Parent Portal

  • Parent Portal online program allows parents to monitor their child’s progress

    Parents have access to grades, attendance, schedules and other important information

    It’s here just for parents and involves only a few clicks of a mouse. The PowerSchool Parent Portal is a convenient online program that makes it easy for parents to monitor their child’s academic progress. The program is made available through the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

    Parents with children in Gaston County Schools (GCS) may use the Parent Portal to see grades, attendance, class schedules and other information. It is an Internet-based resource that allows parents to track how well their child is doing in school.

    The Parent Portal is available now for parents to view attendance and other information. 

    Seven Important Questions and Answers about the Parent Portal

    1. What is the Parent Portal? What is PowerSchool?

    The Parent Portal is an Internet-based program that provides information to parents about their child’s academic performance.. The Parent Portal is a part of PowerSchool, which is the state’s computer system that stores information about students.

    2. Is the Parent Portal available now?

    Yes, the Parent Portal is available for parents’ use. 

    3. How do I access the Parent Portal?

    It’s easy! Parents receive a letter from their child’s school about how to use the Parent Portal. To begin, go to and click the “Create Account” tab. Parents should fill in the “Create Parent Account” information at the top of the page (First Name, Last Name, E-mail, Desired Username) and create a password. The letter will provide an access ID and access password, which the parent fills in at the bottom of the page under the “Link Student to Account” section. This will link the child’s grades and information to the parent’s account.

    4. What if I have more than one child in school? Can I link all of my children to one account?

    Yes, you may link all of your children to your account (regardless of which school they attend). Do this by entering each child’s name, access ID and Access password in the “Link Students to Account” section. You may link up to seven children to one account.

    5. What is available for me to see in the Parent Portal?

    Parents will be able to see their child’s grades, attendance, class schedule, assignments and other information.

    6. When will I be able to see my child’s grades?

    You will be able to see your child’s grades after they are entered by the teacher. If you have questions about a grade or assignment, please contact your child’s teacher.

    7. What if I am having problems with the Parent Portal?

    If you are experiencing problems, please contact your child’s teacher or the principal.