financial Services/PNWSUG Treasurer, Richland School District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tucson C/D

3:00pm

Cognos tips tricks and hacks - roundtable / open discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Please come to both share and hear about small things you can do in Cognos to make running or writing reports easier.  What methods have you employed to accomplish something that the rest of us may not have thought of?  I plan to share mine, but would love to learn from you as well.

Speakers
avatar for Senja Yakovleff

Senja Yakovleff

Student Data Systems Coordinator / Past President, PNWSUG, Everett School District
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Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tucson I/J

3:00pm

eFinancePLUS Fund Accounting Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Financial Accounting and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Financial Accounting in eFinancePLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues and PowerSchool's eFinancePLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Gayla Hirst

Gayla Hirst

Business Applications, Business Department, Fort Osage School District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Arizona 3/4

3:00pm

eFinancePLUS Using Position Control & Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you considering implementing the eFinancePLUS Position Control? Are you using Position Control but are considering changes to its setup? Join your session host and discover how the setup of Position Control can impact Human Resources functions and the Personnel Budgeting module. Topics include: Position Control and the job class table. Position Control and the employee payrate record. Position Control maintenance. Position Control and the Personnel Budgeting module.

Speakers
RC

Ralph Carey

DSAC Tech Facilitator - eFinance, Millard Public Schools


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Arizona 1/2

3:00pm

PowerSchool and Microsoft Strategic Partnership and what it means to customers
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool’s Rich Gay, (CISO and VP Development) will provide an overview of the Strategic Partnership between PowerSchool and Microsoft, and highlight the impacts on customers for feature innovation, Hosting in the Cloud, and Security.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Gay (remotely)

Rich Gay (remotely)

Chief Information Security Officer, VP Development, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Arizona 8/9

3:00pm

The Art of K-12 Ethical Hacking
Limited Capacity seats available

[NOTICE: If it says full but you'd like to attend, stop by, we will find folks seats]

Jared Folkins has found vulnerabilities in some of the products that many of you or your users use every work day. He also has worked with Local and Federal law enforcement to remediate breaches or investigate threats.In this talk, Jared will begin by sharing several intriguing stories to challenge the audience to question their own daily actions involving information security.

From there Jared will outline practical tips and advice for the audience to take home to their community so as to be a better steward, advocate, and security advisor in regards to protecting their student’s and staff’s digital information.

  • How to find vulnerabilities in web applications
  • How to responsibly disclose the vulnerabilities
  • How to vet software products
  • How He has designed and architected hardened systems for use on a network DMZ
...And finally, the philosophical security challenges that everyone in K-12 faces

Speakers
avatar for Jared Folkins

Jared Folkins

I code, I hack, I reverse engineer, Bend-La Pine Schools
Howdy! I'm a family guy living in beautiful Bend, Oregon. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. :-)github https://github.com/jaredfolkins twitter https://twitter.com/@jf0lkins


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Arizona 10/11

3:00pm

eSchoolPLUS 4.x Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using eSchoolPLUS 4.x and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve eSchoolPLUS 4.x ? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues, and PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tucson F

3:00pm

Success Plan
Limited Capacity seats available

This eSchoolPLUS session will include a review of the criteria options and calculations available to identify students who may need a Success Plan, as well as the process by which teachers and parents may update interventions or goals. (eSchoolPLUS Admins, Tech Coordinators, and Technical Support Staff)

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tucson G/H

3:50pm

4:05pm

Accounts Receivable Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of best practices related to Accounts Receivable processes.

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tucson C/D

4:05pm

Cognos and BusinessPLUS: What's up with that?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to take reporting in your district to the next level?  We've brought the power of Cognos Reporting to BusinessPLUS and we can't wait to tell you about it!  Learn all about Cognos Reporting within BusinessPLUS and strategies to transition your district from CDD to Cognos.  

Speakers
avatar for Christina McLuckie

Christina McLuckie

Services Solutions Senior Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tucson E

4:05pm

Integrating Staffing Modules into BusinessPLUS Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested how other districts are managing staffing?  Wondering if the Applicant API will work for your district?  Come join us for a roundtable discussion where districts can share their experiences with staffing solutions and the Applicant API.  

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tucson A/B

4:05pm

eFinancePLUS Jeopardy
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is known by the acronym PBS. This was eFinancePLUS's previous name. Can you phrase an answer to these two sentences in the form of a question? Form teams and join Chris Miller for an exciting game, or two, of Jeopardy. Test your skills in categories related to eFinancePLUS, SNUG and General Knowledge. There are prizes for correctly answering Daily Double questions and the winning teams.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Product Owner, eFinancePlus, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Arizona 1/2

4:05pm

eFinancePLUS Payrates & Job Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Every employee pay rate must be assigned a job class code which can identify an employee's primary or secondary job responsibility. Join your me and discover how the records of the Job Class reference table can impact the use of various eFinancePLUS modules and processes. Topics include: The Job Class reference table, job classes and employee pay rate record(s). Job Classes in the Add Employee Process. Job Classes and Position Control module. Job Classes and the Employee Access Center Open Enrollment Process.

