Parent Portal Support
Introducing the Grand Erie Parent Portal
Stay connected and informed! The Grand Erie Parent Portal is a communications tool designed to enhance and increase parent/guardian involvement in the education of their children. The Parent Portal provides parents/guardians with secure online access to our Student Information System. All parents will be provided with access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal in the 2019/ 20 school year. Parents are invited to create their parent account from information sent home in a letter provided from the school office. This will ensure only parents with the proper custodial rights will have access to any student information.
This document will guide you through the process of setting up an account.
This document will explain how to add students to your account.
This document will show you how to recover a password if you have forgotten it.
Navigating the Parent portal
With a single username and password, parents/guardians can access the following information for each of their children attending a Grand Erie school:
this will link parents to the school website
For elementary students, users will see all subjects listed with teacher’s name and room
For secondary students, users will see the student’s timetable with teacher’s name and room
Users will be able to see historical grades
Brightspace for Parents
This is where parents will log into Brightspace for Parents using the login information given to them by the classroom teacher if the teacher activates this feature.
School Cash Online
Directs parents to the login page for School Cash
Show's the student’s timetable School Staff List- Email contact information of current school staff members.
Brightspace for Parents
Brightspace for Parents is an add-on communication tool in the Grand Erie Parent Portal that an educator may or may not choose to use. If educators have activated Brightspace parents/guardians will receive a letter from the student’s teacher. Brightspace for Parents allows authorized parents/ guardians to see their child's upcoming assignments, recent grades and current student work samples. This helps parents/guardians engage with students and maintain awareness of their upcoming work.
This document will guide parents/guardians through the process of setting up an account
Navigating Brightspace for Parents
Selecting a Learner
Once parents/guardians are in Brightspace select the student whose information you would like to access.
Each student's tile displays their name, a summary of overdue and upcoming work, and a recently released grade item count.
If parents/guardians are only assigned to a single student, logging in to Brightspace takes the parents/guardians directly to the Student Dashboard, which displays more detailed information. If a parent/guardians is associated with more than one student, multiple tiles display when logging in to the Brightspace for Parents account.
Switching Between Learners
Viewing Learner Information
To Receive a Weekly Activity Summary
Parents/Guardians can choose to receive a weekly summary of their child's activity in Brightspace. Each Saturday, an activity summary is emailed to parents/guardians that contains notifications and reminders. For example, an activity summary may contain reminders when assignments are due. Note: Parents receive one email per child.