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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.

    NOTE:  Each student's account may be different due to their grade level, activities and programs.  Listed below are features you may see.

    Cross Enrolled students (students who attend more than one SPS) have a tab on their schedule.  Click the tab to switch schools.
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    Elementary Student Example:
    Elementary assignments and grades are not displayed on the Source.  
    elementary Source overview

    Secondary Student Example:Source home

    Secondary Grade Details Example:
    Click a grade or [i] to see grade details for secondary students. 
    grade details

    Homepage overview: 

    • Click a student's name under the Source logo at the top to view another student.
    • Click your student's photo for a larger view.
    • Click the teacher's name to send an email.
    • A small icon of two figures represents a co-teacher.  Click the icon to see the co-teacher's name or send an email.
    • SECONDARY student assignment grades are displayed after clicking the overall term grade.  Red in the grade field indicates a failing grade.
    • The [i] indicates no assignment grades have been entered.  Click the [i] to see if assignments have been posted.
    • Click an absence number to view more.  Please visit the SPS attendance site to learn more.
    • ELEMENTARY student 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.
    • 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 (Some features are grade specific, so you may not see all of the features listed):

    • Grades and Attendance:  Overview of your student’s current classes, grades and attendance.  Click a grade or absence to view more.
    • Grade History:  List of final grades for secondary students, not an official transcript. 
    • 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.  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 refer their student for the next Advanced Learning Programs testing cycle.
    • Data Verification Form:  Update your information online from the first day of school through the end of September.  Click here to learn more.
    • SchoolPay:  At participating schools, make SPS purchases through SchoolPay.
    • CareDox:  CareDox enables families to complete health registration forms online, receive optional notifications from the school nurse, and securely access student health information anywhere at any time.
    • 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.
    • Preferences:  To change your password or Naviance preferences.  Click here to learn more about Naviance.
    • Help: Technical tips, FAQs.

    To View Grades and Attendance 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 see the co-teacher's name or send an email.
    • 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.
    • 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 grade details

    • 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 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
    NOTE:  If you have an elementary student at a K8 school,  elementary absences will appear to be doubled as attendance is entered for both AM and PM. Click on the number of absences to view details.  Contact the school office if you have questions.

    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.
    Example of State Assessment scores:
    Each assessment page will have links families my click to learn more about the selected assessment.
    assessment scores

    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.