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How to create Parent Power School Accounts and recover passwords

Create Parent Account

To create a new parent account, you will need the Access ID and password for each student you want to associate with your parent account. If you do not have this information or have questions, contact your school. 

  1. Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Student and Parent portal URL.
  2. Click the Create Account tab
  3. Click Create Account.
  4. Enter the information needed to create your account. The email address you enter is used to send email notifications, including account recovery notices and account changes confirmations.
  5. For each of your students, enter the Access ID and Access Password provided by your school and your relationship to the student.
  6. Click Enter.
  7. Check your email for a verification message and click the link within the email to sign in to your PowerSchool account within 24 hours of receiving the message. If the link has expired, you can request a new link be emailed to you.
  8. Enter your Username and Password.
  9. Click Sign In.

Recover Your Username

Use this procedure to recover your current username. Once you provide your email address, your current user name will be sent to your email.

  1. Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Student and Parent portal URL.
  2. Click Forgot Username or Password?
  3. Click Forgot Username?.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Click Enter. An email is sent to you with your current username.

Recover Your Password

Use this procedure to recover your current username. Once you provide your email address, you will need to check your email to recover your password.

  1. Open your Web browser to your school's PowerSchool Student and Parent portal URL.
  2. Click Forgot Username or Password?
  3. Enter your username and email address.
  4. Click Enter. An email is sent to you with the next steps for recovering your password.
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How to access report cards from Powerschool

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FAFSA and FSA ID Links

Financial Aid season is upon us. For those of you ready to file your FAFSA, the first thing you need to do is create your FSA ID. Click here to begin applying. You will need a parent social security number and the student's social security number. You will need birthdates and addresses, please be sure to spell everyone's name correctly.
Once you have your FSA ID you can begin filing the FAFSA. Click here to begin the FAFSA. It is easiest if you connect your taxes with the FAFSA, that way all the data from your taxes last year will automatically populate. If you need assistance I can help you with simple cases. If you would like to have someone sit down with you and help you, ICAN is there to help for free! Click here to sign up for a virtual appointment to help file your FAFSA.
It is intimating at first, but once you complete the first time the next 3 years will be a breeze! As you file your FAFSA you will have an opportunity to apply for the Iowa Financial Aid Scholarships available to you. Please be sure to click the buttons or below is a link to the applications if you forgot to apply for them.




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Iowa Financial Aid Application

It's hard to believe that the 2022-2023 college financial aid application cycle is already under way! At 12:01am on October 1, 2021, both the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application became available to students.

The 22-23 Iowa Financial Aid Application is accessed at the end of the FAFSA, or directly at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/IFAA. Application deadlines for state scholarship/grant programs are available on the Iowa College Aid website. 

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FAFSA step by step

This is ICANs recording of their virtual webinar.   

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Last Dollar Scholarship

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Safe at Home -support for violent crimes

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program is for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, or violent crimes. This program helps survivors improve their lives with the following services:

  • substitute address.
  • mail forwarding service.
  • confidential voter registration and absentee voting.
  • The participants' first-class, legal, certified mail, prescriptions and government packages arrive at a substitute address and are then forwarded to the participants' confidential addresses.

More information can be found at their below website, and you can also request a speaker to speak to your group more about the program on their outreach page.

https://safeathome.iowa.gov/

https://safeathome.iowa.gov/Outreach/Outreach.html


Erin Monaghan, Director, Better Tomorrows ECIPO Box 516Vinton, IA 52349319/214-1471 

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Earning College Credit while in High School

Any junior or senior is eligible to take college courses while in high school.  Students must apply to the college HLV is partnered with first.  The next step for students is to take the college entrance exam mandated by the selected contracted college; students must be able to assess at a collegiate level before gaining access to the college courses.  Any freshman or sophomore who has been selected for talented and gifted may also participate in college courses.   Please watch the link below for greater details and how to register for classes.

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Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Oct. 19–Feb. 26: Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

  • Open to: Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2021
  • Awards: Thirty $2,000 college scholarships plus $100 to each recipient's high school
  • Requirements: Register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment. Scholarships are awarded to the 30 students with the highest scores. A tiebreaker may be required.
  • Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship
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Click here for Mental Health, Suicide Awareness, and Self Care

Please use this information as you need.  If you are seeking information and help here are some resources that may help.  Please talk to me if you would like more information or help.

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Van Wall Full Scholarship for Ag Diesel

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LendEDU Scholarship Database

In an effort to help students afford their higher education, our team at LendEDU recently updated our guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities specifically for them.

Within this update, we have added our new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

On top of this new tool, our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college. Here is the URL:
https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships

Note: You can click the link at the top of the page to jump down to the scholarship search tool.

Here are some other points we cover in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams

We have also included YouTube videos from our channel to help make the information a little more digestible and entertaining.

This resource would be very useful for your students and could certainly help them find some opportunities relevant to them. 

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Need a transcript?

 If you need a transcript to apply to one of the scholarships, just let Karla Robison know.  Let me know where you would like it sent or if you need an electronic form.  

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Mt. Mercy College - FREE Tuition for 4 Years!

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Juniors Plan your Adventure

Junior I Have a Plan Day

We have several items for you to accomplish today. Today is meant to help you plan for next fall and beyond; please be honest with yourself and take your time. If you rush through and not think about the questions you are answering you are only hurting yourself.

