Create a Parent Account

RSU5 utlizes PowerSchool as the student grade reporting tool. PowerSchool allows access to student grades and other information through the Parent Portal. Parents need to create an account to view student information. One account can be used to view multiple student's information.

Please Review the Following Step-by-Step directions to Create a New Account:

  1. In order to create a Parent Access Account, you will need the Access ID and Access Password for each student you wish to add to your account. This information was provided to you by your son's or daughter's school.
  2. The PowerSchool Portal can be accessed here, https://rsu5.powerschool.com/public/home.html
  3. Find the Create Account tab and then select Create Account in the bottom right hand corner
  4. At this page, https://rsu5.powerschool.com/public/create_multi_student_account.html, please enter the following information:
    1. First name
    2. Last name
    3. E-mail address
    4. Desired user name (Please do not use your e-mail address.)
    5. Password
    6. Verify password
  5. In the Link to Student's Account area, please enter your child's name, followed by the Access ID and Access Password. This information was shared with you by your child's school.
  6. Enter your relationship.
  7. Click Enter at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact your school or Sherry Williams (353-9333 or williamss@rsu5.org) or Seth Thompson (865-4706 or thompsons@rsu5.org).

How To Access Grades

Academic progress can be tracked from any location that has Internet access. If you are using a mobile device, RSU5's District Code is: XJMJ.

If you do not have Internet access, the school has computers available to access your child's records. Please call ahead to check availability.

Viewing Grades in PowerSchool

The Grades and Attendance tab will allow you to check assignments and scores by clicking on the blue line (dash) in the T1, T2, T3 columns across from the class name. Current Teacher Comments are displayed with grades in this space as well. To email the teacher a question or concern, please click the blue teacher's name link.

The Standards Grades tab will show you standards scores, this is the proficiency based report card. You can view standards grades by clicking on a class name. This will expand the list of standards scored for that class.

The Grades History tab will show you the grades your child received in previous grading periods.

The Teacher Comments section is used to access current teacher comments for your student for each reporting term. When you select Teacher Comments on the left hand menu, please make sure the proper reporting term is active. The fall repoting term is T1, winter reporting term is T2, and the spring reporting term is T3. You can change the reporting term from the pull-down menu just below the Teacher Comments heading. 

The following scale is used to communicate a student's learning in grades K to 8:

4 = Extending

Student is making progress beyond what is expected at this time, often demonstrating sophisticated, and well-articulated understanding of the concepts being assessed.

3 = Achieving

Student demonstrates consistent, independent mastery of grade level expectations for this trimester.

2 = Developing

Student demonstrates some knowledge of the expected goals. Performance may be inconsistent or may require models or reminders to demonstrate proficiency.

1 = Beginning

Student is at an early stage of development with this trimester’s standards. Your child may be working on the prerequisite skills to build foundational understanding. The gap between grade level standards and performance is an area of concern.

 

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