The Department of Public Instruction has implemented in all school districts across the state a new system called Home Base which includes an instructional improvement and student information system for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.
Within Home Base, the student information system is known as PowerSchool – an online program that tracks each student’s attendance, grades, performance, and other personal information. PowerSchool is a powerful tool to help you be a more active participant in your student’s educational success.
To set up Parent Accounts, please use the link below. Contact your school for specific information you will need to know about your student and access codes/numbers. LINK: https://dps.powerschool.com/public/
Information about adding the mobile app for PowerSchool for Androids and iOS can be found at https://www.dpsnc.net/Page/278
ClassDojo is the free classroom app used by elementary and middle schools to communicate between parents and teachers. ClassDojo is used to encourage positive behavior and provide parents with daily reports. ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. Please see your student’s teacher for information to sign up for ClassDojo through your school.
Information about what ClassDojo can do is found here: https://www.classdojo.com/#LearnMore
Here Comes The Bus
Durham Public Schools is the first district in North Carolina to offer parents to option to track their child's bus in real-time! All you need is an account with our "Here Comes the Bus" application online, and you can track the bus using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Using the latest in GPS technology, this app lets you see where the bus is and confirms when the bus has arrived at the bus stop and at the school.
Plus, users can sign up to receive a text message or email when the bus is within a certain radius of the bus stop. No more rushing to get out of the house in time just to see the bus already pulling away!
Sign up today -- it's free and easy.
How to get started:
- Visit herecomesthebus.com
- Click Sign-Up Today! button
- Enter school code 97034 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
- Complete the “User Profile” box
- Under “My Students,” click “Add”. Enter the student’s last name and student ID number.
- Confirm the information and you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Please contact Debbie Roberson, Transportation Technology Coordinator, at 919-560-3822 ext. 29200 if you have any questions.
Anyone wishing to volunteer at any school or go on a field trip with their student’s class must be approved to volunteer through DPS. Applications may be completed online HERE.