Powerschool for Parents

Powerschool for Parents - Account & Log In Information

PowerSchool Parent Portal gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and detailed assignment descriptions, school bulletins, lunch menus and even personal messages from the teacher. Everyone stays connected: Students stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate more fully in their student's progress, and teachers can use their gradebook to make decisions on what information they want to share with parents and students.

Your Powerschool Login

PowerSchool now provides single sign-on access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With single sign-on access parents/guardians can now have their own individual parent/guardian account, including user name and password.  Once your account is created, you can manage your account information, link any and all students to your account (for whom you have parental and legal rights to), and set email and notifications preferences for each student linked to your account. If you've forgotten your account login information, you can retrieve them by using auto-recovery.

To get started, you must log in to PowerSchool Parent Portal. Before you can log in to PowerSchool Parent Portal, you will need your school's PowerSchool Parent Portal URL, your username, and your password. If you do not have this information or have questions, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

Note: Do not use someone else’s password or give your password to anyone else.

How to Log In to PowerSchool Parent Portal

1.  Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Parent Portal URL. The Log In page appears.
2.  Enter your username in the first field.
3.  Enter your password in the second field. Note: The characters appear as asterisks (*) to ensure greater security when you log in.
4.  Click Enter. The PowerSchool Parent Portal start page appears. For more information, see PowerSchool Parent Portal Start Page.

How to Reset Your Password

If your school’s PowerSchool administrator has issued you a temporary password, you will be required to change your password upon logging in.

1.  Log In to PowerSchool Parent Portal. The Change Your Password page appears.
2.  Use the following to enter information in the fields:

Current Password: Enter your PowerSchool Parent Portal password.

New Password: Enter your new PowerSchool Parent Portal password. (Note: Your new password must be different from old password.)

Re-enter New Password: Re-enter your new PowerSchool Parent Portal password.

Click Enter: The PowerSchool Parent Portal start page appears. For more

How to Recover Your Password

If you have forgotten your PowerSchool Parent Portal password, you will be unable to log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use this procedure to recover your password. Once you provide your user name and email address, the system authenticates your information and sends a security token to your email address. Using the security token, you can then log back into the PowerSchool Parent Portal, where you will then be required to change your password. For more information, see How to Reset Your Password.

Note: The security token is only valid for 30 minutes. If it expires before you can reset your password, perform the How to Recover Your Password again.

1.  Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Parent Portal URL. The Log In page appears.

2.  Click Having trouble logging in? The Recover Account Login Information page appears.

3.  Click the Forgot Password? tab, if needed.

4.  Enter your user name in the first field.

5.  Enter your email address in the second field.

6.  Click Enter. A confirmation message appears indicating an email has been sent to you with instructions for resetting your password.

How to Recover Your User Name

If you have forgotten your PowerSchool Parent Portal user name, you will be unable to log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use this procedure to recover your current user name. Once you provide your email address, your current user name will be sent to your email.

1.  Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Parent Portal URL. The Log In page appears.

2.  Click Having trouble logging in? The Recover Account Login Information page appears.

3.  Click the Forgot User Name? tab.

4.  Enter your email address in the first field.

5.  Click Enter. A confirmation message appears indicating an email has been sent to you with your current user name.

How to Create a Parent/Guardian Account

Use this procedure to create a new parent/guardian account. In order to create an account, you must have the Access ID and Password for at least one student enrolled in school. When creating the account, you will need the Access ID and password for each student you want to associate to your parent/guardian account.

If you do not have this information or have questions, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

1. Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Parent Portal URL. The Log In page appears.
2. Click Create Account. The Create Parent/Guardian Account page appears.
3. Use the following to enter information in the Create Parent/Guardian Account section:

First Name: Enter your first name.

Last Name: Enter your last name.

Email: Enter your email address. The email address you enter is used to send you select information, as well as account recovery notices and account changes confirmations.
For more information, see Email Notifications.

