Description: This article focuses on the powerschool student login, which shows you how to create a new parent or guardian account for PowerSchool. If you have previously logged into PowerSchool, you do not need to create an account. You only need to obtain access IDs and passwords for additional students you wish to link to your original account.
PowerSchool is one of the fastest-growing, most widely used student information systems supporting more than nine million students in all 50 states in over 50 countries, since its launch in 1997 one of the more popular features of power school has been the ability for parents to view instant information on attendance, homework, grades teacher comments, school bulletins and much more.
Parents are able to see updates to this information literally as it’s being entered by teachers and administrators, my name is Paul Smith, product marketing manager for Pearson, today I will demonstrate how to create a single sign-on account in PowerSchool that will allow parents to see academic information for multiple students with a single login.
To begin, enter your school or district’s power school web address into a browser, note that each school or district has a unique web address, once you arrive at your PowerSchool page, click on the create account button, this brings up a page where you will enter the information needed to establish your new parent single sign-on account.
In the create parent or guardian account section, enter your first and last name, your email address, your desired user name and password, the email address and the user name must be unique, note that your school may set a minimum number of characters required for a password.
In general it’s a good idea to create a password that is at least six characters long and contains upper and lowercase letters as well as numbers, write down your new user name and password, store the note in a secure location until you have your login memorized.
Next in the link students to account section, enter the student name, access ID and access password, choose your relationship to the student from the drop down, for each student that you wish to add to your account, you must enter the information for at least one student in order to create your parent single sign-on account.
If you do not have the access ID or access password for your students, contact your school for assistance, note that in the relationship drop-down menu, there are many relationship types to choose from, choose the relationship type that most accurately reflects your biological or legal relationship with the student.
You can enter access information for up to seven students when establishing your parent single sign-on account, if you have more than seven students to add to your account, you will have an opportunity to add additional students after you first created your account.
Once you’ve entered all of your information, click the enter button, if the information you’ve entered is valid, you will be taken back to the login screen, if any of the information you’ve entered is not valid, you will see a message that notifies you what information needs to be changed.
This can occur if you have already created an account with that same email address, if this happens, retrieve your login information by navigating back to the parent portal main page and clicking on the having trouble logging in link.
You will see instructions for recovering your username and password, if the username you choose already exists for another account, you will see a message that notifies you that this name is in use and not available, you can choose one of the suggested usernames or you can enter another choice.
Re-enter your passwords, then click the enter button, a message will display notifying you that your account has been created, you can now log into the PowerSchool parent portal using your new parent single sign-on account and see all of your various students academic information.
Once you have logged in, you will see buttons for each student that you have access to, click on a button to view that student’s information, you can manage your account preferences by clicking on the icon in the upper right hand corner.
You can change your username and password, email address and if necessary add additional students to link to your account, to learn more about power school and how we’re powering performance, visit our website at pearsonschoolsystems.com.
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