Welcome to (enter school name)’s SchoolMax Family Portal Information Session Please make sure: • You have signed in • You have taken one handout per family • You select all cell phones to silence/vibrate • You hold all questions until the end Tonight’s Agenda • Family Portal System Access • Logging in • Main system navigation • Main system tabs – Attendance – Schedule – Gradebook – Progress Reports – Discipline – My Profile • Updating Account Information • Requesting access SchoolMax Family Portal System Access Accessible from PGCPS Home Page (top) Hover your mouse over the “Parents” tab. When “SchoolMAX” Family Portal appears, click on that link. Accessible from PGCPS Home Page (bottom) SchoolMax Family Portal Logging In Currently two options: English Spanish Enter username and password here Main account assistance “I need to register” links here: 1 2 1. Enter Parent Access Key from letter given in the dialogue box. 2. Click on Submit. 1. Create a Username and Password. 2. Choose three security questions and their appropriate answers. 3. Click Create Account. “I forgot my password” links here: 1. Click on “I forgot my password” link 2. Enter District Number: “16” 3. Enter username established when you registered 4. Click Continue 1. You must answer the three secret questions set up when you registered for your account. 2. Click Reset Password. 1 2 SchoolMAX Main Screen School of •User Name Student’s •Home Link enrollment •Logout and Auto Logout Feature General account information •Main system navigation: tab based •Student name SchoolMAX Family Portal Attendance Tab Attendance Tab Information (top) This information can be sorted. Attendance Tab Information (bottom) This information can be sorted. PGCPS does not use nor display this information. SchoolMAX Family Portal Schedule Tab This is what will been seen after clicking on the Schedule Tab. This is a Middle School Schedule. (MS & HS) To see all of your student’s classes, click on the drop down arrow and choose “All”. Then click “Go” Middle School/High School Schedule A Day B Day What’s shown for each class: Course number Course name Location of class Primary educator Educator’s email address SchoolMAX Family Portal Gradebook Tab This is what is seen on the Gradebook Tab Two ways to view student’s grades Additional Course Grade Information B C D E A A – Category & Assignments B – Due Date of Assignments C – Whether the assignment has been graded D – Scoring information (maximum, student’s score, percentage) E – Any notes on the assignment from the teacher Remember, there are two ways to view grades. Let’s explore the Assignment’s link. Two ways to view student’s grades All assignments for the course appear in chronological order. Same information displayed This information can be as Grades link (Due Date, sorted by Assignment, Due Maximum Points, Score, Date, Max Points or Comments) Comments Clicking on an individual assignment link gives you more information about that particular assignment SchoolMAX Family Portal Progress Report Tab Provides information from the last published grade SchoolMAX Family Portal Discipline Tab Displays all Discipline Referrals entered by an Administrator SchoolMAX Family Portal My Profile Tab This tab allows you to view and request an update on account information Clicking on Change Password Link will allow you to change your pass to your account. Please note there are restrictions on creating your password. Clicking on Edit Phone/Address button will allow you to submit a request to change your address pending verification. To request: 1. Enter corrected 1 information 2. Click on Update Phone/Address button 2 Clicking on Change Profile button will allow you to change your email address. SchoolMAX Family Portal Frequently Asked Questions Family Portal FAQs 1. How do I receive my 1. (Enter your school’s letter with my access procedures here) key? 2. Use the “I forgot my 2. What do I do if I password” link forget my password? 3. (Enter the names of 3. Who can I call for your Parent Liaisons assistance? or other staff members assisting with the Portal) SchoolMAX Family Portal Where to find information PGCPS Home Page > www1.pgcps.org/sis Shows information regarding report cards Will take you to a link for the manual on how to navigate the Family Portal SchoolMax Family Portal Any questions? Thank you for coming!
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