Desired User Name: Enter the user name you would like to use when logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The user name must be unique. If you enter a user name that is already in use, you will be prompted to select or enter another user name.

Password: Enter the password you would like to use when logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The password must be unique and a minimum of 6 characters.

Re-enter Password: Re-enter the password you would like to use when logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The password you enter must match the password entered in the Password field.

4. Use the following to enter information in Link Students to Account section:

Student Name: Enter the first and last name of the student you want to add to you account.Note: Regardless of the name you enter, the system will populate the name based on the access ID and password for the student.

Access ID: Enter the unique access ID for the student.  Note: If you do not have this information, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

Access Password:  Enter the unique access password for the student. (Note: If you do not have this information, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.)

Relationship: Indicate how you are related to the student by choosing the appropriate association from the pop-up menu.

5.  Click Enter. The Login page appears. To continue, see How to Log In to PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Account Preferences

The Account Preferences page provides you with the ability to manage your parent/guardian account information, including your name, user name, password, and email address. In addition, you can add any and all students for whom you have legal and parental rights to your account in order to view their information by way of your account.

Note: To edit or remove a student associated to your account, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

Note: If you are not able to access this page, parent single sign-on security may not be enabled. For more information, see Parent/Guardian Access Management.

How to Change Your Account Preferences
Use this procedure change the name, e-mail address, user name or password associated with your parent/guardian account.

1.  On main menu, click Account Preferences. The Account Preferences – Profile page appears.
2.  Click the Profile tab, if needed.
3.  On the Profile tab, use the following to enter information in the fields:

(Note: The Cancel and Save buttons appear shaded until information is entered.)

First Name: Enter your first name.

Last Name: Enter your last name.

Email: Enter your email address.

User Name: Click the Pencil icon and then enter the user name you would like to use when logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal in the New User Name field.

Current Password: Click the Pencil icon and then enter:

1. Enter your PowerSchool Parent Portal password in the Current Password field.
2. Enter your new PowerSchool Parent Portal password in the New Password field.
3. Re-enter your new PowerSchool Parent Portal password in the Confirm Password field.
 

4. Click Save. A confirmation message appears indicating your account is updated. Additionally, an account changes confirmation email is sent to your email address.

Note: If you change your email address, the account changes confirmation email is sent to both the old and new email addresses.

How to Add a Student to Your Parent/Guardian Account

Use this procedure to add one or more students to your parent/guardian account. You will need an Access ID and Access Password. If you do not have this information or have questions, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.
1. On main menu, click Account Preferences. The Account Preferences – Profile page appears.
2. Click the Students tab.
3. On the Students tab, click the Add icon to add a student to your parent/guardian account. The Add Student dialog appears.
4. Use the following to enter information in the fields:

Note: The Cancel and Save buttons appear shaded until information is entered.

Student Name: Enter the first and last name of the student you want to add to you account. (Note: Regardless of the name you enter, the system will populate the name based on the access ID and password for the student.)

Access ID: Enter the unique access ID for the student. (Note: If you do not have this information, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.) 

Access Password: Enter the unique access password for the student. (Note: If you do not have this information, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.)

Relationship: Indicate how you are related to the student by choosing the appropriate association from the pop-up menu.

5  Click Submit. The Add Student Dialog closes. The newly added student appears under My Students. Additionally, an account changes confirmation email is sent to your email address.

Quit PowerSchool Parent Portal

When finished working in PowerSchool Parent Portal, it is important to log out of the application. (Log Out of PowerSchool Parent Portal)

You can log out of PowerSchool Parent Portal from any page in the application.

Note: If you are not actively working in PowerSchool Parent Portal, your session may timeout. If so, you need to log in again.

How to Log Out of PowerSchool Parent Portal

Click Logout in the navigation bar.

The Log In page appears. You must enter your username and password again to redisplay the PowerSchool Parent Portal start page.