Although there are a couple of ways to check your grades, here is the foolproof method.
NOTE: Grades are not available during the school day [there are certain specific days when grade access is left open – there are rare.]. If you try to check your grades when access is disabled, you will receive an error message.
LOG IN using your school ID (lunch code) starting with mds – example: mds12345 Enter your password as given by the school (used with LMS and Apple ID). Students DO NOT create an account. There are other ways to access grades, but this is recommended.
Again, grades are not available during school hours. You may get a “disabled” or “unable to see grades” error during school hours.
As of this year the way Parents access Powerschool has changed. In the past, parents logged into their student’s accounts. As of 2016-17, parents must create their OWN powerschool account, and then “tie together” their student’s accounts.
For those families with multiple students at MDS, this means ONE login to check grades instead of multiple logins.
We send out information to each family with the Parent Portal Access ID and password. These are ONLY used to create the account, NOT to login with.
Go to the parent portal
Click on “create account”
Create an account with your email address
Specify a username and password
Below that you will be prompted for the Access ID and password. [This is what ties your parent account to your child’s/children’s info].
After the account is created, login with the username and password you created.
Go to “Email Notifications” and customize what you would like to receive and how often.
We do block online access during the school day. You ARE able to setup the account at any time, but can only login to the portal after 2:45 pm on school days.