Welcome to the PowerSchool help guide for students and parents/guardians.
PowerSchool is an easy to use, web-based student information system. It is intended to provide students, parents/guardians and teachers with a tool to communicate student performance. PowerSchool may be accessed from any place with Internet access. The application uses a secure link that encrypts the data to and from the end user and is very secure.
In addition, each student and parent/guardian is provided with a separate username and password that allow access to the appropriate student records.
This web site is designed to guide Haverford students and parents/guardians through accessing information available within PowerSchool.
Here you will find answers to many common questions regarding the PowerSchool system.
The Login page allows authorized users to access the web pages containing their student's information. The username and password must be entered exactly as provided to you. Each username and password is unique to each student. If you have more than one child, you will have different log ins for each child.
Students and parents/guardians may access the system by going to:
Additional links to the login screen can be found on the school's website.
Students & Parents - Your username is typically the same as your first two letters of your last name and random letters or numbers.
To protect your student’s information and Haverford School District, it is our policy that no usernames or passwords are given over the phone. If you need your username and password to access PowerSchool you must visit your child’s school in person to request them. For security purposes you must bring a Driver's License with a photo to validate your information.
Grades and Attendance
Clicking on numbers within the Absences column will
link you to a detailed list of absences for a particular course.
If you are using an email client application, clicking on one of the teacher names under the Course title will allow you to send an email directly to the teacher.
If you are using a web-based email such as Yahoo or Hotmail, note the email address when you move your mouse over the name and send email through your web email. Depending on which web browser you are using it may appear in the lower left corner of the window when you hover your mouse over the teacher's name.
Additional Information About Corresponding with Teachers
Clicking on the blue grade number below or the number grade in term column (Q1, Q2, S1, Q3, Q4, S2) will bring up a "Class Score Detail" page for the selected course. This page displays the due date of the assignment, the name of the assignment, the category and the score received for each assignment.
Each teacher has his or her own grading system. Some teachers work on a straight points system while others weight the scores according to assignment categories (Homework, Quizzes, Tests, etc.). Some teachers give grades for class participation. Some teachers do not accept late work. Our teachers inform all of their students at the beginning of the course what their expectations and grading policy will be. For this reason it is very important for a parent/guardian to read the grading philosophy contained in the class syllabus.
Posting of Scores
Please be patient as it does take time to grade and post assignments. Some assignments, such as projects and research papers, take longer to grade. If you have questions about the posting of assignments, please contact the individual teachers about their policies and procedures. Some teachers will post this information within PowerSchool on the Class Score Detail page.
Grades can change dramatically in the first few weeks of each quarter. In the beginning of each quarter you may see big shifts in the class average of your child. This is simply because when there are only one or two assignments in the grade book, a low or high score can make a dramatic change in the overall grade.
Assignments that appear in blue link to additional assignment information entered by the teacher.
This is a sample of a description given to a project, quiz, etc.
This button displays the student’s grade history. It displays historical grade information from previous quarter & semesters during the year.
Click on the blue grade percentage to display a detailed list of grades for the class for that term.
You will be able to view a list of all completed assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, or any other points earned that are factored into the grading period.
This page displays the overall attendance of the selected student for all classes.
Clicking on the blue number under the Attendance column will bring up the attendance details for the class selected. There is a legend explaining all absence codes.