PowerSchool Login & FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
To help keep parents & guardians informed about their student’s attendance, Jesuit teachers use PowerSchool to record daily attendance records as well as all grades. Parents/guardians must establish a PowerSchool account in order to receive attendance notifications. Once you have established your account, please follow the Step-by-step instructions for setting attendance notifications including the frequency that you would like to receive your son’s attendance notifications. Step-by-step instructions
How do I get started?
The PowerSchool Parent Access System is intended to provide parents, students and teachers with a tool to communicate student performance. It is a Web-based application that may be accessed from any place the parent/guardian can access the Internet. The application is a secure link that encrypts the data to and from the end user. In addition, a username and password are provided to allow access for only authorized users to the appropriate student record.
Once your account is created, you can manage your account information, link any and all students to your account (for whom you have parental and legal rights to), and set email and notifications preferences for each student linked to your account.
Current parents will continue to use the login information they used in the past. New parents will receive an email at the beginning of the Fall semester containing information on how to create an account. If you have trouble logging into your account, please email us using the contact link.
What is PowerSchool?
The primary purpose of the Powerschool Grading portal is to provide you and your son with timely and accurate information regarding academic performance and completion of assignments, assessments, and projects. Both students and parents should check the Powerschool Grading portal weekly to monitor student progress.
Are assignments posted in PowerSchool?
The primary source of course information is Google Classroom. Only students have access to Google Classroom as this is where course information and assignments are posted. If a parent/guardian observes that work is marked as missing in Powerschool it is appropriate to ask the student to open up Google Classroom to determine the nature and scope of non-completed work.
Who should contact teachers about grades?
Students are encouraged to keep track of all returned graded assignments. When questions arise, students are encouraged to make the initial contact with their teachers before parents get involved. Students should also be communicating regularly with their parents about their grades.
Keep in mind that grades will fluctuate throughout a marking period. The grade that you might be viewing at any time is a “snapshot” of the student’s progress to date. In the event of class absences missing assignments should be made up by the student as soon as possible as missing work can have a significant negative impact on the student’s grade.
How real-time is my PowerSchool grade?
Please give teachers a reasonable amount of time to assess student work and enter grades into their grade books (up to 10 school days for formal assessments and papers). Teachers are asked to ensure their grade books are updated at the midpoint and end of each quarter. It should be noted that participation grades are frequently recorded at the end of the marking period.
Will I still get a hard copy of my report card?
Hard copy report cards will only be issued at the conclusion of each semester upon request. Students and parent/guardians will be notified via email when grades are published as final in Powerschool. Quarter grades will be published in PowerSchool but not mailed. Only semester grades are posted to student transcripts.