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PowerSchool Parent Portal Start Page

When you sign in to PowerSchool Parent Portal, the start page appears. This page serves as the central point from which you begin your PowerSchool Parent Portal session. The start page consists of the following main areas:

Header

The header appears at the top of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The header includes the following information:

Field

Description

PowerSchool

Click to return to the start page from anywhere within the application.

Welcome, [Your Name]

The first and last name of the person signed in. Your name should appear. If it does not, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

In an effort to ensure that your account is secure and your information protected, the date and time of the last time you signed in appears when you hover over your name. This information can be used to alert you to any unusual account activity. If you experience any unusual account activity, report it to your school.

Help

Click to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal online help. Assistance is just a click away!

Sign Out

Click to sign out of PowerSchool Parent Portal. For more information, see Quit PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Navigation Toolbar

The navigation toolbar appears at the top of the start page, and is common to every page in the application. The navigation toolbar includes the following information:

Field

Description

[Student Tabs]

The first names of the students associated to your parent account appear in alphabetical order. Click the name of the student for whom you want to view information. The page refreshes and display information for the selected student. For more information, see Account Preferences.

If you click the name of a student and the message “Student information is not available at this time.” appears, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

Note: These tabs only appear if parent single sign-on security is enabled. For more information, see Parent Access Management.

[Applications Icon]
  1. Click the icon (an upward-right arrow). The Applications drawer slides into view.
  2. Click the Application link you want to launch. The application launches in a separate window (or tab depending on your browser settings).

    Note: The window that appears is not served by PowerSchool. It is rendered from a separate server. If the window does not launch, contact your school's PowerSchool administrator

    Note: If you are not actively working in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, your session may time out. If so, you need to sign in again.

  3. When you are finished working in the application, be sure to sign out of the application.
  4. When you are finished working in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, be sure to sign out of the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Note: This icon only appears if a plugin has been installed and enabled and you have been granted access to the plugin.

[Download Icon]

Click to download an export file containing student data similar to the printable view data. This data file is intended to help facilitate upload into other products, including Pearson's Alleyoop. Alleyoop is a social guidance network for college-bound teens. Alleyoop helps teens and their parents explore future college and career goals, set short-term grade goals, and get the coaching they need to get ready for success in college and beyond. For more information, see the Alleyoop Web site.

Note: The icon only appears when the Grades and Attendance tab is selected.

[MyData Icon]

Click to download your students’ data, including grades and attendance, in an XML-formatted file that you can store on your computer and use it in other applications, providing a comprehensive view of your students’ learning profile throughout the students’ educational career.

The MyData button is a joint project between the Office of Educational Technology and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that, among other goals, allows access to student data in order to create a personal learning profile that is easily portable.

Note: This button may not appear if the school has not enabled it.

[Printer Icon]

Click to print a printer-friendly version of the page you are viewing. Additionally, the page includes the name of the selected student and the school and school district for that student.

Navigation Menu

The navigation menu serves as the central point from which to navigate the pages of the PowerSchool Patent Portal. The navigation menu includes the following links:

Field

Description

Grades and Attendance

Click to view student grades and attendance for the current term. For more information, see Grades and Attendance.

Test Results Click to view student test results for the current term. For more information, see Test Results.

Grades History

Click to view student grades for the previous term. For more information, see Grades History.

Attendance History

Click to view attendance history for the current term. For more information, see Attendance History.

Email Notification

Click to set the e-mail notifications you can receive on a regular basis. For more information, see Email Notifications.

Teacher Comments

Click to view any teacher comments. For more information, see Teacher Comments.

School Bulletin

Click to view the current school bulletin. For more information, see School Bulletins.

Note: This icon only appears if School Bulletin is enabled.

Class Registration

Click to register for classes and view course requests. For more information, see Class Registration.

Balance

Click to view the current lunch balance and fee transactions. For more information, see Balances.

Note: This icon only appears if Lunch Balance is enabled.

My Calendars

Click to subscribe to specific homework and event calendars. For more information, see My Calendars.

School Information

Click to view school address and contact numbers, and download a school map if available. For more information, see School Information.

Account Preferences

Click to manage your PowerSchool Parent Portal account preferences. For more information, see Account Preferences.

Pearson Courses Click to launch Pearson SuccessNet/Pearson SuccessNet Plus. For more information, see Pearson SuccessNet/SuccessNet Plus.
Schoolnet

Click to launch Schoolnet. For more information, see Schoolnet.