Description: This article mainly focuses on the powerschool login, which shows you how to access and use the Parent or Student Portal to PowerSchool. Students can hold themselves accountable and parents can stay apprised of grades, scores, performance and attendance with real-time notifications.
This article will show you how you can access and use your power school accounts from an internet browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer Safari, go to homepage at www.hfhighschool.org, at the page you can select either students or parents depending who you are and find the power school icon on the left. That will take you to the power school login page.
As a student you can log in using the same username and password that you use to access computers on HF campus, please be sure that you first log into a computer at HF to create the account. The account is created on PowerSchool automatically.
As a parent you can use the username and password that you have setup in the past, if you’ve never created an account, you can select create account here at the bottom to create an account as a parent, enter your first name, your last name, an email address at which you’d like to be contacted.
Select a username and a password, confirm your password on the last line, at the bottom enter your student’s name, then you will need your student’s access ID and access password, the access ID and access password are found in a letter that is mailed home near the start of the school year for freshmen.
If you need help determining what these values are, please contact Computer Services, finally select your relationship to your student and choose enter, please note that the access ID and access password are both case sensitive.
Additionally when you hit enter, it’s normal for additional circles to be added to the password, if you’re having an issue signing in, select the having trouble signing in option at the bottom, if you forgot your password, simply enter your user name and your email address on the lines and click enter.
If you forgot your username, enter your email address and click enter, in both cases the information will be sent to your email address so that you can hopefully rectify the problem, if you’re still experiencing troubles while signing in, contact computer services.
After entering your username and password, click Sign In to access your account, the home screen for your account is the grades in attendance screen, this screen lists attendance for each of the courses for last week and this week on the left.
The attendance codes will be displayed here, the courses also will list the teacher for each of the classes, as a clickable link that will send mail to those teachers, the right of that are the current grades for each of the terms, then finally the last two columns show the total absences and tardies for each of the courses.
To see detailed information about a particular grade, you can click on the grade itself, if the teacher has included generic comments, you’ll see those at the top, the assignments themselves that constitute the grade will be listed at the bottom sorted by due date.
Categories shown along with the assignment name and any special codes for the assignments are included here, finally the score and grade are at the right side, if there’s additional information posted along with each of the assignments, you’ll see that as a clickable link.
You can click on the assignment name, the category or else of the score to see the additional information, the listing of the codes is shown at the bottom, another area that you can access as a parent or student is your grade history, this area will be populated with information.
To select a particular year to look at, click on the Year at the top, information and grades concerning that year will be displayed, if you’d like to see additional attendance information that goes beyond last week, click on the attendance history option in the left.
You will see all the courses listed for your particular student along with all the attendance codes for those particular classes, another area to look at is the email notification area on the left, you can set up automated email notifications for your account.
Options include a summary of the current grades and attendance and detailed reports, you can select how often you’d like to receive those email notifications, it’s defaulted to your email address that’s associated with your account.
You can enter additional email addresses if you’d like, if you have more than one student connected to your account, you can apply the settings to all your students at once, finally you can send that information immediately by selecting the last box.
Once you’ve done that on this screen, please click Submit, the school bulletin area on the Left will display any bulletins posted through the power school system for general, calendar, enquiries, please see HF normal website, the last area on the left is the account preferences section.
In this area you can update your first and last name, your email address, the language in your username and password if you’d like, you can also add students to your account if you have more than one student attending HF, please note that you’ll need that students access ID and access password to add them to your account, once you’ve done that, click Save at the bottom.