Elizabeth Public Schools use PowerSchool for the student information system. If you are parents of one or some students of Elizabeth Public Schools or you are a student of Elizabeth Public Schools, knowing about PowerSchool of Elizabeth Public Schools (EPSNJ) is important.
Accessing PowerSchool of Elizabeth Public Schools (EPSNJ) for Parent and Student
How to access PowerSchool of Elizabeth Public Schools (EPSNJ) for students and parents? To access the PowerSchool, you have to access the PowerSchool Access page of the EPSNJ website or you can use this link here. On this page, you will be able to see buttons for PowerSchool Administrator, PowerSchool Substitute Teacher, PowerSchool Teacher and PowerSchool Parent/ Student Portal.
If you are parents or students, you have to click on the PowerSchool Parent/ Student Portal. Alternatively, you are able to scroll down the page and then click on the ‘Logon to PowerSchool Parents/ Students’ link. Or, you are able to use this link here.
Now, you are in the Student and Parent Sign In page. If you have created an account, you just have to choose Sign Tab and then select language from the drop down menu and then enter your username and password. After you put your username and password in each field, then you have to click on the Sign In button.
However, if you have not created an account yet, you have to choose the Create Account tab. And after that, you have to click on the Create Account button. After clicking on the Create Account button, you need to fill in the fields in the Create Parent Account page. In the parent account details, you have to enter parents’ first name, last name, email, re-enter email, desired username, password, and re-enter password. When you enter a password, make sure that your password is at least 8 characters long. After you fill in the fields, then you have to fill in the fields in the Link Students to Account area. There, you have to enter the student name, access ID, access password, and relationship between you and the student. If you have more than one student who studies at EPSNJ, you can continue to fill in the next fields at number 2, 3 and so on. After you enter the information in the fields, then you have to hit the Enter button.
On the PowerSchool Parent Portal Help page in the EPSNJ website, there is a video of how to apply using your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to register. Just watch the video which has 1 minute and 24 seconds in duration.
Do you find technical difficulties when you access your child’s PowerSchool information? If so, you are able to click on the school your child attends in the PowerSchool Parent Portal Help in this link https://www.epsnj.org/Page/4087 to contact the staff at the school. You have to fill out the contact form and then someone from the school will get back to you.
FAQs About Elizabeth Public Schools’ PowerSchool Parent/ Student Access
Here are some FAQs about PowerSchool that you need to know according to the website of EPSNJ.
- What is PowerSchool?
PowerSchool is a student information system which is used in Elizabeth Public Schools. PowerSchool is used by the district for a number of activities such as scheduling, taking attendance, storing grades, and more. In the PowerSchool, you are provided with the things below.
- Parents and students with immediate access to grades, attendance records and assignments.
- Access to more accurate information for administrators and teachers to use in making decisions.
- An electronic gradebook for teachers.
- What do I have to do to access PowerSchool?
You are able to access PowerSchool from any computer and make sure that you have an internet connection. Then, you have to launch your web browser and go to the Elizabeth Public Schools web site that you can access here. You are able to find the PowerSchool link on the district’s main web page. Here are the minimum browser requirements for accessing PowerSchool.
- OS X: Safari
- OS 9: Mozilla 1.2.1, Netscape 4.8
- Windows: Internet Explorer 6 or Higher
- Who is allowed to access PowerSchool?
People who are allowed to access PowerSchool are all parents/ guardians of Elizabeth Public Schools students and also the students at Elizabeth High School and all K-8 schools have a username and password to access PowerSchool.
- What do I have to do to get a username and password?
For all parents, a username and password is generated when students are registered. Initially, parents will get this information at school. It is important for you to note that under no circumstances are usernames or passwords given out through phone or email.
- How can I use PowerSchool?
There will be a link which is provided on the district and school web sites to a document with directions for using PowerSchool.
- As a parent, what things do I expect from the PowerSchool system?
Using the PowerSchool system, attendance is taken in all schools. In each class, every high school teacher takes attendance. At the K-8 schools, attendance is taken in the homeroom period only. You can keep track of your child’s attendance on a daily basis. It is important for you to know that attendance data usually is not complete at the high school until the end of the school day. If you check attendance for the previous day, it may be more accurate than checking for the current day.
You are permitted to see your child’s grades and assignments soon after the teacher enters the data into his/ her electronic gradebook at the high school and K-8 schools. Even though the teacher tries to record grades in a timely manner, but the time needed to accomplish this task is different from teacher to teacher.
You can use PowerSchool to monitor the progress of your child. You can look for any unusual changes in grades or attendance. However, you have to realize that the final grade for a course is based on a number of factors including extra credit, class participation, dropping the lowest grade and many more.
You can see the teacher’s email address in PowerSchool. The email address can be used by you to communicate with the teacher through email or by phone.