The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has applied the PowerSchool program which helps the students, parents and also teachers to connect with each other. When they are connected in one place, it’s such a great way for them to improve the student’s learning outcomes.
You may be a beginner of the PowerSchool program at WCPSS and do not know yet how to use it. No worries! When you come to this page to find out a way on how to access the PowerSchool, you’re definitely at the right page now, as this post will show you a clear guide of using the PowerSchool.
How to Access PowerSchool WCPSS?
If you are a student of the Wake County Public School System and want to access the PowerSchool, you need to access the NCEdCloud apps first here. It will require you to enter your username. If you already enter your username, click on the ‘Go’ button to continue. Another alternative, you can scan your student QR code to access the PowerSchool WCPSS.
Moreover, the students should be assigned a username and password in PowerSchool in order to access the Parent/ Student Portal via the NCEdCloud. In this case, they don’t use this username and password to log into PowerSchool, however, the fields should be populated and the account enabled for their access through the NCEdCloud to function. Need to know, your username and password will not be distributed to other students.
If you are a parent of a WCPSS student and want to view your child’s information in PowerSchool, sure, you will be given Access IDs and Passwords. However, you should create an account first. Once you create a Parent portal account, you can use the Access ID and password to link the students to your account.
Certainly, the Access IDs and password will be given at any time. In this case, you will be required to provide valid documentation for proof of your identity. To note, the Access ID and Password will not be given to you if you have not demonstrated the required documentation.
About Assign ID and Password
The Assign IDs and Passwords can be obtained by going to the ‘Start Page’, choose ‘Functions’ and then ‘Special Functions’ and lastly ‘Assign IDs & Passwords’. There will be some options including:
- Assign Access IDs and Passwords to parents only and/or enable the access accounts for processed parents
- Assign Student Usernames and Passwords to students only and/or enable access accounts for processed students
- Assign both the parent Access IDs and Passwords and the student Usernames and Passwords at the same time and/or enable access accounts for parents and/or students
Those can be assigned to:
- All students at one time
- A specific group of students
- A single student
In creating the username/ Access ID, make sure to notice following notes:
- Make sure to always set Username/Access ID to 6 characters long and is Random alphanumeric sequence.
- Always create a password at least 8 characters long and is a Random alphanumeric sequence.
- Do not check ‘Assign Lunch IDs’ (not used by the district).
- If you fail to check ‘Don’t overwrite any existing IDs and password’, it will not change or overwrite the usernames and passwords that the parents have created for their accounts. However, it will only overwrite the information created by this page.
Basic Guides for PowerSchool
To make it more understandable for you to use the PowerSchool, we also show you the basic guides for PowerSchool used by Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). We think that you will need a more clear tutorial through a blog resource or also video, than you explore the PowerSchool program yourself.
Here are some basic guides that you can perform within the PowerSchool WCPSS:
When you work with PowerSchool, you may need to search for student records using fields, comparator symbols, as well as with the use of text to find the student or students, based on matching attributes. If you create a search command, it consists of three parts:
[Field name] [Comparator] [What you’re looking for]
You can then click ‘View Field List’ to see a list of student field names in the search area of the Start Page. To compare a value to what you’re looking for, you can also use comparator symbols in search commands. Then, the result will appear in the ‘Current Student Selection’ area of the Start Page.
Print a Student’s Report
With the use of the PowerSchool program, you can also get a report for a single student using built-in report templates. Here are multiple steps that you can do to print a student’s report:
- First, search for a student and choose a student.
- After that, click Print A Report 2 from the student pages menu.
- Then, you need to select a report from the “Which report to print” menu.
- Here, you need to determine the enrollment period if you are printing schedules, or the time period if you are printing a fee list.
- Choose a watermark (optional), and choose when to print (default is ASAP)
- Afterwards, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
- You can then click ‘Refresh’ to update the status of the report on the “Report Queue (System) – My Jobs” page
- If the status says ‘Completed’, you can then click View.
- To print a student’s report, you can also use your browser’s print function.
Create A Student’s Report with List Student Section
If a teacher wants to create a quick report of student information, you can use the List Students function by selecting certain fields. Here’s what you should do:
- First, do search for a group of students
- Then, you need to click the ‘Select Function’ arrow and select ‘List Students’ function.
- Here, enter a Report Title, such as Student Helpers
- After that, type a field name, or click Fields and select a field from the Fields list
- You also need to enter a name for the column title.
- Make sure to specify what additional columns you want on the list by adding more field names and column titles
- Choose the ‘Gridlines’ option to make lines between rows and columns
- Determine which field you want to sort the list by.
- Last, click the ‘Submit’ button.
Of course, there are still other guides that you need to learn. However, we only show you some of them. So, make sure to explore the guide more.