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

SchoolMessenger broadcasts all school closings, delays and emergency situations to all of our Caledonia families who have students enrolled in the district. SchoolMessenger is also used by each school to send non-emergency messages, such as daily updates, reminders, and event announcements.

SchoolMessenger utilizes the family 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. In emergency situations and school closings, messages are sent via e-mail, text, and phone call. 

Customize Contact Preferences

It is recommended that you customize your contact preferences, or more specifically tell our system HOW you want to receive messages, via phone call, e-mail or text message.

  1. Simply log into your Parent Portal account and select the SchoolMessenger option on the bottom left side of the screen. (The first time you access SchoolMessenger you will be asked to confirm your name, e-mail and phone number).
  2. Once you are in SchoolMessenger, in the upper left hand corner, select Settings (three lines) and click Preferences.
  3. Scroll down to My Message Preferences.
  4. Under My Message Preferences you will see the different categories of messages that are sent from the school district and how you receive them. Green indicates that the message is being sent, gray shows that it is not. Simply click on the Phone, SMS and/or Envelope to change your current settings.
  5. You might need to select the phone, SMS or email address you prefer. Simply select the information you prefer and click Save.

In order to modify the notifications preferences for each member of your family, click the Contacts tab in the top navigation bar and click Edit. Make sure to save your preferences for each family member at the bottom of the SchoolMessenger.

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.

 

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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.