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    attention icon Important information for parents and guardians with a Source account:

    Source parent and guardian accounts will only be available to parents and guardians with a username that matches an email address on record at the school(s).  After February 1, 2018, Source accounts using any other username will be disabled.  If you are a parent or guardian, please contact each student’s school to confirm they have the same email address for you. The email address on record at the school(s) will be your Source username. The day after your information has been verified, please update your account using the steps on the Source.

    What is the Source?

    The Source provides student data like attendance, assessment scores, library info, classes, etc. to parents and guardians. Note Secondary student assignment grades may be found on the Source.  Elementary student grades are not on the Source at this time. 

    Who can get a Source account?

    • Parents and guardians of students actively enrolled in SPS may setup an account.
    • Students actively enrolled in SPS will receive an account at school and will log onto the Source with their student account.  If your student did not receive their student account, please have them see their school librarian or teacher.

    What do parents and guardians need to setup a Source account:

    • You must be the parent or guardian of a student actively enrolled in SPS.
    • Have the same valid email address on record at each student's school.  Your email address will be your Source username.
    • Visit the account Setup page.

    If you don't have an email address:

    There are many free email addresses available.  Google's Gmail is free and has a translation feature.  Please visit the Create your Google Account website if you would like a free Gmail account.  To translate the Google Gmail page, scroll to the bottom of the page.  Look to the right and click the drop down to select your language. image of Google translate

    How do parents and guardians setup an account?

    Please visit the account Setup page.

    Is a student missing from your account?

    If you have a Source account, but a student is missing from it, please contact the school to update your email address.  The day after the email address matches your Source username, the student will appear on your account.

    Have you forgotten your Source username, password or need to change your password?

    Please visit our account recovery page.

    Why are dots showing up in the password field of the source log on screen?

    The dots are a security feature the vendor has added. Typically, if you get the extra dots and cannot log on, it is because you have forgotten your password, have a stored password you have not updated, or someone else used your computer and stored a password. Please try clearing your cache, delete the dots and type in your password. You may want to set your browser to not store passwords.  Some browsers seem to keep the dots no matter what.

    Can the Source be translated?

    The Source is part of PowerSchool, our Student Information System and does not have a translate feature.  Parents and guardians of English Language Learners may find tools such as Google Translate helpful when viewing Source text. 

    • Please visit the Google Translate website and select the language.
    • Open another browser window and log onto the Source.  Use your mouse to copy the Source text you wish to translate. 
    • Return to the Google Translate page and paste the text in the field on the left.  Your translation will appear on the right.

    Grades, some assessment scores and attendance have been color coded.  Red in the grade field represents a failing grade, red in the attendance field represents too many unexcused absences.

    For more support, please visit our English Language Learners website.

    Please visit the Seattle Public Library ELL family resources as well. 

    Need technical assistance?

    Please visit our Technical Tips page.

    Need Help?

    If after reviewing these resources, you still need assistance, please email with the following information:

    • Brief description of the problem
    • Your full name and relationship to the student
    • Each student's full name
    • Each student's 7 digit Seattle Schools student ID#
    • Each student's school