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2018-2019 PowerSchool Ramp Up

posted Aug 1, 2018, 7:46 AM by Lawrence Esplin   [ updated Aug 1, 2018, 1:07 PM ]

PowerSchool News

  • Database moving home. Transition starts at 4:00 PM Friday and will be finished before Monday.
  • Simplified Parent Account creation? There is an SchoolMessenger stationary available to sent Access I and Password and a guide to parents.
  • Our new support email pssupport@washk12.org.

Parent Access Letter

School Messenger has an email stationary ready to sent parents their AccessID.
  1. Select students
  2. Goto Messenger
  3. New Broadcast - name and description
  4. Choose E-Mail
  5. Stationary 
  6. Parent Letter 
  7. Modify email to fit your school


At the end of last year a new contacts process was instituted in PowerSchool. To make it work we will:

  • Consolidate contacts
  • Update: pickup, lives with, guardian, emergency etc.
  • We will change the SchoolMessenger upload to pull from contacts.

Guardian Alert - Contacts

  1. Only use the Guardian Alert to document legal orders
  2. Use Guardian Notes and contacts for other notes
  3. Check with other schools for siblings of students with alerts. 

Opt In to School Messenger

Opt-in Flyer - If parents don't opt in they won't receive SMS messages (tests) for SchoolMessenger.

Online Registration

  • Google form - go.washk12.org/registration
  • Email to school and programs - Addresses at your school to receive email? Please email PSSupport@washk12.org
  • Is there other information we need to collect?
  • Merge into PowerSchool 
Lawrence Esplin,
Aug 1, 2018, 7:46 AM