Once you have logged into PowerSchool, you will see a menu bar on the left side of the page. On this screen, you also will find a complete listing of all your student's courses, teachers, grades and attendance information. By clicking on the teacher’s name, you can send an e-mail to your student's teacher. To use this feature, your computer must be set up to send emails from your browser. The colored links give you more information about your student. If you click on any of these links, it will take you to another screen that displays a list of individual assignments, projects or class information. Click on those underlined items to find out the details for the assignment. The date at the bottom of the screen shows you the last time the information was updated. If your student is in the middle school or high school, you also can view the grades your child earned after the first semester ended. Click on the icon marked Grades History for a complete listing of those grades.
The Grades and Attendance screen also shows when your student was tardy or absent. Click on the numbers in blue to find out the days and classes in which your son or daughter was late or absent. You also can see your child’s attendance records by clicking on the Attendance History tab. On days when school isn’t in session, a dash will appear. For a complete listing of all attendance codes, scroll to the bottom of the screen.
Because of parameters set in PowerSchool, NHSD utilizes various codes to note different components of the academic year. Our system is set up to use a two-semester system with a final exam (if issued) and a final grade. Elementary grades use a two-semester system with a final grade for those subjects that have a letter grade/percentage.
- Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4: Quarters 1, 2, 3, 4 (For Middle School Only)
- T1, T2, T3: Trimester 1, 2, and 3 (For Middle School Only)
- X1: Final Exam for a course (if applicable for High School Only)
- S1, S2: First and Second Semesters
- Y1, H1: Final Grades