How does PowerSchool Parent Access work?


Quick Answer

Parents create an account through the PowerSchool’s Parent Access portal in order to access their children’s details. Through the online program, parents can access information such as their children’s grades, attendance, teacher comments and school events.

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To create an access account, parents turn in a signed Acceptable Use Form to the school or district from which they want to access student information. Parents then enter the provided account access ID and password into the PowerSchool’s portal. Once parents sign in to the portal, they create an account from which to view their children’s details. Parents enter details such as names, contact mail address, desired username and password. Parents have the choice to access several students’ information from one account after providing each student’s name, access ID, access password and their relationship details.

Teachers update PowerSchool's database with student details within a reasonable time. Grade averages may appear low or high in the beginning of a quarter but fluctuate greatly as more assignments are graded. Missing assignments, test grades or quarter projects affect quarter grades significantly. Similarly, teachers may delay before entering attendance information. Depending on the school regulations, manual processing of phone calls and excuse notes can even take three working days.

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