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The PowerSchool Parent Portal
Welcome to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

New to Parent Portal?
The PowerSchool Parent Portal connects parents to their child’s education.
 In
addition to managing student contact and medical information, parents have real-time
access to attendance, grades and assignments, notifications preferences, and more.
These instructions will help you get started!

You'll learn to: 1. Find the Parent Portal, 2. Create a new account, 3. Update your
contact information, and 4. Customize your school notifications for each phone and
email address.

Need more? See our additional instructions, including a video tour.

PowerSchool Mobile App
Look for the PowerSchool app in Apple and Android marketplaces.The PowerSchool Mobile App is available on Android and Apple marketplaces.
Use the following BCS "District Code" when setting up your new app: HPLJ. 
(Note: Password changes require a desktop computer.)


Step 1. Portal.BuncombeSchools.org

You may access the Powerschool Parent Portal through Portal.BuncombeSchools.org.
Alternately, on your school's website, look for the Parent Portal button under Quick
Links:

The Parent Portal button is also available on school websites under Quick Links.

Step 2. Create an Account

Click the Create Account tab, and then the Create Account Button.

Step 2. Example 1. Create Account

Enter your parent details:
First/Last Name, Email, Username, and Password, etc.

Link students to your account:
Access ID is Student Number with Z on the end
Example: 12345678Z

Access Password is Student’s Date of Birth:
Example: 4232001(no leading zeroes)*

*The format for this number is either M/DD/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY depending on
whether the month is a single or double digit number. No leading zeroes are to be
used for this number, so in above example, the birthday is April 23, 2001. If the
birthday is December 23, 2001, the correct number is 12232001.

Scroll to bottom and select Enter.

Example:
Figure 2. Create Account


Step 3. Update Contact Info

Log in using your new Username and Password. Select the Contact Information 
button at the bottom of the main menu to update your address, phone numbers,
emergency contacts, etc. (When re-enrolling a current student, this section will also
prompt your for student medical information.)

Look for this button in the Parent Portal Navigation menu. Is is located on left side of
the screen, near the bottom. If you don't see it, click Grades & Attendance (top menu
option) and check again.

Contact Information Button

You’ll need to agree to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
to begin.

Example: COPPA acceptance display.

Then, you’ll be prompted to enter your child’s date of birth as mm/dd/yyyy
(Example: 04/23/2001).*

*On this portion of the form, you will use leading zeroes. Why is it different this time?
These numbers are used to authenticate your child's identity through different agencies,
using differing date standards. Thank you for your understanding!

To update contact information, you'll need to enter your child's birthday as MM/DD/YYYY.

General Tips:
• Once each section is complete, a green Submit button will appear at the bottom of the
form. If no such button appears, please look for required areas, outlined in red text, and
enter this information. 
• If a phone number is not available, you may enter 828-000-0000.
• If no email is available, look for a check box to indicate no email address is available.

Once your account is active and your contact information up-to-date, you may proceed
with setting up your Custom Notifications through Parent Portal. Alternately, you
may view our other options for notifications and staying informed at 
Notifications.BuncombeSchools.org.