How-To: Set Up PowerSchool Mobile App

Summary

How to setup PowerSchool Mobile App?

 

Solution

 

Welcome to PowerSchool Mobile

PowerSchool Mobile gives you access to your student’s data right in the palm of your hand!

The video and this article will help you get started using the PowerSchool Mobile app.

 

Device Requirements:

Mobile apps require the following operation system version installed on your device:

Mobile App

OS

PowerSchool Mobile (iOS) v21.4.5

iOS 12.0+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

PowerSchool Mobile (Android) v21.4.5

Android 8.0+

 

Mobile App Download

PowerSchool Mobile can be downloaded  from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store:

 

  1. iOS App : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/powerschool-mobile/id973741088
  2. Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerschool.portal

Note:

  1. You can also open the App Store app on your iOS device and search for “PowerSchool”. PowerSchool apps should be the first results that appear.
  2. You can also open the Play Store app on your Android device and search for “PowerSchool”. PowerSchool apps should be the first results that appear.

 

Sign in to the PowerSchool Mobile App for iOS

After you have downloaded the mobile app to your device, configure the app to recognize the server at your school district and then sign in to the app with your PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal username and password.

The PowerSchool Mobile app walks you through the process.

 

Note: If you do not have a PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal account, tap I Need An Account at the bottom of the first screen for complete information on how to get an account.

 

Enter the District Code

The district code is a four-digit code that you enter on the sign in screen. This connects the app to the PowerSchool SIS at your school district. You will then enter your username and password to sign in to PowerSchool.

 

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Obtain your district code using one of the following options:

  • How to Retrieve the District Code from the Portal.
  • How to Search for Your District Code in the Mobile App.
  • How to Enter the Server URL for Your District.

 

Retrieve the District Code from the Portal

  1. Sign in to the PowerSchool Student and Parent portal. The district code appears in the bottom left hand corner of the menu bar.
  2. Enter this code in the PowerSchool Mobile app to allow you to sign in to your district.

 

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Search for Your District Code in the Mobile App

  1. Open the PowerSchool Mobile app.
  2. On the Sign In screen, tap Where’s My District Code.
  3. Select Search by School or District, then enter your school or district name in the search field.
  4. Select the district when it appears on the screen.
  5. On the Sign In screen, enter your username and password, and then tap Go.

 

Enter the Server URL for Your District

  1. Open the PowerSchool Mobile app.
  2. On the Sign In screen, tap Where’s My District Code.
  3. Select Enter Server Address provided by your school district.
  4. Enter the PowerSchool server address in the field provided, and then tap Submit.

NOTE:  Entering the 'Server URL' can be used for any TEST/Development Server as well, that are not using OIDC, as long as it is accessible via the Internet.

Enter Your Username and Password

On the Sign In screen, enter your PowerSchool Parent Portal username and password, and then tap Go.

Sign in to the PowerSchool Mobile App for Android

After you have downloaded the mobile app to your device, configure the app to recognize the server at your school district and then sign in to the app with your PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal username and password.

The PowerSchool Mobile app walks you through the process.

 

Note: If you do not have a PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal account, or if you do not remember your account information, tap Forgot Username or Password.

Enter the District Code

The district code is a four-digit code that you enter on the sign-in screen. This connects the app to the PowerSchool SIS at your school district. You will then enter your username and password to sign in to PowerSchool.

 

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Obtain your district code using one of the following options:

  • Retrieve the District Code from the Parent and Student Portal
  • Search by School or District Name
  • Enter the Server URL for Your District

Search for Your District in the Android App

  1. Open the PowerSchool Mobile app.
  2. On the District Code screen tap Where's My District Code?
  3. Next, tap Search by School or District.
  4. Enter the full district name or school name in the field(s) provided, and then tap Search.
  5. On the Search Results screen, tap the correct district name.

Enter the Server URL for Your District in the Android App

  1. Open the PowerSchool Mobile app.
  2. On the District Code screen tap Where's My District Code?
  3. Next, tap Enter Server Address.
  4. Enter the PowerSchool server address in the field provided by your school district, and then tap Continue.

NOTE:  Entering the 'Server URL' can be used for any TEST/Development Server as well, that are not using OIDC, as long as it is accessible via the Internet.

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Enter Your Username and Password

On the Sign In screen, enter your PowerSchool Parent Portal username and password, and then tap Sign In.

 

 

 

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Comments

My issue is: Parents with students in two different PowerSchool districts cannot have two copies of the APP on their phone.  They tell me they have to delete the APP and add it in again every time they want to switch districts.  

 

My question is:  Is there a way to put a second copy of the APP on the phone? 

Hi @lombardo

 

The parents do not need to delete the app but yes, they currently have to fully log out and log in with the respective District codes for the different districts. There is no option that will enable you to have a copy of the mobile app on your phone.

 

The development team, however, has prioritized this issue since it is highly requested. You can share this idea as an Enhancement Request on  PowerSchool Ideas Portal so that the product team can take a look at this. This article should walk you through how to raise an Enhancement Request. You can also vote up on this existing enhancement request MIOS-I-41 which the team should be working on.

 

 

Thanks  @JyotishkaB!

 

I did vote for the enhancement in the Ideas Portal.  I was only the second vote.  Anyone using this video should go vote for the enhancement MIOS-1-41. 

It's a small world and PowerSchool SIS is everywhere.

How hard would it be to put the APP in the Apple Store Twice.  Exact same APP but called PS2 for that second district?

Hi @lombardo 

 

Adding a duplicate of the Mobile App in the Apple Store is not possible. Also, in case, there are more than 2 districts it will not be feasible to create a copy for each. 

 

Thank you for voting up on the existing idea. The product team should be looking to enable switching between districts withing having to log out every time with high priority.

 

 

 

 

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