How to Setup/Access PowerSchool Student/Parent Portal

What is PowerSchool?

PowerSchool is a web-based tool that enhances communication between parents, teachers and students by providing access to student information from home, work, or from any remote location with Internet access.

Parents can view:

  • Attendance – View attendance totals and an attendance grid for the term
  • Grades & Assignments – View your student’s grades, assignment scores, citizenship grades, and credit hours.
  • Teacher comments – View general comments by your student’s teachers.
  • Email Notification – Receive various email notifications from the school
  • School Bulletin – Read daily announcements
  • My Calendars – Subscribe to your student’s class assignments, scores, and final grades calendars.
  • Account Preferences – Change your profile information, and add students to your account.
How do I access PowerSchool online?
(The actual address to the website is:
What do I need to login?                                                                                 

Parents need to create their own account on parent portal.  You get to create your own unique ID and password for this account. In order to tie this account to your individual student, you must have the student’s access ID and password to enter.

Note: Parents and students can use the student’s Active Directory Information to login. This is the same account information the students use to login to the school network computers.
I forgot my password. What should I do?
Powerschool has a “having trouble signing in” link directly on the PowerParent portal.  You are encouraged to follow these steps first to reset your password.  If you are still having trouble, you may come in to the front office.

How to Videos Resources: 

This video describes the San Diego Unified PowerSchool Parent and Student portal:
Setting up an Account:
Power Parent Basic Navigation:

For additional assistance, please contact:

Gina Montijo – Phone: 619-266-6561   Email:
Available: T/W/TH 8:30AM – 3:30PM