Watch this video for a brief introduction of Power School
The Home Base Parent Portal gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades, and assignments. Home Base, powered by Pearson's PowerSchool application, helps keep everyone connected and informed about what is happening in the classroom. Students can keep up with assignments, parents can track their child's progress, and teachers can more easily share information about student progress with parents and students.
Using a single log-in, families with multiple students have the ability to set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time. Access to the parent portal is currently available for students of all grade levels, but it is most beneficial to students in grades 3-12.
This short video provides an overview of the Parent Portal.
How do I get started?
Step 1: Complete the access request forms.
Download the access request form, complete it, and return it to your child's school. You must deliver the form to your child's school. Forms sent through students will not be accepted. You may also pick up a copy of the access request form from your child's school.
Step 2: Wait for the access letter and instructions.
After processing your request form, school officials will provide you with a letter that includes information about how to access the portal and your child's access ID and password. Please provide schools time to process your request. View a sample letter here.
Step 3: Create the Parent Portal account.
Use the information provided in the letter to create your Parent Portal account. For help creating an account, download the directions. You can create the account by visiting https://pitt.powerschool.com/public. After you have created the account online, you can then download the Parent Portal application and access the information from your mobile phone by searching Pearson Powerschool for Parents in the app store.
Step 4: Link your students to your account.
After creating your Parent Portal account, use your child's access ID and password provided on the letter from the school to view your child's data. If the access ID and password do not work, make sure you have created the Parent Portal account first. If you are still having issues, review the directions.
Step 5: Enjoy staying connected to your child's education.
If you need help, please reference the frequently asked questions below before contacting your child's school.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Web page for the Parent Portal?
A: You can access the Parent Portal at https://pitt.powerschool.com/public.
Q: Is there a cost for the Parent Portal?
A: The Parent Portal is a free service, but you must have access to the internet.
Q: How do I add my student to my Parent Portal account?
A: Please download the Parent Portal User Guide.
Q: What if I can't remember my username and password?
A: Click "Having trouble signing in" on the log-in page. You will be asked to enter your username to reset your password. You will need to enter your e-mail address if you have forgotten both your username and your password. Information will be sent to your e-mail address.
Q: What happens if I can't access the letter that has my child's access ID and password on it?
A: Parents who have misplaced the letter will need to contact their child's school to get another copy.
Q: How does my child log in to the portal?
A: Students and parents use the same Web site to log in: https://pitt.powerschool.com/public. Students use the same access ID and password that they use to log in to the computers at their school.
Q: Will my child still have access if I do not create a Parent Portal account?
A: Students have been provided information to access their data regardless of whether parents have requested access.
Security and privacy
In order to maintain full compliance with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all Home Base users are required to access Home Base using their own account. Student data is not accessible by anyone who does not have the authority to do so. Students have access to their own data, and any parent or legal guardian may also request access. If there is a situation where a parent or legal guardian should not receive access to student data, please notify the school immediately.
The information below was taken from the PCS site https://www.pitt.k12.nc.us/Page/1433 November 16, 2016