|PowerSchool offers parents real-time access to grades, attendance, homework assignments as well as class information. You can even e-mail teachers or ask for automatic updates on your student's progress. The PowerSchool link is available anywhere in the world, just by connecting to the Internet.
To enter the PowerSchool program….log onto the District's website at www.hdcsd.org. Click on the PowerSchool link found on the left hand side of the page.
Once you're at the PowerSchool screen, enter your student's confidential user name. On the next line, type in the password, exactly as it appears on the form obtained from the office.
Remember, this parent password is confidential…for your eyes only….and shouldn't be shared with anyone.
What Can I See in PowerSchool?
Once you're inside the PowerSchool Program, you have access to a variety of information at the click of a button. If you have Internet access at home at work…even your public library . . . you can view information for your student at any time.
PowerSchool is a great communication tool…but remember…any questions you ever have about your son or daughter can still be answered the old-fashioned way…just by talking to our teachers or administrators.
Once you've logged into PowerSchool, you will see a menu bar at the top of the page.
On this screen, you also will find a complete listing of all your student's courses, teachers, grades and attendance information.
By clicking on the teacher's name, you can send an e-mail to your child's teacher.
The blue links give you more information about your student. If you click on any of these links, it will take you to another screen that displays a list of individual assignments, projects, or class information. Click on those underlined items to find out the details for the assignment.
The date at the bottom of the screen shows you the last time the information was updated.
To return to the first screen, simply click on the "Grades and Attendance" icon at the top of the page.
The “Grades and Attendance" screen also shows when your student was tardy or absent. Click on the numbers in blue to find out the days and classes in which your son or daughter was late or absent.
You can also look at the grades your student earned earlier this school year. Simply click on the icon marked "Grades/History" for a complete listing of student grades.
Under the "Attendance History" icon, parents can see their son or daughter's attendance record. On days when school isn't in session, a dash will appear. For a complete listing of all other attendance codes, scroll to the bottom of the screen.
To receive automatic e-mail updates from the school, select the information that you'd like to receive about your son or daughter, how often you'd like to receive it…and whether you want that information sent to you immediately. Be sure to include the e-mail address where you'd like the information sent and press the blue “submit” button.
To stop receiving these automatic updates, simply unclick the boxes and press “submit.”
You can e-mail teachers from the “Grades and Attendance Screen” or from the “Teachers Comments” screen. From time to time, teachers will include remarks about your son or daughter. To respond to any teacher, simply click on his or her name.
Since teachers work with a large number of students, they may not respond right away….but please be patient…they'll get in touch with you as soon as they can.
When an assignment is given or a test administered, it takes time for the teacher to correct them and then record the scores in PowerGrade/PowerSchool. Occasionally it may be necessary for a teacher to alter the due date for an assignment (or test). There are many circumstances which may effect this. We ask your patience and understanding, and if you have questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher. Again, PowerSchool is a great communication tool…but remember…any questions you have about your son or daughter can still be answered the old-fashioned way…just by talking to our teachers or administrators.