Create a PowerSchool Parent Account

PowerSchool is an online student information system at Bishop O’Dowd High School that allows parents live, up-to-date access of their child's Attendance.  PowerSchool also lets parents manage their email accounts and contact information.  

In order to access PowerSchool, parents need to create a PowerSchool Parent Account.

If you already have a PowerSchool Parent Account, you do not need to complete these steps.

To create a PowerSchool Parent Account:

  1. Go to
  2. To create a PowerSchool Parent Account, click on Create Account, located at the bottom of the screen.


  3. At the Create Parent Account section, enter your information.


  4. Be sure to choose a Username and a Password that you will remember.  Bishop O'Dowd may not have your PowerSchool information on file, and you may need to contact PowerSchool to recover your information.  

  5. In the Link Students to Account section, enter the information given to you, and select your relationship to the student.


  6. The AccessID and AccessPassword is sent to parents at the beginning of the school year, prior to Back to School Night.  
  7. To retrieve your AccessID and AccessPassword, please contact
  8. If you only have another child you would like to add to your account, enter that information in the subsequent lines.  Otherwise, click on Enter.
  9. If successful, you will be brought to the PowerSchool Parent Sign In screen, and see this message:


  10. Enter your new PowerSchool Parent Account login credentials to log into PowerSchool.


  11. For more information on how to use PowerSchool, click here to view our Help Desk articles on PowerSchool.
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