IMSA parents, this describes how you can open a login account with our IMSA PowerSchool system. (Where this says just “parent” we mean parent or other legal guardian and by “student” we mean an IMSA student related to that parent/guardian.)

Note that you can also add a student to an existing parent account. If you already have an active PowerSchool parent account you probably want to add the new student to that account so you can login once and see information about all of your students.

Steps

  1. Make sure you know the Access ID and Access Password information for at least one student. That information was sent in the invitation letter for the student. You can also get that information later by calling the Principal’s Office at 630-907-5053.

  2. Visit https://sis.imsa.edu in a web browser.

  3. In the Student and Parent Sign In page, click the Create Account tab, then click the Create Account button.

  4. In the Create Parent Account page, enter your first name, last name, email address, and desired username into the corresponding fields (taking into account restrictions on allowed usernames). Enter your desired password, twice. You should enter this data correctly but it doesn’t have to match anything else; it’s whatever you choose.

    If you later request a password-reset the message will go to the email address you give here, so be sure it’s correct. You’ll need to remember this email address when you request a password reset.

    The username you choose here is what you will use when logging into PowerSchool from now on. If someone has already claimed that username you will be asked to choose a different one. You can change any of these five fields later on by logging in and visiting the Preferences page. You will need to remember your new username and password when you login, so please make a note of them somehow.

  5. In the block labeled 1 enter your student’s name. For Access ID and Access Password enter the values from the invitation letter for the student. For Relationship select the appropriate relationship type. You must complete all four of these fields.

    The student name you enter here is not used by the system. Instead, it finds the student based on the Access ID. The Access Password is how you prove that you should be allowed parent/guardian access for that student. The relationship type cannot be changed later so please choose carefully.

  6. In block 2 (and onward) repeat the above step for any other students that you have currently enrolled at IMSA.

    Each student entered will have a different Access ID and Access Password as appears on their invitation letter. You can also enter other students once you have logged into PowerSchool. You must enter at least one student to create a parent account.

  7. Click the Enter button at the bottom of the page.

If there are any problems the page will display again with messages about what to do. You’ll have to re-enter your desired new password and the access password for any student along with any other changes.

If everything is OK you’ll see the login page with a message saying that your account has been created. You should then be able to login to our PowerSchool system with your new username and password and view information about your students.

Problems

See the Common Problems page for help with problems that some parents have encountered.

Screenshots

Login page

login screen

Create-account tab

create account tab

Create-parent-account page

The following shows the page filled in with sample data.

create parent account

Restrictions on username values

PowerSchool allows almost anything you can type to work as a username, but for a parent account to connect to the “Parent app” for online registration and fee-payment the username must follow some rules. Only the following characters are known to work in PowerSchool parent-account usernames:

  1. Alphabetic letters (upper- and lower-case).
  2. Digits (0, 1, 2, …)
  3. Certain punctuation characters: . (period), _ (underscore), - (dash), @ (at sign), and ! (exclamation point).

In particular, using a space, slash, or plus-sign character in a username will definitely prevent that PowerSchool parent account from connecting to the separate Parent app: attempts will be blocked with a “Single Sign-On Error” message.