What is the Parent Portal?
All parents/guardians in the Minisink Valley CSD are eligible to access the district’s Parent Portal. This online service enables parents to view student information such as grades, assignment grades, marking period averages, schedules, attendance, progress reports, report cards and assessment scores.
New users: Enroll now for the Parent Portal
Parents/guardians will need their child’s student ID number and an active email address. If there area any difficulties with the online registration form, please consult the Parent Portal “Parent Guide” or contact ParentPortal@minisink.com
Download the app
Parents/guardians can access their student’s information “on the go” and receive push-notifications when assignment grades are posted. Download the SchoolTool mobile app on the Apple’s iTunes store or the Google play store.
Information that will be needed:
Link to SchoolTool
Username: Parent Portal username (may be an email)
Password: Parent Portal password
Select “stay logged in” if you do not want to enter this information each time you access the app.
Do you need to reset your password?
No need to call the school. Just follow these simple steps:
Go to SchoolTool and type in the username (e-mail address you have on file at the school)
Click the login button
Select “New User or Forgot password?”
Enter the email address on the right side of the screen
Submit! And check your email inbox for a new password.
If you experience any difficulty with this process, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need to change your contact information?
Parents/guardians can now request contact changes (phone/email) and contact rights directly through the SchoolTool Parent Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the SchoolTool Parent Portal?
A. SchoolTool Parent Portal is a Web-based access portal that allows parents/guardians to view information about their child’s educational program, and stay current on their son/daughter’s academic progress.
Q. Who can access the Parent Portal?
A. The Parent Portal may be accessed by parents/guardians of students in all grade levels and schools.
Q. How do I join the Parent Portal?
A. Complete the online enrollment form.
Q. Do I need any special software to access the Parent Portal?
A. No special software is required, only Internet access.
Q. What will I find once I log on?
A. Once on the portal, you will be able to see scheduling and attendance information for all of your child’s classes, and report cards for all grades. For most classes in grades 6-12, you will be able to see assignments and due dates, as well as grades on completed work. Plus, you can email teachers directly, via the Parent Portal.
Q. Will I be able to see all grades received on assignments?
A. Assignments listed on the Parent Portal may not reflect all the assignments for the quarter. Please remember that any grades reported on the portal are grades in progress. The only official grades are those on report cards sent home at the end of each quarter. In addition, not all teachers utilize the SchoolTool gradebook, therefore you may not have access to all your child’s grades in every class, via the portal. However, you can always reach out to your child’s teachers if you have questions about his/her academic progress and grades.
Q. What can I do if I see that my child has low assignment grades?
A. The best course of action is to contact your child’s teacher to discuss your concerns.
Q. Am I able to email a teacher while on the Parent Portal?
A. Yes. To email a teacher via the portal, simply click on the teacher’s name in the “Schedule” tab. An email interface will open, allowing you to email the teacher directly.
Q. I have children in multiple schools in the district. Do I need separate Parent Portal accounts for each child?
A. No. A parent can access information for multiple children, in the same or different schools, with one account.
Q. Who should I contact if I have questions about my child’s records as shown on the Parent Portal?
A. If you have any questions about the information you see on the portal, or about your child’s performance in general, please do not hesitate to contact his/her teacher or school counselor.
Q. My child wants his/her own Parent Portal account. Can they apply for one?
A. Students in grades 6-12 are able to log in to Parent Portal using their school network login. They do not need to apply for a separate account. If they are unable to log in, please have them contact their school’s counseling office for assistance.