STUDENT INFORMATION SERVICES
What is the purpose of Student Information Services Department?
The Student Information Services Department is a point of contact for BCS employees, parents, students, organizations, and government agencies that require technical support, training, data or student information from the Birmingham City School Districts Student Information System (SIS).
Why do we need a Student Information System (SIS)?
The passage of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" increased accountability and reporting requirements regarding student academic achievement. In order to better respond to these and other federal and state reporting requirements, a state-level and centralized District-level student information system is needed.
The system assigns a unique number to all students enrolled in the system. The use of individual student records will:
- increase the state's capacity to follow a student's progress over time;
- provide better quality data to drive more enlightened policy decisions resulting in enhanced educational opportunities for all children;
- reduce data collection burden on schools and districts; and
- enhance the use and relevance of state data by districts and schools.
How do I get assistance when I have problems using the BCS Student Information System (SIS)?
Each school has a designated Technology Coordinator to assist students, parents and school employees with accessing the Student Information System. The School Technology Coordinator can assist with resetting passwords and basic functionality of the SIS. If the school Technology Coordinator is unable to provide assistance, they will escalate the problem to the Student Information Services Department via an email to the ticketing system.
How do I request data corrections in the BCS Student Information System (SIS)?
The school Database Manager serves as the point of contact to assist in any student information inquiry. The school Database Manager serves as the protector of the data locally. It is the responsibility of the school Database Manager to make sure the data that is housed in the student information system is accurate and complete. If the school Database Manager is unable to provide assistance, they will escalate the problem to the Student Information Services Department via an email to the ticketing system.
All Questions and Support Requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
David AdamsTechnical Support EngineerPowerSchool205-231-9959 Mickey CampbellTechnical Support EngineerPowerSchool205-231-9959Gwendolyn SlaterSystem Analyst205-231-9958Teresa Thomas, Ph.D.Director205-231-9957