Parent Guardian Tour

You must register with The Source before you may log on. If you have not registered, please go to the Source log on screen at http://ps.seattleschools.org and click the Sign up button. 

To create a Source account: 

  • You must be the parent or guardian of a student currently attending a Seattle Public School
  • You will need a valid email address
  • You will need each student's 7 digit Seattle Schools student ID# (found on your registration paperwork or by contacting each child's school)
  • You will need to enter each student's date of birth
  • You will need to enter each student's school

Once you enter this information, you will be emailed each student's unique Access ID and Access Password to create your account.  Please use your valid email address as your Source username.  Click here for full registration instructions.

To log onto the Source: 

  1. In your web browser, type http://ps.seattleschools.org  
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  2. Enter your Source Username and Password, click Login.
  3. If you have more than one student, click their name to switch students.

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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.

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:  Assessments taken 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 Advanced Learning Programs cycle.
  • Account Preferences:  Change your username or password here
  • Add Students:  To add SPS students to your account
  • Help: Technical tips, FAQs

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 dash to see if the teacher has posted assignments.

image of Source grades and attendance screen

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

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To View Attendance for Secondary Students: 

  • Click Grades and Attendance from the 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 a SPS, you may find their scores on the Source.

  • 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 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.

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