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    attention icon Important information for parents and guardians with a Source account created prior to August 2017:

    Source accounts parents and guardians set up prior to August of 2017 with a username that does NOT match the email address on their student’s school record were DISABLED Saturday, February 3, 2018If your account was disabled, please contact each student’s school to update your email address. The email address on record at the school(s) will be your Source username. Please make sure you provide the same email address for each SPS student in your family.  After the school updates your email address, please allow 2 hours for this change to sync with the Source.  Clear the cache on your browser, close your browser, reopen.  Click the Set up button on the Source log in screen to enter your email address and password.  

    What is the Source?

    The Source provides student data like attendance, assessment scores, library information, classes, etc. to parents and guardians. Note: Secondary student assignment grades are available in the Source, though elementary student grades are not, at this time.

    Who can get a Source account?

    • Parents and guardians of students actively enrolled in SPS may set up 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 set up 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 Set up page.

    If you don't have an email address:

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

    How do parents and guardians set up an account?

    Please visit the account Set up 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 on that student's school record.  Please allow 2 hours for the change to sync with the Source.  Clear the cache on your browser, close your browser, reopen and log onto the Source.  The student will be on your account.

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

    Please visit our account recovery page.

    Is there an APP to access the Source?

    Please only use the URL: whenever you wish to access the Source.
    The Source is part of our student information system, PowerSchool.  PowerSchool does have an APP, however, the APP does not support our many SPS custom Source features, and we are not using it.  If you accidentally attempt to install the PowerSchool APP, please completely remove it from your phone. 
    users may need to follow one of the two options below to remove the PowerSchool APP: 

    • From your Android select Settings, then APPs.  Choose the Menu (3 dots on the top right) and select Reset APP preferences.

    If the first suggestions does not work, try the following:

    • From your Android select Settings, then APPs.  Choose all APPs (on the extreme right), select Chrome, Clear Defaults.

    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 at this time.  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