To log into PowerSchool for the first time, parents need the access ID and access password, which the school provides. After acquiring these details, the parent visits the PowerSchool portal and creates a new account. For successful account creation, one must provide the guardians' names and relationship to the student, email address, desired username, password and student’s name.
From the PowerSchool portal, a parent can access the child’s grades by clicking the Grade History tab in the navigation panel. The menu bar features an Attendance History tab, which gives a quick breakdown of dates absent and absence reasons. The portal also contains an email notification function, through which parents can receive school announcements, balance alerts and the student’s reports. Parents can also access teacher comments, the school bulletin, class registration details and account preferences.
The PowerSchool parent account allows parents to receive important details about their children without having to visit the school. This Web-based information system also gives parents access to multiple students with one login. Parents can even see lunch box transactions and top-up their children’s accounts whenever necessary. The system supports 13 million students in the United States and Canada, as of 2015. It gives parents access to real-time data and easily integrates with mobile devices and applications.