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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. District Code: GHDL

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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. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

INTRODUCTION
PowerSchool is where you go to access and update information about your student. You can also sign up for events for your student, such as Parent Teacher Conferences.

Accessing a form to sign up for events is just like accessing any other form. Log into PowerSchool and click the Ecollect Forms link in the left hand navigation bar. The form that your student’s school has indicated will be used for registering for events will be in the form list. Click on the name of the form to see the events.

VIEWING EVENTS
When the form opens, the default view is List view. You will see a list of events scheduled during the next year.

For events such as Parent Teacher Conferences for which you may have to sign up for multiple events, each with a different teacher, you can change the view to Provider to see availability by teacher. Provider view lists events on a day-by-day basis. Click on the  icon next to a particular date to see availability for that date. Use the arrows on the top right to move between days.

Events in blue are available. Events in red are not available. Events in green are those you are currently registered for. Events in yellow are those for which your registration is pending.

REGISTERING FOR EVENTS
From any of the view options, to register for an event click on the event that you would like to sign up for. The Event Detail window will open.

If you selected an event from the Provider view, the teacher will already be selected. If you selected the event from a different view, you can choose the teacher who you would like to meet using the "Provider" drop down. Below the teacher's name will display "Registered: 0 of 1" or "Registered: 1 of 1".

If it says "Registered: 1 of 1", that time slot is not available for that teacher. You can either choose a different teacher for which the time slot is available or you can press the Cancel
button to close the window so that you can choose an event at a different time.

If below the teacher's name it says "Registered: 0 of 1", then that time slot is available for that teacher. You can press the Register button to save the time. This will open the Event Registration window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to sign up for events with additional teachers before submitting the form, choose "I'll submit later". If you are only registering for this one event, you can choose "Submit Form" to lock in your time.

Once you have finished registering for all of the events you wish to register, be sure to submit the form by pressing the Submit button at the bottom of the form. The events are not fully registered until the form has been submitted.

VIEWING REGISTERED EVENTS 
After you have completed registering for the events and submitted the form, you can view your events. From the List view, press the Expand button on the top left. 

This will expand the view of the events you are registered for to show you which teacher you are meeting with at that time slot.