Speakers
AD

Amber Doty

Operations Manager, ESU #3


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Arizona 3/4

4:05pm

PowerSchool and the European Union GDPR
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool’s Rich Gay, (CISO and VP Development) will present an overview of the European Union GDPR, and the impact of the regulations on K-12 software technology.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Gay (remotely)

Rich Gay (remotely)

Chief Information Security Officer, VP Development, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Arizona 8/9

4:05pm

SLACK
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for an introduction to our new member communication platform, slack.  We will cover all of the basics and also get into some more advanced settings.  We will show you how to get the most of this new offering and connect with colleagues as well as PowerSchool staff!

Speakers
avatar for Wes Drury

Wes Drury

Manager Development & Business Support, Muscogee County School District
avatar for John Parker

John Parker

Student Systems Consultant, Killeen ISD
Consultant for Student Information Systems, Killeen ISD


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Arizona 10/11

4:05pm

eSchoolPLUS 4.2 Feature Overview - Repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

Join me for an overview of the new functionality that the 4.2 release has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tucson F

4:05pm

eSchoolPLUS Teacher Access Center 4.1 Enhancements
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore the latest features in eSchoolPLUS Teacher Access Center, including: Highlighting students with failing assignment scores, displaying multiple indicators at the same time, the new Retake indicator option within the Gradebook -- and more!

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tucson G/H

4:05pm

Semi-automated cognos letters and translations
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have letters that need to be sent out to families?  Does sending the second letter, depend on them having been sent the first letter?  Do you want or need to make sure that the letters are in a language that the recipient understands?  We had those needs in Everett Schools, and I'm happy to share the solution we devised, and how you can make it work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Senja Yakovleff

Senja Yakovleff

Student Data Systems Coordinator / Past President, PNWSUG, Everett School District
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Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tucson I/J

4:05pm

Executive Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Rich Gay (remotely)

Rich Gay (remotely)

Chief Information Security Officer, VP Development, PowerSchool
RC

Richard Collopy

Vice President, Global Customer Support, PowerSchool
UG

Uday Ghorpade

Vice President of Product Development, PowerSchool
avatar for Hardeep Gulati

Hardeep Gulati

CEO, PowerSchool
Hardeep is an innovative leader and executive with more than two decades of experience leading software businesses. Hardeep’s passion for education and proven expertise in guiding companies through periods of growth has been instrumental to the ongoing successful implementation... Read More →
avatar for Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool
Responsible for customer support and service delivery to eSchoolPlus and IEPPlus product lines.
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Senior Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool
EW

Eric Walsh

Vice President, Professional Services, PowerSchool
avatar for Cindy Zakrzewski

Cindy Zakrzewski

Product Manager, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
San Luis 1

4:05pm

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Overview - repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

Get rid of traditional tech silos and give your teachers the ability to efficiently manage the entire instructional processes with the award-winning PowerSchool Unified Classroom™. Focus on each student with easy-to-use technology that connects the classroom and home. Boost student success with a 360-degree view of their performance in a unified software solution that combines Assessment, Gradebook, Learning, and Special Education products.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Arizona 5

4:05pm

PowerSchool Special Education – A look at the new WA State Special Education Model
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Special Education recently completed the development of a new state model for the state of Washington.  This session will include an overview and demo of the new model and allow time for questions and answers from participants.

Speakers
JJ

Jana Jones

Director, Product Management, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Arizona 12

4:55pm

MPowerK12 User Group Meeting (Missouri,Kansas,Iowa,Nebraska,Wyoming,Illinois)
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out what's new with the MPowerK12 User Group.  Learn about the upcoming conference in March.  Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Illinois users please join us.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:30pm
Tucson G/H

4:55pm

Arizona User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Arizona 5

4:55pm

TSUN User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Paul Ritter

Paul Ritter

Judson ISD


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Arizona 3/4

4:55pm

CALSUN User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Tucson E

4:55pm

Connecticut User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Arizona 12

4:55pm

MD-SUN User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Arizona 1/2

4:55pm

MIPUG User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Tucson I/J

4:55pm

New Jersey User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Arizona 8/9

4:55pm

OPUG User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Tucson F

4:55pm

Pennsylvania User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
San Luis 1

