PowerSchool, a global project developed by education technology provider Pearson, is the system that houses student information and is where the Parent Portal is located.
“The school system hopes that parents will take advantage of this opportunity to monitor their children’s academic success. That way, when there are concerns about attendance or academics, we can address them in a timely manner,” said Nai Barnes, PowerSchool Manager for ECPS.
Janet Morris, ECPS Director of Accountability, explained that the Portal and is an excellent opportunity for parents to become more involved in their child’s education.
“More than ever, parent/guardian involvement is critical to the academic success of our children. The Parent Portal increases collaboration and accountability among all stakeholders, offering real-time communication on the performance of our students,” Morris said.
The Parent Portal will allow parents to view grades and attendance for their children. Currently, teachers, counselors, and principals can pull up student information and records like absences and grades at a glance. With the Parent Portal, parents will be able to do the same. In this way, parents can keep track of their student’s academic progress to help with their educational success.
To gain direct access into the Parent Portal system, there are passwords needed. Parents will be able to set up their own passwords and user rights after they have received access to the Parent Portal.
Parents with children in more than one school will have the option to establish a single sign-on to connect to all of their children’s grades and attendance. Parents will have to do the linking but they can receive assistance from the schools.
Parents who do not currently have access to PowerSchool are encouraged to contact their child’s school.