What Does Power School Offer Parents?


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PowerSchool is a web-based tool that gives parents access to real-time information that includes grades, detailed assignment descriptions, attendance, centralized enrollment and school bulletins. It also provides lunch menus and personal messages from the student's teachers. PowerSchool creates a collaborative environment for parents, teachers and students to work together.

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PowerSchool is a web-based student information system, or SIS, that provides a full range of features that is used by administrators, teachers, students and parents to manage each student's information and foster communication between all parties. It is the fastest growing and most widely used SIS, with a presence in all 50 states and 65 countries with 15 million student users.

Each user, including administrators, teachers, students and parents, has a password-protected user account. Information entered for each student is immediately accessible by all other users through their individual accounts. More schools and districts use PowerSchool than any other SIS currently on the market.

It is customizable for schools with as few as 25 students up to districts that have 80,000 users. It presents users with a clean interface that is easy to learn and easy to use. It now even has applications for students and parents for access from iPhone or Android mobile devices.

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