4:55pm

PNWSUG K-12 User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Tucson A/B

4:55pm

Virginia User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
San Luis 2

4:55pm

Wisconsin User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Arizona 10/11

4:55pm

 
Thursday, October 11
 

7:00am

Breakfast - Arizona Ballroom 6/7
THE COYOTE BREAKFAST BUFFET
Freshly Squeezed Orange, Cranberry and Apple Juices
Fresh Sliced Watermelon, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew
Individual Cereals with Skim and 2% Milk
Assorted Yogurts
House Made Granola
Mango Coconut Crumble Danishes, Ray’s Apple Fritters, Piña Colada Muffins
Hot Oatmeal with Raisins, Cranberries, Brown Sugar, and Walnut Toppings
Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter, Jam, Peanut Butter, and Honey
Cage Free Scrambled Eggs
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Bacon
Breakfast Potatoes
Fruit Infused Water
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffees and Teas


Thursday October 11, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Arizona Ballroom 6/7

8:00am

Introduction to SQL Queries with BusinessPLUS Data - Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Part 2 of our dive into understanding the SQL language from the ground up using BusinessPLUS examples.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Birge

Zachary Birge

Senior Database Administrator, Highline Public Schools
Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Systems Engineer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MS-SQL Server. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson E

8:00am

Position Budgeting Best Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

Get ahead of your budgeting season and join us for a rundown of how to make Position Budgeting work for you!  We'll cover how to set up your initial budgeting model, making the best use of SQL updates and must have utilities.  

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson A/B

8:00am

Stores Inventory Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in using Stores Inventory in your district?  Come to learn about our recommendations on how to account for your assets from the time they are received until they are distributed! 

Speakers
AL

Angela Lopez-Robey

Senior Deployment Project Manager, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson C/D

8:00am

eFinancePLUS Fund Accounting Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Financial Accounting and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Financial Accounting in eFinancePLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues and PowerSchool's eFinancePLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Ami Fogle

Ami Fogle

President Elect, SNUG National Users Group
Customer of Pentamation/SunGard/Powerschool for 26 years.  Member of the Missouri/MidSun/MPowerK12 board for over 20 years. Member of the SNUG Board for 8 years.Looking forward to another successful SNUG K-12 Conference!


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 1/2

8:00am

eFinancePLUS Payroll Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how a district is using best practices for the Payroll Process and gain insights from their experience? If so, take this opportunity to attend this session and learn something new to process your next payrun.

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 3/4

8:00am

What's going on in your eSchool and BPlus environments - Nagios Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to know the Ins and Outs of monitoring your onsite PowerSchool deployment?
Nagios is the preferred monitoring software for all servers in the data centers of Columbia Public Schools. I will cover basic setup of Linux environment and Nagios, configuring servers, and setting up alerts.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Heath

Aaron Heath

Lead Network\Server Specialist, ISO, Columbia Public Schools


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 8/9

8:00am

eSchoolPLUS/Unified Classroom Integration - Repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

Ready to revolutionize education? Learn more about PowerSchool's groundbreaking Unified Classroom experience, combining the power of PowerSchool products into a single, powerful platform. This is the future of learning!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Barklage

Maria Barklage

Product Manager, eSchoolPlus, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson F

8:00am

Task Based Security Design for eSchoolPLUS
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a reprise of one that was presented at SNUG 2016, with updated results and outcomes as well as some insight when it comes to eSchoolPLUS security in versions 4.0 and 4.1.  We will also discuss why the task and role based arcitecture was beneficial when we went through out 4.0 upgrade.

Speakers
avatar for Senja Yakovleff

Senja Yakovleff

Student Data Systems Coordinator / Past President, PNWSUG, Everett School District
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Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Tucson I/J

8:00am

PowerSchool Analytics - repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce you to how PowerSchool Analytics can help you to identify strengths and weaknesses of educators and students with streamlined analytics, interpret data to connect student growth opportunities with professional learning, and make data-informed decisions that improve learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rocco

Mike Rocco

PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Arizona 5

8:50am

9:05am

Budgeting Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Come prepared to share your Budgeting Best Practices using BusinessPLUS. Presentation will focus on budget entry and logging as a start to get the conversation going.

Speakers
avatar for Ray  Nelson

Ray Nelson

Development Manager, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Tucson C/D

9:05am

Retro Pay Demystified
Limited Capacity filling up

If you've been running contract retro but still have questions about how it works, what retro options are available or how to set up your pay assignments for retro, this the session for you.  We'll run through setup, cover common retro examples, discuss some of your more complex scenarios and provide process recommendations.  

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Tucson A/B

9:05am

Visualizing Your Finance Data with Tableau
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have heard of Tableau, you may not have, but come join Zach Birge as he shows you how easy it is to create a data set and start visualizing your finance data with Tableau.

