Parents can view a student's grades at Chicago public schools by creating a parent portal account at the Chicago public schools website. To register, the parent needs his child's CPS identification number and a unique personal identification number that he receives from the school.
To register for an account, the parent has to click Sign up on the parent resources page. He has to complete the sign up form by keying in his first name, last name, address, city and state. He also has to provide his ZIP code, primary phone number and alternate phone number. To create an account, parents also have to provide a username and a password.
The information the parent enters in this form has to be accurate as it is compared to the student's records before the parent's account is approved. To link the student's account to the parent's portal account, the parent must have the student's ID and PIN. Parents who do not have this information must contact the school's main office to get the details.
It is important for parents to add their email address when registering for the parent portal account. This makes it possible for the school to contact them with updates, features and news. Other than grades, the parent portal account allows parents to view the child's attendance, assignments and school events.