PowerSchool for Families

What is PowerSchool and why do I need to use it?

PowerSchool is the school district's electronic student management system where student information is collected and stored. The portal is the "doorway" into the system giving parents access to information about their children

The PowerSchool Parent Portal gives parents and students access to real-time information that may include attendance, grades, lunch balances and detailed assignment descriptions and school bulletins. Everyone stays connected. Students can stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate in their children's progress, and teachers can share information with parents and students.

Parent Portal Sign Up

Information for signing up for PowerSchool will be sent home in the mail or with your students at the start of the year. Please look for this information. Your PowerSchool parent account will allow you to select your own username and password. In addition, for families with additional students, it allows for the centralization of all accounts.

If you need your sign in information or help with set up, please contact the office at 907-945-3613 or [email protected].

PowerSchool Parent Portal FAQ's

Question 1: What is PowerSchool and How do I get my student's Information to Sign on?

Answer: PowerSchool is a student information system that allows us to manage a wide range of information that may include the following: grades, attendance, tests, demographics, activities, courses, and photos. Because the program has been designed using Internet-based software tools, it also allows us to connect parents and students to information. Your school's office may give you the instructions and access codes you need to create your new account or if you have any questions please contact the PowerSchool administrator at [email protected] at (907) 945-3613.

Question 2: Do all teachers post grade and attendance information to the PowerSchool server?

Answer: Not all schools post grades, all do post attendance. Attendance is posted by teachers and by the office. Some teachers assign and post grades to PowerSchool at different times. Some may give grades to their students every day and some may provide far fewer grades during the marking periods. This is up to each teacher and depends upon their grading system. If you see grades in PowerSchool for some teachers but not others, this is a normal function of the way teachers assign and post grades. As always you may contact teachers by e-mail or request a phone call or meeting at any time.

Question 3: How often can we expect grades to be updated?

Answer: Many factors determine how soon a teacher can assess and return assignments. Essays, research papers, and tests take longer to grade than a quiz. Coaching, club sponsorships, and family commitments can also affect turnaround time, as well as a teacher's student load. All teachers do their best to grade their students and communicate their progress promptly.

Question 4: Can other people see my son's/daughter's grades?

Answer: As long as you protect your password, others will not be able to see your information.

Question 5: How Do I set up for automatic e-mail notifications within my Parent Account?

Answer: Once logged into your Parent Account you will see a Navigation panel to the left side of the computer screen. In the Navigation panel, you will see Grades and Attendance, Grade History, Attendance History, and Email Notification. Click on the Email Notification, and it will automatically bring you into a screen that you can choose what kind of information you would like to receive. After you have selected what notifications you would like to receive click on submit.

Question 6: How can I add a Student to my Parent Account?

Answer: For instructions on how to add a student to your account, please watch the following video. This video will walk you through signing into your account, going to account "Account Preferences" finding the student tab, and in the upper right-hand corner "Add a Student."

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