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RSU 18 PowerSchool Parent Portal

NEW for the 2016 school year –All parents will be required to create an new accountin order to sign in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal 

Welcome to the Messalonskee School District’s PowerSchool Parent Portal. This portal will allow you to access up to date information regarding you child’s grades and attendance information. The new portal will allow you to view information for one or more students with a single sign in. You can also manage your personal account preferences.

Signing in

If you have already created a new account use the Sign In box below.

 


Creating a new login

If you do not have an account, you will need a Parent Access ID and Password for each student. If you have not already received this, contact your child’s school for this information.

To create a new parent account, click on the Sign In box above and choose the Create Account tab, then click the Create Account button.

Enter the following information:

Parent Account Details:
Name –
Your first and last name
Email – Notifications and correspondence related to your parent account will be sent to this email
Desired Username – Your username is your unique PowerSchool identity
Password – Your password must be at least 8 characters long

Link Students to Account:
Student Name –
Enter each student separately
Access ID – Enter the Parent Access ID received from the school
Access Password – Enter the Parent Access Password received from the school
Relationship – Choose one

Please realize that these are case sensitive so it is important that both the ID and the password match perfectly.


Parent Portal Information

When you enter the portal you will see information on your child’s grades and attendance. You may see changes throughout the week as teachers update grades. Teachers will often have work due just prior to the weekend. For this reason, do not expect to see assignments that are turned in on Friday until the following week.

Any names or numbers that are in color are links to more information.

Navigating buttons are along the left side of the screen. At any time you may choose ‘Help’, located next to ‘Sign Out’.

Grades & Attendance button
Grades and Attendance will open automatically and will show you all of the grades and attendance information on your child. Clicking on a grade will bring up a list of assignments in the class with individual grades for each assignment. Clicking on the number of Absences will give you a list of dates your child has been absent and will show you a code so that you can see if the absence was excused or not. A table of codes is at the bottom of this page.

Grade History Button
The Grades History button will give you a list of grades for past terms. This will be empty until the end of the first quarter.

Email Notification Button
Email Notification will allow you to schedule an email to any account you list. The information you can send to yourself consists of grades, assignments and attendance.

Teacher Comments Button
Teacher comments is another area where teachers can communicate with you regarding your child’s progress in the class. These have traditionally been updated 2 times each quarter but teachers will be able to update these at any time as a means of communication with you.

My Schedule Button
This screen is a matrix view of the students current class schedule.

Account Preferences Button
Allows you to change your account information, email address, username and password. You may also add students. Please remember you will need specific Student Access ID, Student Access Password, and your relationship to the student.

If you have questions regarding assignments, grades or codes that are not on the code table, then please contact the teacher either through email or by phone. If you run into any other issues, please call your child’s school.

District Codes:

Code  Description
AE Absent Excused – This is an attendance code that indicates that the absence from school has been excused by the front office.
AU Absent Unexcused – This is an attendance code that indicates that the reason for the absence from school did not meet state requirements to be excused.
TE Tardy Excused – This is an attendance code that indicates that the late arrival from school has been excused by the front office.
TU Tardy Unexcused – This is an attendance code that indicates that the reason for the late arrival to school did not meet state requirements to be excused.
DE Dismissed Excused – This is an attendance code that indicates that the student left early from school and has been excused by the front office
SI Suspended Internally – This code indicates that the student was present in school but was serving a suspension in school. This is a disciplinary consequence that is used in response to some types of behavior.
SE Suspended Externally – This code indicates that the student did not attend school due to a disciplinary action that was in response to their behavior.
FT Field Trip – This is an attendance code that indicates a school-sponsored excused absence and will allow a student to complete missed class work.
AW Absent Waived – This is an attendance code that indicates a long-term disruption in a student’s educational plan (i.e. hospitalization). This is an excused absence and will allow a student to complete missed class work.
PA Planned Absence – This is an attendance code that indicates an excused absence for personal or educational puposes that has been approved by the school and will allow a student to complete missed class work. (Approval must be secured ONE WEEK in advance).
T1 This is the first trimester of the school year.
T2 This is the second trimester of the school year.
T3 This is the third trimester of the school year.
Q1 This is the first quarter of the school year.
Q2 This is the second quarter of the school year.
Q3 This is the third quarter of the school year.
Q4 This is the last quarter of the school year.
F1 The is the final average the student has in the class. This grade will change as each term has grades entered.
X1 This is a column that is used to enter the final exam grade for the class. This is a field that is used for high school courses only. At the middle school a grade will only be entered for Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2.
Exp. This is the abbreviation for Expression. The Expression refers to the period of the day and the days of the week that the class meets.

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