Live Example - https://www.highlineschools.org/departments/business-finance/interactive-budget-book

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Birge

Zachary Birge

Senior Database Administrator, Highline Public Schools
Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Systems Engineer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MS-SQL Server. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Tucson E

9:05am

Adding additional Data Sources in Cognos
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you curious to see what it takes to add new data sources in Cognos? This session will show how to use data modules for Cognos 11 dashboards and reports, as well as how to utilize Framework Manager to use Cognos as your central reporting tool.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie McMahon

Leslie McMahon

Business Intelligence Consultant, Capitalize Analytics
Cognos with eFinancePLUS, BusinessPLUS, eSchoolPLUS.


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Arizona 10/11

9:05am

eFinancePLUS 5.3 HR/Payroll Enhancements
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an in-depth look at the Human Resources and Payroll features of eFinancePLUS 5.3.

Speakers
SA

Suzan Andrews

Product Manager, eFinancePlus, PowerSchool
avatar for Mike Folcher

Mike Folcher

PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Arizona 1/2

9:05am

eFinancePLUS and BusinessPLUS Support Improvement (Repeat)
Limited Capacity seats available

The PowerSchool team will share progress to date in improving the overall customer experience with eFinancePLUS and BusinessPLUS, and will also share future plans for continuously improving customer support.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Senior Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Arizona 8/9

9:05am

eFinancePLUS Tips and Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to troubleshoot some common issues with eFinancePLUS.  For example, an approver doesn't receive email; notification not received; attachments not working.  Submit your questions in advance and we will address them.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Folcher

Mike Folcher

PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Arizona 3/4

9:05am

eSchoolPLUS Powerpack - repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

The eSchoolPLUS PowerPack contains extra features designed to address product gaps and maximize your use of eSchoolPLUS. Come find out what’s included and what the PowerPack can do for you!

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Tucson F

9:05am

PowerSchool Learning - repeat
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool Learning is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution that empowers teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning. This session will introduce you to how PowerSchool Learning can create dynamic K-12 learning spaces, empower students with choices, connect your entire digital ecosystem, and support your strategic initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Manager, Solution Engineering, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:05am - 9:55am
Arizona 5

9:55am

10:15am

Common Support Topics Review
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering if you're the only district with a certain issue?  We'll discuss some of the common support topics that come across our support desk and share helpful tips on how to resolve them.  

Speakers
avatar for Angel Barreras

Angel Barreras

Product Manger Business Plus ERP, Powerschool
As the Product Manager for BusinessPLUS, most of your support issues and enhancement requests come across my desk. Come talk to me about features you would like to see in the product, areas where you are struggling and where we are headed in the future!


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Tucson E

10:15am

General Ledger Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Come prepared to share your General Ledger Best Practices using BusinessPLUS. To keep the conversation going the presentation will focus on Year End closing Recurring Calculation / JE.

Speakers
avatar for Ray  Nelson

Ray Nelson

Development Manager, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Tucson C/D

10:15am

Timecard & Employee Online Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for new ideas on how to manage your employee timecards?  Have you recently moved to the new Employee Online module and want to share your experience?  This session is a roundtable discussion to share your district experience and learn from others in a roundtable setting.  

Speakers
avatar for Wes Durham

Wes Durham

Sr. Manager, ERP Professional Services, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Tucson A/B

10:15am

Predictive Analytics using Cognos
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how Cognos can transform your data story from historical trends to predicting what will happening in the future!

Speakers
avatar for Christina McLuckie

Christina McLuckie

Services Solutions Senior Manager, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Arizona 10/11

10:15am

eFinancePLUS 5.3 Upgrade
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you considering whether your organization should upgrade to eFinancePLUS 5.3? Do you want to understand the upgrade process? If so, then attend this session to learn the steps to implement for your organization. Topics include: Technical and Training requirements to upgrade. Tips from users who have gone through the previous eFinancePLUS upgrades.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Prette

Debbie Prette

Manager, eFinancePlus Professional Services, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Arizona 3/4

10:15am

eFinancePLUS Payroll Accounting Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how others are using Payroll and gain insights from their experience? In search of a solution that you think your peers might also want? Have a great idea on how to improve Payroll in eFinancePLUS? If so, take this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from your peers, colleagues and PowerSchool's eFinancePLUS experts.

Speakers
avatar for Ami Fogle

Ami Fogle

President Elect, SNUG National Users Group
Customer of Pentamation/SunGard/Powerschool for 26 years.  Member of the Missouri/MidSun/MPowerK12 board for over 20 years. Member of the SNUG Board for 8 years.Looking forward to another successful SNUG K-12 Conference!


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Arizona 1/2

10:15am

eSchoolPLUS Support Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Senior Director, Technical Support, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Tucson G/H

10:15am

Professional Services: How can we help you?
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop by for an entertaining look at the eSchoolPLUS consulting and training options in the PowerSchool world.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hospador

Ellen Hospador

Supervisor, Professional Services, PowerSchool


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:05am
Tucson F