One of the newer features to be introduced to PowerTeacher Grade Book is Notifications, which will alert a teacher to students who have an upcoming birthday, students who have dropped a class, or students who have been enrolled into a class.
Notifications will also alert teachers to any time an administrator has opened their grade book. (Administrators are able to open a teacher's grade book in read only mode only - they cannot make any changes to the teacher's assignments, scores, or grading setups).
When you open your grade book, there is a notification icon at the upper right corner. If there are any recent notifications, the icon will indicate the number of notifications waiting for the teacher to view.
Clicking the icon will open and display the notifications window. Along the left-hand edge of the window, you can select the types of the notifications to display. You can also indicate whether to display notifications only for your currently selected class, or for all your classes.