If the school of your child is part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, you need to know about PowerSchool because it uses PowerSchool as the student information system. Here, we have some information about it and you are able to check it below.
PowerSchool Parent Access Portal
On the website of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS), you are able to read the information about PowerSchool. Here is the information taken from that site about PowerSchool Parent Portal.
With PowerSchool, you will be a part of your child’s education every step of the way. It means that you are able to find out what is going on at your child’s school anytime and anywhere. You are able to read announcements, catch up on your students’ class assignments, attendance, checkout grades and discipline.
What do I have to do to start using Parent Access of PowerSchool? You must allow your school to know that you are interested in viewing your child’s information online. After you are properly identified, you will be provided with your student’s access ID and password. It is important for you to know that each child will have a separate access ID and you will have to link each to the account that you create in Parent Access. You are able to read the instructions for using the Parent Access portal on the website of SCCPSS. If you find any difficulties in accessing your PowerSchool Parent Portal, your school will be the point of contact for support. However, if there are any issues that need escalation, it will be handled by the school and central support. If you need help, you are also able to contact the Parent Access Representative at your child’s school.
How about the availability of the PowerSchool Parent Portal? After the tenth day of each school year, Parent Access can be accessed for login and then five days before the end of the school year, it will close. Besides, because the marking period changes from one quarter to another, you are able to expect to have access to your student’s grades for the new quarter five days after the beginning of the quarter.
On the website of SCCPSS, it is informed that starting from January 1st, 2020, PowerSchool is not able to support using the web browser Internet Explorer. It is recommended for you to use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox as your default web browser to minimize web browser-related disruption.
On the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System website exactly on the PowerSchool: Parent Access Portal page, there are several important links including a link for requesting a PowerSchool Parent Access, About Parent Access: PowerSchool, PowerSchool Student/ Parent Access, Parent Portal Agreement, PowerSchool Training Videos, and SLDS Parent Access.
How to Login into PowerSchool Student/ Parent Access
To log into PowerSchool for student and parents, you have to access this link first https://spwww.sccpss.com/dad/sis/Pages/Parent-Access.aspx and then click on the PowerSchool Student/ Parent Access in the right side of the screen.
After that, you will be taken to the Parent Sign In page. If you are a parent and you want to log in, you have to click on the Sign In tab and then you have to enter your username and password. After you enter your username and password, then you have to click on the Sign In button.
However, if you are a parent, but you have not created an account yet, you have to create it first by clicking on the Create Account tab and then click on the Create Account button. Then, you have to enter the information in the Parent Account Details area and also in the Link Students to Account area. If you have filled in all of the fields, then you have to click on the Enter button at the bottom right of the form.
If you are a student and you want to login, you have to click on the Student Sign In button on the Parent Sign In page. Then, you will be taken to the Student sign in page.
If you forgot your username or password, you are able to click on the ‘Forgot Username or Password?’ in the PowerSchool Parent Sign In page. After clicking on it, then you have to recover account sign in information. For parents, if you want to recover your password or if you have been provided a username and are setting your password for the first time, you have to provide the information in that Recover page by entering Parent username and Parent email address. And then, you must hit on the Enter button. However, for students, you have to contact the school directly.
Several Important Things About PowerSchool Parent Portal
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System uses one of the features available through their District’s Student Information System named PowerSchool Parent Portal. There, parents/ guardians have access to the student information records of their children through a secure Internet connection.
With PowerSchool, you are able to access your child’s grades and attendance and it is another form of communication with teachers and administrators with the aim of supporting the education of your child.
Here are the important things that you need to know about using PowerSchool Parent Portal according to the Parent Portal Agreement page of the SCCPSS site.
- You have to make sure that you keep your username and password secret. It is also important for you not to share your log-in information to your child because there is a parent or guardian specific information. However, grades and attendance data can be shared to your child.
- You can determine which parents or guardians can access records. By being able to log in to the Parent Portal, it means that you acknowledge that you are authorized to view the site.
- If parents/ guardians have security problems with the Parent Portal, they must notify their school office soon.
- If parents/ guardians are recognized as a security risk to the Parent Portal, they will be denied access.
- The concerns about grades should be solved in a conversation with your child. Then, a discussion is able to be directed to the student’s teacher by email, phone or parent conference.
- The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has the right to keep track of, copy, review, inspect and save at any time, and without previous notice.