The schedule for today:

  • Mock Interview Schedule - On TBA we will be hosting a mock interview for all freshmen and juniors. Please take this opportunity to practice your application skills. This is a formal presentation and first impression of yourself upon future potential employers. Please click on they hyperlink and fill out the application.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScStNznHuMYGVaSeKQm011bOn-PUsBXWddkLObLaqL6Sd35BA/viewform

  • PSAT Results - I will walk you through the PSAT results and hand back your test booklets.
  • ASVAB Results - Go to www.asvabprogram.com and click login. Enter the access code found on right side of your test results. This will show you your strengths, the more books you have piled the stronger that skill is. Under step 1 click on Take the FYI. Begin to do the assessment. Please write down your results on the paper provided. Once you have completed this you are welcome to look through the various occupations based on you FYI score and compare your strengths to the careers that are high in your FYI category. Please write down the top 3 careers you are considering right now.
  • NO ASVAB - go here www.Plan your Adventure.net - If you did not take the ASVAB please go to www.planyouradventure.net. You will take the interest inventories here and investigate your careers. Please circle the strength you feel is best for yourself.
  • AFTER ASVAB - Please record your findings from ASVAB on www.planyouradventure.net You will log in with your school Google account. You do not need to retake your inventories, if they have changed please change them based on your findings with ASVAB, save and continue. Please update your courses for your 4 year plan.
  • Activities Resume - I have a few activities resume shared with me. Please update your personal resume. If you sit and brainstorm all the items you have been involved with now, it will make your life so much easier when you apply for scholarships and colleges. I will reshare any resumes I have. If you can't find yours, please recreate another one.
  • Iowa Return on College Reality Check - Do you want to be able to buy a BMW or a Honda Civic when you graduate? Do you want a 3 bedroom house or a studio apartment? Learn what an entry level person makes when you graduate from college and see if this is what you truly want out of life or do you want more? Click the hyperlink to travel here. http://www.iowastudentloan.org/smart-borrowing/return-on-college-investment/whats-your-roci.aspx
  • Research your top colleges, figure out what it takes to get in, and make sure you are on track academically.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS -there are a few scholarships out there designated for juniors if you are interested in signing up for scholarship search engines go here to do so. You may want to create another email account before doing so.https://sites.google.com/site/hlvschoolcounseling/home/scholarship-websites-recommended-by-ican
  • Schedule College Visits - make sure you are comfortable where you are going so it is a better transition from high school and college.
  • What else do you need? Register for ACTs? go here: http://www.actstudent.org/
    • Compass test? - talk to Mrs. Robison
    • Military? - talk to Mrs. Robison



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Sophomore Plan Your Future Morning + Career Fair Lesson

We have several items for you to accomplish today. We will work through the 10th Grade Guideway and get a better understanding of what you may or may not want to pursue after high school. We will also prepare for Iowa County Career Fair to be held _________________________

The schedule for today:

  • MAP -My Academic Plan take your time and answer this honestly. This year you need to focus on what you want to become, so next year you can focus on the best college/university for you to attend. Your senior year is for actual applying for school and finding money to pay for school.
  • Activities Resume - I have a few activities resume shared with me. Please update your personal resume. If you sit and brainstorm all the items you have been involved with now, it will make your life so much easier when you apply for scholarships and colleges. I will reshare any resumes I have. If you can't find yours, please recreate another one. Be sure to make a copy of my document before you begin typing!
  • At 10:00 AM everyone must be done with your I Have A Plan Guideway and have your resume updated and printed off. We will begin working on interview skills, the type of questions to ask, and what you need to wear on ______________________
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Seniors Plan Your Future Morning

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Senior I Have a Plan Day - Google Docs

Seniors you will need to complete the checklist and the checkout form at the end of this document.  They are printed off and in your packets you will receive.  Please be productive today and take the time to plan your future and complete much needed tasks before graduation.
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ACT/SAT Prep Materials

Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is offered through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Professional athletes and other organizations fund the program. The cost of a standard ACT or SAT study program is usually $350, but through this program, each is available for $20.00, which covers licensing, registration, customer support, shipping, or online access fees.

Also, please check out a new back to school special program called the: "SAT/ACT PowerPrep Premium Pro with Math Super Supplement". It is valued at $700, but is available for $40 through this program.

The link below provides ordering information and additional information about all programs. The online program or DVD can be ordered using a credit card or check.

http://www.eknowledge.com/allAccessLandingPage.php?coupon=2761496BB3

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Writers' Workshop Participants 2018   4th and 5th grade students

Left to right-Hudson Nunnelley, Connor Brooke, Anna Baetsle, Ema Roberts, Lizzie Grier, Nicole Gensley, Raegen Stowell, Devon Weisskopf, Jenna Rajtora, Alexis Hull, Elly Cash, Hunter Bazyn, and Natalie Van Polen.  

 READING CHALLENGE WINNERS 2018

Kindergarten won the K-1 division.  3rd grade won the 2/3 division.  The 4th grade winning class was Mrs. Ely's class.  The 5th grade won the 5/6 division and was also named the overall winner.  Great job everyone!

 OLD CREAMERY THEATER PRESENTATION TO THE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

​Elementary classes at the Old Creamery Presentation. 

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District Contact

Phone: 319-647-2161
Fax: 319-647-2164
Address: 402 5th Street
Victor, IA 52347