Welcome to the Cedar Middle School’s PowerSchool for Parents. This information
will get you started using PowerSchool. PowerSchool for Parents is easy to use
and will allow you take a more active role in your child's education. PowerSchool
offers parents real-time access to grades, attendance and class information.
You can even e-mail teachers or ask for automatic updates on your student's
progress and view the school bulletin. The PowerSchool link is available anywhere
in the world, just by logging into the Internet. All information is secure and
information about your child is only available to you. Parent activation codes will
be sent home on Monday, September 13th. If you don’t receive an activation code
please contact the main office.
Tips and Items to Consider:
Ø Blue words are hyperlinks. By clicking on them, you can find more detailed information.
Ø Keep your username and password in a safe place. Your password protects your information.
Do not share it with anyone.
Ø Please be patient when waiting for grades to be submitted. It is not realistic to expect teachers
to enter grades the same day an assignment is due.
Ø Changes in your child’s grade may seem to occur rapidly. The grade book instantly recalculates
the overall grade based on every assignment entered. Please contact your child’s teacher if you
Ø Teachers use different grading techniques and policies. Please check with the teacher if you are
unsure of the grading policy.
Here is a brief description of each option:
Ø Grades and Attendance: Displays the current quarter grade, last week’s and this week’s attendance, and the current attendance totals for the year. You can access teacher comments and course descriptions from this screen.
Ø Grades History: Displays all previous grades for the current year.
Ø Attendance History: Displays attendance for the current year.
Ø Email Notification: Parents can request various email notifications.
Ø Teacher Comments: Displays all current teacher comments.
Ø School Bulletin: Displays school bulletin items/announcements.
Grades and Attendance
On this screen, you will find a complete listing of all your student's classes, teachers, current
grade averages and attendance information.
By clicking on the teacher's name, you can send an email to your child's teacher. Remember,
your computer must be set up to send e-mails from your browser. Contact your Internet
service provider for help with this feature.
The blue links (letter grades and % scores) give you more information about your child's current
average grade. If you click on any of these links, it will take you to another screen (Class Score
Detail) that displays a list of individual assignments, projects, and class information. Click
on the underlined blue links to find out the details for the assignment. Please note that not
every assignment will have a description. In addition, a description of the course will be listed on
the top of the screen. If a score for an individual assignment is blue, click on the score to see a
comment about the individual score recorded by the teacher.
The date at the bottom of the screen shows you the last time the information was updated.
Review the bottom of the screen for a list of codes used in the gradebook.
To return to the first screen at any time, simply click on the Grades and Attendance icon at
the top of the screen.
The Grades and Attendance screen also shows when your child was tardy or absent. Click
on the numbers in blue to find out the days in which your son or daughter was late or absent.
At CMS, attendance is taken in each class period thus attendance data will appear for each class.
The Teacher Comments screen allows you to view any comments that teachers may have submitted
for your child. From here, you are able to view your child's current schedule and his/her teachers.
As with the Grades and Attendance screen, you can click the teacher name to send an e-mail to them.
The Grades History screen allows you to view a list of all grades that your child has earned to date.
In one sense, this view is essentially a report card screen. In this view, you are able to see the
letter grade and percentage grade. You may click on the grade to see the detail listing of scores
that makeup the final grade.