What is PowerSchool?
With PowerSchool, parents will be able to access vital information about their children quickly and accurately. They can see the results of tests and assignments as soon as they are recorded, enabling them to intervene quickly and communicate with guidance counselors and teachers, if necessary. Day in and day out, PowerSchool will help parents help their children achieve their potential. PowerSchool is a comprehensive student information system that will enable the Catawba County School District to easily manage a wealth of information online: be it grades, transcripts, report cards, assessments, or daily attendance.
What can I see on the PowerSchool site?
Parents and students can access the following information:
• Grades for current classes, as well as the assignments that make up those grades
• Attendance for the past two weeks or for the whole quarter, including a legend of attendance codes used by the school
• Teacher comments / Discipline Log
• Reports via Email, which allow parents to request daily, weekly, or monthly reports to be sent via email
• Daily School Bulletin
How does PowerSchool help parents, students and teachers?
Students and parents can keep track of their grades and attendance. A student sometimes does not know he/she is in trouble in certain classes, until it is too late. Progress Reports given out in the old system, had old information by the time it got home to the parent or given to the student. Now a student knows where they stand and can do something about it before that grade goes to a report card. PowerSchool provides access to parents and guardians to enable them to communicate with teachers and monitor grades, attendance, and homework assignments in real time from home or the office or ANYWHERE there is an internet connection.
Teachers use a program called PowerTeacher. It is the grade-keeping portion of PowerSchool. Teachers use PowerTeacher in the classroom to record grades, take attendance, create log entries, and make notes for themselves and for parents. PowerTeacher sends data to the PowerSchool server every time teachers save their work. Teachers can take attendance in PowerSchool or PowerTeacher. Remember the old days of.. “Can someone take this ATTENDANCE SHEET to the office?” Those days are gone. Once a teacher submits the attendance, the attendance secretary in the office can view it immediately. For that matter, so can students and parents.