CCS and PowerSchool

Parent Portal Single Sign On

Parent Portal Single Sign On

The PowerSchool Parent Portal includes a Single Sign On feature. This feature will allow each parent to have his/her own username and password. It will also allow parents of multiple children to combine accounts and gives the ability for a parent to allow a grandparent, guardian, or another designee the ability to have access to the child’s grades, attendance, etc.

Please follow the directions below to create a single parent/guardian account that will encompass all of your children’s academic information. Please note, you will need the Access ID and Access Password that is associated with your student. If you do not have this information, please contact the Building Secretary. 

The first thing you need to do is create an account by visiting the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal.

To create a parent/guardian account, you will enter the following information under Parent Account Details

First Name/Last Name: Your first and last name. 

Email: Student notifications and correspondence related to your parent/guardian account is sent to the email address you enter here. 

Desired Username: This will be your unique PowerSchool identity. This is what you will use to log onto the Parent Portal. Keep in mind to not use any special characters when creating your username: a space & # % ~ ` é [ ] { } ; " ' < > / | \ .

Password: Your password is case sensitive and must be at least 8 characters long. This will be the password you use from now on.

Next, scroll down to Link Students to Account area where you will enter the following information: 

Student Name: First and Last name of the student must be entered EXACTLY as it is in PowerSchool. Please enter your student’s entire first name. Do not enter nicknames. For example, if your student’s name is Alexander don’t enter Alex. 

Access ID & Access Password: If you do not have this information, please contact the Building Secretary. 

Relationship: Select your relationship to the student.

Complete the same steps for any other children. Once you’ve filled out all of your information, scroll down and click ENTER. You will be directed back to a login screen. Then, enter the new Username and Password you just created.  

Note: Once you've signed in, you can setup alerts and e-mail preferences in the settings menu. 

An in-depth user guide is available to aide in learning the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal.

PowerSchool Mobile App

You can also download the PowerSchool Mobile app for Android or iOS.

 

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Once you have created your account online, you can download the PowerSchool Mobile application and access the same information from your mobile device. All you will need is your PowerSchool User Name, Password, and the District Code: GHDL

SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger

Caledonia Community Schools uses School Messenger to communicate school closings, delays, early releases, and other emergency situations to our families who have students enrolled in the school district. Emergency information is also sent to local radio and television stations and are often posted on the district website and Facebook page. SchoolMessenger is also used by the school district, school buildings and classroom teachers to send non-emergency messages, such as informational updates, reminders, event announcements, and newsletters.

Contact Information

SchoolMessenger utilizes the family contact information stored on file to send automated phone calls, SMS text messages, and e-mail messages. Most messages from SchoolMessenger are sent via e-mail and/or text message. In emergency situations and school closings, messages are sent via e-mail, text message, and phone call. 

Message Categories

School Messenger uses the following categories for messages:

  • Non-School Hours Emergency - High priority messages sent before or after school. These will usually be sent by email, text messages, and phone calls.
  • School Hours Emergency - High priority messages sent during school hours. These will usually be sent by email, text messages, and phone calls.
  • General - Normal, non-emergency, messages. These will usually be email messages and sometimes a text message will also be sent.
  • Attendance (high school only) - Daily attendance notifications. These are sent only when the status of the absence is unknown. They are sent by phone call and email.
  • Teacher - This is for teacher communications and is only sent by email
  • Survey - Not used at this time

Note: phone calls are only made between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM.

Set Message Preferences

Your message preferences determine which message categories are sent to your different contact devices.

  1. Login to your parent portal account and select the SchoolMessenger option at the bottom of the left navigation menu. This will log you onto your SchoolMessenger website account
  2. Open the menu, three dashes in upper left corner and select the Preferences option
  3. Your contact information is listed across the top. 
  4. Message Preferences are listed under the contact information. There are icons for phone call, text message, and email. Green is enabled and gray is disabled.
  5. Click on the phone call or text message icon to determine which phone numbers will receive messages for that category. Do the same for email messages.

Text Message Opt-in

In order to receive text messages you must opt-in by texting a “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 from the device receiving the text messages. The cell phone number must also be properly associated with your student’s account in our Student Information System in order to receive text messages.

 

SchoolMessenger Mobile & Web App

SchoolMessenger Mobile App

The SchoolMessenger app gives busy parents, students, and staff a powerful way to stay engaged with, and connected to each other. It's available for both iOS and Android.

Download the SchoolMessenger App

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After downloading and installing the SchoolMessenger app onto your smartphone or tablet, please register an account with SchoolMessenger using the email address associated with your school parent portal account.

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Push Notifications

You may choose to receive push notifications from the SchoolMessenger app for new communications from your student’s building(s) that are sent through our SchoolMessenger system. Please check the push notification settings from within the SchoolMessenger app and please visit the SchoolMessenger app website for more information about the app.

SchoolMessenger Web App

The SchoolMessenger app is also available from a web browser as a Web App. Just click the 3 bars at the top left and select Log In or Sign Up to begin.