Back-to-School Information

  • Welcome to the Back-to-School Information page.  Listed below you will find all the information needed for the new school year. Please review these documents and links carefully.

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

    West Chester Area School District uses an online process to complete your Back-to-School information accessible via our PowerSchool Parent Portal.  The Registration Gateway Back-to-School Portal is a secure and green system that allows the district to verify all demographic, emergency and medical information for your child before the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign most annual permission forms and indicate that you received and reviewed other informational materials. In short, this online process replaces most of the hard copy documents we need to receive from you at the start of each school year. The PowerSchool Parent Portal will open with access to the electronic Back-to-School portal on Monday, July 30 at 8 A.M. We would appreciate all families completing the online information before the start of the school year. Please note that student schedules and teacher assignments will not be available on the Parent Portal until August 16.

    Again, you can access our Back-to-School Portal through our PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you have not already created your parent portal account on the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you must create your account first.  Visit https://ps.wcasd.net/public, and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab on the portal login screen to begin to set up your account.  As you may know, the PowerSchool Parent Portal will allow you to access the important information for every West Chester Area student in your household with a single ID and password of your choice. You will need the Access Code and password that you were given by your child(ren)’s school(s) to create your new account. If you do not remember your self-selected ID and password, please select the “Forget username or password” link found below the login screen to recover your login information or email parentportal@wcasd.net for further assistance.

    (Please note: You will not be able to access the Registration Gateway Back-to-School site using your student’s username and password. You can only access it with your parent account.)  Should you need to add a newly registered child to your existing account, click on the “Preferences” link and then select the “Students” tab. It will take up to 24 hours for the newly added student to appear in the Back to School site.

    Once you have logged into the Parent Portal, click the ‘Registration Gateway – Back-to-School’ link.

    We have pre-populated most of the information including the most recent emergency contact information we have on record. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CAREFULLY REVIEW AND UPDATE THIS SECTION, AS NEEDED, FOR EACH CHILD. It is critically important that this information is accurate.

    Your student’s Back-to-School update will not be complete until you submit all of the forms.

    If you do not have access to the Internet, contact your student’s school to make arrangements to use a school computer to complete the process or request a hard copy of the packet be provided on the first day of school for your student to bring home.

    If you encounter any difficulty, our help desk is ready to assist. Just email us at parentportal@wcasd.net.

    Thank you very much for your time and attention in completing this very important task! We hope you find the Back-to-School Portal easy to use and that it saves you time over the paper forms of the past.

  • Items that have an asterisk (*) must be completed via Parent Portal.