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HomeBase Parent Portal

The Home Base Parent Portal gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades, and assignments. Home Base helps keep everyone connected and informed about what is happening in the classroom. Students can keep up with assignments, parents can track their child’s progress, and teachers can more easily share information about student progress with parents and students.
Using a single log-in, families with multiple students have the ability to set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time. Access to the parent portal is currently available for students of all grade levels, but it is most beneficial to students in grades 3-12.
This short video provides an overview of the Parent Portal.

How Do I Get Started?

Step 1: Complete the access request forms. 
Download the access request form, (spanish version: Solicitud de Acceso), complete it, and return it to your child’s school. You must deliver the form to your child’s school. Forms sent through students will not be accepted. You may also pick up a copy of the access request form from your child’s school.
Step 2: Wait for the access letter and instructions.
After processing your request form, school officials will provide you with a letter that includes information about how to access the portal and your child’s access ID and password. Please provide schools time to process your request. View a sample letter here.
Step 3: Create the Parent Portal account.
To create your account, you will need your access letter.
    1. Open the internet browser on your computer
    2. Go to https://macon.powerschool.com/public
    3. Click Create Account
    4. On the Create Parent Account page, enter parent/guardian First Name, Last Name and email address.
    5. Enter the desired username and password in the appropriate fields.
    6. Enter the student name, Access ID, and Access Password. (For multiple children, you will need and Access ID and Access Password for each child from each school.)
    7. Select the your relationship to each student being added (i.e. Mother, Father, etc.)
    8. Click Enter
Step 4 (optional): Download PowerSchool for Parents to your mobile device
If you have an iPhone /iPad, you can download the iOS PowerSchool for Parents application to your device(s).  If you have and Android device, you can download the Android PowerSchool for Parents application.
Step 5: Enjoy staying connected to your child’s education.
If you need help, please reference the frequently asked questions below before contacting your child’s school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am having trouble signing in.
Review the directions.

Q: What is the Web page for the Parent Portal?
A: You can access the Parent Portal at https://macon.powerschool.com/public.
Q: Is there a cost for the Parent Portal?
A: The Parent Portal is a free service, but you must have access to the internet.
Q: How do I add my student to my Parent Portal account?
A: Please download the Parent Portal User Guide.
Q: What if I can’t remember my username and password?
A: Click “Having trouble signing in” on the log-in page. You will be asked to enter your username to reset your password. You will need to enter your e-mail address if you have forgotten both your username and your password. Information will be sent to your e-mail address.
Q: What happens if I can’t access the letter that has my child’s access ID and password on it?
A: Parents who have misplaced the letter will need to contact their child’s school to get another copy.
Q: Will my child still have access if I do not create a Parent Portal account?
A: Students have been provided information to access their data regardless of whether parents have requested access.
Security and Privacy
In order to maintain full compliance with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all Home Base users are required to access Home Base using their own account. Student data is not accessible by anyone who does not have the authority to do so. Students have access to their own data, and any parent or legal guardian may also request access. If there is a situation where a parent or legal guardian should not receive access to student data, please notify the school immediately.

Macon County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Technology Department via email at mcsadmin@macon.k12.nc.us or by phone at 828-524-3314.