FAQ for Parents

Terminology

Server -

Cloud -

Platform -

a powerful computer that provides services to other computers.

a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet and used to store, manage, and process data.

a major piece of software under which various smaller application programs can run.

Platform

PowerSchool

What is it?

Website

A secure information platform storing information about a child's school experience.

Web-mail site

powered by Google for Education

Website

A web base cloud storage platform

that provides desktop publishing,

spreadsheet, and presentation creation,

with the ability to share and collaborate

Website

A Google-owned web-based platform to deliver course materials and assignments

Website

A web-based platform to deliver course materials and assignments

What information do I find there?

Real-time information on:

Attendance

Grades on completed assignments

Daily Announcements

Account Balances

Student's email

Cloud storage for files:

Google Docs (word processing documents)

Google Sheets (spreadsheets)

Google Slides (Googles version of presentation documents)

Google Photos (photo storage)

Assignments

Resources

Activities

Assignments

Resources

Activities

Who can access it?

Students and Parents via separate school provided accounts.

Students via school provided email address.

Students via school provided email address.

Students via school provided email address.

Students via a school provided username and password.

How is it accessed?

on the web

by the link on the brhsms.ORG web page under Student links and Parent-Information.

or type the address trsu.powerschool.com in any web browser.

or download the PowerSchool Mobile App from the App store or Google Play.

Parents and students access individual accounts using usernames and passwords provided by the school

on the web

at mail.google.com

logging in with their school provided email@trsu.org

on the web

at drive.google.com

Students access their files and any files shared with them by teachers or peers using their school-assigned email address.

on the web

at classroom.google.com

Each teachers using Google Classroom invite students to their class's classroom.

Students join then repeatedly access the classroom using their school-assigned email address.

on the web

at brhsms.COM

Each teacher using moodle add students to their classroom.

Student access the assignments using a school-provided username and password.

Gmail

Google Drive


Google Classroom

Moodle