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    To setup a Source account: 

    • You must be the parent or guardian of a student currently attending a Seattle Public School.
    • You must have a valid email address in the student information system.
    • You must use the email address on record at the school to setup your Source account.

    Click here to learn how to setup your Source account.

    To log onto the Source: 

    1. In your web browser, type http://ps.seattleschools.org  
      Please bookmark this page.
          
    2. Enter your Source Username (email address) and Password, click Login.
    3. If you have more than one student, click their name at the top, left to switch students.

    image of Source home page

    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.

    Red in the grade field indicates a failing grade, red in the attendance field represents too many unexcused absences.

    A small icon of two figures represents a co-teacher.  Click the icon to see the teacher.

    The [i] indicates no assignment grades have been entered.  Click the [i] to see if assignments have been posted.

    Program Support Courses:
    If your student has a Program Support Course on their schedule, that is an ungraded placeholder class that provides access to Schoology resources. 

    Left Menu Features:

    • Grades and Attendance:  Overview of your student’s current classes, grades and attendance.
    • School Bulletin:  Most schools post bulletins on their school website.
    • 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:  Displays assessment results while attending SPS.
    • Library:  Displays the student’s current library record.
    • Schoology Access Codes:  Schoology Access Codes and instructions are found here.  Click here to learn more about Schoology.
    • Advanced Learning:  Indicates program eligibility and/or final eligibility results from the current testing cycle. Parents/guardians may use this to request their student be tested for the next Advanced Learning Programs cycle.
    • Data Verification Form:  At participating schools, update your information online.
    • SchoolPay:  At participating schools, make SPS purchases through SchoolPay.
    • High School and Beyond:  Four-year course plan for grades 8-12 (based on graduation requirements and future goals). Available to students now; coming soon to parents and guardians.
    • Account Preferences:  Change your password.
    • Help: Technical tips, FAQs.

    To View Grades for Secondary Students: 

    • Grades and Attendance appear on the Source main menu.
    • 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 the 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: 

    • Grades and Attendance appear on the Source main menu. 
    • A summary of your student’s 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 student’s 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:

    If your student successfully completed the MAP, State, End of Course and/or WELPA assessments while attending SPS, you may find their scores on the Source.

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

    NOTE: If your student did not take any assessments while attending SPS or did not complete the assessments, there will be no scores. If you have specific questions regarding your student’s assessment scores, please contact their school.

    To View Library information: 

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

    Source Technical Tips.