Orange County Schools Parent Assistant
The OCS Parent Assistant is designed to give parents up-to-the-minute access to student electronic records. When the high school fully implements the system, parents will have access to student information via any Internet access at work or at home. Parent Assistant uses web access to serve the family and improve the effectiveness of the communication between teachers and parents. To request a parent account, please complete the form below and return it to the school in person. Parents can also complete the form with a notary and have your student deliver it to the main office.
Parent Assistant Application (Must be presented in person with Photo ID)
Parent Assistant Application Notarized (Use this form if you don't plan to submit in person; form must be notarized)
Navigating Parent Assistant (Video 4:09)
Orange High School's Parent Assistant Link - make sure when using your user name and password that you use capital and lower case letters as given.
OCS Parent Assistant
Frequently Asked Questions
What data will I be able to access?
When OHS fully implements Parent Assistant, parents can view the following information online:
- Academic Progress for current classes
- attendance records
- grades (within 7 days unless the teacher notifies you otherwise)
- report card
- demographic information
- emergency contacts
- credits earned to date
What are the Key Benefits to this program?
- Increased Home-School Communication
- Increased Parent Involvement
- Real-time Student Progress Reporting (Seven days a week, 24 hours a day)
- Language choices (English, French, Spanish)
Will my school use all of the features in Parent Assistant?
Who has access to my student’s data?
Only you as a parent or legal guardian may request access once the school begins to use the parent access component. If there is a situation where a parent or legal guardian SHOULD NOT receive access to student data, please notify the school immediately. Parents/guardians will have the ability to see who else has access to their student’s data. OHS takes all measures to keep student data secure. Student data is not accessible by anyone who does not have the authority to do so as defined by the U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Can I have an account for multiple students?
Parents/guardians will be given an account for each family.
How do I register?
Parents may register by completing the Parent Assistant application and submitting it to the school office. Once Parent Assistant is activated and the account has been created, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.
When will I as a parent expect Parent Assistant to be activated?
OHS plans to have all parents registered within the 1st 6 weeks of school so that accounts may be activated shortly there after. Updates will be provided on the OHS website.
How long will my account stay active?
Parent accounts are automatically disabled when a student withdraws from school. Disabled accounts are held for 90 days and subsequently deleted. Accounts not accessed at least once every 60 days will be disabled.
Will my email address be shared with anyone outside of the Orange County School system?
Can someone else gain access or change my information?
No. Each family will receive a unique user name and password. Please protect your information by not sharing this with others.
Does it cost anything to use Parent Assistant?
No. There is no cost involved in using Parent Assistant. You will need a computer with Internet access in order to use the service. If you do not have Internet access in your home, computers are available in public libraries, and at OHS.
What will my computer need to access Parent Assistant?
Internet Browser Requirements: To use Parent Assistant, you must allow cookies to be set by your browser. A browser is a software program used to view and interact with various types of Internet resources available on the World Wide Web. Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are two common examples.
Windows-based PCs: This system requires the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 or above.
Macintosh computers: This system requires the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or above.
You need to install the Sun Microsystems Java Virtual Machine. You can download the plug-in, Sun Java VM, at http://java.com/en/
Can I change my contact and demographic information online?
Yes. Parents may request an information change by completing an address or phone number update within Parent Assistant. You will be required to provide documentation to your child's school before some changes are complete. For example, for an address change, parents must show proof of residency with a current utility bill, or current lease agreement/mortgage. The attached form must also be completed in front of a notary and be delivered to Orange High School.