PowerSchool allows parents to become more involved in their children’s education. With PowerSchool, parents may accomplish the following online:
- Access up-to-date student performance data
- Communicate with teachers
- Track assignments and attendance
- Receive automated progress reports via email daily, weekly, or monthly
Students may also log into PowerSchool to view their grades, assignments, and attendance data. Automated progress reports are not available through student accounts. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below before using the PowerSchool system.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PowerSchool?
PowerSchool is the Merrimack School District's student information system. The district uses PowerSchool for scheduling, taking attendance, storing grades, and more. PowerSchool provides:
- parents and students with access to grades, assignments, and attendance records
- access to more accurate information for administrators and teachers to use in making decisions
- an electronic gradebook for teachers
How do I access PowerSchool?
You may access PowerSchool from any computer with an Internet connection by launching your web browser and going to the following address:
You may also visit the Merrimack School District web site at www.sau26.org and click on the "PowerSchool" link.
How do I obtain a username and password?
Students will receive PowerSchool accounts at school.
For security reasons, parents must request PowerSchool accounts in person. Be prepared to show some form of valid photo I.D. such as a driver's license.
Merrimack High School Parents: There will be opportunities to register for a PowerSchool account when student I.D. photos are taken in August, during Ninth Grade Parents night, during Back-to-School night, and during Parent/Teacher Conferences. At other times, parents should stop by the Merrimack High School Main Office to request an account. No accounts will be created through correspondence over the phone or through email.
Middle School, Upper Elementary and Elementary School Parents: There will be opportunities to register for a PowerSchool account during the day or in the evening at special times during the year to be announced. At other times, parents should stop by the main office to request an account. No accounts will be created through correspondence over the phone or through email.
How do I use PowerSchool?
Once you've logged into the system, you will be able to choose from various options from the menu on the left of the screen. The menu options available depend on your child's grade level. Grades and assignments are currently available for grades 5-12 only. The Email Notification option allows for automatic emailing of current grades and attendance to an email address or addresses that you specify (not available with student accounts). Under Account Preferences, you may change your name, email address, username, or password. If you have more than one student enrolled in the Merrimack School District, you may switch from one student to the other by clicking on the appropriate student name at the top left of the screen.