Parent FAQ’s & Tips for your Parent PowerSchool Account
Every parent who has a child or children currently registered in the Iowa Community School District can have a PowerSchool parent login account. You may request an account by going to your child’s school office.
The school office staff person will give you a document that contains certain access information that you will need to set-up your parent account, and will be able to assist you if you need help in creating your parent login account.
We encourage all parents/guardians to create an account and use it regularly to check on your student(s) progress.
** Note: To protect your student’s information and the Iowa City Community School District, it is our policy that no initial access information will be given over the phone or though e-mail. If you need to get the information to create your parent account, you must visit your child’s school office in person to request them.
E-registration is an annual process that is completed by parent, through their parent PowerSchool account. Beginning in mid-July, parents/guardians will be notified when eRegistration opens. You MUST go into your parent login account to complete the e-registration process for the upcoming school year for each of your children. The process requires parent/guardians to update any health or demographic information that may have changed, as well as give permission for internet use, photos and school directory for the upcoming school year. ALL students must be e-registered prior to the first day of school.
You may be trying to use a special character in your user name or password, such as the @ symbol, *, - , & , etc.... Do not use your email address as your username!
You may be using an incorrect character when entering the access ID or password, such as using a lower case letter instead of upper case, or an I instead of a 1.
Some parents are reporting errors when using the Safari browser, or an older version of Explorer. They may have better success with Firefox or a newer version of Explorer.
Use an “fictional” email address, using this convention: first initial firstname.lastname@example.org
Create a free email address, such as a Gmail email account, by going to www.Google.com and create an account
If you still have difficulty logging in, you can contact your child’s school call and request assistance to find out your username if you have forgotten it, and/or have your password reset.
Between July 1 - August 2, you can also call the school district administration office at (319) 688-1000 to get assistance with any problems you might be having with your parent account.
You may be asked to provide some identification or verification of your association with your child, such as a date-of-birth, etc.
When you log in, you can click “account preferences”, then click on the “students” tab, then add the child in the normal manner, with the correct access id and password.
You can also refer to the handout available on the Iowa City Community School District webpage, called “AddChildParentAccount.doc”.
You can go to a public library where internet service is available for no fee
School buildings may schedule times that you can use internet services in their computer lab or office - please contact the school office for specific times.
1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet. Open an Internet browser. (i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). You can go to the ICCSD main webpage at www.iowacityschools.org, then to the PowerSchool link under Quick Links. You can also enter the following URL address https://ps-iccsd.gwaea.org/public/.
2. The parent login page will appear.
3. Type in your Username.
4. Type in your Password.
5. Click Enter.
You may want to log back into your parent PowerSchool account and verify that your e-mail address is correct and that your preferences are set to accept emails from PowerSchool. You also may want to check to see how often you have requested information to be e-mailed.