Powerschool Parent Portal:
The PowerSchool parent portal provides parents with direct access to student data via the Internet. Using a confidential ID number and password provided by their child's school, parents can create their own PowerSchool account using a web browser or the PowerSchool app and view their child’s data, such as progress reports, attendance records, report cards, transcripts and more. During account creation, parents can create their own unique username and password. The credentials listed on the form from the school will link the student to their parent's account.
If you have not been issued a Username or Password, or are facing challenges with your password, please contact the academy for the required login information.
Media and Technology:
Common Sense Media is a free online resource for teachers and parents. It’s a guide to help parents and teachers understand and navigate media and technology. It provides expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools and so much more.
Common Sense Media’s Parent’s Need to Know section has great information on topics such as Google Classroom, YouTube, Social Media, as well as many other technology topics.
Common Sense Media’s Latino’s Program blends culture and language to connect with Spanish-speaking families and respond to their unique media and technology needs.
Khan Academy is a personalized learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy includes subjects such as math, science, computer science, history, and more. They also have a Khan Kids app for ages 2-7.
OK2SAY is a student safety program that allows students and parents to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. It uses a comprehensive communication system to facilitate tip sharing between students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and law enforcement officials about harmful behaviors that threaten to disrupt the learning environment.
Health and Wellness:
Healthychildren.org is a parenting website backed by 67, 000 pediatricians committed to the attainment and optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parent issues, Healthlychildren.org is a great resource. There, you’ll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) many programs and activities, their policies and guidelines, publications, and other child health resources. For example, topics that may be of interest to middle school parents may be Vaping. There are many, many other topics that may be helpful.