Bug Fix available in Spider Version 2013.04.04.xxx or above.
Issue: School has several classes that are composite (consist of multiple year levels) with double periods in the timetable. Example:
Several teachers prefer to use the ‘Absence Entry V2’ control in Spider to mark the roll, however the system will allow them to select ‘Year 10’ and mark the attendance for the first period of the double lesson, but will not allow them to select ‘Year 9’ and mark the attendance for the first period of the double. Example:
Solution: This issue has been resolved and a fix is available by updating to Spider Version 2013.04.04.xxx or above.
Available in Spider Version 2013.03.15.xxx and above.
PCSchool Spider is now sensitive to which absence records to be shown to care givers. Only those absences that are considered an ‘absence’ will be displayed to caregivers.
This feature has been implemented so that parents only see ‘true’ absences, as a student may be on a ‘school based activity’ – absent from the school campus, but still attending school for the day) and caregivers may find these codes misleading.
This change is controlled by a key in the Spider Configuration File which says “CAREGIVER_ABSENCESTATUS_FILTER”. If this is true, then only the above logic of filtering is applied.
Available in Spider Version 2013.2.28.XXXX and above.
PCSchool has improved the ability for teachers to review student absences through the Spider. Now through the ‘Student Absence Review’ control and the ‘Absence Entry’/’Roll Marking’ control there is an additional [?] button that when clicked gives greater detail on the students absences.
If you don’t see the report as an available Report Style then you will need to add it as below.
Adding the Report Style
If you are running the SQL version of this report and it runs but comes up with no data then firstly check your selection criteria. If OK then you may need to update some report engine files. Download here Should this step be necessary download the file and extract contents to C:\Program Files\PCSchool\Programs or the directory from which you are launching the PCSchool Admin program.