Powerschool
  • The PowerSchool web-based parent portal (there is even an app) gives parents access to real-time information including elementary aged students standards based grades, middle and high school aged students traditional grades, assignments, work habits/citizenship, attendance, schedules, and even personal messages from the teacher for each school your children attends in Orange County Schools.

     

    What is PowerSchool?  Why do I need it?  How do I create an account?

    Click HERE for a brief introduction to answer these Powerschool questions.  LINK to slides

  • 5 Steps to create your parent PowerSchool account

    1. Click on the Powerschool menu button in the quick links menu

    Quick links menu bar for PowerSchool

     

      

    2. On the Parent Sign in Page click on the Create Account tab

    PowerSchool Create Account image    then   Powerschool create account then image

     

    3. On the Create Parent Account page fill in your information.

      1. First Name
      2. Last Name
      3. Email
      4. (create) Desired Username
      5. (create) Password
      6. Re-enter password

     

    4. When you are done entering your information scroll down to Link Students to Account and put in the child’s name and the information from the sheet you obtained from the main office. (District Code DMKC)

      1. Student Name
      2. Access ID (found on paper from the office)
      3. Access Password (found on paper from the office)

     

    5. When you have completed filling in all the information scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Enter

    **NOTE** If you already have a Power School Parent Portal account you can add additional students to this account. 

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    What is standards based grading?

    Click HERE for a brief video explaining standards based grading and reporting.  LINK to slides

     

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal reflects a students' current progress towards each standard in the F1 column

     

     Level 4      Exceeds grade level expectations

    Independently demonstrates the skill or understands concepts at a level exceeding expectations for this standard at this time in the year

    Level 3     Meets grade level expectations

    Independently demonstrates the skill or understands concepts and meets expectations for this standard at this time in the year

    Level 2      Approaching / developing

    Sometimes demonstrates the skill or understands concepts and meets some expectations for this standard at this time in the year

    Level 1     Below grade level expectations

    Insufficient evidence or seldom demonstrates the skill or understands concepts and is not meeting expectations for this standard at this time in the year.

     

    How do I navigate within my PowerSchool Portal? 

    Click HERE for a brief video explaining how to use the PowerSchool System to review attendance, assignments and standards-based grades.   LINK to slides