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1 Welcome to Power Parent A communication tool to strengthen the bridge between parents, students and school!

2 Accessing PowerParent  Launch your Internet Browser  Access PowerParent two ways:  Go to district website:  Select schools in left margin  Select Warren Woods Tower High School  Click the Link: PowerParent  Go directly to the Parent Portal: https://ps.waw.misd.net/public

3 Parent Login Screen  Login Information will be provided by the school.  A registration form must be completed and signed by each parent.  Forms are available on the district website in PowerParent.

4 PowerParent Login Screen  A detailed User Document is available on the District Website.  Enter Username and Password

5 Tips on Passwords  Keep your username and password protected.  If you forget your information, or misplace it, please contact your school or  Make sure you logoff when you are done.

6 Parent Startup Screen  Grades and Attendance  Grades History  Attendance History  Notifications

7 Parent Startup Screen  School Bulletins  Lunch and Fees Balances (Only Fee Balances are available at this time)  Calendar Subscriptions (must have subscription to ICal

8 Parent Default Screen  Current grades and attendance  Teacher directly by clicking name  View assignments by clicking on a grade

9 Tips on Attendance Totals  The "Attendance Totals" represent the total PERIODS absent/tardy, not total days. DAILY attendance is noted in the table at the bottom of the screen.  You can see your child’s periods/dates of absences by clicking on the total absence links in each respective class or on the attendance totals. Sample below:

10 Sample of Dates

11 Attendance History Screen Legend Represents your child's attendance record. On days when school is not in session, a dash will appear.

12 Class Scores Detail Screen  By clicking on a Grade parents can see the assignments associated with that grade.  If an assignment title is in blue, a detailed description or additional references are available by clicking the blue link.

13 Class Scores Detail Screen

14 Notifications Screen  Parents/Guardians are able to subscribe to notifications for progress reports, attendance records, and school announcement alerts on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  Click on the desired settings.  Enter addresses where notifications may be sent.

15 Notifications Screen

16 Tips for Notifications  Multiple addresses can be entered simply by placing a comma (, ) no spaces between each address.  When reports are received, DO NOT reply to the . That is an auto notification system.  Be advised that teachers may not be able to update their gradebooks on a daily basis.

17 Teacher Comments Screen  Teacher Comment Screen displays any comments your child’s teacher has posted on behalf of the student.  If you have questions regarding any comments, click on the teacher name (blue link) to send an to your child’s teacher.

18 Daily Bulletin Screen Displays school announcements for previous, current and following day. Displays school announcements for previous, current and following day.

19 Daily Balances Screen  Currently, the Lunch Transactions feature is not available.  The Fees Transaction feature is being utilized.

20 Communicating with Teachers PowerSchool is a tool to increase communication between parents and teachers. We are excited at the potential of this new application, but realize that with this comes a shift in the way we work and communicate. For example, the teachers at Warren Woods Tower High School are using PowerSchool Teacher’s electronic grade book and have spent numerous hours learning how to use the program to its full potential. We believe that along with teachers, it is also important for parents to become educated in the process of grades and assessment. Before PowerSchool, parents received grade information only upon request or at scheduled times. With PowerSchool, it will now be possible for parents to check grade information at any point in the year. With that in mind, parents need to know and understand the following: PowerSchool is a tool to increase communication between parents and teachers. We are excited at the potential of this new application, but realize that with this comes a shift in the way we work and communicate. For example, the teachers at Warren Woods Tower High School are using PowerSchool Teacher’s electronic grade book and have spent numerous hours learning how to use the program to its full potential. We believe that along with teachers, it is also important for parents to become educated in the process of grades and assessment. Before PowerSchool, parents received grade information only upon request or at scheduled times. With PowerSchool, it will now be possible for parents to check grade information at any point in the year. With that in mind, parents need to know and understand the following:

21 Student Grade Concerns  Talk with your child first.  Read the grading policy of the teacher.  Check to see if there is an assignment description. In the Class Score Detail screen, if the assignment is listed in blue it will have more information about the assignment.  Check the date of the assignment. An assignment handed in late may receive deductions from its score  See if there are any missing or late assignments that could be affecting the overall grade average.  If none of the above helps, you can contact a teacher for clarification about grades.

22 Resources Available  PowerParent User Guide   School Office:  District Website:  Click on Schools – Warren Woods Tower  Click on PowerParent


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