Will all your staff members take attendance? Do you use homerooms or advisories at your school? Is there a custom field for these? When determining how your SIS information is imported into Schoolrunner, be sure to review each option before saving your results. Find these settings on the Settings page.


  • Using Attendance: Are teachers responsible for taking attendance? If so, select "Yes".



  • Using Homerooms: Are your students organized into homerooms? If not, select "No" here.



  • Disable Automatic SIS Course Creation: Only use this setting if you plan to create all courses for your school manually in Schoolrunner. If you select No, courses will be pulled from your SIS directly into Schoolrunner without any manual entry.



  • Ignore PowerSchool’s Standard Contact Fields: If your school uses PowerSchool, Schoolrunner will import student contact information stored in the default location. Select Yes here to skip that transfer and specify which custom fields should be used for contact information.



  • Contact Fields: If you chose Yes for the above option, you can now use this option to specify which fields in PowerSchool Schoolrunner should use to pull the respective data. The first option, "Number of Contact Fields", specifies the number of custom contacts that Schoolrunner will bring in from your SIS (if you have created any). In these fields, naming is very important, so please see here for more detail on this.



  • Active Status Codes: If your SIS uses any numerical codes to indicate active status, please list those values here.



  • Attendance Prototype School: Leave this field blank if you would like each school to have their own attendance fields based on their individual SIS settings. If you would like one school’s codes to be the default for all schools in your system, enter that school here.



  • Help Link: Does your school have a special help page you would like all users, teachers and parents to be able to access from your Schoolrunner site? If so, include that link here.



  • Modified Grading Scale Field: Are some students on a different grading scale? Create that grading scale using "Edit Grading Scales" (on the Configure page), and then enter the name of that grading scale here.



  • Student Suffix Field: Determine whether a student’s suffix (like Jr, III, etc.) is stored in a separate field. If so, please include that field name here so that Schoolrunner can import it.