To access school grades online with Pinnacle, you need to key in a user name and a password. Some school districts require the parent to collect the user name and password from the child's school to protect the child's privacy. Other school districts may send login information via email.
If a school district uses Pinnacle to help a parent monitor the performance of his child, the parent can log in through the school district website. The website has a link to the Pinnacle gradebook page. This sends the parent to the login page where he should key in his unique user name and password. After logging in successfully, he can access information on the overdue, current and upcoming assignments that his child has. He also accesses the child's performance grade for each class.
If a parent forgets his user name or password, he can contact the school directly. In some school districts, the parent can key in the email address he used to register with the district, and the information is sent to his email within minutes.
Parents can use the Pinnacle gradebook portal to get information on the child's performance, request email notification on grades and request alerts when the child reaches a specific letter grade.