Natick Goes to PowerSchool in Fall 2020

Natick PowerSchool Portal Opening in Summer for Fall 2020
Posted on 06/03/2020

Announcement: Natick is Moving to PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) in Fall 2020!

At the end of last school year, we announced that Natick Public Schools would be transitioning PowerSchool (from iPass) as our student information system (SIS) starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The PowerSchool portal will open to parents this summer!

As we move towards launching PowerSchool, we are sharing upcoming required actions for parents and guardians that will be shared over the summer in preparation for this changeover.

What is PowerSchool SIS?

PowerSchool SIS is a leading school operations student information system solution (SIS) that will replace iPass in the Fall of 2020.

PowerSchool Parent Account Setup (detailed instructions coming in July 2020)

Click here the full reader accessible document of the images above.

Closing iPass Portal Access

On Friday, July 10th the current Natick Public Schools iPass parent and student portal will close permanently.


Before this happens, parents/guardians should print any published report cards, grades, attendance, or discipline info from the portal they want to save.


Parents/guardians also should save their student's ID number and their google account information as it will be the same in PowerSchool. 

What are the top reasons why Natick is moving from iPass?

  • iPass is no longer considered a growth product for Harris Corp and there are no plans to further develop or enhance the iPass SIS
  • Harris Corp does not have an signed MA contract for Student Data Privacy
  • Support has been poor and we rely on their support as part of our daily iPass routine
  • Lack of connections with 3rd party software is poor and current integrations are limited
  • Lack of data analytic and reporting tools
  • iPass parent/student portals are a limited and older technology interface that needs updating
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