Pinellas County Schools announced the launch of its new gateway to information and learning: PCS Portal.
Parents, teachers, students and staff now can log into one single website to access information and communicate through online exchanges.
The new online system replaces the ParentCONNECTxp system. PCS Portal will allow parents to get the latest school information and event calendar, review their child’s grades, absences and referrals, participate in educational video lessons, and communicate interactively with their child’s teacher, all with the touch of a button.
Students will be able to view lesson plans, homework assignments, check on test results and participate in discussion boards.
PCS Portal was piloted at five different schools last year. This web-based program will provide a more efficient and convenient way to communicate while providing a significant cost savings to the district. Teachers and staff have received online and classroom training in order to be prepared for the new school year.
To log into the portal, click on the PCS Portal icon located on the district’s website, www.pcsb.org, and follow the directions. Parents with a Password and User ID from the old system will need to register their information with PCS Portal. Parents may view more information and “frequently asked questions” by visiting, www.parent.pcsb.org.
For more information, call John Just, assistant superintendent, Management Information Systems, 727-588-6259.