Aeries Parent Portal
Kentfield migrated from PowerSchool to the Aeries Student Information System over the summer of 2018. As we continue to implement new features to improve our systems, we welcome constructive criticism and feedback.
The Aeries Parent Portal allows you to check your student's schedule, grades, and attendance online; view and update your student and family's information and emergency contacts; update your district communication preferences; and sign up for weekly email updates on your student's progress at school. If are the parent/guardian of a Kentfield student and you have any difficulty signing in to or using Aeries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this page you will find the following basic help topics:
- Accessing the Aeries Parent Portal for the First Time
- Updating your Email Address or Password
- Logging In - Password Reset and Language Selection
- Communications / Notification Preferences
- Deciphering Kent Locker Information
- Weekly Progress Emails
- Student Data Confirmation
- Emergency Contact Information
- Resources Links
Accessing the Aeries Parent Portal for the First Time
The Aeries Parent Portal is completely different from the Aeries Enrollment Portal that you may have used to register your student; Enrollment Portal account information does not apply to the Parent Portal.
Once your student is registered, you will receive an email from the District with the email address and password you'll use to access the Aeries Parent Portal. With this information at hand, you can log in to the Aeries Parent Portal. After you sign in, you may create a new password if desired.
If your student is starting mid-year, your Parent Portal account will be created and you will receive an email with instructions as soon as the enrollment is processed.
If you pre-enrolled your student for the next school year, your Parent Portal account will be created and you will receive an email with instructions sometime in August.
Updating your Email Address or Password
Once you log in to the Aeries Parent Portal, click on your email address in the upper right-hand corner to reveal a dropdown menu with options to change your Password or Email Address.
Logging In - Password Reset and Language Selection
If you need your password reset, click on the "Forgot Password?" link below the red box on the Sign In page, enter your email address (that you gave the District as your contact email), and a new password will be sent to you.
To view information in the Parent Portal in another language, click on the down arrow at the top right of the sign in box and select a language BEFORE you sign in.
Communications / Notification Preferences
Aeries Communications (managed by SignalKit) is the primary conduit for messages between the district, your school/s, your student's teachers, and your student's responsible adult/s. Communications is ONLY for use by teachers or school/district staff to send messages they would previously have sent by email or phone call, and is not optional for emergency communications.
There should be a Communications menu item immediately to the right of the Home menu running across the top of your Aeries Parent Portal home page. Clicking there will take you to the Communications portal / SignalKit (a new window will open). You should also see your selected Communications Preferences displayed in a box on the left side of the Home page.
Home1Adult1: One adult living at the student's district residence address must receive ALL communications from the District.
Home1Adult2: A second adult in Home1 may opt to receive all, or only emergency communications.
Home2Adult1/Home2Adult2: Adults in Home2 may opt to receive all, only emergency, or no communications from the District.
Additional adults with Educational Rights may receive communications as requested.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
An option labeled Parent Notification Preferences will also display in the drop-down menu when you click on your username in the upper right-hand corner. This screen allows you to sign up for weekly progress report emails for a preferred day and time and to adjust your Communications notification preferences at any time.
To check/update your message delivery methods, go to the Communications Portal (a new browser window will open). (Depending on your browser settings, you may have to click through from your Parent Portal.) Once there, click on the circle with your initials at the top left of the page to open your personal settings and choose the Notifications page, where you can select your desired delivery method for each type of message. We highly recommend choosing all forms of notification, as some messages are sent only via a single delivery method. Direct messages from your student's teacher/s are sent only by text. All messages sent to you will always be available in your Communications Portal.
Kent Locker Information
Trying to be creative in our use of the limited fields available to display to parents both in the portal and in the mobile app, every 6th-8th grade student now has a contact record with the relationship type "Locker."
The "name" is the locker number, and the combination is the six digit number in the "address" field.
Locker combinations are also visible in the parent portal on the District Supplemental page in the "combination" field.
Weekly Progress Emails
Aeries has a feature where you can subscribe to weekly progress emails from within the Aeries Parent Portal containing up to date attendance and gradebook information. The information contained in this email is the same information that is available through the parent portal.
Please note that weekly progress reports are ONLY AVAILABLE FOR KENT STUDENTS. Bacich teachers do not keep gradebooks online, so if you sign up for a Bacich student, you'll get a message about a nonexistent email.
When you log into the parent portal, you will see a banner prompting you to sign up for weekly progress emails if you have not already done so. You may also elect or edit your weekly progress email settings under the Notification Preferences menu item as explained above.
Student Data Confirmation
When you sign in you may see a yellow or red alert at the top of the page, asking you to complete the Student Data Confirmation Process; this message will always appear before the start of a new school year and will remain until you complete this process. You be able to access other parts of the parent portal only after data confirmation has been completed.
Student Data Confirmation is an annual process, and is a vital part of ensuring that we have all the information we need to keep your child safe in the event of an emergency.
If you have more than one student in the District, you will need to complete Student Data Confirmation for each student separately.
Click the Change Student button at the top of the page to choose a different student to complete the process again.
Emergency Contact Information
Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contact Information is found on the Contacts page under the Student Info menu item.
- On this page, you may view and edit all current Contact information related to THAT STUDENT and can change data, add a new contact, or delete an outdated one.
- There is no limit to the number of contacts you can provide, but please be reasonable, this will be printed hardcopy for emergency reference :)
After signing in to the Parent Portal, scroll down to the section marked Resources for a link to the Kentfield website, help documents pertaining to the Aeries Communications system and app, and other resources as they become available.