Power School is a web based program that allows us to take attendance and view and publish our students’ grades. It is a powerful tool that we pay a yearly subscription for its services. Many of the York employees used to get to this website by first opening their email program, First Class, and then clicking on the school news conference, where a link for Power School was located in the top bar. This link has been deleted from the news conference, but have no fear you can still get them from here! (Even in Maine)
Skipping the First Class step, and even our local server, may not be a bad idea with all of the issues central office has had recently with our local area network. Since Power School is just a website, you can access it from any device that can access the Internet and from anywhere that you have a signal.
To make it easier on yourself, use your favorite Internet Browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) and go to the links provided below. Then make sure you bookmark the link to make this step easier in the future. Then you only need to open up your Internet Browser and click the bookmark at the top of the page. You can even make this your homepage when you login as this is most likely your first step in the classroom each morning to take attendance on one of your classroom computers or your laptop. This short tutorial walks you through how to make a page your homepage using Safari. I hope this helps!
Links for Power School/Power Teacher
Parents and Students Login: http://powerschool.yorkschools.org/public/
Teacher Login: http://powerschool.yorkschools.org/teachers/pw.html
Subs Login: http://powerschool.yorkschools.org/subs/pw.html