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DIS uses a web-based student information system called “PowerSchool”. The system handles attendance, grades, discipline, student information, student reports and school announcements.

Benefits of using PowerSchool

Upon enrollment each student and parent will be given an online account. This will be the main form of communication from teachers regarding your student.
At any time the student or parent can log onto the DIS server and receive information on the student’s grades, homework, attendance, etc.
Teachers will update their online grade book throughout the year in order to keep parents and students informed of their academic status.
Through the parent/student account and emails the school will inform parents of academic or attendance issues, and student discipline.

HOW TO USE

  • Go to powerschool2.leeacademy.org/public The login page will appear.
  • Enter your username in the first field. (See below)
  • Enter your password in the second field. (See below)
    Note: Do not use someone else’s password or give your password to anyone else!
  • Click Enter.
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  • Parents need to use Parent login / Students need to use Student login
  • Grades fluctuate as assignment scores are entered. Please concentrate on assignment scores rather than overall grades in the beginning of a term.
  • All blue links allow you to access more detailed information.
  • At the top of the page is the student’s name, school information, and some navigation icons. You will see these on every page.
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This page displays the grades and attendance for the current terms.

  • Click on a grade for a list of assignments. Blue assignments have further info.
  • Clicking on the teacher’s name will e-mail the teacher with the default email client.
  • Clicking on an absence will show you more information for that absence.
  • Scroll down for Community Service Grades and and Library Information. Attendance
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This page displays the term grades for the entire school year.

  • Clicking on a percentage will show you the list of assignments. Then clicking an assignment name or score will display even more information.
  • These grades are Stored Grades as printed on Report Cards for current year only.
  • Cumulative information for overall averages and GPA
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This page displays the attendance for a term.

  • At the top there is a summary of all accumulated codes and attendance points.
  • Dots indicate the class was not in session and blanks indicate the student was present. Otherwise an attendance code will appear for the date.
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This page will display email settings for Parent logins ONLY.

  • You may choose any/all of the information emails for Daily, Weekly, Bi-weekly, or Monthly frequency.
  • ‘Balance Alert’ is not used by DIS.
  • Your registered family email address(es) is(are) listed, but can be edited.
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This page will display any current comments entered by the teachers.

  • The teacher names are linked to teacher email addresses.
  • Click web link to arrive at teacher’s web site.
  • Comments will be displayed near reporting times.
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This page will display the daily bulletin for students/parents.

  • You can click on the dates to read previous bulletins.
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This page allows students/parents to subscribe to calendars for classes.

  • In order to use My Calendar, you must first have iCal installed on your computer. You will need Mac OS X version 10.2.3. or later to use iCal. iCal is available as a free download. For more information, visit the Apple Inc. Web site at www.apple.com/ical/
  • Also there is a link to all of the school calendars.
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  • Class Registration and Balance are not used by DIS.

Log Out of PowerSchool Parent Portal

When you are finished working in PowerSchool Parent Portal, it is important to log out of the application, which can be done from any page in the application.
Note: If you are not actively working in PowerSchool Parent Portal, your session may time out. If so, you need to log in again.

Password

Students/parents will receive a randomly generated password for access to PowerSchool. This password cannot be changed by the student/parent. As stated above, students/parents are to protect their password so that no one else can gain access to their information on PowerSchool. If a student/parent forgets the password, he/she can contact the Registrar, Ms. Katie EunJeong Kim in Room 109 to receive it again.

Grades/Attendance Questions

Although our staff is always willing to talk with you about your child’s progress, we have found that following the steps below can often resolve your concerns:
  • Talk with your child first. Ask them what the situation is with their grades.
  • Ask the teacher about grading policies. This may answer questions of why the student has received a grade or explain how the assignments add up to the current average.
  • Check to see if there is an assignment description. In the Class Score Detail screen, if the assignment is listed in blue it will have more information about the assignment. This may help you in understanding what was involved or expected for a particular assignment.
  • Check the date of the assignment. An assignment handed in late may receive deductions from it score. Remember – early in the marking period, overall grades can fluctuate dramatically because of the lack of assignments in the grade book.
  • See if there are any missing or late assignments that could be affecting the overall grade average.
  • Realizing that no system is perfect, if a discrepancy is found please send one email to the attention of the teacher. We are all working together to achieve the highest level of consistency and accuracy possible. Please be patient as we continue with developing this program to be the best it can be.
Students/parents may have questions about an assignment or an attendance code after viewing their information on PowerSchool. Students/parents are directed to the teacher if questions arise regarding grades or attendance.
Access ID and Access Passwords are available on the bottom of the 1st page of instructions. If you forget them, please ask the Registrar, but remember that access ID and passwords must be picked up by parent/guardian of student. For you and your children’s protection, we will not give information over the phone or by e-mail.
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