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Access to this information system will enable students and parents to monitor their progress and performance in school. PowerSchool is a great communicative tool, but remember that any questions you have about your son or daughter can still be answered by emailing or calling teachers, counselors, or administrators.


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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.

Link To PowerSchool Student & Parent/Guardian Login Screen

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.

Login:
Students and parents/guardians may access the system by going to:
http://haverfordsd.org/public

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

Example;
Username: SMI311144  Password: WJDRET



  Log-in
 

 

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

Grades and Attendance

Absence Link

Clicking on numbers within the Absences column will
link you to a detailed list of absences for a particular course.

Date of Absence

Corresponding With Teachers

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


  1. Talk with you child first.  Ask them about their grades or attendance before contacting the school.
  2. View the course grading philosophy of the teacher.  This may answer the question of why the student has received the grade or explain how the assignment adds up to the current grade.
  3. Check to see if there is an assignment description.  In the Class Score Detail page, if the assignment is listed in blue, you can click on the link for more detailed information.  This may help to clarify what was involved or expected for a particular assignment.
  4. Check the date of the assignment.  An assignment handed in late may receive deductions from its score.

Term Grade Link

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.

Grading Systems
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.

Grade Fluctuation
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

Assignments that appear in blue link to additional assignment information entered by the teacher.

Assignment Description

This is a sample of a description given to a project, quiz, etc.

Grade History

Grade History

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.

Grade History

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.

Class Score Detail


Attendance History

Attendance History

This page displays the overall attendance of the selected student for all classes.

Detailed Attendance

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.

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