IMPORTANT UPDATE 8/17/2020

8/17/20 - **EXTENSION OF DEADLINE**

The deadline to update 2020/21 Emergency Contact Update & Required Student Waiver Forms has been extended to MONDAY AUGUST 24th at 5 PM
2020 Emergency Contact Update & Required Student Waiver Forms will go LIVE on August 8, 2020 at 9AM. 
 

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Power School Parent Portal
By creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you will have online access to your child's current schedule, attendance and grades. As of spring 2019, the Parent Portal will be the only place to check your student's SBAC test scores. During each summer, you will be able to update your child's emergency contact information for the upcoming year online. Included in the Emergency Contact  Update are the Technology Use Agreement, the Student Health Insurance options, and the Photo Release Approval.
 
 

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Instructions

To create your Parent Portal account, please follow the steps below.

*NOTE - if you created an account in the past, please skip to the next section titled, 'HOW TO UPDATE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION..'

  1. Open the internet browser on your computer
  2. Click on the link HERE or type https://powerschool.wpusd.org/public in the address bar
  3. Click on the tab labeled "Create an Account"
  4. Click on "Create an Account"
  5. Fill out each field under "Parent Account Details" (Please note, we recommend you write down your username and password and keep for your records)
  6. Fill out the "Link Students to Account" portion. If you have multiple students in the district, you may add them all to your account at this time.
  7. If this is your first time setting up an account, you will need an "Access ID" and "Access Password" associated with your student (each child has their own ID and password). You should receive an email with this information (or a letter if you do not have email)
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Enter"
If you do not have access to the internet, your child's school site or the district office has computers available to set up your Parent Portal account. 
 
If you have questions about how to set up your account or need to obtain your student's Access ID/Password, please contact your child's SCHOOL, and they can help. All school offices open August 10, 2020. If you need technical assistance, please contact the Technology Department at HelpDesk@wpusd.org.
 

FAQ's

Q: Can I set up my Parent Portal Account now?
A: YES, absolutely! 
 
Q: When can I access the Emergency Contact Update?
A: The 2020-2021 Emergency Contact Update and student waivers will go LIVE on August 8, 2020 at 9AM. The deadline to complete this process is August 17, 2020 at 5PM. 
 
Q: What is my students Access ID and Password?
A: A code required to link your parent account to your student(s)
 
Q: How do I obtain my student's Access ID/Password?
A: You should receive an email with the Access ID and Password. The Access ID/Password are needed only when creating a new account. If you already have an account from last year, you can simply log in using the email and password you chose when setting up your account. If you did not receive an email or cannot find your student's Access ID/Password, please contact your child's school. 
 
Q: If I already created an account using my students Access ID/Password, do I need that information again?
A: No, the Access ID/Password is needed only when creating a new account. 
Q: What if I already have an account for one child, but I need to add another child?
A: Select "account preferences" in the Navigation drop down on the left side of the window.
Click on the "Students" tab under Account Preferences-Profile.
Click "Add"
Enter the students name, access ID, and access password (must be obtained through school or district office).
Select "Relationship" to the student.
Click on Submit
Repeat these steps for each child to be added to the account.
 
Q: Who do I contact for technical support?
A: You may email helpdesk@wpusd.org.
 
 

How To Update Emergency Contact Information & Required Student WaiversTop of Page

Instructions

*NOTE: All Emergency Contact Updates & Required Student Waivers must be completed by August 17, 2020 at 5pm.

Step 1

  • Click HERE to access the Parent Portal
  • If you've never created an online PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you will need to create an account now using information provided above.
  • If you already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you can sign in using the email and password you chose when setting up your account and complete the Emergency Contact Update & Required Student Waivers. (You can use the same account to complete forms for multiple children).

Step 2

  • Sign in to the portal. Click on "Emergency Card Update" on bottom left side of screen.
  • Update all required information. Be sure to check boxes on the three authorization sections for Technology Use Agreement, Student Health Insurance, and Photo Release Forms. Once completed, click 'Submit'.
***Please note that failure to update your child’s emergency information and electronically sign the Student Waiver Forms may restrict them from participation in extracurricular activities, class field trips and use of technology during non-class time.***

FAQ's

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with the text "Required" require an answer. You will not be able to submit your update if you do not answer all “Required” questions.
 
What if I don’t have any changes to my child’s information?
You are still required to review the information and submit that there are no changes. You are also required to electronically sign your child’s 2020-2021 Technology Use Agreement, Student Health Insurance option, and Photo Release Forms.
 
What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click "Previous”. If you made a mistake after submitting, you may contact your child's school to verify any changes. 
 
I completed the form, now what?
When you have finished entering your information, click "Submit". This will send all of the information you entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure all the required fields are complete.
 
What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, because you need to provide information that is specific for each child.
 
I do not understand what the question is asking.
You can contact your child's school site during office hours starting August 10th to ask any general questions about completing the form or the Emergency Card Update process.
Help! I'm having technical difficulties.
For technical support, please contact the Technology Department at helpdesk@wpusd.org.