PowerSchool

PowerSchool

PowerSchool

PowerSchool is the district's online student information system offering parents and guardians real-time access to grades, attendance, teacher comments and assignments, and other important information.

Access PowerSchool from a web browser or the free PowerSchool app available in the Apple App or Google Play stores.

If you are new to the district or have never created a PowerSchool account, you must contact your school directly for your student’s access ID and access password. Once you have both, you can create your PowerSchool account.

Kindergarten Families: You will receive your student’s classroom assignment along with their access ID and access password to create your PowerSchool account at your kindergarten orientation. Please do not contact your school before then.
Families with older siblings who already have a PowerSchool account will be able to add their kindergartner to their account with the access ID and access password received at kindergarten orientation.

If you have a PowerSchool account but cannot remember your username or password, email PSQuestions@nhsd.net. Include your name, your student’s name and student’s school.

Getting Started
  • Access the Student and Parent Portal utilizing any web browser
  • Click the "Create Account" tab followed by the "Create Account" button
  • Complete the Parent Account Details Form and the Link Students to Account Form using the Access ID and Access Password provided by your child's school. Don't have Access ID and Access Password? Contact your child's school or email PSquestions@nhsd.net.
  • When finished, click "Enter" at the bottom of the page
  • You may now log into the Student and Parent Portal with your new login and password.

Review Your Settings: It is important to update your contact information in your PowerSchool account so that district communications regarding grades and class assignments reach you in a timely manner.

Account Preferences: Be sure your email address is up to date. This email is commonly used for sending the grade notification emails to parents. Emails addresses in PowerSchool are also signed up to receive Peachjar flyers. The link for Account Preferences may be found on the left side of the page in the Student and Parent Portal.

Accessing Student Information

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.

Codes

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
Questions?

Visit PowerSchool's Parent/Student Resource Center or fill out the form below.

PowerSchool Questions
Question/Comment
Student's Name
Your Name:
Your Email:

To validate your submission, please answer the following math problem:

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Automatic Email Updates/Emailing Teachers

You can receive automatic e-mail updates and send e-mails to your student's teachers. After you have logged into PowerSchool, click on the Email Notification button.

To receive automatic email updates regarding academic information from your student’s teacher, check off the information that you’d like to receive about your student, how often you’d like to receive it and whether you want that information sent to you immediately. Be sure to include the email address where you would like the information sent and press the blue Save button. You can enter multiple email addresses by separating them with a comma.

To stop receiving these automatic updates, uncheck the boxes and press Submit.

You can email teachers from the Grades and Attendance screen or from the Teachers Comments screen, (click the Teacher Comments button). From time to time, teachers may include remarks about your student. To respond to any teacher, simply click on his or her name. Remember, your computer must be set to send emails from your browser.

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