Are you the parent or guardian of a Polk County Public Schools student who is using Google Apps for Education to collaborate with peers and teachers? If so, you now have a new option to help you monitor your student’s online activities.
Your existing Parent Portal account will allow you to automatically open your student’s Google Apps account with one click. Simply click the button on the Parent Portal’s left-hand menu labeled “MyPolkApps” (similar to the one pictured here). If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please inquire at your student’s school.
The myPolkSchools.net Parent Portal is a new on-line service offered to parents and guardians in Polk County. The service will bring together into one single web page information about ALL of the students for a particular parent. Instead of visiting several different websites, making telephone calls or visiting the school to access records or information, the parent may access them all from any Internet-connected computer. The most important goal of the Parent Portal is to enhance district-to-school-to-home communication as outlined in the Polk County Schools Strategic Plan item 7(1): "Establish an effective system of communication linking district, school and home."
In order to access the Parent Portal you must first register. Please visit the portal and click the "Register" button. Follow the prompts and enter your information, once you’ve completed the form, click on "Create Account". If you are a Polk County School Board employee with a "@polk-fl.net" email address, you DO NOT need to register. Use your firstname.lastname username and corresponding password to login.
Welcome to the Parent Portal. Now, you must attach yourself to each of your students. You should have received one P.I.N. per student from your student(s') school(s). This P.I.N. is unique to you and only you. Please DO NOT share this P.I.N. with anyone, including your spouse and children. You must follow the steps below for each student you wish to attach.
Click the "Add a Student" link as seen here.
Enter the Student ID including the 5300 as shown here and the corresponding P.I.N. number for the student you are attaching. Click "Attach Student" when you are finished.
Once you have clicked "Attach Student", the screen will reload and information for that student will appear. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to attach additional students.
Now that you are attached to all of your students, you are at the homepage. To view details in a particular category click on one of your students then click on the category you wish to look at.