Welcome to the PowerSchool tutorial for Parents.
Here you will find answers to many common questions regarding the online student information system. Choose a topic below, or browse through all the topics. Please note that not all functions are used by ORR at this time.

· Introduction · Getting Started · Main Menu
· Grades and Attendance · Emailing Teachers · Grades & Grade History
· Attendance & Attendance History · E-mail Notification-NOW AVAILABLE ! · Teacher Comments
Powerschool Introduction

Click the link below to log in to PowerSchool
(you will need the log in name and password provided by the school)

Powerschool is an easy to use, web-based student information system. It is intended to provide parents and teachers with a tool to communicate student performance. Powerschool 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.

 

Getting Started


Login to Powerschool: The Login page allows authorized users to access the web pages containing their students information. The username and password must be entered exactly as provided to you. Each username and password are unique to each student. If you have more than one child, you will have different logins for each child. PARENTS/GUARDIANS SHOULD USE ONLY THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD THAT WAS PROVIDED TO YOU, NOT THE STUDENT'S USERNAME AND PASSWORD. PARENT/GUARDIAN LOG IN PROVIDES OPTION FOR SIGNING UP FOR EMAILED PROGRESS REPORTS. STUDENT LOG IN DOES NOT.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR LOG IN INFORMATION, CONTACT THE SCHOOL.

PowerSchool Login Screen

 

Click the link to below to log in to PowerSchool: 

Parents: http://powerschool.orr.mec.edu
or
http://71.174.249.36:8080

 
 
PARENTS/GUARDIANS SHOULD USE THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD IN THE LETTER THAT WAS PROVIDED, NOT THE STUDENT'S USERNAME AND PASSWORD. PARENT/GUARDIAN LOG IN PROVIDES OPTION FOR SIGNING UP FOR EMAILED PROGRESS REPORTS. STUDENT LOG IN DOES NOT.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR LOG IN INFORMATION, CONTACT THE SCHOOL JH(508) 758-4928 or HS(508)-758-3745.

 


 
Main Menu

This menu of icons provides a direct link to each of the main functions within the parents access system.

Main Menu Bar PowerSchool

 



NOTE: Although all the buttons are "clickable", not all PowerSchool functions shown are used by ORR. Only buttons shown below with circles will provide accurate information. View individual teacher websites, or contact the teacher for category and assignment weighting.

Grades and Attendance


This is the default page that you see upon entering your username and password. To return to this page from any other menu selection, double-click on the red apple at the top left of your screen.

This page shows the students Attendance record for the current two weeks and an entry for an absences. There is a Legend at the bottom of the screen to explain the meaning of the entries. The Courses, Teachers term grades and recorded attendance is displayed. The fields shown in blue provide a link to another page or function.

Grades & Attendance Screen

 

 

 

 

Send email to a teacher


If you are using an email client application (i.e. Outlook, Entourage, etc.) clicking on one of the teacher names will allow you to send an email directly to the teacher selected. If you are using a web-based email such as Yahoo or Hotmail, note the address when you move your mouse over the name and send email through your web email.


 

Grades & Grades History


Clicking on the blue number below the letter grade will bring up the "Class Score Detail" page for the class selected.

Class Score Detail

 

This page displays the Due Date (or date
of grade entry) of the assignment, the
type of work
(Category) and the score received for each of the assignments.

View individual teacher websites, or contact the teacher for category and/or assignment weighting.

 
 

Grades History


This selection will allow viewing of the students grade history. It displays any grade from the current year.

Grades History


 

Attendance


Clicking on the blue number under the Attendance column will bring up the attendance detail for the class selected.

 
 

Attendance History
NOTE: -- This feature (Class Attendance History) is not used by ORRJHS, which uses only "Daily Attendance" shown under Grades and Attendance--


This page will allow viewing of the overall attendance of the selected student for all classes.

Attendance History


 

E-mail Notification (Available NOW !)


PowerSchool offers parents the opportunity to have daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly emails sent to their email accounts.

E-mail Notification
The notification screen allows the user to select their preferences for automated notification of student information.

 

 

E-mail Notifications ScreenUsers may specify email addresses to which the information is sent, (multiple email addresses may be entered as long as they are separated by a comma), the frequency of the information and the type of information they want to receive.

 
 

Teacher Comments


This page will allow you to view any comments entered by the Students Teachers. This information is the same information printed on report cards. Teacher Comments Screen