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    Your school will provide a username and default password.  If you do not know your username or default password, please ask your teacher or school librarian to help you.

    You must do your initial log on at school.  Passwords may only be changed at school.

    1. Please go to a student computer that is logged off.
    2. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys, then tap the Delete key.
    3. Enter the Student Username your teacher or librarian gave you in the
      Username field.
    4. Enter the default password your teacher or librarian gave you in the Password field.
    5. You will get a prompt that your password has expired and you need to create a new one.  Enter and confirm a new password that is 6 or more characters.
    6. Once you have successfully created your new password and have logged onto the student computer, please try logging onto the Source!

    To log onto the Source: 

    1. In your web browser, type http://ps.seattleschools.org 
    2. Enter your Username and Password, click Login.

    Image of Source log on screen

    At this time, elementary assignments and grades are not displayed on The Source.  Classes shown for students in grades K-5 are not necessarily displayed in period order. They are a list of subjects the student will be studying throughout the day.

    Left Menu Features:

    • Grades and Attendance:  Overview of your current classes, grades and attendance.
    • School Bulletin:  If the school has posted a bulletin, you may read it here. 
    • School Information:  School address and phone number. 
    • Class Registration:  Students in grades 5-12 may select courses for the upcoming school year at schools using this feature.  Parents and guardians may view choices, but only students are able to select classes.
    • Assessments:  If you took district or state assessments while attending SPS, your scores will appear here.
    • Library:  Displays your current library record.
    • Help:  Provides technical tips, FAQs and other helpful information.
    • Class Registration:  At some schools, students in grades 5-12 may select courses for the upcoming school year at schools using this feature.  Parents and guardians may view choices, but only students are able to select classes.

    To View Grades for Secondary Students: 

    • Grades and Attendance displays as soon as you log onto the Source.
    • Exp is the same as period.
    • The icon with two figures means there is a co-teacher.  Click the icon to learn more.
    • To view grade details click a grade.  If there is no grade, click the [i] to see if the teacher has posted assignments or information.

    image of Source grades and attendance screen

    • If a teacher has used special codes, refer to the legend at the bottom of the screen.

    image of Source codes

    To View Attendance for Secondary Students: 

    • Click Grades and Attendance from the menu. 
    • A summary of your absences will display in the columns on the right.  Click the number for more information about the absence.

    image of Source absences secondary

    To View Attendance for Elementary Students: 

    • Click Grades and Attendance from the menu. 
    • A summary of your absences will display below the schedule, you may need to scroll down.  Click the number for more information about the absence.

    image of Source absences elementary

    To View Assessment Scores: 

    • Click Assessments from the menu.
    • Using the links or drop-down menu, select the assessment you wish to view.
    • Click Close Window when you are done.

    NOTE:  If you did not take any assessments while attending SPS or did not complete the assessments, there will be no scores.  If you have specific questions about your assessment scores, please speak with your teacher.

    To View Library information:

    • Click Library from the menu to see your checked out books, overdue books, or fines and fees. 
    • Click Close Window when you are done.