PowerSchool offers parents real-time access to grades, attendance, homework assignments and other class information. You can even email teachers or ask for automatic updates on your student’s progress as well as view any school bulletins. Access to PowerSchool is available from anywhere in the world just by using any browser.
Navigating the ParentPortal
To enter the parent portal:
On the PowerSchool login page, click on the link for Parent Portal. Enter your username and password to create your account, completing the required fields with the desired login and password of your own choosing (we suggest you do not use symbols in your login or password). You will need to enter your parent login and password for each child to properly associate the accounts. A Parent Guide to "Single-Sign-On" is available for your use by downloading the document from this page, or obtaining a copy from any of our schools.
Once you have logged into the PowerSchool program, you have access to a variety of information at the click of a button. You can view information on your son or daughter at any time. Although information is available 24/7, please allow teachers several days to update grades and information. Any questions you ever have about your son or daughter can still be answered by contacting teachers or administrators.
Adding Another Student to an Existing Parent Portal:
Use this procedure to add one or more students to your existing parent account. You will need an Access ID and Access Password. If you do not have this information or have questions, contact your school.
Log into your parent portal. 1. On the start page, click Account Preferences from the navigation menu. The Account Preferences – Profile page appears. 2. Click the Students tab. 3. On the Students tab, click the Add icon to add a student to your parent account. The Add Student dialog appears. 4. Enter your student's name, the Access ID and Access Password provide for you, and your relationship to the student. 5. Click Submit. The Add Student Dialog closes. The newly added student appears under My Students. Additionally, an account changes confirmation email is sent to your email address.
A Parent Portal User Guide is available for your use by downloading the document from this page, or obtaining a copy from any of our schools.
Accessing Student Grades and Attendance
Once you have logged into PowerSchool, you will see a menu bar at the top of the page. On this screen, you also will find a complete listing of all your child’s courses, teachers, grades and attendance information. By clicking on the teacher’s name, you can send an e-mail to your child’s teacher. To use this feature, your computer must be set up to send emails from your browser.
The blue links give you more information about your student. If you click on any of these links, it will take you to another screen that displays a list of individual assignments, projects, or class information. Click on those underlined items to find out the details for the assignment.
To return to the first screen, simply click on the Grades and Attendance button at the top of the page or on the PowerSchool graphic.
If your son or daughter is in Elementary School, you can view the marks your child earned by clicking the Standards Grade tab. A sample of each grade level's Achievement Record is available for your use by downloading the document from this page, or obtaining a copy from any of our schools.
The Grades and Attendance screen also shows when your student was tardy or absent. Click on the numbers in blue to find out the days and classes in which your son or daughter was late or absent.
If your son or daughter is in Middle School or High School, you can also view the grades your child earned after the first semester ended. Click on the icon marked Grades History for a complete listing of those grades.
Reviewing Attendance History
Click the Attendance History button to see your child’s attendance record. On days when school isn’t in session, a dash will appear. For a complete listing of all attendance codes, scroll to the bottom of the screen.
Automatic Email Updates/Emailing teachers
You can receive automatic e-mail updates and send e-mails to your child’s teachers. After you have logged into PowerSchool, click on the Email Notification button.
To receive automatic email updates from the school, check off the information that you’d like to receive about your son or daughter, how often you’d like to receive it, and whether you want that information sent to you immediately. Be sure to include the email address where you would like the information sent and press the blue Submit button. You can enter multiple email addresses by separating them with a comma. To stop receiving these automatic updates, simply unclick the boxes and press Submit.
Parents of elementary students, please note - unless your child's teacher is participating in the grade book pilot this year, the only information available on elementary students will be: Detail report of attedance and School announcements.)
You can email teachers from the Grades and Attendance screen or from the Teachers Comments screen, (click the Teacher Comments button). From time to time, teachers may include remarks about your child. To respond to any teacher, simply click on his or her name. Remember, your computer must be set to send emails from your browser.
During the scheduling process, Westerville parents and students in grades 5 - 11 are able to use online Class Registration. Students can easily make course requests for the next school year through the portal using the information they received from the school.
A Parent Guide to "Class Registration" is available for your use by downloading the document from this page, or obtaining a copy from any of our schools.
The My Calendars button links to a page that works with some calendar programs, such as Apple’s "iCal". If you use such a program, you can use this page to subscribe to calendars for each of your child’s classes that will show each assignment on its due date along with an assessment description and your child’s score on the assignment, if you choose. Not all calendars are compatible with this feature. To learn more, click on the link titled "Using My Calendars in PowerSchool" on the PowerSchool login page.
The Graduation Progress page displays the student's four-year graduation plan and the progress, indicated by the use of a color coded bar. Dark green indicates earned credits; light green indicates currently enrolled credits; and yellow indicates requested or planned credits. A green checkmark indicates that a requirement has been completely satisfied.
Just click on the Submit button to view completed courses and credits earned towards a Westerville City Schools high school diploma.
If you have any questions about PowerSchool at any time, please contact your child’s school.